Mentorship can come in many different forms, whether formalized or not. Many of us have informal relationships with a varied number of people who’re able to share their wisdom, from our parents to our best friends. I just read an SBA study saying that 52% of entepreneurs get their advice from a mentor. Of course, that shouldn’t be suprising to any of us-however, are you covering your bases from a business standpoint? Uncle Nick, the real estate agent, may be the person you want to speak with about finding a mortgage broker, but he probably isn’t the person to ask about building a scalable business model for your tech startup.
Are you getting the sound guidance that’s appropriate for you?
While building out my business, I often sought the advice of anyone who could help guide me—whether with building a scalable business model, investing in a new culinary center, or raising capital. These seasoned experts—there were two over a five-year period—helped me to make better decisions and provided resources to navigate the murky and sometimes turbulent waters of running a business. Without them, I would have been in deep doo-doo.
Read Wicked Start’s “Mentoring” Whitepaper for ideas on how to find the right mentor for you.
-Bryan Janezcko, Founder of Wicked StartTags: Bryan Janezcko, Mentoring