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How to tell a mentor he’s wrong

He’s got the experience and the know-how, but his advice is off the mark. How to handle a mentor you don’t agree with.

Rule No. 1 about start-up mentors: They are not omniscient. In fact, sometimes they’re just plain wrong.

It’s something that’s not always easy to see as an entrepreneur. You go to mentors for advice because they have see some of the things that you’re going to see and they’ve made some of the mistakes that you’re hoping not to make.

Still, they’re not running your business—you are. There’s no law that says you have to do what your mentor suggests. And the sooner you learn how to say “no” confidently, the easier it will be to manage these key relationships.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource. Inc.

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