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Find a Mentor

business-mentorA business mentor can guide you through the traffic snarl of starting a new business. Select a mentor carefully so you can depend on his depend on his wise advice and sensible counsel. Below are 8 points recommended by that you may want  to keep in mind when looking for an adviser.

1. Be careful sharing your business  information. When you have a new business idea, be cautious. Don’t go around telling lots of people about it or your idea might be stolen. In selecting a mentor, be sure that this person is trustworthy and has no reason to undermine your attempts at starting out. More than this, be sure to choose someone who is positive, upbeat, and motivating. There is nothing more off-putting than someone whose negativity about your proposals! Ignore the naysayers, those who provide the figures of failed businesses; that’s negativity you can do without.

2. Find someone who is very experienced in business. The mentor must be good at running a business inside out, from the bottom to the top. Your mentor should have at least 10 years experience in the business field and have a track record that shines. Note how this person has overcome failures too; if they bounced back and did even better, this person is ideal! [Read More]