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A Business Mentor – Part 2: How to Find One

Posted on: August 10, 2009

Now that I have explained the definition, value, and benefits of having a business mentor: I can now show you how to get one.

You can find a mentor via:

SCORE organization (previously known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the United States.

MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. This organization puts experience to work by offering business professionals important volunteer opportunities and by offering entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses.

The Office of Entrepreneurial Development’s mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and compete in global markets by providing quality training, counseling, and access to resources.

The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

If you are looking for a mentor in your particular industry, check an industry-specific professional organization. Also, check out your local Chamber of Commerce for seminars in business mentoring events.

About the Author: Priscilla Walker is the president and CEO of Your Dependable VA, Inc. (YDVA, Inc.), a business support & cost effective solutions company. We provide high premium business support and cost effective solutions for small businesses. We focus on administrative assistance, social media marketing, and business development. For more information, please contact us at

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