Entrepreneur's StartUps, June 2011
"#4: Spell out what you want. Asking "Will you be my mentor?" is a pretty sure way to make potential mentors flee. Instead, say you want to learn more about what they do and that they would be a great resource. Suggest meeting every quarter, or having coffee once a month. Be specific."
Entrepreneur Magazine, December 2010
"This is a way for small-business owners to get meaningful advice. And because you can have more than one mentor, you can create a virtual advisory board. That give small-business owners the tools they need for success."
Nuevo programa dirigido a pymes (en español)
LA PRENSA, November 14, 2010
"Los pequeños empresarios nacionales tienen disponible un nuevo programa de cooperación dirigido a fortalecer sus capacidades para que su producción sea de mayor rentabilidad."
Falta de redes y capacidad gerencial afecta a Pymes (en español)
El Nuevo Diario, November 16, 2010
"Las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas, Pymes, provee en territorio nicaragüense el 80% de la oferta de trabajo; sin embargo, debido a la falta de redes, de capacidad gerencial, técnicas y financiamiento, les es difícil prosperar..."
TriplePundit, December 2, 2010
"The need for green workforce development is clear. It is also clear that the majority of new jobs are created by small business... So how do we help get a lot of startups to lift us out of this recession and dramatically shift the makeup of our economy toward a local and green focus? One way is mentorship."
New York Times, September 2010
MicroMentor was recommended as a social networking site that helps connect entrepreneurs with business mentors. "Distance mentoring can give you access to people you otherwise may never 'meet' and permits you to search for the specific characteristics you desire in a mentor."
ABC 7 San Francisco, April 28, 2009
"Starting a small business is tough in the best of times. But, during a recession it can be a bottomless money pit that drains your sanity along with your wallet. Now there's a new online service that hooks up fledgling entrepreneurs up with experienced mentors, and the distance between the two people is not a factor."
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Public News Service, April 2, 2009
"Call it an online 'dating service' for businesses: A new website is helping match small-business owners with mentors who can help them succeed during these tough economic times."
The Oregonian, March 30, 2009
"MicroMentor focuses on reaching traditionally underserved small-business owners, helping them increase their revenues, create jobs, and ultimately strengthening local economies. The improved 2.0 version of MicroMentor automatically matches skilled business volunteers with entrepreneurs, based on each person's industry and expertise."
MainStreet.com, March 24, 2009
"When you're an entrepreneur, there's no boss you can turn to and say, 'What do I do now?' A mentor with entrepreneurial experience can give you invaluable direction and advice."
biztools, February 2009
MicroMentor is recommended as one of "ten resources cost nothing (or very little) and offer the tools necessary to get started..."
Dice News, February 17, 2009
"Mentoring has long been recognized as a valuable workplace learning tool, so much so that many large companies offer formal mentoring programs designed to develop future executives and drive workforce diversity. . . Some mentoring sites, like MicroMentor, pair experienced business leaders with burgeoning entrepreneurs..."
Business Giving Strategies, November 19, 2008
"Got a little time and want to help an emerging entrepreneur from the comfort of your own office?..."
The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2008
"When Sturdy McKee sought to expand his physical-therapy practice two years ago, he wanted help understanding financial statements so that he could better plan the growth of the business and eventually acquire outside funding. He found that someone online."
U.S. Chamber Magazine, February 2008
"Though skilled in managing inventory and running a business day-to-day, Sabel-Dodge lacked knowledge about other aspects of business ownership. For answers, Sabel-Dodge turned to a mentor she found through MicroMentor."
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2008
"Last spring, Morgan Dalley of Austin, Texas, needed guidance on targeting and marketing her fledgling business hosting spa parties. At a meeting of a local business group, she heard about a Web site, MicroMentor.org, that matches entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors."
San Francisco Business Times, December 21, 2007
"Another option is MicroMentor, an online support network focusing on micro-businesses, which it defines as those with five or fewer employees, or financing of $35,000 or less."
The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2007
"Q. I recently started my own Web-based business, and am having difficulty finding a female mentor. The challenge is finding these people when you don't live in a major city. Can you advise me on how to find female mentors? A. There are other sources for finding mentors online. MicroMentor.org lets prospective proteges and mentors create profiles and contact each other through email. "
Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, November 6, 2007
"MicroMentor matches inexperienced entrepreneurs with more experienced businesspeople, thereby providing important assistance to new business owners at a relatively low cost."