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How to find a good mentor (and how to get the most out of her or him)

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It’s lonely building a business on your own.

Yes, you have staff. But often they just want a job.

The uncertainty created by our tepid economy makes it even lonelier.

Is there a mentor of value you can find?

Do you know someone who can help you come up with ideas and, perhaps, help you run your business?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pavlo Phitidis, Director and CEO of the Aurik Business Incubator.

Phitidis discussed what makes for a good mentor, how to find one and how to get the best out of her or him.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Business principles stay pretty consistent.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Think about your goals when choosing a mentor.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

It’s unfair to expect your mentor to be 100% right.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

You need to be upfront with your mentor.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Be on time for meetings with your mentor.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Act on the advice. A mentor wants to see their wisdom resulting in action.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

To have mentors in different parts of life has tremendous value.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

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