Thursday, 27 October 2016
Each participant is expected to fully engage, apply their knowledge, experience and expertise in an open and honest way to enable others to remove road blocks in their business, enterprise and even day to day life. So there is a high level of contribution, but the benefits are absolutely huge too.
Not only do you get to sort out the challenges in what you are doing... but you also get to hear other people's issues (some you might also have, or may end up having) and this process enables you to gain the benefit of 6 other minds... like having 6 business partners or a board of directors that you could never afford to hire.
Where and when do you get the chance to have the support and help of 6 other clued up business people totally focused on helping you to solve your issues in a supportive, helpful, nurturing way... no other agenda... not trying to sell their stuff... just wanting to help you move forward. Read this paragraph again... it's so powerful and we could all use this type of mentoring... it would make a massive difference to everyone.
Running a business is a very complex process these days... Businesses are very easy to start, but what with the Internet, social media, networking and everything else you have to do to run a business it can be decidedly overwhelming... quite simply one brain isn't enough.
Why is it then that so few people do it? ... many don't know this type of thing even exists, many are wary about 'giving too much information away' and yet really the main reason in most cases comes down to cost.
Even though to be absolutely truthful if you are not spending 1/2 day per month concentrating 'On your business' you are heading for real trouble, the facts are people don't see the benefit until afterwards, because they just see the costs and that makes it impossible for some people to give it a go.
In almost every single case the money ends up being irrelevant because the benefits are so huge and the growth and development of both the business and the person so massive, it becomes, in the mind of the recipient an absolute "no brainer". Just think for a minute if each person had 20 highly trusted great connections each, you would be tapping into a trusted network of 100 additional people. Many of these might be customers for you... but... that network knows thousands of others... this is how businesses are built... the power is immense... forget solving your problems, this alone is reason enough to be part of a mentoring group. Everyone wants to see everyone else succeed, and opening up their network to you as you build strong deep relationships through these groups is incredibly powerful...
Back to the cost... this is where it gets so very exciting... take a look around, there are lots of people offering Peer-2-Peer mentoring... it's quite exclusive though and the price prohibitive for many.
What though if the price (and therefore profit) was no longer the main motivator for organising Mentoring Groups. What if the main driver was to enable as many people running micro businesses (6.7 million) to be able to benefit from what we know works. Sharing knowledge, experience, expertise and... connections. Strengthening and deepening relationships with other local businesses... collaborating, helping each other and creating a strong local business economy... now that have to be a good thing!
So... Link4Business and OMG's have now come together. As part of your £12 monthly Link4Business membership you are now able to join, start, facilitate Online (and / or offline) Mentoring Group(s). This site contains lots of information about how groups work... there is lots more to tell... but please use the email address below to find out more... we need thousands of these groups up and down the country... let's get to work... let's build the biggest collaborative network of businesses bar none... let us show how the micro business community can rebuild our economic fortunes... "if it's going to be, it's up to me"