It has been proven that business leaders succeed when they have a mentor to go to for guidance, advice, or a much-needed vent session. But nobody ever said that a mentor has to be just one person, right?
The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College has put this idea to the test by formulating the ever-popular CEO Roundtables. At these roundtables, CEOs and business leaders with companies over 5-years old (past the startup stage) are invited to sit in on a roundtable in which participators address issues, seize opportunities and overcome business obstacles. In essence, these roundtables are giant pods of mentors who are able to provide knowledge and expert advice. Led by a facilitator and entrepreneur, the collective knowledge and experience of the group provides for lively and effective discussions.