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Can You Afford Not to have a Mentor?

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It’s amazing that two heads are better than one.  You feed off each other.  Don’t you want a non-judgemental “critical friend” you can work with?  Find yourself a mentor. Mentoring is where experience, expertise and service combine for unparalleled results.

The Facts

Don't just take my word for it hare are the amazing facts:

Survival: Mentoring Fact 1

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

Valuable: Mentoring Fact 2

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.  Source:

Success: Mentoring Fact 3

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

Are You Missing a Trick?

It’s not just conjuring up success.  For mentoring support, contact an experienced professional mentor: Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership.  It’s easy, just phone or text: 07973 361 994 or email:  Let’s work some mentoring magic together.

 Take the Advantage Now as Others Dither


Uncertainty is often the killer of growth.  Brexit, General Election, downward property prices and the pound.  These are the excuses people are making to defer decisions and not to buy and invest. Just like venturing into the rain. Sometimes you just have to go or be stuck forever.

There is still business being done.  Just not quite so much.  What you have to do is make sure customers know you are still out there wanting their business.


Check you are still marketing and how effective your marketing is.  If you are not visible you become invisible.  We’re offering marketing reviews, budgeting and planning plus help producing effective traditional and digital marketing materials.

Act Now

Let’s work together to promote you, your business, talk through your ideas.  Please contact me by emailing Laurie Bernard at The Business Services Partnership at or call/text 07973 361 994.

How's Your Calendar Looking?


Putting your calendar dates together?  Here areis an event that you may want to attend.

Monday, 27th January 2020 (provisional date) {1st Day} Business Enterprise Course 9.45 am to 4.00 pm

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At the Portobello Business Centre, 6 Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5AA.  This 3-day course will be commencing on Monday TBA with Laurie Bernard CEO of The Business Service Partnership.  Then continues the following week 10 am – 4 pm with  Carole Pyke Director of Personal Brand Hugs and Stories.  Concludes on with including guest speakers.

For prices and discounts, contact or call 020 7460 5050.  More details at:

Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Telephone Sales & Cold Calling

Course Duration:  3 hours


Effective selling is critical to business success, whether you are re-contacting existing customers, seeking new clients or trying to make appointments for someone else. It’s also a skill that can be learned. Do you find it difficult to make those all-important calls, to get through to the right person, know what to say and get results? To have the best chance of success, you need toprepare, have a plan, know whom you are calling and what you are trying to achieve.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • understand how to make effective sales calls,
  • have developed your selling skills
  • have boosted your confidence
  • written your magic script

Who should attend?

Business owners, managers, sales or support staff who are new to, or would like to improve their confidence in telesales and cold calling, want to become more effective and enjoy it more.

 What will it cover?

  • The benefits and disadvantages of selling by phone
  • How to stay focused
  • Contact Lists- stay legal; what to look for, bought in and home grown
  • Introduction to telephone selling & the sales process
  • Developing your script to get to the right person
  • Make the phone your friend
  • Emails that work
  • Role play including how to use an Evaluation Sheet
  • How to handle set backs and rejection

At the Maylands Business Centre, Hemel Hempstead.  To book places, please email or call 01442 531002.