During the long and exiting trip that’s called entrepreneurship, mentors will be the people
that can push you continue the journey, encourage you when everything goes wrong, praise
your efforts and ideas, point your weaknesses, teach you and share their experience and
expertise. All the above are of great importance and can play a major part in the success of
in the different stages of our business steps. So, what are the types of mentors and when are
needed the most?
The Challenger is the one that will point out all the weaknesses of your
business plan and all the ways that will lead to failure. The Challenger will make you think
twice about every decision you make and will not hesitate to tell when your ideas or
methods are bad. However, they will give you great advice and point you the way to success
when they believe that the idea worth it. So, open yourself to criticism and make the best
out of it.
The Cheerleader will make you feel better about yourself, encourage and
push you continue, even when everything goes bad. They are the energy that makes you
start and keep you going. Although this support can be derived by friends and family, it is
more preferable to come from someone with relevant experience. Someone who has been
in your shoes.
The Educator knows a lot and is willing to share that knowledge with you.
That knowledge is not limited to trivial everyday business practices, although very
important, but to more complex ideas, strategies and tactics in the business field.
The Ideator will not let you drawn in the everyday tasks and will make think big.
He/she will trigger your imagination and creativity, making the business moving forward.
The Connector is the one who not only knows people, but is also happy to
introduce them to you. He/she has a wide network and knows the right people for the right
job. It is a great idea to become part of this network and use it as good as possible.