Do you have these 4 kinds of business mentors?
A good mentor could come from inside your industry, but don't be afraid to look outside also.
by YEC, published 03/25/2014
Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating to female founders. Women often have a Superman complex — we rarely seek advice because we believe we should be able to do everything, know everything, and be everything to everyone. But my co-founder Brittany and I have found that to truly harness success, it really does take a village. You need outside perspectives to stay balanced and develop an holistic view of your business. In order to keep growing my own support network, I started grouping my mentors and advisors into four distinct categories. This trick helps me make sure I always get advice from individuals varying in age, gender, socioeconomic status, and other demographics — thus opening the door to new conversations and perspectives. Below are the four main categories I’ve identified, and where YOU can start looking for an advisor in each: