I recently wrote a guest article in the Wall Street Journal on mentorship and the power of leveraging one’s ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’. Building a business is hard and one’s peers, friends and colleagues are an invaluable source of support, inspiration and advice. An “entrepreneurial ecosystem” does not only have to apply to the technology industry — every business is created to solve a problem and the camaraderie among entrepreneurs helps all of us achieve our goals. We’re building Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) for the long term and we’re very proud of the investors, advisors, team members, and customers that we serve. Our entire focus is on helping you save time & money, so you can focus on growing your business to it’s full potential.
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One of the most meaningful mentorship resources in my startup journey has been the entrepreneurial ecosystem that I am a part of. These are the people I interact with on a daily basis in my work and personal life. They are my peers, my friends, my colleagues and my business partners.
I call upon them for advice when I’m facing a difficult decision, and I view it as my responsibility to do the same when someone else reaches out to me for help. They complement the personal mentor relationships I’ve built over the years. They’re a group that I interact with on a daily basis. See what others have to say about finding a startup mentor.
I call this broader community of mentorship my “entrepreneurial support ecosystem” and it’s a tremendously powerful source of guidance and advice.