Women make some of the best entrepreneurs

According to a recent survey carried out by one of our partners, Everywoman, women business owners have overtaken their male counterparts for ‘growth ambition’, with 88% of women predicting business growth over next five years (read full report )


With female entrepreneurs predicting a £12 billion growth in turnover over the next five years, there are plenty of reasons to join in the optimism. And plenty of inspiration, help and support to get you there.


In Everywoman and Prowess, we’ve got some great partners who specialise in supporting women to start and grow businesses. And through horsesmouth mentors, you can also get in touch with some of the most successful and inspirational women in the UK to advise you – whatever stage you’re at.


On horsesmouth you’ll find advice on starting out from mentors like OutSec Ltd, aged 50, who set up business quite literally from the kitchen table and now provides transcription services to in excess of 2,000 corporate clients, many of whom are household names.


There’s also inspiration on overcoming barriers from young mentors like NatashaB, aged 27. Being a young mother at the age of 17 was no barrier to success as she went on to become a volunteer business mentor for Shell LiveWIRE and also won a ‘Services to Enterprise’ award in 2006.


There are many successful business women mentoring on horsesmouth who are willing to share their experiences to help your business grow, like ‘EMpwr’. EMpwr grew her business from a £1million turnover, to a turnover approaching £4million after just three years, before going on to sell it successfully.


Everyone has their own motivations for setting up or growing a business, be they financial or personal. On horsesmouth we find it’s usually a bit of both. A healthier work-life balance, a millionaire bank balance, or simply because you know you can do it better: now’s the time to get growing.


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If you're looking for information or inspiration spend some time browsing the site and reading mentor profiles and stories. Try a few different search terms to find a range of mentors relevant to you. Then if you would like to connect with someone on horsesmouth, whether for specific information or just to help you see things more clearly, then join the site today.

Or if you're already mentoring on business at horsesmouth you can apply to claim a campaign badge and make yourself more visible to our community as a business mentor.


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What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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