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Allexia G.
Allexia G.
Social Media Consultant
Paul H.
Paul H.
Founder
Megan Virrels
Megan Virrels
CEO, NatWest Social & Community Capital

Don’t build your business alone.
Talk 1:1 with expert mentors for free!

It can be lonely to start or run a business, but it doesn’t have to be. We connect you with experts in sustainability, marketing, technology, finance and more for 1:1 or small-group business mentoring.

Get the help you need, when you need it, entirely free of charge.

Megan Virrels
Allexia G.
Paul H.
Connor H.
Andrei U.
Harsh Deep G.
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Business support that’s personalised for you, flexible and genuinely free

When you’re facing a challenge, reading articles or watching videos can only take you so far. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who’s done it before.

Simply tell us what you’re struggling with and we’ll connect you with friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who love to help small businesses thrive.

You’ll never pay a penny for our services and here’s why: we’re owned by a charity, sponsored by corporate partners and all of our mentors are volunteers.

How it Works

About ekko

Welcome to ekko, the multi-award winning sustainability platform that empowers consumers, employees, merchants and payment providers around the world with planet positive impact. The ekko solution powers any purchase transaction in the world with carbon tracking and allows consumers, employees and retailers to add on planet impact, whether that be carbon offsetting, reforestation, plastic waste removal or many more. The ekko solution is here to help empower us all to make better choices.

Meet the Mentors

These are some of our 3000+ volunteers who are ready to help you and your small business!

Glynn Davies
Senior SEO Engineer - Apple
Tom G.
Strategy & Operations - Google
Natalya V.
Senior Associate - Oxford Angel Fund
Gill W.
CEO - Buttered Host
Nicola D.
Senior Interaction Designer - Lloyds Banking Group
Piyusha P.
Global Sales and Marketing Manager - Apphienz

Our Impact

We’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs, charities, and small businesses to succeed so far.

3,000+

volunteer mentors ready to help

“I cannot tell you how grateful we are to the many volunteer tutors and experts, who freely give their time and knowledge!”

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Lucy

“I wanted simple, actionable things I could tweak. I have implemented those and had immediate results.”

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Ashleigh

5,000 +

organisations supported

"That was the most valuable call I’ve had since we started the business. I have a new found spring in my step!”

Amelia

“My mentor helped me to unravel issues that I had struggled with for almost 2 years.”

Karen

54%

of our community identify as female

“I felt really lost and didn’t know which way to turn. [The mentor] has given me focus.”

Sallyanne

"I really valued this power-packed hour. I have gained clarity on how to tackle the steep learning curve ahead!"

Annalise

44%

of our community is made up of Ethnic minority entrepreneurs

“I knew I needed that help and, goodness, did Digital Boost make all the difference.”

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Surinder

“I wish I’d had this service when I started my business!”

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Robert

75%

of mentoring requests are matched within 72 hours

"Can't recommend this service enough."

Scott