Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"If You've Never Done it Before, Find a Mentor!"

Have you ever noticed kids ask a lot of questions? It really has nothing to do with their age, but more to do with the fact that they know less than the average adult. They're curious. They want answers. They crave knowledge.

As we age in life, many people tend to ask less and less questions, because their independence has taught them "all they need to know." They begin teaching others, practicing their knowledge in their field, working hard, and get caught up in the day to day activities of life. The few things they do need to learn at times, they usually can find by researching on their own. This is fine if what you need to know is not very in depth, or you have the time to do a lot of research and / or the resources to make many mistakes in which you can learn from.

There is a short cut out there, but we all seem to forget it once we hit puberty. Just ask someone who's "been there, done that."

If you've never owned your own business, if you've never put together a marketing plan, if you've never put together a business plan, why not find someone who has and ask them?

Believe it or not, there are many FREE resources out there. You do not have to pay a consultant to come in and set your business up for you.

I'll be happy to answer any marketing questions I can via email or you can find another business owner / counselor in your area.

SCORE, a national based organization offers counseling services free of charge, and they have offices all over the country! Even if you don't live near their offices, or you don't feel like going in, they'll match you up with a counselor via email to answer any questions you might have.

Check them out on the web at: http://www.score.org


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