How to be Mentored

A Guide for Home and Small Business owners

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
75 Pages
Reviewed on 10/06/2015
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Author Biography

I have been a small business owner for the last 15 years and specialise in helping new entrepreneurs through their start-up phases. Based in South Africa, I have had the privilege of mentoring young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities as they grow their back yard projects into viable and sustainable commercial ventures.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lucinda Weeks for Readers' Favorite

How to Be Mentored: A Guide for Home and Small Business Owners is a helpful and informative business guide written by Tony Paull. Written for start-up and experienced home and small business owners alike, this manual will introduce readers to the mentoring process. It will explain why mentoring is a valuable asset for business owners. Types of mentoring, including both formal and informal mentoring, are explained as well. Business owners will discover where to look to find experienced mentors. Tips on how to choose the right mentor for the company are provided. Benefits of being mentored such as identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the company, increasing productivity, and enhancing professional development are explained. Mentors can help the business owner set goals and follow through on achieving those goals. Mentoring versus other forms of training is described. Readers will learn what they can expect from a quality mentoring relationship. Guidance is also given on how long the mentoring relationship should last and how to professionally end the relationship.

Tony Paul has crafted a well written and all inclusive guide on the mentoring process. This is the only resource tool that business owners will need on the subject of mentoring, an easy to understand booklet that business owners are certain to turn to time and time again. I found this spectacular book to be both educational and timely. I highly recommend How to Be Mentored: A Guide for Home and Small Business Owners by Tony Paull to all small business owners.