handholding

hand·hold·ing

 (hănd′hōl′dĭng)
n.
Strong personal support and reassurance, especially to alleviate tension and anxiety.
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hand•hold•ing

(ˈhændˌhoʊl dɪŋ)

n.
constant reassurance, help, or instruction, as from a mentor.
[1905–10]
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It would cover mentorship and guidance of young entrepreneurs throughout the entire business cycle; from training, access to finance, and handholding to sustainability of the business process for establishing sustainable innovation-driven enterprise, it added.
The adviser encouraged the company to replicate the 'SME handholding model' of Japan where Leading firms support the growth of SMEs by engaging them more as their suppliers.
It was decided to ensure handholding of the provincial SEZs authorities to accrue maximum advantages.
"Handholding to AP through special status was assured in the Parliament.
He said that a great number of regions would be ready to 'take full steps' to federalism, while others would be able to take only 'baby steps' and would need a lot of 'handholding.'
These measures include improving regulatory framework, up scaling of microfinance banks, risk mitigation strategy, simplified procedures for SME financing, programme-based lending and value-chain financing, capacity building and awareness creation, handholding of SMEs, leveraging technology and simplification of taxation regime.
These measures include improving regulatory framework, upscaling of micro finance banks, risk mitigation strategy, simplified procedures for SME financing, program based lending and value chain financing, capacity building and awareness creation, handholding of SMEs, leveraging technology and simplification of taxation regime.
Sidharth Rath, group executive, Corporate & Transaction Banking, Axis Bank, said, 'We are excited to launch Axis Start-up Social, a platform through which we hope to provide the much required, 'extra edge' to the start-up community by handholding them, sharing knowledge and providing the required financial solutions.
The Bank is an active player of Prime Minister's Youth Business Loans for financing loans and handholding support to women.
Various mechanisms have been developed in the above mentioned institutions to help and provide an umbrella to the junior pathologists for handholding in their early years.