Do you know the missing link between a promising entrepreneur and a successful one?
As you start out on your entrepreneurial journey you’re going to be focused on developing the skills and strategies needed to set up a profitable, long-term sustainable business.
But don’t lose sight of how important it is to get expert advice on how you can best achieve the goals you have set for yourself and your business.
There are numerous things that can go wrong as you’re learning to fly solo.
It’s tough trying to figure everything out all on your own.
You’ll need help.
From the most modest of small business owners to public names and industry leaders, the one thing that underpins all of their success is the use of a business mentor.
In fact statistics show that 97% of people who do not use a mentor, fail in their business.
So, who makes a good mentor?
Listening and understanding is important but it’s also about giving specific tailored advice.
You want a confident mentor who has expertise in the skills you lack.
Someone who has successfully navigated the road you intend to travel, where actual work and hustle was required to succeed.
Someone with whom you share a deep and meaningful connection.
Someone who can assure you that you are not alone in facing your day-to-day challenges.
A good mentor is direct yet supportive
The best mentor will offer practical, timely advice and encourage you to take action.
It’s important for you and your mentor to always be straightforward with each other, and to maintain a sense of urgency.
As an entrepreneur you have limited time to get your company off the ground and reach profitability and long-term growth.
Your mentor should be able to identify quickly any mistakes you are making and let you know how to fix them and move forward with minimal interruption.
Mentoring is a complement to the training we provide to our valued clients.
Training is the “how to” stuff we teach that’s all about marketing, lead generation, sales techniques, etc.
Mentoring is much more about coaching and counselling.
It’s about dealing with frustration, giving constructive criticism, handling disappointment, etc.
Being women we understand the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face when starting a business.