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Benefits of mentoring

Royston Guest explains why a mentor can help put you and your business on the fast track to success.

Starting or running a business can be an isolating experience. When you are alone and focused on your company, who do you turn to for advice? Who do you bounce ideas off? Who will pick you up when you’re feeling dejected and bewildered?

The answer to all of this is simple. All the support and advice you need can be available in abundance if you just ask a mentor. A mentor provides someone to share your ideas with; someone to offer guidance and support. 

How do you know who to turn to as a mentor? Well, there are many people who have built a business themselves. There are many more who run a business, and the majority are passionate to share their experiences about what works and what doesn’t for the benefit of others. As the famous Zen proverb goes: “It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.” 

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 261, February 2018.   

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