In a global marketplace where individuals are highly specialised in their fields, knowledge sharing and mentoring is becoming essential. But, the best mentor for the job may not be sitting in the same office or the same building as the mentoree. Female entrepreneurs especially may be working around family commitments and flexible working environments.
The online space is perfect for facilitating communication between experts and those requiring mentoring. Numerous social networks like LinkedIn have been developed to build networks and exchange ideas.
But how do you find a mentor?
The link between mentor and mentoree is of vital importance and that piece of the puzzle that has been missing. To make mentoring easy an online platform has been developed to connect mentors and mentorees.
Mentor – professional advisor
Industry specialists are hand selected to form part of the expert panel available for one-on-one consultations, advice giving, brainstorming, product development and idea generation. Mentors in specialised fields of finance, law, and communication are necessary to get your business off the ground but not easily accessible.
Mentoree – entrepreneur
No matter where you are in the world or in what time zone you operate there will always be somebody qualified to answer your question, give you advice before that big meeting or connect you with game changers in your industry.
The benefits of having a mentor include access to their network, professional guidance, expert advice, an ear to listen, a person to bounce ideas off of and a safe space to grow your business together. Finally, mentoring is flexible, specialised and readily available at the click of a button.