"Helped massively with negotiations, planning, as well as leadership skills development."
~ Male, 25-35, e-commerce
"My mentor has pushed me beyond my biggest fears and made me believe in my business."
~ Female, 25-34, Service oriented
"Through guidance, support, contacts and opportunities."
~ Female, 35-49, Product sales
HOW HAS A MENTOR IMPACTED YOUR BUSINESS?
Founders and shareholders of businesses who’d been in operation for longer than 1001 days had an ever-so-slightly higher percentage of mentors but over time, this number increased even more.
"It’s not somebody who’s going to take over; it’s someone who’s going to nurture and help you."
~ Mariam Jakoet Harris, Cooked Inc.
"A mentor will give you the tips and guidelines that you’ll need to grow yourself and your business."
~ Nelisiwe Masango, Bear Run Investments