Why Mentors Are Needed To Spark Future Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world.

10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates , still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Mentoring is not as simple as one person giving the other all the right answers.

7 Lessons From A Long-Time Mentor On Value And Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by World Economic Forum As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world.

How To Mentor Millennials Into Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

As a partially-retired baby-boomer in business, I’ve spent much of the last few years mentoring aspiring millennial entrepreneurs, and I’m always looking for more insights into how to help them. business leadership coaching danita bye mentoring millennials

10 Keys To Making Mentoring A Win-Win Relationship

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Yet most entrepreneurs simply don’t know how to work with a mentor. Some of the best mentoring relationships don’t involve monetary compensation, but none are free.

7 Keys To Teaming With The Right Mentor For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that only the most successful entrepreneurs , including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson, admit to having a mentor and actually use them? Yet many entrepreneurs I know are too proud or too shy to even ask for advice.

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Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?

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Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. As noted in You''re Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor , Bob has become not only my mentor, but also my friend. I can''t emphasize that enough, when seeking mentors.".

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5 Keys To Effective Entrepreneurial Team Mentoring

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.

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Leadership Is From Experience, Mentoring and Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

A single visionary entrepreneur almost always is the initial implementer of an innovative new venture, but that lone entrepreneur doesn’t have the bandwidth to grow the business alone. That’s a big transition, and many entrepreneurs never make it.

10 Required Actions To Make Startup Mentoring Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Yet most entrepreneurs simply don’t know how to work with a mentor. Some of the best mentoring relationships don’t involve monetary compensation, but none are free.

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Why You Should Enlist a Business Mentor, Or Be One

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience working with startups, the best approach these days is to find and use a good mentor (been there, done that). Of course, mentoring is not new – it’s been the favored way to learn arts and crafts since way back in the middle ages.

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. They're already having a lot of interaction with mentors, some of them have customers and traction, some of them even have investors already lined up.". mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

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Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor, but not a Critic

Startup Professionals Musings

The dictionary definition of a mentor is “an experienced and trusted advisor,” or “leader, tutor or coach.” The big difference, of course, is that a mentor looks ahead to help you, while a critic looks backward to tell you what you did wrong. entrepreneur startup mentor critic busines

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Is Your Advisor a Critic Posing as a Mentor?

Startup Professionals Musings

Advisors need to be mentors, looking ahead and directing you on key actions to take or avoid. Mentors have no interest in win-lose relationships. Good mentors don’t talk in terms of right or wrong, but in terms of best practices and elements of risk.

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MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100

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One Los Angeles group, MentorNight , believes it now has the largest mentor network outside of the local accelerators and incubators, and now has over 100 mentors looking to help up and coming entrepreneurs. The group, which is headed by John Diep and Tony Karrer, said it''s looking to provide a very curated way to create relationships and introduce mentors to those who need their help and guidance. mentornight mentor startup angeles help advice incubator accelerator

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Startup Leaders Today Mentor More Than Dictate

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs provide leadership to their startup. The servant leader serves the people they lead through mentoring, direct assistance, listening, and acting on their employees input. If the answers surprise you, it may be time to find a leadership mentor.

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10 Steps To A Productive Mentor-Mentee Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates , still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Mentoring is not as simple as one person giving the other all the right answers.

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7 Keys to Finding the Right Startup Mentor for You

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a big fan of mentoring in business, and have been at different times on both the contributing and receiving end of the process. These days, I seem to often hear from entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a mentor, or complaining about their lack of effectiveness.

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Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

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He talks about the fact that as an entrepreneur himself attracts other entrepreneurs to want to work with him. ” And he knows how important it is to have role models for young Black and Latino entrepreneurs both as fellow entrepreneurs and as investors.

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Let Five-Minute Mentoring Scale Your Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.

The Unwritten Secrets for Choosing a Startup Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every first-time entrepreneur, or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area, needs a mentor. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide your steps. Mentors are not like lovers. The best mentors are older than you.

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Mentor Secrets for Keeping Your Startup Alive

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup mentor has his favorite list of basic strategies to avoid pitfalls, and I’m no exception. entrepreneur mentor secrets funding founder mistakes businessBehind most great startup success stories is a long list of mistakes!

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Entrepreneur Mentoring Session

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 -- Entrepreneur Mentoring Session. Nitro will help strengthen the region's eco-system for successful entrepreneurship by providing startup entrepreneurs with access to powerful mentoring and executive in residence (EIR) resources. NITRO. Entretech is launching Nitro a new program designed to "Get more companies funded in Greater Los Angeles."

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Saturday, November 22, 2008 -- Saturday Speaker Series. Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 25, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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5 Reasons a Startup Mentor Need Not Be Your Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, October 11, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Five Ways a Business Mentor is More Than a Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

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Don’t Ask a Best Friend to be Your Startup Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

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How to Make a Business Mentoring Relationship Work

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a big fan of mentoring in business, and have been at different times on both the contributing and receiving end of the process. These days, I seem to often hear from entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a mentor, or complaining about their lack of effectiveness.

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Finding the Right Business Mentor is Value Squared

Startup Professionals Musings

Every first-time entrepreneur, or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area, needs a mentor. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide your steps. Mentors are not like lovers. The best mentors are older than you.

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You Are Never Too Old (or Too Successful) For A Mentor

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Despite what you might think, you are never too old to benefit from the helpful guidance of a mentor. Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc , and a self-professed "Mentee Whore," discusses his secrets to finding and keeping a mentor in this compelling article.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society KICKOFF Mixer

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, October 9, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society will be having its KICKOFF mixer at 'LIFE' @midwilshire. Everyone is invited to meet fellow aspiring entrepreneurs. See [link].

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Five-Minute Mentoring for Effective Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.