Mentors are crucial to the success of a new business. A business mentor is an experienced business person who already has gained valuable experience navigating through the treacherous waters of opening and maintaining a profitable enterprise.
Their expertise includes everything from soliciting investors to designing advertising campaigns that will go public. Success isn’t only the qualification for an effective mentor. A good business mentor must also have a strong desire to share his/her wisdom for other people to succeed and to give back something to the professional community.
Finding the right mentor is a long process and can be compared to dating. You shouldn’t easily settle for the first six-figured and silver-haired executive that walks through your door. You need to find someone who is experienced, trustworthy and has the passion and time to invest for your success.
For this to happen, both parties need to get something beneficial out of the business mentoring relationship. Business owners get good advice and the mentors get the satisfaction of moulding future entrepreneurs. Here are some of the huge benefits of hiring a business mentor.
A good mentor is someone more professional than a friend, but more friendly than a life coach. Needless to say, quality business mentors do not grow on magic executive trees.
You need to leverage your network and kiss many proverbial frogs in suits before even finding a perfect match. A business mentor is a wise and faithful guide, teacher or advisor. He brings positive energy and an affirming influence to the plight of a vulnerable and isolated business owner, manager or entrepreneur.
Brian helps small business owners win back their time, passion and performance utilizing a proven step by step blueprint for success. A coach and consultant for over 10 years specializing in business growth strategies.