"It had never really occurred to me to get a mentor. For one thing I'm not entirely sure I knew what a mentor was. However, after over a year of going to Tom with my problems, leaning on him for advice and support, and benefiting from his ability to ask exactly the right questions and help me reach exactly the right answers, I've realised that's exactly what he is to me - a mentor. He's someone I trust implicitly and he's someone who I like a great deal. If you are in the market for a mentor for your business, even if you don't really know what one is, and you can get the opportunity to work with Tom Griffiths, do so."
Andrew Shanahan, Founder, iamstaggered.com

The Acorn Incubator

The Acorn Incubator comes in 3 parts

  1. Business plan
  2. Structural support
  3. Management support

Business plan

We'll help you to create a brand, a vision and a timescale that you understand that works for you. Vitally it will identify the first steps, a plan and simple targets for the first 12 months.

Structural support

Office, legal, accounts, web, IT, email, tax.. are all important. They can be a minefield and can also suck up much needed cash right at the start, especially if you're buying and instructing without advice. You need to learn this stuff, but it doesn't need to be in a way that destroys your business. Everything you need we either have or can access. No headache. No worries.

Management support

This is your business, so ultimately you need to make all the decisions and stand by the outcome of those decisions, whether good or bad. However, having a knowledgeable sounding board is always helpful. It's a great way to learn the ropes and can make the tough, lonely decisions just a bit easier.