A good mentor can be an invaluable asset as you grow your company.
Categories Starting Up
Nothing is more exciting -- or terrifying -- than starting a new business.
You have an idea you love and believe in. Maybe you have a name, or a couple of names, you’re thinking about. You might even have a simple one-page (or even one-paragraph!) business plan to guide you. And you’re ready to dive in and get started. But you need help: from getting your potential customers to test your business model to finding your ideal mentor, starting up successfully is no easy task. Our mentors describe what it's really like -- and what they wish they'd known before they did it.
Take a step back and see what your customers think of your idea before rushing it to market.
Use speed, surprise and economy of effort to defeat your competition.
Make time in your schedule for the most valuable networking connections you can identify.