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Fears of Mentorship: What holds us back

Friday, November 29, 2013

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Fears of Mentorship: What holds us back

Last week we co-hosted a Power of Connection chat with Bobby Umar of Raeallan on the Fears of Mentorship. We discussed 9 questions with Bobby’s community of over 100,000 followers on twitter and below we have summarized the major responses that emerged for 5 of our questions that we felt would be most pertinent to […]

Creating mentorship connections: Recap from Canadian Mentorship Challenge

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Creating mentorship connections: Recap from Canadian Mentorship Challenge

Instead of our regular Friday post, we have a special post this week to recap our activities over Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24). For the 2nd year, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and Startup Canada ran the Canadian Mentorship Challenge in celebration of GEW. The challenge was for organizations/individuals to create the most number of […]

When Mentorship Works: A MENTORup Success Story

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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When Mentorship Works: A MENTORup Success Story

Shared and written by: Doug Crann of Workplace Safety Revolution   As an entrepreneur one of the hardest things to do is to admit that you need help, or that you can’t do it all on your own.  Being a father and having experience in various leadership roles in the past helped develop my understanding […]

MENTORup users: How to create an effective mentoring request on MENTORup

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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MENTORup users: How to create an effective mentoring request on MENTORup

The MENTORnetwork team has taken a look at the mentoring requests that our community has put forth and has compiled feedback on how mentees on our MENTORup platform can increase the successes of getting a “yes” on their mentoring requests. Here’s are our thoughts: 1. Mentoring Objective Write an objective that is specific and articulates […]

How to create an effective mentoring request via e-mail or LinkedIn

Friday, November 8, 2013

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How to create an effective mentoring request via e-mail or LinkedIn

Many entrepreneurs struggle with how to introduce themselves to an mentor and inspire them to connect. It is not as difficult as it seems, you just need to know how to communicate yourself and your request effectively. Here’s a template you can use to create a mentoring request via e-mail or LinkedIn: i) Formally address […]

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