In these times where normal rules no longer apply, the survivors and "thrivers" will be those with the vision and courage to explore new ideas and start new enterprises, and the openness to learn from others.

Here at horsesmouth we know that business is always personal, intertwined with all the issues and circumstances in our lives like family, relationships, health and happiness. That's why horsesmouth is unique. It's more than just useful information helpfully provided by real people. It's a vibrant community where everyone can give and gain by sharing their real world experiences in an inspiring and constructive way. And not just the good bits.

And that's also why we're celebrating personal business mentoring with this years Yell Mentoring Works Awards!

Check out the great advice on using social media for small businesses from Yell's head of social products, Sokratis Papafloratos.

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 our featured Business and Enterprise mentors across the site for free help and support.

In this Spotlight

Spotlight Wisdom : Business

'Think BIG and develop your personal brand'         Mentor,  JumpStart


If you're starting a business answer this question to decide on your strategy and if you have thought through your idea enough.




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Work - Mentor shout outs

Back after years offline!!

"So last time I was mentoring was many moons ago as a student, I am now hoping to get back to online mentoring but with many more experiences and areas of knowledge that I can help and advise on! Experience and areas of knowledge still include studen..."

Work - Pearls of Wisdom


"People don't care what you think, until they think that you care..."

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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