Having a mentor is one of the most important advantages for any small-business owner. Susan Canfield, author of Mentoring Moments: Inspiring Stories from Eight Business Leaders and MBAs, busts the myths that hold back leaders from either getting mentors or being mentors themselves.
One such myth is that mentors choose mentees. Canfield’s research suggest that mentees are more committed when they choose their mentors. Additionally, she reminds small-business owners that a mentor does not need to be older than his or her mentee. Experience comes in many forms.
Don't have a mentor? January is National Mentoring Month. Finding a mentor isn't difficult. It will be surprising how many people want to help. Outline the types of business skills that you need and start spreading the word in your network that you're looking for a mentor.
Do you have a mentor? How did you find him or her? How well does it work?
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