Business owners in North Yorkshire are set to benefit from a new project that will offer them mentorship to grow their businesses, as they try to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.
This project is called From Adversity to Recovery and is the brainchild of York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub. Any owner of a small or medium sized company who wants to apply for a place on it will be able to get a meeting with one of the Hub’s advisors via video at no cost to themselves.
This meeting will deal with matters such as what the existing state of the participant’s firm is, what potential problems or opportunities it faces, developing a budgeted plan for keeping the business afloat, and advice on how to apply for growth funding. Those taking part will also be given forecasts for their cash flow that they can take to their bank and a template for a business plan.
Speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio News, Andrew Raby, the Hub’s manager said that they recognised the need for Yorkshire businesses to be able to cope with adversity in the future, and added:
“This new programme is designed to support small and medium sized businesses who would benefit from free mentorship to help them build back up and have a critical friend to help move forward with resilience built in.”
A business accountant in Goole or another Yorkshire district that is able to provide 24/7 support would be another source of help to businesses right now.