The more important question to ask is “Why do you need digital marketing”. Let us answer that, as per an article published in PC Mag magazine (link), an average adult spends 5.9 hours per day with digital media. Which means 25 % of a day 0r 37% of uptime when not sleeping. Woo.. Doesn’t that answer the question asked in the beginning.
While your grit and hard work may seem to be sufficient in order to drive the success of your start-up, one can’t short sell the importance of experiential knowledge. And this is where a mentor steps in. Surrounding yourself with people who have been there and done that can be instrumental in your growth as an entrepreneur.
Although many entrepreneurs wouldn’t like to admit it, there’s a lot of ego involved in a successful startup. To invest in a business idea requires a high level of confidence – a belief that things can be achieved based off the knowledge and passion of what is usually just a single person.
Making the decision to become a business mentor can allow you to leverage your skills and experience to help drive success in startups and small businesses. The benefits are vast and can be applied to your own career and the career of any protégé under your mentorship. Helping entrepreneurs to succeed can even benefit the local community and wider economy.
If you’re a thought leader but are yet to apply your skills as a mentor, then the following reasons will help you to understand why becoming a mentor could be one of the best decisions that you make.