Category Business Mentoring

Is Your Accountant A Bean Counting Historian?

These days we hear much about business mentoring and business consultants and how important it all is to the survival of all SMEs/SMBs. I can’t help but wonder where it all went wrong? Business has always been surrounded by advisors, who could have helped, their accountants. Why this need for all this mentoring and consulting?…

We may have got the T shirt but it’s still to be earned.

We don’t know what we don’t know I always chuckle to myself when big companies that sponsor awards to start up and existing small business give, as part of the prize, mentoring or advice from a senior executive in their company. Perhaps it is no laughing matter. Firstly, it’s arrogant to assume that starting and…

The Best Biz Mentors Can Be A Tad Crazy

My Dad I reckon my first business mentor was my Dad. He started his own business, working from home, because, like many people I know, it was the best way of earning a living. His health was very poor so he had to pack in his job. In the five years between me being 13…

What is Mentoring?

Running a business can sometimes be a very lonely affair. Decisions are always on the to-do list, having someone as a sounding board can be an invaluable asset to every small business owner. Business mentors are one group of people who can be your sounding boards. But what is a business mentor and what can…

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