How to Benefit Most From Mentors & Advisors (Hint: They Are Not Seeking Jobs!)

How to Benefit Most From Mentors & Advisors (Hint: They Are Not Seeking Jobs!)

What causes startups and businesses to fail? I contend that it is not the quality of their product or service or the intellectual property that protects it, but rather the entrepreneur’s inability to leverage their power to secure and capitalize on commercial opportunities. A prerequisite and mandatory step to leverage your power is to evolve, develop yourself, and mature as an entrepreneur: self-assess, understand your capacity and learn from experiences both inside and outside of your business. Almost every successful entrepreneur can recognize a few key mentors and advisors who have influenced their journey and helped them along the way. If you have raised equity funding, you may benefit from the guidance and mentoring that investors provide (yes, qualified investors don’t just write a check!). After all, it does take a village to raise an entrepreneur! Both mentors and advisors are an important part of the entrepreneurial journey, and although the terms are being used interchangeably, it is important that you understand the difference so you can benefit the most from their guidance.   Mentors: A mentor is someone who will support you and encourage you to develop your skills and knowledge as the leader of your company to maximize your business potential and achievements. They have some entrepreneurial experience and a general business acumen. They can be close friends, professional acquaintances or come from organized resources group like Score or the Business Mentor Team. Mentors are most beneficial in the ideation and early stage of a business. Why? Because their main focus is you as your business results are in direct relation to your development and maturity as...
Arizona Prosperity Initiative Workshops

Arizona Prosperity Initiative Workshops

Stop struggling! Free mentoring. Arizona Prosperity Initiative is providing a 7 week workshop to instruct, guide and mentor small businesses for growth. Experts will discuss the 7 barriers to success in business: Week 1: Unique Selling Proposition: How to outsell your competitors? Week 2: Execution: What Action Steps To Take To Grow Your Business? Week 3: Storytelling: Who and Where Are Your Ideal Customers? Week 4: Business Finances: How to Manage Them? Week 5: Budgeting: Good Budgets = Achieved Goals! Week 6: Small Business Loan: How to get the money? Week 7: Exit Strategy: How to leave your business well off?   RESERVE NOW! IT’S FREE   Sign up, space is limited to 15 participants for maximum impact. October 4, 2016 – November 15, 2016   Modeled after Altima Business Solutions’ successful and proven model that leads businesses to grow exponentially. The Arizona Prosperity Initiative is a series of complimentary hands-on workshops designed to help small business owners grow, expand and enjoy a better lifestyle. During these 7 in-person workshops, entrepreneurs will be given the tools and solutions they need to solve the challenges they are faced with today for immediate results. There are two tracks to the Arizona Prosperity Initiative: Track 1: You want to attend one or multiple workshops. Simply select the topic of interest and sign up for the corresponding workshop. Track 2: You want to make a difference in your business today by leveraging the experts’ mentorship. You commit to attend all the workshops. Each week you will solve one of your business challenges. The Subject Matter Experts will critique your solution and provide you...