19 Sep 2014, 17:49 — 3 min read
“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.” J Loren Norris
Starting a business can be a lonely and rather daunting experience. However, having an astute mentor who has a wealth of experience can make the entrepreneurial journey smoother and easier. A seasoned business owner can share valuable tips, give one-on-one advice and boost morale to someone taking their first steps in the entrepreneurial world. Family, friends and peers can provide industry news and updates but a mentor shares wisdom and insight on an ongoing basis. A mentor is a trusted guide, who counsels one in their career or specific venture, with their wealth of knowledge.
A role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, 'Yes, someone like me can do this.” Sonia Sotomayor
There are many benefits to having a mentor who can be a trusted guide and confidante over a period of time.
Improving business skills
Good mentors enhance one’s business skills. For instance, navigating client relationships, understanding employee concerns and assessing customer needs can be crucial areas where mentors can provide invaluable guidance.
A mentor can play a vital role in an entrepreneur’s growth and development. Mentors take pride in the success of their protégés. It is best if mentors and mentees work towards a collaborative relationship where both benefit from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise.
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