Mastermind groups: A lender’s secret weapon
Abstract: A small business “mastermind group” brings together lenders, CPAs, entrepreneurs and executives from a variety of industries and companies in a supportive environment that encourages openly sharing information and best practices to promote accountability and business growth. This article offers some tips for creating a successful group, including establishing ground rules, using social media to connect the group and documenting lessons learned. The article suggests that a well-run mastermind group could prove valuable in developing long-term, mutually beneficial banking relationships. A sidebar offers six questions to help generate an active discussion.