One fatal mistake small business owners make time and again is they lack the willingness to ask for help or look for a mentor when they are looking to grow in new areas. Too many small business owners think “I know this industry and I’m very good at what I do. Why do I need to ask someone for help? What do they know that I don’t?” Yes, many small business owners do make it far, of course, however, when they want to reach a new level in their business, they often fail, because they go at it alone.
For instance, if you have one location and decide that you want to open four new locations in the next few years, and you have not previously done that, just get a mentor. If you generate one million in revenue annually and want to make that five million in the next two years, get a mentor. If you want to become successful in an industry that you have no experience in, yet feel you can generate good profits, get a mentor.