Starting a business can be risky, stressful and, at times, downright scary. For all of the passion and glory of entrepreneurship, there are also a lot of unknown variables that business owners need to wrap their heads around to become successful.
When Entrepreneur and Staples mined the 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ list this year to come up with a list of 10 Startups to Watch, one of the main objectives was to provide these up-and-coming owners with the tools they need to take their ventures to the next level.
In addition to receiving gift cards and marketing services from Staples, the top three honorees on the list were matched with some of the brightest minds in business to serve as mentors—providing advice, guidance, and direction. The startups—The Town Kitchen, Bitsbox, and Leesa Sleep—have already begun reaping the rewards of their mentoring relationships.
Here’s a look at how these exciting new companies plan on putting their mentoring to good use.