Are Startup Incubators Right for You?

One unique form of mentorship that’s open to entrepreneurs is incubators. Incubators combine traditional investing with a streamlined mentoring process to help take beginning entrepreneurs to a successful exit. What is an incubator? Is incubator mentorship right for you? Let’s take a look. Incubator Basics An incubator is a business coaching program run by a […]

3 Ways for Mentees to Give Back to Mentors

A mentoring relationship should be rewarding for both sides. If only the mentee is getting something out of the relationship, chances are the mentor will soon opt out. It’s common for mentees to think that they have nothing to give back to their mentor. That simply isn’t true. Though you might not be able to […]

Board Members & Equity Mentors: What Percent Should You Give?

While some mentors will come and help you out for free, other mentors will be “paid.” Usually for startup companies, these kinds of mentorship opportunities are compensated through equity rather than through cash, as most startups don’t have all that much cash on hand. If you’re working with such mentors, how much equity is a […]

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Homeschooling

As parents consider homeschooling their child or children, they often have a lot of questions. Here are some of these top questions (and their answers) asked by those expressing curiosity and concerns about homeschooling. 1. Will my child receive proper socialization if I homeschool? The answer is yes – if parents put in a little […]

Investors as Mentors: Why and How to Find Them

One of the best places to find mentors is in your business’ investors. Investors are typically high net-worth individuals who’ve already experienced business success on their own. Their experience, knowledge, and skills can help you avoid pitfalls and make the right decisions in every turn of your business. The Money vs. The Expertise When Pierre […]

Benefits of Homeschooling

Homeschoolers often choose to educate their children at home due to the benefits inherent in homeschooling. For those considering homeschooling as an option, you might be wondering just what these benefits are. Studies have shown all sorts of benefits to homeschooling; here are some of them. Family Time Many families are concerned about the lack […]

How to Build a Team of Informal Mentors

Mentorship relationships don’t always have to be formal relationships. Sometimes they can be as simple as “If I have a question, can I send you an email?” relationships. While individually these relationships might not change your life, having a whole rolodex of these kinds of mentors can make a big difference. So how can you […]

Home Education Resources – a Brief Overview

For those who educate at home, learning about the resources at your disposal is extremely helpful. Most homeschooling parents will tell you that you never stop discovering new resources, and new ones are being developed all the time. So this brief overview is not so much a list of resources as a generalized discussion of […]

Why Your Lawyer is Your Best Bet for Finding Business Mentors

It’s common for people who’re looking for mentors to try and look outside their own circle of influence. After all, it’s hard to believe that millionaires and successful business people could be just one connection away. Yet that’s more often than not the case. In fact, your best bet for finding mentors is usually your […]

Homeschooling and Unschooling – What’s the Difference?

Some homeschoolers are unschoolers – but what does that mean? And are unschoolers somehow extreme or “out there”? What is the difference between homeschooling and unschooling? These are some of the questions people pose when considering the two types of homeschooling. It can get a bit confusing, and when you throw stereotypes and so forth […]

Write and Approach Your “Dream List” of Mentors

There are mentors, then there are “dream list” mentors. Dream list mentors are the mentors you’d pick if you could choose any mentors on the planet. Landing these kinds of “dream list” mentors takes audacity and connections. But it’s certainly doable. How Facebook Landed Bill Gates When Facebook was still in its infancy with just […]

How to Plan a Home Schooling Curriculum

For many homeschooling parents, no curriculum seems to “fit.” For others, the cost of a full curriculum is more than they can afford. There are all kinds of reasons why some homeschoolers want to design their own curricula: personal, religious, financial, and other reasons all play into the decision. So where do you start if […]

Niche Mentors: Sometimes Better Than a “Business Mentor”

When most entrepreneurs look for mentors, they tend to look for generic “business mentors.” People who can help guide them on their path to success. However, entrepreneurs often forget to look for niche mentors. Often times looking for niche mentors is better than trying to find a general business mentor. What is a “Niche Mentor?” […]

The #1 Thing to Remember When Approaching a Mentor

Most people approach potential mentors in completely the wrong way. As a result, most people have a lot of trouble getting mentors to help them out. When you’re approaching a mentor, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind. This one thing is what will set you apart from all the other people competing […]

Socialization Methods And Concerns for the Homeschooled Child

If you’re a homeschooler, you’ve undoubtedly heard someone somewhere mention “socialization,” often in a manner that indicates concern. The prevailing attitude seems to be that children who are homeschooled are not “socialized.” What does this mean, exactly? Is this true? How can homeschoolers address this issue? Merriam-Webster defines “socialize” as “to make social; especially : […]

What You Need to Know About Homeschool Laws

Unfortunately, some would-be homeschoolers are intimidated by legal authorities, or they think they don’t want to deal with the legal aspect of homeschooling. But with a little strategic thought and key resources, you can have your legal bases covered and move forward with homeschooling. Homeschooling laws differ from state to state, and sometimes also from […]

The 5 Main Benefits of Having a Business Mentor

We’ve all heard that having business mentors can help you develop yourself and grow your company. But what is it exactly that these mentors can do for you? How can they help you move your company along? Knowing exactly how you want your mentors to help you move forward can help you find the motivation […]

Homeschool Philosophies – Which One Fits You and Your Child?

As you consider homeschooling, you may be trying to decide on which approach or philosophy fits your child and family. Do you like things relaxed and informal, or do you prefer a more structured approach? How much time do you have to devote to homeschooling, and what is your child’s learning style? These and other […]

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