As an entrepreneur, you have to fend for themselves. Other than to people who are in paid employment, there will be no more you for help and advice. So, how do you do that if you have any questions about the growth, layoffs, or personal development. This is where the mentor can help.
Susanne Janssen of the University of Twente carried out a survey to the mentors and people to assist with advice based on their own experience. According to her, there are there are two broad types of mentoring models: one carrièrementor, focuses on advice on your work, and psycho-social mentor, who is waiting for the problems to your operation.
Janssen stresses that it is a combination of the two gives the most positive results. "Success depends, in part, with what you have. You're talking about your revenue, then you won't miss that part of it."
The two adviessoorten need not always be the one to mentor you to get. "It is rare that a single person will be able to help you with any questions you have. The tactical is also a good idea to make sure that you have a network of people that you will be able to help you."
“I do know what I'm getting at, sometimes I just do not how to do it.”Tessa, the Rhine, the founder of temporary employment agency Taskhero A year-long, every Tuesday for help
As had been Tessa, the Rhine, the founder of the agency Taskhero, a mentor who helped her when her own company is hard and began to grow. "That was a year-long, every Monday, to try to help me."
in Addition, they have for the past four years, will be assisted by the Arno river, a Fish, a businessman whom she met at a leiderschapsweekend. "He recognized my behavior as he was for fifteen years before that, too." In the meantime, call them out over the next couple of months. "I know what I'm getting at, sometimes I just do not how to do it."
In all the years of experience of the Fish according to the river Rhine is the source of added value. "He has had hundreds of occasions where I have hit the course, and to me, this is objective advice."
a Mentor through the found
How does it feel to be a good mentor? Often is the case that, in an informal way. "You'll come to each other somewhere, you will notice that there is a click and it will ask if someone more can help," says Thompson.
the Joran Iedema, co-founder of the bespaarapp Dyme, was his mentor in this way too. "I have come to know him, coincidentally, by a friend of mine." Hans van der Noordaa, former executive director of the retailtak from ING in heard you about the company and wanted to be Iedema and his co-founders will gladly help you.
And help, it was first and foremost a business. "He's helped us to have a license from The Dutch central Bank." Then, when the first contacts were also years of experience in the industry, from pas. The most important lesson that can be Iedema learned? "Think of it from the other person when you are working out. What do those of you, and how can I make that?"
“With the enthusiasm of a good idea, a lot of people who are willing to think about it.”Joran Iedema, co-founder of the app Dyme a Fresh look from the outside,
It can be an advantage when someone from the industry comes in, " says Thompson. However, she stressed that it is too direct, the competition is not a good idea. In addition, it can be a fresh pair of eyes outside of your own industry is a good thing to be."
According to the Rhine river, it is in the relationship with your mentor is important that you take it seriously. "The personal chemistry plays a key role, which ensures that the tutors have more time, you'll want to get to."
finally, Iedema, recommends people in in addition to to to to put. "In particular, as a budding entrepreneur, you may think that successful people have no time for it, you will have to have it. However, with great enthusiasm and a lot of people who are willing to think about it."