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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.
Tim Berry answered September 11, 2007
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/221100
<P>Ronnie</P>
<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>
Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software,
He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.