In the website business, we regularly talk with people starting up a new business.
It dawned on me last week that, having a well-established business now, it is easy to forget some of the challenges that start up businesses have.
While it can be an exciting time, it can also be nerve wracking wondering where the . . .
next sale is going to come from.
And the worst thing that you can do is compare yourself to an already well-established business.
You are a start-up business, and comparing your results to an established business is counter-productive, to say the least.
So . . .
How Will I Ever Achieve That?
There are two ways to ask the question – “how will I ever achieve that?”
One way is with doubt and uncertainty, and the other is with an enquiring and curious mind.
The doubt is natural, so be careful not to fall prey to it.
Instead, use the experiences of the well established businesses to build your own success.
Look at what they are doing that is working for them and see how you can adapt that to your business.
You might even approach a business owner and ask if they would mentor you. If you have chosen well, they quite likely will say yes. So don’t be put off if you get a negative answer. Just look for a better candidate.
A mentor is someone who you can ask for advice. They are not necessarily a substitute for a business or personal coach, and they definitely are not somebody who is going to do the work for you.
Over the years, I have started, built and sold a number of businesses.
I have had mentors for whom I am very grateful.
The people who gave me little tips and pointers in the right direction.
They do not even need to be in the same line of business as you.
Sometimes you will find skills, ideas or strategies that will transfer to different industries with a little adaptation.
And sometimes you will just find the inspiration to keep moving forward.
So . . .
Keep your eyes and ears open for someone who might become a mentor for you.
It might be over just one cup of coffee, or it might be an ongoing relationship.
It is often someone who helps with no expectation of return, but you can also seek out someone who you pay for specific services that support you moving forward.
Well, that is quite simple really!
Watch this short VIDEO
Choosing a Business Mentor
Ron explains how you to can find the ideal business mentor.
What should you do now?
- If you need help moving your business forward, find a mentor.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Life is like a mentor who teaches you new things every day and every moment whether you want to learn or not.
Remember – Getting started in business