Mentors are people who can give you advice and connect you to the kind of people who can make your idea work. They may be family friends, past pupils from your school, members of your community, older siblings and other people with business experience or knowledge in an area that’s related to your idea.
How to find good mentors
1. Not all mentors are good mentors. Know what you need from your mentor – business advice, career support, useful contacts or emotional support. You may decide to find different mentors for different purposes.
2. After you know what type of mentor you need, start looking for potential mentors among the people you know.
3. Talk to family, friends, neighbors and teachers who could introduce you to good mentors.
4. If you can, go to industry-related events to meet potential mentors.