How can we help you? How can we help you?

We offer a free service to small and medium businesses, third sector organisations, social enterprises, charities and community groups to achieve their objectives. Typically that can be a start-up initiative, planning for growth, marketing, strategic planning, governance, risk, technical issues as well as general issues involved in running a business.

We do this through a series of meetings which could be spread over a few weeks or months, depending on the client's needs. A typical engagement however would probably be around 6 – 8 meetings of around 1 – 1.5 hours each.

Our involvement takes a form of mentoring during which we:

  • Draw on our experience to suggest ideas and solutions
  • Become a ‘critical friend' so we do ask difficult questions and we will challenge in order to explore options and robustness of any potential solutions
  • Remain focussed on the client's stated desired outcome
  • Use push and pull motivation where appropriate

 

Request Help

If you feel Norfolk Knowledge can be of  help, please complete the Requestor Sign up form listed on the right of the page.

Please give us contact details and as much information as possible about the type of help that you are after. The more detail you give the better we can help you and match you to a suitable business mentor.

A member of the admin team will contact you to talk through your request, in order to get a full understanding of your requirements.

A member of the team will liaise with you to write a short 'advert' outlining who you are, your challenge, the assistance you seek. At this stage a copy of our terms and conditions is sent to you, you will be asked to sign and return it.

This request will then be sent to the most appropriate member/s or if necessary distributed to the membership as a whole.

The admin team will inform you of interest from members and swap appropriate contact details between both parties (requester and member).

The 'knowledge-relationship' starts.

For further clarification, please see our FAQ section.

If you have any further queries about how Norfolk Knowledge works please contact:

norfolkknowledge@uea.ac.uk