Billy Linehan, Adviser and Consultant at Celtar Advisers, approaches mentoring as a collaborative journey. With a career spanning London and Ireland, he’s supported over a thousand small business owners, valuing adaptability and creativity in problem-solving.
It Takes Two
Billy’s satisfaction comes from working collaboratively, where he and the client add to each other’s knowledge to create innovative strategies. His toolkit is filled with proven solutions, but he values the client’s industry expertise, making conversations mutually fruitful.
Networking is intrinsic to Billy’s mentorship. His diverse connections often lead to new opportunities, partnerships, and valuable insights. Beyond mentoring, he’s an environmentalist and community member, fostering a personal connection with many clients.
Quality Advice and Guidance
In advice sessions, Billy follows a systematic and diagnostic approach, akin to a medical GP. Referrals to specialists within the enterprise support ecosystem showcase his depth of knowledge across various business domains. Quality advice is paramount, monitored through client feedback and continuous learning to stay at the forefront of industry developments.
Continual Learning and Development
His commitment goes beyond mentoring sessions. Regular training, digital marketing expertise, and staying in touch through planned activities ensure he remains relevant. As a mentor, his qualities – industry knowledge, business acumen, active listening, and ethical integrity – guide businesses towards long-term success.
Billy is co-founder of StartUp Ballymun, an annual event funded by Dublin City Council that serves as a platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups in, providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and showcasing innovative ideas. It typically involves connecting successful entrepreneurs with support networks, agencies, and stakeholders, fostering a supportive environment for local businesses to thrive. The event aims to stimulate entrepreneurship, encourage community engagement, and contribute to the economic development of Ballymun and the greater Dublin region.