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Rachel B.
Director, HR Business Partner UK&I, VCA Europe, Risk Europe, Visa
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Hawa D.
Decision Support Product Manager
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Toni N.
Managing Director & Digital Marketing Strategist

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 strategy, 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.

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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 GEN UK

GEN UK is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and represents the entrepreneurial ecosystem across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, working with entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, public bodies and support organisations.

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 Vilyavina
Venture Manager - Artificial Intelligence - Creative Destruction Lab
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