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If you have a business, or are planning to start one, it’s often difficult to find a mentor who understands the dilemmas you may encounter.
Just as there may be numerous places to turn to within your own community, often business owners forget to look online for mentors.
The latest “craze” is to turn to blogs, which are web logs. Blogs differ from typical websites, in that they provide a comment section, where you can “have your say”, and also communicate directly with the author.
As a business owner, I try to utilize all sources. Many of my mentors have been in the same situation, and it is from them I gain expert advice.
When researching online mentors, I landed on a fabulous website/blog. The name of it is Catherine Lawson’s Business Advice Blog. Granted, Catherine is in the UK, but when it comes to business, we all face similar challenges.
What I like about Catherine’s blog, is that she teaches others, and willingly shares mistakes she made in business. Since she tells her readers how she corrected the problem, others can often apply her techniques to their situation, as well. Catherine likes to engage her readers, by encouraging them to comment, therefore, the comment section that follows each article, often has more enlightening ideas. By scouring through her past articles (archives), you’re likely to find an article (post), that may address your concern. UPDATE: Cath has closed her blog temporarily.
Never underestimate the power of a blog. Although you may have heard a blog is “just an online journal”, the authors of thousands of blogs are experts in their field, and freely share what they have learned, with anyone who cares to listen.
Search the internet. Chances are, you’ll find a blog author, who will gladly become your online business mentor.