<P>Score.org is great for retired execs who want to give back.</P>
<P>www.actioncoach.com and they have a bunch of business coaches in the Charlotte area.</P>
<P>Also join several networking groups. Often you will find a great mentor, but most will say no when you first ask them to be your mentor. You could ask them, however, if they wouldn't mind a call every now and again to ask a business question or two. You might even ask if you can run your business plan by them; most will be happy to give some time.</P>
<P>Good luck. Brad Sugars</P>
Question added to topic Starting a Business • September 11, 2007
How do I find a mentor in a small town?
I live in a small town. I really want to be able to go into business for myself. I have a lot of ideas and I'm ready to get out there. I just need a little guidance from someone who has already been there. I live in North Carolina right outside of Charlotte.