PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Robert T. Frank
knows the difficulty behind operating a business. More young entrepreneurs are entering the workforce each day with little to no experience. According to experts, it is smart to look for a mentor in order to work successfully and efficiently. Mentors are available everywhere, but it takes hard work and commitment to find the right one who will provide the best guidance.
According to an article in BusinessManagement Daily, the first step is to conduct research. Entrepreneurs should look for someone that they admire and see as an icon. It is important to study that person and their career. They should look at their qualities and their most recent work. This information will help mold the entrepreneur's ideas along the same lines as their mentor's.
Another helpful tip is to look at an alternative field. One common mistake made by entrepreneurs is that they look for mentors who are in a similar industry that they wish to pursue. However, it is the underlying skills that one should be seeking from a mentor. These attributes are universal and include great attitude and deep dedication.
Robert T. Frank notes that it is wise to avoid using the word "mentor." When consulting with a potential mentor, entrepreneurs should avoid using that specific title because of its negative connotations. Some people are nervous about acting as a mentor because they believe that it entails certain responsibilities and pressures. The best practice is to let the mentor know that they have insightful ideas that should be shared with other entrepreneurs.
Mentors are often busy with their own tasks and responsibilities. That is why it is a good idea to respect their time and effort. Everyone has priorities that they need to address primarily. Therefore, it should come as no surprise if a mentor is unable to attend a meeting. Entrepreneurs who are experiencing problems when contacting a mentor should be realistic and understand that people can be busy.
Robert T. Frank has also provided his own personal tips on mentoring programs. He states, "A mentorship program is all too often overlooked in today's business climate. All organizations regardless of size, focus, industry or market have organizational cultures and all too often understanding the cultural nuances can be a challenge for any new employee. New associates should be assigned a mentor for the first 90 days of employment. It becomes the mentors job to make introductions, engage the new associate in organizational activities, answer questions and to have Q&A sessions bi-weekly just help make them navigate the cultural waters."
Robert T. Frank highly recommends all people in the workforce to consult with a mentor in order to learn valuable insight.
Robert T. Frank
is the CEO of Bible League International. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, this Christian non-profit contains assets that total to over $20,000,000. Before working at the Bible League International, Robert worked at Superior Battery Manufacturing Co., Inc., the 4th largest automotive battery manufacturer in the United States. Robert T. Frank also worked at Management Group Mid-America, Inc., Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Rawling Sporting Goods, Inc., and Lee Apparel Company. Prior to entering these companies, Robert attained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Oklahoma Military Academy. He then went on to complete his Masters of Business Administration in Business Finance from Southern Methodist University.