Here are 5 reasons why having a mentor is important.

1.MENTOSHIP INCREASES BUSINESS SUCESS RATE.

Research and surveys have proven beyond doubts that having a mentor is important to success. The valuable connections, timely advice, occasional checks together with spiritual and moral guidance provided by a mentor will literally leapfrog you into success

MENTORS SHINE A MIRROR ON YOU

The worst person to see your faults is you. When you run your business this is deeply perilous. Your staff can’t tell you what’s wrong with you so you definitely need a great mentor who is aligned with your best interests and guides your future development.

A MENTOR GIVES REASSSURANCE

It has been proven by numerous research that a quality mentor-ship has powerful positive effects on young entrepreneurs. Having someone who practically guides and share your worries with you, someone who often placates your fears with their years of experience and gives you a high level of reassurance that you will be successful.

MENTORS OFFER ENCOURAGMENT AND GUIDANCE

Anxiety,fear and sadness erupted by a failed business causes setback on an entrepreneur’s productivity. Therefore it is the duty of every mentor to offer encouragement and guidance to young entrepreneur during hard times.

NETWORK OPPORTUNITIES

A successful mentor has an unlimited network of people who can benefits young entrepreneur’s life. Since they have invested into your ideas and careers, it only makes sense for them to let you tap into their network of people when the need arises since their main aim is to complement and not to compete with you. This is an opportunity you cannot tap into if you do not have a mentor.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MENTOR

Everyone needs a mentor. so what do we look for in a mentor?

As a young entrepreneur, securing a mentor for oneself might seems a little difficult and tasking, as not every business mogul has the characteristics of a good mentor.

I recommend that you choose someone with the right skills and experience. Experience is a very expensive assets yet it is crucial to business success. Choose a mentor who will help you to be the best you can be, a mentor who is not afraid of your success or threatened by them.