Why Should I Have a Mentor?

You're passionate about your business and you love what you do, but the day-to-day running of a business is hard. It can also be a solitary job, with the stress of payroll, clients and decisions about next steps all on you.

One of the best ways to help yourself, and your business, is to get a business mentor, someone who has been there and done that to be your support.  

A mentor is someone who can help guide you during your entrepreneurship journey. Mentors can help you in a host of ways, including by:   

  • Providing perspective
  • Offering practical solutions
  • Encouraging you to keep going
  • Providing key connections

Not enough? Small business owners report higher revenue and increased growth after working with a mentor.  

Where can I find an advisor?

  • Your personal network or friends, family and community
  • SCORE, a national network of volunteer, expert business mentors
  • Business Advising, a program that matches small business owners with expert advisors
  • MicroMentor, is another program that matches small business owners with expert advisors
  • Business accelerators and incubators often have a mentor network.

Other things to keep in mind:

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