Heropreneurs is a charity that provides free business mentoring to entrepreneurs from the military community. We pitched a few questions to find out how they can help you…

What is Heropreneurs?
It’s a community of mentors, all of whom are successful people in business, that support military partners through all aspects of their business journey. It also celebrates the successes of the military business community with annual awards.

Lucy Mans (pictured above), owner of Family Rule, and winner of the 2019 ‘Military Partner in Business Award’, says: “Winning the award was just amazing! What a brilliant way to recognise military partners.

“Even without a business to run, life as a military partner is no walk in the park, right? To feel like I was being seen and a spotlight shone on my business was just wonderful.”

How have Heropreneurs helped throughout COVID-19?
Mentors have continued to deliver support remotely and it has also developed an online events programme of workshops, webinars and networking, with support from Goldman Sachs and Warwick Business School.

Mercedes Notton-Hill (right), winner of the 2019 Warwick Business School Award, and owner of Solstice Domestic Angels adds: “Winning the award has changed the way I look at my business, giving me the confidence to believe in what I have created. This confidence has helped us to weather the storm of COVID-19.”

What advice do they have for business owners post coronavirus?
Heropreneurs chairman Peter Mountford says: “Business owners need to be sure they are accessing all the government support available. The military community possess unique skills that benefit them hugely in business. As a military partner, you will have had to learn to be resilient and adaptable, with great problem-solving skills. These will stand you in good stead as you seek to adapt. We are here to offer support, so please do get in touch.”

Go to heropreneurs.co.uk for further info.

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