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StartupPro: How to set up and grow a tech business by Martin Zwilling

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Importance of having a startup mentor

I definitely recommend mentoring for technical startups, and have been at different stages at both the contributing and receiving end of the process. These days, I often seem to hear from technical entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a mentor or complaining about their lack of effectiveness. Like any other relationship, it takes work on both sides to make mentoring work.

Every first-time entrepreneur or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area needs a mentor. Nothing you have ever done raises so many questions or has the potential to be so fulfilling or risky as starting a new business for the first time. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide ...

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