Can you hear the hum? That’s the sound of your business growing. But as you listen more closely, there may be occasional creaks and crackles that you have not noticed before. It may be business processes that have gone astray or growth strategies that you’re not familiar with.
In our new ebook, we offer a comprehensive list of suggestions and tools that will help you gain control over your business and continue to grow.
For all the great technical tools (Asana and QuickBooks, to name a few), you may also benefit from a real helping hand. Cue the mentor.
Consider the mentor your bedrock of experience, someone who has successfully built businesses and whose expertise could make you thrive.The mentor may be:
With a credible mentor―or mentors―on your side, you should feel more at ease making difficult decisions, gain confidence, and improve your business skills. Here’s someone who can objectively evaluate the strength and shortcomings of your management style and help you sort through well-intended advice from friends and colleagues.
Although you may mainly look to your mentor for advice, he or she may also be someone you lean on at times when the frustration of growing your business gets to you. The mentor could help you resist the urge to vent with customers or employees, replacing a difficult situation with a productive solution.
Other benefits of a mentor include:
In the end, every business-growing decision is yours, but it doesn’t hurt when someone has your back. For more practical advice on how to manage business growth, download our ebook.
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