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“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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“I believe in you, just do it” – Susheela’s mentorship story

In the spirit of highlighting Module 1 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course which speaks to the value of mentorship, I thought I would share one of my mentorship stories. In March 2009 I  organized a conference at my University about Social Justice & Entrepreneurship where Dev Aujla was our keynote. On the day of the conference, […]

The Value of Mentorship

Monday, January 13, 2014

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The Value of Mentorship

To kick off the new year, we thought we’d help our readers connect to and understand the VALUE of mentorship with the help of the content in Module 1 of CYBF’s (the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) FREE Mentorship Crash course. In module 1 of the course, CYBF articulates: “Successful entrepreneurs know that the most effective […]

Mentor match made in heaven

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Mentor match made in heaven

This is our last post of 2013 and we thought we would celebrate the success of a MENTORup community member to end the year. Meet Shiv Kamal, the Business Development Manager for Push Science and hear his MENTORup success story: I am a young professional who is the Business Development Manager at Push Science. Push […]

Why asking for help is a strength & How to ask effectively

Friday, December 13, 2013

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Why asking for help is a strength & How to ask effectively

One of the fears of mentorship is asking for help. Many people hold a notion that asking for help is a sign of weakness or “inconvenient” for others. But that’s not necessarily true! In fact asking for help has a huge number of benefits and in this post we’re going to debunk the myths that […]

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 […]

How do I provide value to my mentor?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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How do I provide value to my mentor?

After much searching, you’ve met with an incredible individual who inspires you with their wisdom, achievements and who they are as a person. They are invested in your success and are excited to help you on your journey to attain your dreams. So now what? How do you keep this incredible person engaged in a […]

What I learned by failing and how mentors could have helped

Monday, January 21, 2013

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What I learned by failing and how mentors could have helped

This is a guest post by entrepreneur Sharky Liu: When I started my current business DentistFind.com I was very cognoscente of the pain and mistakes I made in my last venture. Most people think JUZD Streetwear was a success and in many ways it was: we had many celebrities wearing the clothes; over 40 stores carried the line; […]

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