When business owners are just starting out itâ€™s important to take advantage of the experience of those whoâ€™ve been in business for a while, or who are familiar with their particular industry. The launch of a business is a challenging time, and being able to harness the knowledge of others will provide a leg-up during this phase, rather than going in blind.
And when the start-up phase is completed, itâ€™s still a good idea to keep in touch with people who can offer help and advice, because theyâ€™ll help move forward.
Itâ€™s important for business owners to decide what they’d like to achieve by the end of the mentoring process, so they need to be clear about their objectives. Brainstorming a list of the attributes and qualities of the ideal mentor is a good start.
There are two main types of mentors â€“ one thatâ€™s paid as a professional. The other is a fellow small business owner happy to share their experiences. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
Business mentoring can give business owners a fresh perspective on their business. It can propel their business into profitable areas that they didnâ€™t consider before.
The article below looks at some of the best business podcasts available, which is a good place to start when it comes to advice and mentoring.
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