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Your Home Business Mentor Can Make The Difference

Feb 10, 2008
Owning and operating a home-based business is a modern phenomenon. Leaving the mainstream work force behind and becoming your own boss appeals to millions. However, you have to remember that over 95% of new home-based business lunches fail within the first year. The largest single reason for that is that people do not know how to run a business. They assume erroneously that if they just dive in and go for it, they will succeed. False!

There are professional mentors available. They help people every day to overcome the obstacles that they are faced with in the planning and development of their new home-based businesses. They can be invaluable assets. Obviously, if your business ends up being one of the less than 5% that succeed and endure, then your mentor will have more than earned his fee. You need to know how to select a legitimate mentor one that's not there just to get your money. Let's examine some key elements to consider while choosing a home-based business mentor:

1) The first step is to realize that there are thousands of people out there that claim to be gurus. The Internet like the rest of the world - is inundated with schemers, liars and thieves. You have to be able to weed them out. You have to learn how to spot those people who have no genuine interest in helping you; those who are just trying to profit from you.

2) Verify the credentials of potential mentors. Just because somebody says that they are a professional doesn't mean that they are. A true professional would not only be happy to provide you with verifiable credentials, they will try to do so without you even asking.

3) A mentor someone is to be there to teach you how to get to where you want to be. They should provide you with a direct phone line, a fax line, and e-mail address, numerous excellent references and a valid URL of their own impressive website.

4) Your mentor should be somebody that you can communicate with easily and readily. This should be a person that encourages your questions and answers them thoroughly. He or she should be able to read into your thoughts and give insightful answers to questions that you pose. Your mentor should be able to anticipate most of your needs. After all, he or she has already been where you are and previously experienced and resolved the problems that you are currently encountering.

Employing the services of a mentor to help you plan and develop your home-based business launch can be a wonderful-rewarding and cash-generating experience. An efficient guide can save you loads of frustration & stress and stop you from going down the roads that lead to failure. Your mentor can make your business one of the less than 5% that succeeds. That definitely makes them worth the expense. You simply have to insure that you're dealing with a true professional.
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Demetrios Tzortzis is unlocking the potential of new marketers to succeed without the initial "beginners" slump.

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