New Small Business? Why Hire a Business Mentor and Coach?
29th October 2018
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Jason Cornes Business Mentor and Life Coach explains how important it can be for your fledgling business.

Starting up a new business can seem isolating and lonely for many. Which is one of the reasons why so many entrepreneurs decide to enlist the help, guidance and support of a business mentor. They are rapidly growing into becoming a vital element of starting up a small business, with business owners reaping the rewards of channelling their resources into a mentor that can help guide them to business success.

Some young or first time entrepreneurs might feel that learning how to figure things out for themselves, learning from their own mistakes as they make decisions for their business is important. , or should they 

But what are the key benefits of getting a business mentor on board for your business?

  • Accountability Whilst the idea of becoming the head of your own venture can certainly be appealing, in reality, many business owners aren't used to just what it takes to be their own boss. There's a lot riding on a business owner's shoulders because everythings essentially their responsibility. If things don’t get done, or things go wrong there really isn't anyone else to blame other than themselves. A business mentor helps hold managers accountable. They will help the business owner on track and realising that there is much more to running a business than dictating working hours and doing the hiring and firing.
  • Goal-Setting Setting goals for your business is crucial and a business mentor can support you with the overall process of goal-setting. They can use their experience to help establish the direction in which they would like to take their business, looking at both short-term and long-term aims that they can work towards to meet those goals. Goal setting is vital for growing a business. Without having a clear idea of where your business is heading, without a strategy or establishing these important goals, there's much greater risk of a business heading off-track, becoming wayward and possibly never reaching its final destination.
  • Impartiality  When you're immersed in a your business, keeping your head down to get things up and running, it can be difficult to look at things objectively. After all, you feel passionate about what you're doing, which is why you've set the business up in the first place. A business coach offers a fresh pair of eyes that can help owners see the bigger picture, without bias or preference. . Mentors can offer impartial advice for the good of the entire brand without any personal attachment to the business, and can also make suggestions and offer ideas that may not immediately be obvious to those involved with the company.
  • Focus When you're establishing a business and working so hard to grow it, getting distracted with all the finer details can be a problem. A mentor helps the business owner to focus on the priority issues that come with managing a business, rather than micro-managing every tiny element that keeps the business running.
  • Support and Advice There are bound to be tough times at some point when you're running a business, and knowing who to turn to when things seem challenging can be difficult. A mentor has seen businesses fail through poor decision-making, they've been through it all before, and so they have useful experience and advice to offer. After guiding other businesses through rocky times to the point at which they are profitable and successful, they really can prove to be the key to making your business the success it's destined to be.

It’s true what they say: it’s lonely at the top. Support and advice are invaluable for business owners who want to be successful.

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