3 Things To Look For In An Online Business Mentor

Before starting an online business you would be wise to hire a knowledgeable, trustworthy and fun loving mentor who has your best interests at heart. Even the most driven, experienced entrepreneurs need mentoring to cut their learning curve quickly. Nobody has the time or energy to suffer through all possible mistakes whether they are starting an online or offline business.

Partnering with someone who has tremendous experience can help you access a thorough base of proven knowledge. Why try to do it on your own when you can work with experienced people who will gladly show you the way to business success? Put your ego aside and humble yourself to get the most out of mentoring. Smart and wise entrepreneurs know how little they know, even if they have year’s worth of experience. A top shelf mentor can make the difference between your success and failure if you are willing to open your mind and follow advice from a business professional.

Knowledgeable

Select a mentor who knows their stuff to cut your learning curve quickly. Experience will be the most powerful weapon in your entrepreneurial arsenal. You cannot accelerate your own experience but you can buy or gain free access to the experience of others if you choose a knowledgeable mentor. Take your time to find someone who has been through the wars. Choose a mentor who has seen great success over months or years to make your job easier. Learning from the best makes perfect sense to a new entrepreneur. If you are struggling horribly to grow your venture just partner with a knowledgeable mentor who will impart success secrets which expand your business.

Trustworthy

Hiring a mentor who knows their stuff can make your business grow but partnering with a trustworthy individual can put your venture into overdrive. Some less than scrupulous mentors withhold their secrets due to fearing the competition. Good-hearted entrepreneurial coaches who can be trusted are happy to share any and all tips to help you grow your business. Trustworthy mentors are transparent. These individuals are quick to share their successes and failures. Trustworthy mentors also share their contact information so you can get in touch with these people quickly. If you want to grow through a business relationship select someone who can be trusted.

Fun

Who wants to partner with a grouch? Fun, free business mentors are easily approachable and a joy to learn from. Serious mentors repel newbie entrepreneurs who want to receive instruction from a light, relaxed coach. Seek out a fun-loving mentor who takes the time to laugh during their delivery and your job as an entrepreneur will become much easier. Starting a business is a stressful enough venture without having a serious, difficult to work with business coach in your corner. Go with a free spirit to enjoy your instruction and cut your learning curve by years.

This aspect of working a business is lost on so many otherwise smart individuals. You need to have fun to truly enjoy your entrepreneurial duties. Select a mentor who has fun teaching you the ropes to optimize your experience.

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Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who blogs about everything business, from AR factoring to how to choose an online business.

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