There are two exciting updates to the free 8-week business support programme MentorsWork:
- Companies with between 2-350 are now eligible - previous requirement was a minimum of 5 employees
- The focus of support is to help small businesses get through the third lockdown
This SFA initiative in partnership with Skillnet Ireland is aimed at guiding Irish SMEs through their current business challenges towards stabilisation and recovery from Covid-19.
MentorsWork is also supported by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) and Microfinance Ireland.
The programme is free to SMEs nationwide and is designed to provide the skills and supports to help business owner-managers sustain and improve their business, offering integrated learning supports across four key pillars; People, Finance and Growth, Digitalisation and Automation and Business Processes, all which help businesses to adapt and thrive by improving skills and competencies.
MentorsWork will connect business owners and managers across Ireland with experienced and skilled business mentors to address specific business issues on a one-to-one basis. The programme also offers specialist masterclasses and access to a bespoke online learning platform specially designed for SMEs.
With limited places available, the MentorsWork initiative is open to SME business owners and leaders operating across Ireland and in all sectors of the economy. The programme is free of charge and open to private sector businesses that employ between 3-250 people.
Business owners and managers can apply to participate in MentorsWork here.