Enterprise Nation 6 - Insecurity

Please read the previous blogs, and also see https://www.enterprisenation.com/blog/posts/michelle-mone-every-business-owner-should-be-a-mentor

“The report conducted a social media survey about the barriers individuals face to starting up and the top issues were”

How delightful to see, for I think the first time, that emotional issues are considered the top barriers to business…….lack of confidence, loneliness, and feelings of insecurity. I have been saying for many years now that the public sector idea of barriers – lack of skills, availability of funding, planning issues and red tape – are mere inconveniences……The real barriers come from the business owners own feelings which come from fear.

Meeting a like-minded person in the form of one of our mentors is a coming together of spirits who understand each other. That builds rapport and then trust, and that leads on to open and honest discussions, and fear melts away as the client realises that the mentor is not going to judge them.