Get a mentor with a cool head - The Times

It can be lonely at the top of a business: endless decision-making, the burden of responsibility and the pressure of presenting your “game face” to staff, customers and suppliers can be isolating. An experienced business mentor can help.

For Alison Ritchie of Polar Ice, a dry-ice manufacturer in Portarlington, Co Laois, a number of seasoned business people provided guidance and support as she grew a small family business into a multimillion-euro enterprise.