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    7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2017 4:17 PM by chosenberg

    Mentoring

    moderator_lisa Pioneer

      Many new business owners benefit from having a mentor - someone with experience who can help a newbie keep control of the many aspects of becoming a business owner.  Mentors are able provide tips on all aspects of running a business, including some things that maybe the new entrepreneur hadn't considered.

       

      When you were starting out, did you have a mentor? What was the most valuable lesson you learned from your mentor?

       

      Since your business has been established, have you had the opportunity to serve as a mentor to a new up-and-comer? What is the most valuable lesson you feel you could share with a new business owner?

       

      If you didn't have a mentor, do you wish you had? Would you consider mentoring someone now?

       

      --Lisa

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          LUCKIEST Guide

          Good question moderator lisa.

          Yes I know that having a mentor helped me when I started out.

          The Mentor was SCORE, a free service of volunteers who have succeeded in business.

          The most valuable tip was to have a Business Plan and also to keep updating the plan as conditions changed.

          In time I also became a SCORE counselor and not only did I help others,

          but counseling continues to help me and my business.

          I love to share my business successes with others and want them to succeed as well.

          Are you looking for more moderators?? LUCKIEST

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              moderator_lisa Pioneer

              Thanks for your reply, Luckiest. The importance of maintaining a current business plan is a very valuable bit of advice indeed.  Good for you progressing from mentee to mentor as circumstances allowed. I'm sure your experience and advice have proven helpful many times over.

               

              We may not be looking to increase our moderator numbers, but we're glad to have you in this community, and we appreciate the ways you share and participate in discussions.

               

              --Lisa

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              chosenberg Newbie

              Everybody needs a mentor. Not one successful person did everything on their own. Every successful received help in some form or another. Mentor's will save you a lot of time and make you work smarter not harder. I've had a couple different mentors in internet marketing guide me along in the journey and show me some great things but there is no magic pill that'll make you rich. Success takes hard work and you can't be afraid to fail. The only time you fail is when you quit.

               

              Greg Los Angeles SEO Expert

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                  Moderator Cath Guide

                  "The only time you fail is when you quit."  Wise words, Greg.  Many of us have had several mentors and I would imagine that everyone has one person who made such an impact that their words continue to have an impact on our business.  Do you continue to thank that mentor, even today?

                   

                  Cath

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                      chosenberg Newbie

                      There isn't one mentor in particular I can think of that I thank everyday. There have been several people in my life that I've learned from and have been inspiring by. I'd say one of my greatest teachers I've had are the trials and tribulations of life.

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                      moderator_lisa Pioneer

                      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Greg. I really like the idea of working smarter rather than harder and not being afraid to fail. Have you gone on to mentor anyone as your business and experience have grown?  Do you continue to have times where you look toward a mentor now? 

                       

                      --Lisa