Business Owners Need This!
Being a business owner, emerging entrepreneur or solopreneur can be amazing. You make your own schedule, work towards your “Why,” and choose the clients and the projects that are a good fit. You know you’re doing something you truly believe in.
For many people, this is the dream. However, as amazing as it is, going out on your own can also be a frightening and lonely experience.
As a business owner, you’re the leader. Your employees, whether there are 3 of them or 3,000, look to you for guidance, encouragement, and a positive face even when things are looking a bit bleak. While you may have developed surface friendships in your business, many business owners feel it’s important to keep a professional working relationship with employees and choose not to discuss business specifics or challenges with them.
So who do you turn to when you need a sounding board? Who can you talk to when there are challenges with your staff, your customers, and your business? Sure, you can talk to your significant other or a friend, but they may not know the first thing about running a business.
Where You Are In Business
Maybe you’re just starting out. You had a brilliant idea to fill a need in the marketplace, and you summoned up all your courage and went for it. But you come from a long line of employees, people who work for other people, and going out on your own is not only exciting but also the most terrifying thing you’ve ever done. You don’t know how to set up systems. You’re not sure how to budget your time. The thought of your first unsatisfied customer fills you with dread. Balance sheet? What the heck is a balance sheet?
Perhaps you’ve been in business for awhile. You are your business. You don’t have, nor will you ever have, employees, a board, shareholders, or anyone at the office holiday gathering besides you (and maybe your dog who snoozes quietly in the corner while you work). You may not have any Human Resource problem as a one-person operation, but you still face challenges as a business owner. So who do you go to?
The answer is the same no matter which situation you find yourself in.
You need a safe, nurturing environment to air your struggles, test run new ideas, and brainstorm solutions to your business challenges and any personal issues that come up. The right Mastermind Group fulfills all of these needs. You meet regularly (in person, by phone, or by video conference) with a group of like-minded individuals experiencing the same challenges as you, or who have in the past and found ways to overcome them. Anything said within the group remains confidential, so you have a safe place to express your emotions and feel your fears.
A Mastermind Group can provide you with the sounding board you need to make the right decisions for your business and your life.