When Starting An Online Business, Good Thing Or Just Another Con?

If you have any interest in starting your own business online, you may well have come across the concept of the business mentor, which has been one of the hot topics over the last year.

Firstly, let me explain a bit about mentoring. By definition, mentoring is the act of guiding or helping another person, where you the mentor have great knowledge in your subject or profession, which you use to help an upcoming pupil. So in essence, it is a little bit like one to one teaching, with guidance and advice thrown in as well!

Mentoring is not a new concept, and has in fact been around for thousands of years. Think back to the days of the Grand Master at the martial arts schools in Japan, who guided his pupil from novice through to become a master himself.

Many large companies also use a mentoring system to help junior staff rise through the ranks, whereby they are assigned an experienced member of staff, who they can turn to, to discuss any problems they may encounter in the corporate structure.

So how can mentoring help me, you may be asking. I want to start my own online business.

Well, starting a business on the internet is much like starting any business. You have to initially set it up, and then build in it up over time. But what if you are setting up and you come across a problem? Who do you turn to? Or you may have managed to get set up, but you are struggling to build your business? That’s when the role of the mentor becomes very vital. He is your first port of call for information, as it is more than likely that he has experienced your problem in the past and has overcome it. So rather than going round and round in circles trying to find an answer, a solution should be forthcoming, allowing you to get on with growing your business!

So, if you are looking at starting out online, look for a business that has a mentor system in place, as I can assure you that it will save you loads of time and will definitely help you to succeed in your business!

Finally, choose your mentor carefully, as there are many people out there all claiming to be mentors or gurus! One of the best ways to test them out is to contact them, as if you can never get hold of them, they are not going to be able to help you if you have a problem, are they?

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