A Business mentor can be chosen for many different reasons and for many different purposes, Business mentors come with a wealth of knowledge that they have gained over many years of trial and error which is normally built up from there own personal experiences from starting there own businesses and companies.
What makes a good Mentoring relationship
A good mentor possesses certain qualities:
Make sure that your future mentor offers some of the following items and is able to demonstrate to you that they are happy to help you, they should have equal if not more passion for your business idea than even maybe you posses yourself, a good mentor knows what it takes to be successful and also knows how hard it can be in the early days of getting started, the pressure that comes with your new venture will be easy for them to look at and manage, as a key they should hold as a minimum:
A Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. …
Once you have started your new relationship with a mentor they should not hold back, this doesn’t mean that they will give you all that they have when you dont need it however a willingness to pass on there history should be forthcoming.
The ability to communicate with you and others on your behalf to help gain the results that you need.
An in depth knowledge of the basics, a good mentor does not need to be a technician of your product however product knowledge is only one element of a great business and is last on the list to be successful, a good mentor should have a vast knowledge to pass onto you regarding Marketing, Sales, Finance, stock control and people management among the many things.
The mentor does not take the mentoring relationship lightly and understands that good mentoring requires time and commitment to you with the goods and bads and the ups and downs.
How do i know if i need a mentor?
Most people fall into one of three categories with there working life.
The Entrepreneur is always looking for new ideas, how they can develop the idea that they have and how they can put this in the world for others. The Manager is great at pulling everything together, this is the product, the team and all of the tasks that make the company a success. The Technician is the product maker, from the beginning to the end of creating the product and making sure that it is a prefect as it can be.
When beginning on your new journey you should have a think as to which one of these three you are and do you have the ability to handle the jobs of these three roles when you go live, if the answer is YES then that is great, gain the knowledge of each and start your journey.
If the answer is maybe a NO, then maybe bringing a mentor on board could be beneficial to you and the success of your new or developing business.
How do i get started with a Business Mentor?
Getting started couldn’t be easier
Make sure that you are comfortable with asking for help, be open minded in your approach to moving forward with your new mentor.
Spend time researching potential mentors, detail for your self some thoughts and questions as to what you wish to ask and ascertain from a potential mentor so that at the end of your first conversation you are happy with your future choice.
Make a commitment to yourself and your new mentor, this will include your investment, Investment of time, investment of effort and investment of Money.
Set out your future plan with your new mentor, this should be a step by step journey setting out your goals and milestones.
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