Planning, launching and growing a business can be a lonely endeavor.  It’s important to have someone in your corner who feels your pain, knows what your going through and can offer you both reassurance and support.  Two committed individuals are always better than one.  Two people on the same page can become invaluable assets towards helping each other achieve their goals.

Business Besties come with Benefits.  They encourage each other, share information that will enhance or is beneficial to both of their businesses and can help each other stay on track.

It get’s hard out here in these entrepreneurial streets.  Having someone you can turn to who also experiencing the same things can make all the difference in the world.

Here are 5 reasons why the bond between you and another person in business can be both special, important and vital to your business success.

Accountability A Business Bestie aka an accountability will be there to encourage you when you need it the most.  The will help you to keep commitments and make consistent progress towards their goals.  They’re also come in handy during brainstorming sessions or bouncing ideas off of to help you solve a challenge.

Honest Unbiased Opinion  An important part of being accountable to someone is giving them permission to be honest with you, and you with them. They should be comfortable telling you when you’ve gotten off track or pointing out areas where you may want to focus more of your efforts.

A little encouragement goes a long way.  An accountability partner can encourage you during the times you experience the inevitable setbacks, plateaus and challenges or when you experience a lack of motivation, helping you look past the momentary failures and you see the bigger goal.

Sharing Ideas and Information.  Being able to share your thoughts with someone else and have them do the same is amazing,  Many women entrepreneurs are running businesses alone and suffer from the business blues.  Knowing that you have someone you can call,  someone that may have walked the road before you or achieved the goal you’re striving for, someone that can share ideas, tips and experiences that will help you along the way.

Personal and Professional Growth.  Having a business best friend means being able to share experiences, It’s easy to get stuck in our own routines, it’s nice to hear about what other people are doing, learning and being told about things we may not have thought about doing at all.

 Other things to be considered

When choosing an accountability partner, be sure you ask someone who is up to the challenge and who is invested in your success. They should be willing check in with you regularly and remind you of your goals even when you don’t want to hear them.

Set aside time each week to meet and discuss your goals. Make sure the goals and milestones are clearly defined so that your accountability partner understands what you’re trying to accomplish.

Knowing that someone is going to ask you how you’re doing with a goal that you said you were going to achieve is just enough motivation to keep and help you stay on track.

If you don’t have a business accountability partner as you start or continue to grow your business. I would highly recommend that you get one.

Do you have a “business accountability partner”? Do you think being held accountable would help you to reach your goals?  

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