Business Mentoring

Are you:

  • starting a business, or looking to grow a young business?
  • too busy to take time to plan ahead?
  • too close to your business to view it objectively?
  • wishing you could discuss your business ideas with an experienced business manager?

Then a Cornerstone Mentor could be what you need!

Cornerstone offer free support to pre-start and start-up small businesses that are seeking to develop and improve profitability. They match an experienced business manager to your needs and have helped over 100 businesses in Somerset since 2012.

Mentoring consists of a number of face-to-face sessions, together with email and telephone contact with your Mentor.

Cornerstone is a not-for-profit organisation of experienced business managers who have volunteered their time to help small business owners in Somerset.

Find out more & Sign up

Visit to learn more and sign up for a mentor, or email

To see how other local businesses have already benefitted, see the video below.


Business Mentors Needed

Due to expansion of the service, Cornerstone is also looking for experienced business people who would like to become mentors. If you have experience of successfully growing a business and are interested in giving your time voluntarily to assist fledgling companies in the area, Cornerstone would like to hear from you. In addition to general business managers, they also need businesspeople who have specialist business skills and experience in areas such as marketing, finance, legal and contractual and Information Technology.

For further information, please visit or email

Cornerstone Mentoring is a not-for-profit organisation supported by West Somerset Council and other partners.