Small Business Focus

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

#BadServiceMustFall

Got great service? Click here (Gauteng) or here (Western Cape) to nominate them for this year's 702/CapeTalk Small BusinessAwards with Sage One.

--

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

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

#BadServiceMustFall

Got great service? Click here (Gauteng) or here (Western Cape) to nominate them for this year's 702/CapeTalk Small BusinessAwards with Sage One.

--


This article first appeared on 702 : How to find a good mentor (and how to get the most out of her or him)


Read More
How to use your anger and frustration (and exhaustion!) to profit in 2018

How to use your anger and frustration (and exhaustion!) to profit in 2018

Corporate and government corruption… It’s been a tough year. Bruce Whitfield talks to Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

How to draw up a business plan (and how to adapt it over time)

How to draw up a business plan (and how to adapt it over time)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Succession planning 101 (or how transfer power from one generation to the next)

Succession planning 101 (or how transfer power from one generation to the next)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

How to start a career (or business) with no experience, money or support

How to start a career (or business) with no experience, money or support

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Ignore (almost) every opinion (and 4 other business lessons 2015 taught)

Ignore (almost) every opinion (and 4 other business lessons 2015 taught)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Nicksocks CEO Nic Haralambous about the five business lessons 2015 taught him.

The important yet overlooked role of an entrepreneur’s significant other

The important yet overlooked role of an entrepreneur’s significant other

The role of an entrepreneur’s spouse or partner is vital, says Aurik Business Incubator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Shaun Abrahams is no longer the National Director of Public Prosecutions and President Zuma can't appoint his replacement.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.