Mentoring a small business owner is a great way to give back to the business community and to develop your own business, teaching, and leadership skills. Here are a few tips for getting started.
Maybe you’ve got a wide array of business skills and want to help an entrepreneur get his or her business off the ground. Or, maybe your skills are more specialized, and you want to help someone with a marketing plan or finances. Whatever you have to offer, there are entrepreneurs on MicroMentor who will benefit from it.
Your MicroMentor profile is a combination business card and résumé. It announces that you want to help and describes how your experience fits that role. Always be honest in your profile, and make sure to feature the topics that you want to help others with. This will improve the quality of the connections you make with entrepreneurs.
The best profiles include the following: