Overcome the loneliness you can feel as an entrepreneur by considering a mentor, Ian Cowley suggests.
Being an entrepreneur can feel quite lonely, which is why you should surround yourself with a supportive network.
Crucial to that network is a mentor.
Ideally a mentor is someone who has walked a similar path, to allow you to benefit from their experience. However, as long as you trust their business acumen, they can come from all walks of life.
The important thing to remember is that they are not your fairy godmother. However they can help in the following five critical ways.
Time to take stock
Time is a premium. We know how easy it is to give in to day-to-day demands rather than take time to give your business a health check. It takes discipline and courage to allow yourself the time out of the business.