Banks are, first and foremost, the go-to resource for small business advice. But small business owners are often on the lookout for advice from other sources, and about other topics than finance or management.Â From facing a new phase of development or growth, to specific business challenges such as operating at a loss, itâ€™s important to know where to go for advice.
For that reason, small business owners should identify their best source of mentors, advisors and guidance. That way theyâ€™ll always know where to turn when they have questions or when theyâ€™re being challenged. As their banking advisors, you’ll be ideally placed to put them in touch with other business colleagues who can help them, or help them locate professional networking and mentoring advisors.
Then there are accountants, lawyers and other people they know within their industry. It’s always a good idea for small business owners to have a strong network of people they can rely on for sound business advice.
The below article from Entrepreneur has three easy steps to finding a business mentor.