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Free Online Program Helps Small-Business Owners Find Mentors

Intuit Small Business Blog, January 24, 2014

Ever wonder how much you and your business might benefit from a little sage advice, as in tips and guidance from someone who’s “been there, done that”? You can stop wondering. MicroMentor, a free program offered by the nonprofit Mercy Corps, connects entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors."

Women in Business: Q&A with Samantha Albery, Director of MicroMentor

Huffington Post Business, January 22, 2014

"Samantha Albery is the Director of MicroMentor, an online community that helps entrepreneurs and experienced professionals work together to build small businesses. At MicroMentor, she offers leadership skills combined her with passions for entrepreneurship, systemic solutions, partnership development, and adult education."

Finding a Mentor Is Easier than You Think

Forbes, January 2014

"Finding career mentors may actually be easier than you think, but asking someone you don’t know to be your mentor can be intimidating. Overcome your jitters by following these tips."

11 Ways to Use Your Skills to Do Good

O, The Oprah Magazine, December 2013; also appeared on Huffington Post, January 2014

"Work with a new small-business owner and put your wisdom to good use. MicroMentor has played matchmaker to more than 3,700 American entrepreneurs who need professional advice on building a successful company."

Innovative Food Business Finds Support Online From Mentors and Lenders

Huffington Post, July 16, 2013

"Ever resourceful, Chris drew extensively on local business classes, and sought out a mentor. On MicroMentor, an online service that connects small business owners with mentors, Chris met a local lawyer, Matthew Abts."


Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Entrepreneur, 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."

Low Cost and Free Help Resources

Inc., February 14, 2011

"There are so many successful business people out there whose success-mindset includes giving back. If they see that you are committed, have a great idea, and are ready to roll up your sleeves, they will offer advice, resources and guidance."

Meet Your Mentor

Entrepreneur, November 22, 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."

HOW TO: Connect with Other Entrepreneurs Online

Mashable, October 26, 2010

"Q&A has its value, but a deeper one-on-one relationship with a seasoned businessperson can be a greater asset to your business. MicroMentor helps you find a mentor online."

How to Choose and Work With a Mentor

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."

Web site joins entrepreneurs with mentors

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."

Your Mentor is Out There - in Cyberspace

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,, that matches entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors."

Mentors bring entrepreneurs into the big leagues

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."

Microfinance in the United States

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."