Get Matched: Find a Mentor

Finding a mentor on MicroMentor is as easy as 1-2-3. However, there are a few tactics that will greatly improve your chances of success.


1. Create a great profile

Your profile shows potential matches who you are, as a business and as an entrepreneur. When writing your profile, think about where you are in your business, and where you would like to be.

The best entrepreneur profiles include the following:

  • Detail: By providing more detail about you, you help others to assess fit in advance to save everyone time from trial and error. Detailed profiles attract more and better quality responses.
  • Personality: Don't be afraid to let people get to know you as a person before they reach out to you. A good personality fit is as important as a good skill fit, so do include information about what motivates you and what makes you unique.
  • A Profile Photo: Mentors volunteer to help real people, not faceless avatars. When you include a photo, a prospective mentor will connect with your business idea more personally.

Improve your profile


2. Write a compelling mentoring request

While your profile describes your business, your Mentoring Request helps mentors to understand what challenges you are facing. It functions like an advertisement—volunteer mentors will browse Mentoring Requests, and when they see a good fit, they will make an offer.


Create a Mentoring Request


3. Reach out to mentors

The most successful entrepreneurs on MicroMentor proactively reach out to mentors to ask for help. Visit the Mentors search page to see mentors that are currently available to help. This list is already pre-sorted according to information you have provided in your profile, but you can narrow your search even more by using the provided filters (expertise, industry, ownership experience, located near you, etc.). If you aren't finding enough search results with selected filters, try broadening your search by removing filters for lower-priority criteria.

When writing mentors, respect their time and help them to understand how their experience relates to your issue. Just like a good cover letter, this is your space to describe your relevancy and significance.


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