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 Creation: A good solid researched idea or concept that you want 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.
The Kent Foundation is a charity specifically set up to provide free business advice and mentoring to Kent’s young people and have 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”