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How to Find a Mentor

The definition of success undoubtedly will differ from one person to the next. One person may say success is having $1million dollars while the next person will say that their definition of success is becoming their own boss. That being said, there is no definite definition of what success actually is. Today many are swimming against the current by creating their own business also known as becoming an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship has become more popular than ever and many entrepreneurs envision a life full of success and having the ability to work whenever they wish. However, an entrepreneur’s path to success is often full of adversity and growing pains as they try to build their business from the ground up. At times, the entrepreneur’s life can seem impossible, but with the help and guidance of loved ones or a mentor can truly alleviate some of the pressures of starting a business. 

Believe it or not, 90% of startups fail, and this is a very daunting statistic that all entrepreneurs must keep in mind. Starting a business from the ground up takes commitment, perseverance and the desire to succeed at any cost, for this journey can consume your life for many years to come. That being said, it is wise to willingly take advice and guidance from a mentor that has experienced the ups and downs of entrepreneurship or running a business simply because they have encountered hurdles that you will face in the future. 

Finding the perfect mentor isn’t easy. Look within your own circle and see if there is someone that has similar goals and aspirations and the experience to offer you advice that can propel your business career and your business in the right direction. This mentor can help you secure funding, help you set up important things such as a business bank account, help develop your company culture, or even provide advice when there is workplace tension between employees. Below you can find a guide created by Fundera that will not only helo you find the perfect mentor but also provide insight into how a mentor can be a catalyst for success as well. 

You can find the original Fundera article here


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