You know where to find a mentor, why we fail to use mentors and how to set up a mentor relationship. The next question is why use a mentor? What exactly is the benefit to me?
When you own your business everything is on you. When you make a mistake that costs money, it comes out of your pocket. This is hard for new business owners to grasp initially when they have come from corporate America jobs where you are playing with house money. In the short term you would rather not have this concept learned by making an error in judgement that you pay dearly for.