Having a Business Mentor
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mentor – a person who provides advice and guidance for free, usually to someone who is much younger and less experienced * Clarke volunteers as a mentor for at-risk teenagers.
advisor – someone who provides advice and gives another person his or her opinion about what should be done or what decision should be made * At most universities, academic advisors help students decide which courses they should take.
regularly – on a schedule; at the same time each day, week, or month * Do you exercise regularly, or just every once in a while?
feedback – an opinion about how well one is doing on something or whether something was a good idea; comments based on one’s evaluation * At the end of the conference, the organizers requested feedback from the participants, hoping to use that feedback to improve next year’s conference.
guidance – advice and assistance about how to do something correctly * Before you open your own business, ask other business owners for guidance so that you can learn from their mistakes.
protégé – a person who receives advice, help, guidance, and sometimes money from an older, more experienced person who wants to help that individual in his or her career * Why did you choose Mariah as your protégé? I’m sure many young people would love to have you help them in their career.
to hash (something) out – to discuss something in great detail, evaluating the advantages and disadvantages, often trying to reach an agreement on something * They’ve spent the past few weeks trying to decide which type of car to buy, hashing out all the options.
entrepreneur – a person who takes risks and starts a new business to make money; a business owner * Jun is a very successful entrepreneur, having opened more than 20 stores in the past 35 years.