Scottish Business Cares Mentoring Programme
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses throughout Scotland have collaborated to help their industries survive. Scottish Business Cares (SBC), a recently formed goodwill collective delivered by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) in partnership with the Scottish Government, was born out of this mentality and aims to provide guidance around the various issues businesses are facing as a result of the outbreak.
The crux of SBC’s offerings will be a one-to-one mentoring service for Scottish organisations who need immediate support in overcoming challenges as the country comes out of lockdown, with a focus on SMEs. The programme will be overseen by Belinda Roberts, founder of WeDO Scotland and member of the Scottish Business Cares Advisory Board.
The mentors all have previous economic crisis experience gained during the 2008 financial crash as well as a strong track record of business growth and success. They have also agreed to use their extensive networks to enable introductions that will benefit mentees.
The programme launched in July with 50 SMEs who had previously reached out to SBRC for advice and grow based on demand and funding availability. We are now opening this up. to more businesses.
To comply with current social distancing guidelines, participants will get a total of seven hours virtual mentoring from their matched mentor over a period of six weeks.
This webinar will look into the process in further detail.