After a gender-biased encounter with a business mentor and deciding to do something about it, I wanted to give a follow-up on why I’m happy I went back to the Savannah SCORE office and met with a new mentor today. It was a wonderful experience. My new mentor took me seriously, gave me straight-forward advice and practical next-steps I need to make for my business.
I benefited from the mentor helping me sort through the unending information and find what I need. It also helps to have a real-live person validating and affirming that I’m on the right track.
Along with updating my business plan and website, I am going to take steps toward marketing myself and preparing myself to bid for government contracts for writing jobs. Because my business is woman-owned I may have an advantage because the government requires a certain amount of contract money go toward women-owned businesses.
I’m excited about the future, and I’m so glad that I asked for a new mentor instead of trying to figure it all out on my own.
Rachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and blogs for Lady by Design. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope, an online bookstore and publishing house in which she helps others share the message of the hope of Jesus Christ and promotes holistic health. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.
© Rachael Hartman 2014