Mentoring / Coaching for Startups

Sherpha Mentoring for You!

Our online mentoring guides you in your journey to establish or grow your business whether thinking of, starting or developing a business or project.

Our Promise To You

Impart our knowledge, experience and insights to you in a confidential, structured meaningful way.

Guide you to become the businessperson that you need to be, without the stress of the “unknown – unknowns”.

Help you with innovative, best practice tools and techniques to achieve your goals and reduce risk.

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Thomas Cullen Business start-up

Thomas Cullen B.C.L., B.L., M.B.A., Barrister At Law, has over 30 years’ experience in managing businesses at every level and as a serial entrepreneur. Since 2003 Thomas has worked with Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Ireland, New Frontiers and Skillnet delivering both training and mentoring services. These services include Business Idea Generation, Starting Your Own Business, and Business Development. Thomas has also been a lecturer (National College of Ireland and Dublin Institute of Technology) in Business Planning & Strategy, Learning & Development and Human Resources Management. Working with him is a support team of business and I.T. professionals.

€250 €199
3 x 60 minute sessions

All funds received for mentoring will be divided equally into maintaining the website and support to charitable causes in equal measure between child welfare and environmental protection.

Session 1 – Knowing You: e.g.

  • Getting to know you and your business. Where have you been, where are you now, where do you want to get too? What obstacles or issues are you facing?
  • Understanding your audience, competitors etc.
  • Making a plan and setting achievable goals and action points.

Session 2 – In Depth: e.g.

  • In depth S.W.O.T. analysis
  • In depth Market Research considerations
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators
  • Understanding your customers. What are your top 3 customer segments

Session 3 – Future Proofed: e.g.

  • Consider challenges and risks
  • Barriers to success
  • What are the areas of change anticipated over the next three years
  • Marketing and sales strategy defined and outlined

The benefits of Sherpha Mentoring and Business Coaching

What we do for you

  • Listen to your concerns and fears.
  • Guide you to find the right direction and destination.
  • Help you to develop solutions to the issues to be faced .

How we do what we do

  • Provide pertinent, positive support and constructive feedback.
  • Guide you on how to be efficient and effective with your resources, time and money.
  • Be practical in approach and focused on solutions to issues as they arise.

Our focus is on you by

  • Providing a safe and confidential engagement.
  • Guidelines that can be easily followed.
  • Help point out strengths and weaknesses in proposed business goals.

Business Mentoring Areas Include

  • Business idea generation and feasibility
  • Starting or Developing Your Business
  • Business Growth Strategies
  • People Management and Development
  • Branding
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business e Structure
  • Business Strategy Planning
  • Understanding Financial Planning
  • Develop the “Pitch Perfect”

Sector Experience

  • Transport/Distribution
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Food Service
  • Leisure
  • Fisheries
  • Information Technology
  • Construction and related services
  • Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Printing and packaging
  • Utility
  • Public Services Bodies
  • Local Authorities
  • Life Sciences
  • Agriculture