How do I find a mentor in a small town?
Score.org is great for retired execs who want to give back.
www.actioncoach.com and they have a bunch of business coaches in the Charlotte area.
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.
Good luck. Brad Sugars