In Q4 2021 we successfully delivered a powerful programme providing mentoring and coaching to 65 businesses to ensure they were well equipped to get back to business as the pandemic eased. The engagements completed focused on several critical business areas, including improvements to operations (HR, Recruitment, Finance), the introduction of new technologies, the use of social media for sales and marketing, introducing new products and services, and assist with geographical reach and open international markets.
ISME’s Back in Business Programme 2022
Business coaching and mentoring is a proven, highly effective method to review, improve and grow a business but it is costly. The renewed funding puts this back in the reach of SMEs. To continue to offer our member companies a fully funded business coaching and mentoring programme comes at a very good time for Irish SMEs. To hear a mentor’s or coach’s experience, or a business owner sharing fresh perspectives, can shine a new light on to different situations.
Each engagement will consist of six hours of face-to-face coaching and mentoring. We will provide a suitable business advisor / qualified coach with either domain or sector experience (or both). Our panel of 30 coaches were carefully selected via a robust tendering exercise in 2021. They have been through ordeals that many businesses are going through themselves. Therefore, offering to share their experience allows the development of a trusted partnership, and set a confident path to success. The progression of this relationship will aid a business owner to delve into their true purpose, both personally and professionally.
The areas we have covered, but not exclusively:
- Digital and Automation
- Growth and Finance
- People and Leadership
- Business Improvement Strategies
- Business Processes
Private sector businesses based in Ireland with between 5 and 250 employees are eligible to participate in the ISME Back to Business initiative. Additionally, you must be an existing ISME member to avail of this programme. This is a complimentary offering in addition to your membership.
We will be taking online applications asking applicants to complete a strategic positioning document with details on why you/your business wants to participate in this programme and what you would like to achieve.
To register an initial expression of interest, please complete the form below