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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.
Brad Sugars answered September 11, 2007
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/221101
<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>

Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH. As an entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has owned and operated more than two dozen companies including his main company, ActionCOACH, which has more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.