Two Heads are Better

To be successful in business, you need help from people who know how business works: A business mentor.  

A business mentor is a professional with applicable experience valuable to a young entrepreneur seeking guidance and support.  Mentors provide tailored business support, sound business advice, and inspire novice entrepreneurs to develop their own abilities and insights; their experience is what makes them valuable as mentors.  The experience is mostly gained   through long – term practice.    

Mentors have been there, done that, and they have seen it all.  Young entrepreneurs will gain relevant experience by learning from a mentor. A business mentor is a trusted partner that you can rely on to hold your hand without fear of judgement or negative repercussions.  They usually provide valuable adviceand support you to achieve success in your business; help you acquire skills needed to navigate all the challenges entrepreneurs are likely to face in business. 

Mentorship is the sort of relationship that exists between a mentor and a mentee; this relationship guarantees that the mentee gains outside – classroom business knowledge.  A successful mentor has an unlimited resource, and network of influencers that can positively affect the growth of the mentee.  Many reputable business reports and surveys conclude that connecting with a mentor is important for the mentee’s business success; this mentor – mentee relationship also creates an opportunity for mentors to evaluate their business acumen.         

In business, it is important to seek help when in doubt, never shy away from asking for help when you need it.  For example, novice entrepreneurs need help with business licenses, industry guides and regulations, business planning and financing.     Although, nobody has all the knowledge, experience, or even perspective to manage every business situation.  Still, there is much to gain from others, their skills, and experiences.  To position yourself for success, you need to seek expert guidance.   

As a startup, your firm benefits more when you have someone to hold you accountable for your actions while providing business guidance.  Choose a mentor who has a strong record of success in business, believes in your idea, and is ready to give you honest feedback without worrying about protecting your feelings.