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are char­tered ac­coun­tants) are re­cruited as men­tors and pro­vide 30 hours of men­tor­ship over six months, ei­ther as in­di­vid­u­als or as a com­mer­cial com­pany or ac­count­ing/au­dit­ing firm.

Ac­cord­ingly, suit­able men­tors and pro­tégés are matched and in­tro­duced to each other at a work­shop held to ex­plain the pro­gramme and pro­vide guid­ance.

“The men­tors only work with en­trepreneurs for 30 hours over a six-month pe­riod. But what we’ve found – with all the peo­ple that went on the pro­gramme – is the 30 hours help the en­trepreneurs with the ba­sics,” says Pearce.

The re­sults have been pos­i­tive. Says Pearce: “What’s been nice for us to see from quite a few of our part­ners is a more durable link be­tween the en­tre­pre­neur and the CA.

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