Entrepreneurs busy with the day-to-day details of launching and growing their enterprises can lose sight the bigger picture. A conversation with a trusted advisor can provide a broader perspective and context, especially for early-stage companies.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal’s "The Experts" blog, Wendy Torrance, Kauffman Foundation director of Entrepreneurship, reveals the one, crucial question entrepreneurs need to ask their mentors.
Read an excerpt below.
Since entrepreneurs often have to make complicated decisions with little information and little time, access to trusted mentors is critical. In addition to keeping mentors on speed dial, entrepreneurs should ask them this simple, but vital, question: “What am I missing?”
While you’re focused on immediate and urgent tasks, asking an adviser what else you need to consider can yield insights that can help make a big difference in your business.
Read the entire article at The Wall Street Journal.com