Small business support is key for survival. Being a small business myself and working with lots of startups I know first hand how much hard work and dedication is involved.  The stats are against us with 50% of new businesses coming to an end within 2 years of starting.

I was so happy to stumble across a great initiative supported by Lewisham council to make sure that small businesses survive and thrive.

London Small Business Centre are offering free mentoring – among many other things – and are set up in Lewisham to provide direct support. It’s up to 12 FREE sessions with a business advisor so you can chose how to space them out to best suit your needs.

My mentor was called Paul and our first meeting took place at Lewisham library. I left my one hour session feeling motivated and energised.

Paul listened well but also offered great advice and direction. All with the aim of helping to develop and improve my business methods.

Did I mention that this is free?! I highly recommend this small business support.