Install Your Own Bullshit Detector with the Help Of a Mentor

Most people have this vision of a mentor being this friendly sage who dispenses wisdom in hushed tones just when you need it.  And that can and does happen. But I get asked a lot how to foster mentor...


You’re Never Too Young to Be a Mentor

Networking and volunteering time to help other entrepreneurs can result in meaningful experiences that inspire and encourage. Many young entrepreneurs feel they must wait until they’ve exited a comp...


Start-up Strategy: Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30

From the simplest consumer product to the most complicated technology solution, the same mistakes often repeat themselves when starting new companies.  These mistakes make up the majority of the thor...


Tips for Finding and Benefiting From a Mentor

Particularly if you’re just starting out in the business world there is a lot of value in having a mentor. We’re not talking about your boss, or even your supervisor, whose job it is to t...


Did You Know People With Mentors Make More Money? Interview with Bert Gervais

Mentors are more than a nice thing to have; they are essential if you want to accelerate your career. Mentors make the difference between people who simply advance up the corporate ladder one rung at ...


How to Score a High Profile Mentor in Your Field

“Pick their brain until it bleeds.” Hollywood’s Michael Ovitz, my mentor since I was 19 years old, advised me to do just that when I find someone whose career I want to emulate. Of course, you...


15 Ways to Get Awesome Feedback From a Mentor

Q. How do you ask a mentor for feedback on your next business idea? What should you bring to the table? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only n...