Running your own business, whether you are a solo-preneur or have built a team around you can be a lonely place.  Your perspective and responsibilities are unique - no one else cares as much as you or has as much to lose as you.  Where can you turn for honest, impartial advice that is not loaded with competitive overtones or hubris?  Who in your life has only your success as their primary objective?  This is why many of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs work with coaches and mentors - because they recognise the truth that in order to grow the business, you have to grow the owner.