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Why You Should Question Your Mentors' Motives

All mentees want to move their businesses forward, but not all mentors have the same motivation

In 2004, Napster co-founder Sean Parker met Mark Zuckerberg for the first time, having learned about "The Facebook" earlier in the year from his college roommate's girlfriend. The two gelled, and he quickly became a mentor to Zuckerberg, then moved into the company's first president ...

by Scott Brown  | December 23, 2017 02:00:00
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10 Ways a Business Mentor Creates Explosive Results

A mentor who's genuinely on your side will steer you in the right direction to succeed

It's hard to truly grow in business without a mentor. Business mentors provide a sounding board, helping to amplify your results. They help to guide you through the oftentimes-murky waters in the entrepreneurial world while you navigate the storms. They help to ...

by R.L. Adams  | December 16, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Don't Struggle Always to Be the 'Smartest Person in the Room.' Instead, Rely on a Mentor

Don't always look "up" when creating your mentor network. Previous colleagues may have great insights

Mentorship is one of the most effective business tools out there. Right now, in Miami, a program called Girls Make Beats is partnering professional DJs with more than 80 girls to help them refine their musical skills and potentially jump-start music-industry careers. Even Marc Benioff of has ...

by Gideon Kimbrell  | November 15, 2017 02:00:00
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Choose Your Mentors Wisely: 3 Traits to Look for in a Great Mentor

Having a good mentor can be helpful. Having a great mentor can change your life

As an entrepreneur, you will consistently encounter new obstacles, both large and small. How you deal with them will either derail you from your path or push you forward. Mentors are invaluable assets to help you navigate those trials. They are the ...

by John Suh  | September 01, 2017 06:00:00
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Top 3 Traits of a Good Mentor

Did you know May is "Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month?"

A mentor, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and, often, younger person. This is what we all envision when mentoring someone -- youth and inexperience. However, that's not always the case.While ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | May 16, 2017 02:00:00
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The most powerful advice entrepreneurs ignore

Ego and pride prevents entrepreneurs from reaching out for help.

Study any successful entrepreneur and nearly every single one will point to a mentor as the key ingredient to their success.Getting a mentor is arguably the most powerful piece of advice any budding entrepreneur can receive when embarking on a career in ...

by Graham Young  | June 21, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

4 unconventional rules for building a better professional network

Build a network outside of your comfort zone.

The one thing no one ever mentions about entrepreneurship and growing a company is that, often times, it is lonely as hell. Let me explain.Everyone has a great story about being an entrepreneur, yet it is rare that you find one who ...

by Peter Shankman  | March 17, 2016 08:00:00
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5 ways to help yourself grow professionally

Grow professionally even without the support of your company.

Why does your growth and development matter? It’s essential to challenge and stretch yourself often, and not let yourself get stuck in a job where you don’t feel like you are growing or learning.There is more potential inside each person than even ...

by Nicole Smartt  | July 18, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 kinds of people who will help you succeed as an entrepreneur

Don't detach yourself from these people who can contribute to help you attain success.

Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, about achieving independence. You won't have a boss anymore. You won't have a network of supervisors and coworkers to set your schedule or monitor your success. Instead, you'll become a master of your own destiny, and you'll ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 15, 2015 10:00:00
Startup Tips

6 practical steps to learning how to build a startup

Make sure you are fully equipped with knowledge and experience before rolling out your own business. Here are six ways to learn more about entrepreneurship.

Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven't found it to be something you can learn in school. Of course, you can pick up the basic principles this way, but the problem is that ...

by Att and Martin Zwilling  | April 28, 2015 03:00:00
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
Startup Tips

Nine steps to choosing a business mentor

The best entrepreneurs have one. It\\\'s time to get yours; here\\\'s how

The best entrepreneurs in the world have had mentors, people that have taught them the craft and honed their business skills while cheering on their success, on both a personal and professional level.For instance, John Maxwell, the noted author and leadership guru, ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | January 30, 2013 04:00:00
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 ...

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