How do I become a mentor?

How do I become a mentor?


A start-up has asked me to mentor it. I have no idea what goes into becoming a mentor, please can you advise me?

Being a mentor is a wonderful opportunity to share the skills, wisdom and knowledge you have gained through your experiences.

You can help your start-up achieve its goals and dreams by identifying the necessary tasks along the way. You also need to encourage your mentee to acquire the skills and knowledge they need on their journey.

You don’t have to be an expert in every aspect of business, but you do need to be able to guide them in the right direction when need be.

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Eleanor Scott
Eleanor Scott is the executive mentor at The Hope Factory, an established Enterprise Development organisation associated with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). She has spent the past 20 years developing entrepreneurs in the field of Early Childhood Education and the Wellness industry. For more information visit
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    Most importantly, you need real business experience – studying for a BSc or MBA does not make you mentor material…