How to get a business mentor

Published Jan. 10, 2019

Young entrepreneurs and managers have to give their best to come out at the top. It can be very helpful to get someone to guide you through your new ventures or hectic times. Over the last year, we’ve got some essential insights into mentorships, so we are happy to share them with you.

How to get a business mentor

MentorCruise.com is a platform which connects mentors and mentees in Engineering, Design and Business. If you are looking for a guide helping you in your new ventures, don’t hesitate to look at our database of 90+ mentors.

It starts with a goal

If you are looking for a mentor already - you must have a goal in mind.

Maybe the goal can just be to enhance your management skills, to get some guidance on your career path or get some self-confidence in stressful times.

Many of our mentees like to set firm goals though, such as changing careers, growing into a new role, or graduating university.

One of our mentees - Egle - for example, was starting a new Product Marketing role and felt unsure about what her own expertise and requirements at her new role.

Within weeks of getting professional mentorship from serial founder and marketing expert Lloyd Jacob, she finally grew into her new role.

“My main goal was to get the guidance and learn from another experienced specialist. I’m keen to grow as fast as I can in my career and it’s great to have such platform like MentorCruise to help you.” — Egle

The selection process

Selecting a mentor can be stressful, so it’s in our interest to make it as easy as possible for you. Go ahead, take a look at all Business mentors that we offer. Unlike most mentorships, the terms are formal and clear - there is a weekly price, a source of accountability and a defined set of services that the mentor promises to fulfill.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you don’t find the mentor of your dreams. We are happy to help. In 2018 alone, we helped over 1,200 mentees find a mentor, with 300 of them ending up signing up for a formal mentorship.

Putting in the work

The wait can be annoying, but on services like ours, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll end up with a mentor you like within a week. Now it is all about putting in the required work. MentorCruise offers a 7 day free trial on new mentorships - plenty of time to plan your goals, get a good feeling and setting up regular check-ins.

Not satisfied? Not a problem for us. Cancelling takes one click. We’ll stop charging you immediately, there’s no loophole. We’ll give our best providing you with a new mentor if you’d like that.

A mentor will usually regularly check in with you, possibly even set up firm tasks to track your goals and might even hop on a call with you (check the services a mentor provides). Mentors have not only helped with career questions: They have also helped with starting businesses, providing advise to deal with investors and more. There’s something for everybody.