There are many benefits of engaging with a Business Mentor from tapping into their experience, them holding you to account or just having them being there to listen (more on this in a future issue) when it’s lonely and you need to chat things through.
One benefit that is often overlooked is access to their ‘black book’ of contacts.
As a Business Mentor who is coming to the end of year 12, I have engaged the services of many experts needed to run and grow a business. I have also met and had coffee and have interacted otherwise with 100s if not 1000s of services supporting SMEs. I have also heard of first-hand experience of the good, bad and the ugly feedback from the many clients I have worked with.
Over time, I have come to realise the difference between good and bad and between good and great and built up a strong list of competent, hard-working and trust-worthy contacts I can share.