Mark Lee takes another look at how start-up practices can benefit from third party input to help build and grow their business.
Looking back through Any Answers on AccountingWEB I see there have been a number of requests from start-up practices seeking someone to mentor them. It is also clear that there are differing ideas as to what a mentor is and what can be expected from a mentor.
In this article I intend to explore the alternative forms of business support available to start up accountancy practices – whether through ‘mentors’ or otherwise.
Building your practice can be a lonely existence and many accountants will find...
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- What is a mentor?
- What about coaching?
- Maybe co-coaching would work?
- More formal groups
- Other options
About Mark Lee
Mark Lee works almost exclusively with savvy sole practitioners who want more out of their practice. More clients, more money, more time, more satisfaction - or everything!
An accountant by profession, Mark moved away from the provision of professional advice in 2006. He is now a professional speaker, mentor, facilitator, author and debunker.
Mark Lee is a realist and regularly debunks myths and hype related to his areas of interest and expertise. His keynote talk for audiences of accountants is How to STAND OUT and be more than 'just another accountant'.
Mark is passionate about helping accountants generally so is a keen blogger and commentator in the accounting and tax press. He is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and has written hudnreds of articles here that have been viewed over a million times.
Check out how he could help you here: www.BookMarkLee.co.uk/savvy
Mark stopped giving tax advice himself despite being a past Chairman of the Chartered Accountants’ Tax Faculty. He is however Chairman of the Tax Advice Network - the UK's highest ranked lead generation website for tax advisers and accountants. The network also publishes a weekly practical tax update for accountants in general practice and full tax support, on demand too. You can also use it as a lead generation resource for local people seeking tax advice from an accountant.