The challenging nature of entrepreneurship now demands for women to ditch business mentors
Are you clear about the difference between business mentors and a sponsor? Well, if you were you would agree that entrepreneurs no longer need business mentors these days. Why is that? Let’s understand.
Business mentors are like coaches who guide you to navigate through the rough tides of business
They help you learn and develop new skills through their guidance and ongoing support, but let’s question how effective that really is in terms of business growth and profit. Not much. A mentor gives you a dream and helps you to realize it, helping you learn all the facets of business. But, a business sponsor is that critical person who will drive your dream.
Sponsors do more than just guide you on how to achieve your dream. They enable you to achieve it and that is to say, they will not only guide you but their influence will open doors for you. It is important to have someone as your guide when you are starting a new business. Finding the right sponsor gives you access to influential people who can help you make your dreams comes true.
How Can You Find A Sponsor?
The fact of the matter is that you don’t find a sponsor, rather you need to earn one. Remember, that your sponsor is a person who is not only helping you lift your business off the ground professionally, but has your career development goals at heart.
A sponsor won’t walk up to you. You need to walk up to them with a firm belief, a great business idea, and the ability to communicate that idea to her. That will happen only when you own your idea and success, and take a stand for what you believe in. If you believe in yourself, only then will you succeed in making them believe in you. Thus, opening doors towards your entrepreneurial success. You also need to make sure that your sponsor is not just someone who provides professional advice that you can easily get anywhere else. An ideal sponsor should be invested in your development and success, and should be there to guide you every step of the way.
So instead of searching for business mentors, search for a sponsor who has your business development goals at heart.