National Mentoring Day Facts

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Some SERIOUS Facts

Research has shown that 70% of small businesses that receive mentoring survive for five years or more, which is double the rate compared with non-mentored entrepreneurs.

Source: FSB

Of those with a mentor 97% say they are valuable, 55% believe mentoring can help them succeed, 60% look for experience in a mentor above anything else, but 85% currently do not have a mentor.


93% of small and medium sized businesses acknowledge that mentoring can help them to succeed.


Only 25% of small and medium sized businesses currently make use of business mentors.


A recent survey by the UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found that 94% of SMEs using external support have seen benefits. These firms are more ambitious and have higher relative turnovers.

67% of businesses reported an increase in productivity due to mentoring.

Source: mentorsme

55% of businesses felt that mentoring had a positive impact on their PROFITS.

Source: mentorsme