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Start-up Strategy: Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30

Start-up Strategy: Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 thorns in every entrepreneur’s side. Find a Mentor To cut down on the inherent problems associated with starting anything new, a set of guidelines can help […]

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Tips for Finding and Benefiting From a Mentor

Tips for Finding and Benefiting From a Mentor

| September 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

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 tell you what to do. We’re talking with someone in your field who can bring an outside perspective to your career […]

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

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

| June 14, 2012 | 10 Comments

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 a time and those who skip rungs. Studies show that: – Professionals who have used a mentor earn between $5,610-$22,450 […]

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How to Score a High Profile Mentor in Your Field

How to Score a High Profile Mentor in Your Field

| May 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

“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’ve got to have a little more tact than simply that, but you get the picture. The best way to […]

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15 Ways to Get Awesome Feedback From a Mentor

15 Ways to Get Awesome Feedback From a Mentor

| April 27, 2012 | 10 Comments

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 nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment and provides entrepreneurs with […]

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