Business Advice


Business Advice from The Kent Foundation

Our business advice and business mentoring is available to ambitious young people of Kent aged 30 and under in order to boost the Kent economy through business creation, business startup and business growth. We are unique in the fact that our services are delivered free of charge. We provide a personal, forward facing service to you by meeting to assess your business needs so we can deliver the relevant support to help your business to grow. We utilise the generous support from the business community of Kent who give up their time as Volunteer Business Mentors to support ‘you’ the next generation of business owners.

Business Advice and Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs Kent

Types of business we work with:

Business Creation: A good solid researched idea or concept that you have started to turn in to a business.

Business Startup: A trading business that’s tested the market, has built a customer base, identified their market and product/service offering and starts to measure, review and adapt their plan so they can grow.

Business Growth: A business ready to take it to the next level with a strong proof of concept, customer base and product/service offering. A business here may be looking at diversifying into other products/services, employing additional staff, looking at bigger or additional premises or maybe even launching/investing into a new venture.

How it works?

  • Step 1 – Send us an email (see form below), phone us or get in touch with us over social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and provide us with a brief overview of your business and perhaps send us your website if you’ve got one up and running.
  • Step 2 – We’ll take a look at your idea and be in touch via email or phone to arrange to meet with you to find out more. We’re very flexible with dates/times/locations so no need to worry if you are currently Business Advice for Kent's Young Peopleworking.
  • Step 3 – We will meet with you, grab a coffee (or tea if you prefer) and have a chat for an hour or so. In these business advice sessions we’ll find out more about you, your business ideas and your vision for the future. We’ll also use our knowledge and contacts to point you in the right direction and put you in touch with the right people.
  • Step 4 – We’ll try to pinpoint the specific business support you need and potentially look at matching you with one of our Volunteer Business Mentors. We train business experts from across Kent who volunteer their time to support you. They can provide high value specialist ongoing support to help you and your business reach your full potential.

Why business advice from The Kent Foundation?

The Kent Foundation is a charity specifically set up to provide free business advice and mentoring to Kent’s young people and has been running for over 30 years. We regularly carry out research to ensure we are in tune with the needs of young people, and delivering the relevant support to Kent’s budding young entrepreneurs. We pride ourselves on our personal service and have access to a wide network of support. This includes our prestigious trained Volunteer Business Mentors and the chance to meet with other young Kent businesses.

“Kent Foundation has always been available to talk to us on the phone and give us advice, contacts and insights that we would never otherwise have had. They are the people who are there for you in the earliest stages. They take you seriously and speak to you in a way that other organisations simply don’t know how to”

Interested? Then say ‘Hello’ below…

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