Forbes, 2018: Don't move forward without a mentor
The reasons they mentioned for this statement are:
Mentors can anchor you in opportunities for growth. They can help you evaluate your weaknesses so you know what to work on and where to course correct.
You can learn from the mistakes of your mentor and soak up their experience like a sponge. Your mentor makes sure you keep moving forward.
Perspective is needed in almost every area of business, and working with a mentor can help you learn to pause, evaluate and assess.
While it's great to have a board of directors, founders need a different kind of accountability than your organization does. A tried-and-true entrepreneur can help you learn the ins and outs of leadership while you work to become one for your own organization.