How to find the perfect mentor

Finding a good mentor and maintaining a strong relationship with them while in school is a resource that can hugely pay off throughout the course of your career. From helping you develop time management skills to providing unbiased feedback, mentors are a great resource who will help you grow both personally and professionally when starting off in your career. A mentor can also help your clarify your goals, increase your confidence, and give you a new perspective from someone who is experienced ...
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How becoming a mentor could boost your business

A great mentoring relationship is a two-way street, with benefits for those doing the mentoring as well as those being mentored. Being able to learn from someone who has the experience they've yet to acquire can save first-time entrepreneurs a lot of time, stress and money. And having a great business mentor who understands the challenges can have a significant impact on their success. While becoming a mentor requires time and effort, the rewards will be reflected in your own business and charac...
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Advice for men who are nervous about mentoring women

Unintended consequences of the #MeToo movement may be hurting rather than helping women's careers. Mentorship is a powerful tool for personal and professional development and the increased focus on sexual harassment is making many men in positions of authority reluctant to hire, work closely with, or mentor women. "If we want more women leaders, we need men in powerful positions to support their ascension," writes Babson College professor and author Wendy Murphy. Here, she shares her top tips fo...
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My best advice for entrepreneurs - find a mentor. This is why and how.

As a first-time entrepreneur, you're most likely venturing into uncharted territory fraught with challenges and a steep learning curve, especially if you're trying to do it all by yourself. The best way to shorten the learning curve is to have someone you can turn to for advice. "Finding a great mentor is like finding a great friend. You can't really plan for it, but you can take steps to increase its likelihood," says Gonçalo de Vasconcelos. Here, he shares some top tips on finding the right me...
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Announcing Startup School 2018

Y Combinator is now accepting applications for its 2018 Startup School. The free 10-week online course is designed to help startup founders through "the earliest, most difficult challenges of starting a company." Startup School lectures are delivered live in Mountain View, California at Y Combinator's headquarters and made available for viewing online. In addition to other benefits, including over $50,000 in credits on a variety of services, Y Combinator is giving $10,000 in equity-free funding ...
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The secret to finding a great mentor: don't ask to be mentored

When you're new to entrepreneurship, one of the first pieces of advice you'll hear is to find a mentor as soon as you can. Working with trusted mentor who has the knowledge and experience you lack can make all the difference between the success and failure of your business and the earlier you seek support to help you start or grow your business, the more successful you're likely to be. However, a common misunderstanding about what it means to have a mentor can limit your options, says Jason Feif...
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Thinking differently when mentoring millennials

Being a mentor is a great way to give back to the business world by sharing your knowledge, skills and experience to help new entrepreneurs build their own success.While a good mentoring relationship can make the difference between a young entrepreneur persevering or giving up, it can also be a rewarding experience for the mentor. Mentoring is not without its challenges however, and intergenerational differences may present additional challenges when you're mentoring millenials, says mentorship ...
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Westerwelle Young Founders Programme – Autumn 2018: Apply Now

The Berlin-based Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding is calling for young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to apply for a place on the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2018. The fully funded 12-month programme is offering 25 "exceptional entrepreneurs" regular online mentorship and a chance to meet each other and connect with the German startup scene during the annual conference in Berlin 16 – 20 October 2018. They'll also have opportunities to meet suc...
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GhanaThink presents free networking event—Barcamp Koforidua—on 26th May

Barcamp Koforidua is bringing together "changemakers, doers, and entrepreneurs" in a user-generated conference "for a day of learning, sharing, networking and mentoring" to help start new ventures and support ongoing enterprises. The event is part of the GhanaThink Foundation's Barcamp Ghana program, which is helping to build "a network of young, positive-minded, innovative and entrepreneurial Ghanaians." The theme for Barcamp Koforidua is Building Successful, Responsible Brands that Create Impa...
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