Being a start-up entrepreneur can be simultaneously the most exciting and alienating time in someone’s life. You are making decisions quickly, you are racing to keep up while your business grows around you and you’re navigating a new and unknown landscape.
Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?
Startups often struggle to find tailored guidance on navigating business growth. John Stapleton, co-founder of three FMCG businesses, shares his thoughts on the value a mentor can add to a startup.
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.