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The Esquire Guy's Guide to Asking for Advice

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Asking for Advice

Best practices for picking your mentor's brain.
How to Be an Effective Mentor

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Help your proteges reach their full potential with these four tips.
From Intern to Franchisee

From Intern to Franchisee

A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise.
Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Our expert attorney Peter Buckland offers up tips on forming a board of directors.
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Jon Taffer and more share their best words of encouragement and guidance.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

While brownies are always a good idea, here are three potentially longer lasting ways to say thanks to key people in your business life.
How to Score an Advisor When Your Startup Has No Money

How to Score an Advisor When Your Startup Has No Money

Getting the right advisor early-on can be the difference between scoring investors and losing them.
How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

Listen to the advice that resonates with you, and ignore the rest.
7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don't Do

What separates real entrepreneurs from the pack? A little tough love for the entrepreneurial generation.
7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

You may be young with energy for days, but you don't know everything. Here are some tips for finding a perfect balance between youth and experience.
How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

How to Create and Leverage a Stellar Board of Advisors

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur Franco Capurro opens up about how he nabbed an amazing board of advisors by turning to his network and leveraging his current mentors.
4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

Being strategic about who is in your network can speed your way to success. Here are four key groups to keep in mind.
30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

30 Is Not the New 20: How Author Meg Jay Sold Me on Entrepreneurship Today

The urge to start up can come on suddenly and powerfully. Here's how College Trep columnist Mark Burns got the entrepreneurial bug.
What Every Mentor Should Know

What Every Mentor Should Know

Interested in being a mentor? Make sure you have the right approach and expectations.
Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

Forget Mentors. Find a Mirror

"Mirrors," whether friends or colleagues, can keep you honest with yourself and on track with your goals.
How to Find a Personal Trainer for Your Business

How to Find a Personal Trainer for Your Business

College Trep AJ Agrawal dishes about how he and GreekPull co-founder built a stellar team of mentors -- and you can too.
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Partner with another entrepreneur and coach each other to success. Here's how to create a win/win situation.
Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' on the No. 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Need

Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' on the No. 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Need

The 'Shark Tank' star explains what Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy can teach entrepreneurs and stresses the importance of financial mentorship.
Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

These six tips help you take a casual, flexible approach to the mentor relationship.
Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how thinking like an artist can help you run your business and other essential nuggets of wisdom for business owners.
How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

How to Successfully Turn (Almost) Anyone into Your Mentor

Behind every great entrepreneur, there's often a great mentor. Here's how to find one and turn this person into your biggest asset.

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.

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