"How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it

Adam Smith
Oxford Business Mentors




Running your own business is an emotional roller-coaster.  As one of our clients said “I can lie awake all night worrying about the problems, the debt, the difficult employee, or a hundred other things. Then when I get to the office, and open the post, and find an order for £5,000 the elation is palpable. I know someone believes in me.” 


Few people understand what it is like to run a business. It is very hard to talk about the stress and anxiety, or indeed about the excitement, when no one really understands. Running a business can be a very lonely place.

People do not understand the great responsibilty that comes when we employ others.

These burdens can weigh heavy, and yet we enjoy running our business because there is something exciting and fulfilling about measuring and taking risks and succeeding. There is something amazing about being independent in thought and action.


The Oxford Business Mentors do understand all of this because we all run our own businesses too. We offer you our business experience. We will listen to you, and by asking powerful questions we can help you to see things differently. 



Professionals, bureaucrats and corporate people believe that they are able analyse the ‘barriers to business growth’. You will see them talk about rules and regulations, planning restrictions, poor transport infrastructure, lack of funding and lack of skills as the five main reasons why businesses fail to grow.
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