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5 Ways a Mentor Can Help Grow Your Landscape Business

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Why You Need A Mentor

Finding a mentor or business coach is probably one of the simplest yet most important ways to develop your business. Only 22% of small business owners have worked with a mentor. Yet, 92% credit their mentor as being vital to their success. Working with a mentor takes trust and transparency. It can be challenging to share your business insights with someone else outside your company. The idea that you have to do everything alone is stressful and ultimately harmful. 

This blog will share the key ways a mentor can help you take your landscape business to the next level.

“If I had to start all over, I would have a mentor immediately, someone who I could pick up the phone and call and those milestones might pick up a big contract and you’re excited about it. You need someone to share that with.”

Wade Martin, Martin Landscape

5 Ways a Mentor Can Help Your Landscape Business

Create or Enhance Your Business Plan

There’s a good chance you don’t have an M.B.A from Stanford. If this is your first landscape business, you’re going to need help writing a business plan, a marketing plan, and the milestones you want to reach. 

If you already have your business plan, great. No plan is perfect, and a mentor can help you identify any key weaknesses in your plans. They can also offer insights that you maybe didn’t even consider when creating your landscaping business strategy.

Guidance on Important Decisions

One of the best parts of working with a mentor is they’ve already overcome the challenges you’re facing. New issues for you won’t be new for your mentor. It is challenging to think logically when you’re in a stressful situation and a new problem. Having an outside perspective from someone who has already dealt with the issues you face is invaluable.

Customer Retention

Repeat customers are the foundation for scaling your business. If you can’t keep your current customers satisfied, how can you expect to attract new ones? A mentor can help you discover new ways to improve your customer experience. They can also help keep you accountable that you follow through with your new initiatives. 

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Challenge Yourself

Working with a mentor is going to make you uncomfortable. They’re going to challenge you to try new things and look at problems from a different perspective. It is far too easy to fall into the trap of resisting change because you’re comfortable. You won’t be able to reach your goals if someone doesn’t challenge your decisions.

Celebrate Your Success

How often do you take the time to celebrate your accomplishments? Running a landscape business can feel like a constant whirlwind. You’re always working, and hardly ever take the time to celebrate how far you’ve come. Mentors will help remind you of all the great things you’ve accomplished. When you overcome an obstacle, they’re going to be someone you can celebrate with. Only other landscape owners will truly understand what you’re going through and what it takes to be successful.

How to Find a Mentor

Find another Landscape Owner

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Find a Landscape Business Consultant

Another way to find a mentor is to hire a landscaping business consultant. Your relationship with them will be different than with another owner, but it can be equally valuable. You pay consultants for their time. Their job is to help you grow your business. 

Here is a listing of some highly-regarded landscaping business consultants.

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