Pay it Forward – Overcoming Obstacles with a B2B Marketing Mentor

Some adventures are great to tackle alone, others require a little bit of support along the way – especially when it comes to building a start-up or marketing strategy from scratch.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur stuck in the planning stages or you’re a new start-up struggling to gain traction in your industry, everybody can benefit from the wisdom and guidance of a mentor. 


Many of the household names in business today wouldn’t be where they are without their own mentors. For example:

It’s not just billionaire business tycoons that have found value in mentors. Studies have shown that 70% of small businesses that receive mentoring survive for five years or more. Also, an outstanding 97% of businesses, with a mentor, said they were valuable to their business’ success. Despite these exceptional figures, it’s shocking to know that 85% of businesses have no mentor at all. 


Here at Copy House, we see the value in passing down knowledge and experience to the next generation of business start-ups. That’s why we’re proud to offer our very own pay it forward mentoring sessions.

What Does “Pay it Forward” Mean?

“Pay it forward” is exactly how it sounds. The idea is to help others for nothing in return, in the hope that they’ll be able to do the same one day. 


Whether it’s start-up mentoring or just buying a stranger a coffee at Starbucks, paying it forward is a great way to give back to the community and help out our fellow humans – something that we need to do now, more than ever. 

Meet Your New Business Mentor

Kathryn Strachan, Founder of the fast-growing B2B content marketing agency, Copy House, is offering her time and experience to anybody who needs it. 

In only two years, she’s grown Copy House from a humble start-up into an award-winning company, producing content for some of the biggest technology and FinTech brands, including Meta and Klarna.

Kathryn’s hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. In the past year, she’s received the following accolades:


– Winner of the Director of the Year Award 2021

– Winner of the Women Business Awards for Employer of the Year 2021

– Winner of the Business Women of Scotland Award 2021 as Rising Star

– Shortlisted for over 13 awards, including the prestigious Drum Agency Award

– Semrush verified speaker

– MoneyNext speaker

– Featured in online press outlets, Prowess and Econsultancy

– Launched the TechTalks webinar series

In the spirit of paying it forward, Kathryn believes in giving back to the business community. She wants to be the source of guidance and inspiration she wishes she’d had at the start of her journey. 


“It’s not always smooth sailing. Nurturing and growing your own business is like raising a child – it has its ups and downs and can be a great challenge. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding once you see the success that stems from hard work. 


I’ve also had help along the way from my family, team and network. No one needs to take this journey alone, and the great thing about Pay it Forward is that I can share what worked and didn’t work for me so others can avoid falling into the same trap.”


Kathryn Strachan, Managing Director of Copy House.

Is Pay it Forward For You?

The mentoring sessions are open to anybody who’s looking to progress their career to the next level. Whether you’re in the process of creating a start-up, or you’re at a standstill, wondering what to do next, this is your chance to learn from the best and get ahead. 


Having experienced the various ups and downs of building a business from the ground up, Kathryn is the perfect start-up mentor. She’s managed to transform a one-woman team into an agency of 30 employees and counting. 


Nobody makes it to the top on their own, and everybody needs a little help sometimes – Kathryn is happy to give you that help. She wants every marketer and entrepreneur to realise their full potential, achieve success, and avoid making the same mistakes she did.   

Book a Free Session with Kathryn

Kathryn will be available every Thursday for a 30-minute call with selected registerees. This is your time to discuss any number of business issues and queries you may have.



Whether it’s marketing issues, common business obstacles, growing pains or how to adapt to drastic changes, Kathryn is here as a resource and a mentor for anybody who’s trying to build or grow a successful business. 



To register your interests and book a free mentor session with Kathryn, sign up here.