Business Support Services

The Kent Foundation delivers a range of free business support services to Kent’s young people. As a charity all of our services are delivered free of charge. We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service and meet every young person on a one to one basis to find out more about them, their business idea and their vision for the future.

Business Advice & Mentoring: A one to one informal meeting where we will grab a cup of coffee (tea if you prefer) at a time/location that suits you. We will find out more about you, your business idea and your vision for the future and what business support you require. Our Business Mentors are all experienced business people from across Kent who volunteer their time to support Kent’s aspiring young business owners. Every mentor attends a 1.5 day induction course to develop their mentoring knowledge and deliver effective business support.

Business Support Workshops: We have developed a wide range of interactive, explorative and confidence building workshops which can be delivered in schools, colleges and universities. The aim is to promote and encourage young people to explore the option of business as a career option, however most of the skills learnt are multi functional and will be extremely useful in employment too. Workshops are tailor made to suit your needs (small charge may apply).

Kent Enterprise Initiatives: A series of events/workshops that can be delivered in specific local areas to boost awareness and business startup among young people. Previous business startup initiatives we have delivered have been in West Kent, Shepway, Ramsgate, Edenbridge and Sandwich.

Business Networking: We regularly host networking events designed to bring young business owners together. We know and understand that business can be lonely so getting together regularly with other like minded business owners can be a real boost for your business.

Useful Business Links: We have compiled a list of links, contacts and organisations that we think will be useful on your business start up or growth journey.