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8 Proven Ways to Gain a Professional Mentor


You understand the importance of a mentor… you know you need one to take your career to the next level. But where do you find a mentor? And how do you build a relationship where they will want to help? To answer that question, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What’s can do now right now to encourage older, more experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to want to mentor you? Here are their most helpful answers!   Don’t Just Be a Taker “Find a way to give back to the more experienced entrepreneur. Also, when you   

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I Wish I Knew This Before Becoming an Entrepreneur


Since entrepreneurship isn’t a cookie-cutter career, everything is pretty much learned along the way. However, I really wish I knew — and accepted – these three things from the very beginning.   

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From Side Job to IWearYourShirt.com: A Start-up Story

Taking a paycheck 9-to-5 is easy — you show up, you do your work, you get paid. Running your own business? That’s a different story — show up, do your work, but if nobody buys into your idea, you don’t get paid, and you risk the possibility that your entire livelihood could tumble down around you.

But thinking back to where I was five years ago, I wouldn’t have it any other way.   

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