13 Questions You Should Always Ask a Potential Mentor

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 1, 2015

What 1 question should you ALWAYS ask a potential mentor? The following answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor relationships…

Building a Winner’s Circle: Who You Really Need in Your Corner to Be Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 18, 2014

No matter how much introverts like me hate to admit it, none of us are an island.  How we work and network with others is pretty essential to how far we can go in our careers.  It’s the people behind the brands, companies, organizations, and movements that make people successful so no matter how much we may want to keep to ourselves, at times, we have to branch…

The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 21, 2014

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me — we’ve all been there.) But as college ended and the real world…

4 Reasons Why You Need Life Overhaul

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 2, 2014

Everything in our life has an impact on the way our life is, the friends we keep, the books we read, the posters we hang in our bedrooms, the kind of programs we watch, the people we follow every single one of these has an impact on the way our life turns out. Therefore, if we analyze the factors influencing our life, we can easily identify whether the…

Advisors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 17, 2013

We’ve all heard the story of how a Harvard sophomore took an idea (or stole, depending on which side of the debate you are on) and turned it into a social networking megalith. That sophomore was none other than Mark Zuckerberg and the megalith, of course, is Facebook. As an entrepreneur, you are not the only one who salivates at the notion of becoming a seemingly overnight success…

5 Characteristics of Great Mentors

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 15, 2013

Every day as a business owner you make decisions that have an impact on your business.  Sometimes you are not sure what direction to go in or what option to consider.  You could ask your friends and family, but do they really have the wealth of business knowledge that is needed to help guide you to make the right decision?  What you really need is a business mentor!…

Mentorship is Vital to Driving Innovation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 11, 2013

If you had the choice between exploring a cave alone with no flashlight and exploring a cave with an experienced guide who carried a torch, which would you choose? Alone in the dark, you might still be able to use sound and touch to make it through the cave, but you would be doing a lot of guesswork. Clearly, it would be an easier (and more enjoyable!) journey…


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