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The Value of Business Mentors

November 04, 2015 10:22 PM | Pat Heffernan (Administrator)

In the last blog post, I talked about the value of business mentors—people who are willing to advise you on business topics that you struggle with or need additional information about. Don’t underestimate the power of a master mind or an informal network of business advisers, too. They can see your problem from an objective viewpoint, and can advise you in ways you can only imagine right now. Their insight is invaluable.

And if you don’t yet have a network, how about using the upcoming conference as a way to start one? Take that idea one step further and consider having lunch with an experienced, highly successful entrepreneur who is there to answer your questions and provide you invaluable advice.

Really, you ask? Yes! Keynote speaker, Katy Lesser, is dining with eight smart businesswomen before the conference. This is where you can get some highly individualized input on your current business, or about running a business in general. She’s the owner of two Healthy Living Market and Cafés—South Burlington, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY.

She opened the first in 1986 without any formal experience or training in business. In fact, before Healthy Living, she was a psychotherapist, English teacher and stay-at-home Mom. So, here’s someone with incredible street creds, years of in-the-trenches experience, and she’s a woman, too, who has volunteered her time to advise and encourage your entrepreneurial experiences.

I heard there are a few seats remaining at Katy’s lunch table. Does one of them have your name on it? Go to and sign up now!

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