Mentor

Enterprise Mentor

Request a free mentor session. Outline your hurdles, aspirations and goals. Free mentor sessions are with an accredited enterprise mentor.

  • I have worked with over 200 businesses in recent years.
  • A marketing consultant who works with mentors and businesses in the UK.
  • Hands-on experience; built a national marketing business in the UK which became the biggest of its type in the country.
  • Corporate and overseas experience; worked in the USA with Xerox where I sold $6m of digital equipment.
  • I am a natural active listener and motivator.

‘We realised a need for startup businesses or established businesses to access a mentor quickly and easily to chat through plans, hurdles, gather information and a sounding board to support and mentor the business forward.

I can also refer business owners to the IOEE Volunteer Enterprise Mentor programme.

Free session, contact us to book.  Mentor sessions thereafter are available in groups of five sessions at a standard cost of £250.  We offer a starter group at £125 subject to both to be in agreeance after the free initial chat.  Sessions include feedback documents and action list planning, email and telephone support.

Qualified Enterprise Mentor.

Paul Harper is an accredited Enterprise Mentor with over 20 years of enterprise experience starting, developing and selling a business.  A proudly recognised mentor with an SFEDI certificate of recognition no 119701200000.

What our mentees say:

‘Since working with Paul I’ve doubled my business’
Marketing Consultancy.
ARM Services.

Quick to respond and knowledgeable; impressed.
Smiling Faces Children’s Foundation, Northallerton.

Thank you so much for all the help, advice and considerable time you have given me.  My marketing has progressed so far in the last few weeks. I knew I had to do something but was not sure the best way. I appreciate your evaluation and as you can see my website now looks so much better and I had never considered Google Local. I am so grateful for the work you put in for my advert it looks really good in the magazine better than I could have put together.  I do feel very fortunate, I have not been offered such constructive help since starting up last year, lots of muttering but nothing so tangible. I feel I have finally really moved on.
SfR Film.

 Thank you very much, also for yesterday I left feeling very positive.  Just the help and advice I need!  I am very grateful and delighted with all you are doing, I am very excited about my business again!
SfR Films.

Your help was very much appreciated. Your working document with all the other phrases and additional feedback was extremely informative and helpful.  Thank you. The November competition was really good at driving traffic to the website. We had nearly 600 unique visitors in December and when we posted the extracts of the winners onto the blog page, we had 245 visitors in just two days in January and gained numerous comments.
Famelton Writing Services.

Great work as always. Thanks. I’ve added the copy you’ve written into the service pages. I had the photoshoot this morning and the images should be ready tomorrow to start adding them to the site.  I’ll let you know when they are all done and you can take a look.
ARM Services.

From the first meeting we had with Paul we immediately knew that he could help expand our business. Paul reviewed, and then broke up our business model allows us to concentrate on the smaller tasks at hand, as a result, it made things more manageable for us. This allowed us to focus on ideas about growing the business and with Paul’s expertise and contacts we are now on track to doing just that. We are 100% satisfied with Paul’s services, could not have asked for more and knowing that he’s there for us is a comfort.
Artist and design company.

My thoughts initially were one of apprehension. However, [Paul] is a very approachable person and clearly professional and knowledgeable in the area of expertise. Particularly useful for me has been my contribution via the mentoring sessions. This has assisted and guided me to improve my website, but equally important has been the contacts you have provided. It has been invaluable for me to be to draw on your knowledge of how Internet searches work behind the scenes. This is reflected in improvements within the workings of my website in striving to achieve a higher hit rate and hence improve sales. Great work so far and very much appreciated.
Photographer.

I don’t believe in coincidence; Since you worked with my business I received my first online order in two years.
On-line print retailer and photographer.

Paul Harper is the best mentor I have worked with and I have worked with many. He is a competent and knowledgeable person who will focus on what your business needs. An absolute pleasure to work with!
NeST Business Hub.

Paul is a pleasure to work with. Great Job.
TeamStats.

Brilliant to work with, very approachable and 100% happy with the work so far.  
Interactive Flash Widget.

Excellent services and advice, we will continue to use Paul’s services. New website design has been working really well (thanks for your input on this) and sales are growing significantly.
Conversions | Health Foods.

Finding a lead generation expert isn’t easy but Paul really knows what he is talking about. Highly recommended.
Internet Sales Generation Expert.

Worked on the franchise structure and promotion process. August was our best month for over a year.
Jewellery Franchise.

Looking good and our sales are climbing nicely too. We’ve set record sales on a number of occasions this month and are set to smash our monthly turnover, order numbers and profits too.
On-Line Supplement Store.

Excellent services and advice, we will continue to use Paul’s services. 5 stars… one day after the changes we have received three online personal trainer inquiries. Website Marketing  and website layout design to increase orders and inquiries | Health and Fitness Retailer

Thanks for the report. I found the process very useful and of good value. It will certainly focus my mind on what needs to be done with the HMS Trincomalee.
National Visitor Attraction

The business is now moving, we are receiving more inquiries and we have a system to process and save data for future marketing.
TV Talent Website.

Since working with Paul and his team over the last two years we are forever receiving compliments on our website.  But more importantly, we are now running at close to capacity with a six to an eight-week waiting list, the whole business feels more relaxed.  We are attracting our target market better and gaining customers from further afield.  An indicator was that our fabric supplier representative came purposely to see us ask what has changed as our fabric orders in 2018 were the highest in 30 years.
Restoration and bespoke manufacturer.