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Why it is Important to Have a Shifu in Life

Mentorship is nature's method of passing on instincts and valuable skills to the next generation

Isaac Newton once said, “If I had seen any further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Throughout history, countless movers and shakers of the world have had mentors guiding and moulding their lives. Aristotle had Plato, Arnold Schwarzenegger had ...

by Matthew Yao  | November 14, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Five Things to Look for in a Great Startup Mentor

Elements of starting a business can only be learnt from a mentor, not by a business degree

Mentorship is considered a critical foundational component for building a successful startup. Great product/service for a searing pain point and good market traction are good, but a great mentor is equally important to sustain and grow these elements. Research from the Federation ...

by Snehal Shetty  | May 08, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Don't Ever Assume You Know It All. Find and Trust an Advisor. Here's How

Advisors can vet your idea, define your go-to-market strategy and draft a financial plan

An advisor is someone who gives advice, typically from a position of expertise in your field. And he or she merits respect: Throughout our professional lives, most of us at some point need mentors and advisors who guide our steps and help ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | April 18, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips for finding and keeping a good mentor

Make your relationship with your mentor thriving by following these tips.

If you’re building any kind of business, you are going to need advice at some point down the line. For busy professionals, whether they're experienced entrepreneurs or those about to embark on making their first business idea a reality, a guiding hand and ...

by Mel Carson  | September 03, 2015 08:00:00
Run & Grow

5 bits of online business advice that sound good but aren't

Some popular pieces of advice may actually do more harm to your online presence.

In 2011, after 12 years of work that I hated, I decided to self-publish a book I had been thinking about for a long time. Up to that point, I hadn’t touched computers and knew nothing about Internet marketing. I heard social ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | August 30, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

7 mentors you didn't even know you had

You don't need a formal mentor if you constantly hang around these people. Know who they are here.

Good mentors can change the trajectory of your business forever. They get you to see things differently. They get you to question if there are different or better ways to grow your business. They lead by example or by sharing their stories.The ...

by Stacey Alcorn  | August 26, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

4 habits of millionaires that work for everyone

Adopt the millionaires' habits so you, too, could possibly earn your first million pesos.

I’m humbled that my career as a penny stock trader has helped earn me the title “millionaire,” and I’m even more blown away to count two of my students among the ranks of this elite club.Having worked my way up from a few thousand ...

by Timothy Sykes  | July 31, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

6 ways forward when your path is uncertain

Get back on track amid setbacks that drag you behind.

Many leaders have worn the “guidance counselor” hat, informally sketching out a career path for a wide-eyed employee across their table. While this can be a very effective tool to set expectations and paint a long-term vision, leaders might still find the recipient of ...

by Marty Fukuda  | June 26, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 steps for finding an ideal mentor

Knowledge and experience aren't enough to run a business. You also need mentors to guide you. Here are ways to find a good one.

Looking for a business mentor?Leslie Rapp feels your pain--and she's in the business of solving it. She's director of training and development at Menttium, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based provider of corporate mentoring services and research metrics on business mentoring. That's right. People pay ...

by Jennifer Wang  | April 24, 2015 12:30:00
Business Ideas

Mentoring for success

Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the class out of the classroom and into the stockroom, the warehouse and the streets.

Now, more than ever, schools are learning that the best way to teach entrepreneurship isn’t simply going the way of books and lectures, but real-world, let’s-visit-the-market, start-your-own-business-to-pass-this-class experience. Guiding a new generation of business owners are the mentors who are taking the ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 28, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

The April issue on what you need to know about real estate out now

Get to know the 17 hot locations for your business and the trends driving the property boom.

Worrying about where you will open your next big business idea is part of the reality of establishing something on your own. And while location is not a guarantee of success, it plays a major factor. For the April issue of Entrepreneur ...

March 29, 2012 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Sales success

A guide to get you sales force all fired up and stumping for the cause.

It always pays to keep your sales staff happy because, according to Tina Cuerva, co-owner of My Office Business Center & Virtual Office, "Sales is the lifeblood of any business." And because a business's survival depends on how motivated your staff is ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 17, 2012 09:00:00