WHO IS THIS COMMUNITY FOR?
Small Business Owners and Managers, Line Managers, Mentors, StartUps, Advisors.
This is an attempt to try and bring people in business together to act as mentors for each other. The idea is that you will actually have a conversation using hangouts, not post just a comment or a link. People need a little more depth and understanding in their conversations. You should be able to click on people in this group and set up a time to start an actual voice conversation at a time that works for both. Let them know in your introduction what your general area of question or concern is, and why you have come to them. Let them know that you are calling from the Free Mutual Business Mentors community and would like to talk have a chat with them for a few minutes.
RESPECT: Make sure its only a few minutes and that before you talk the mentor is happy with you and your general subject and wants you to start talking for only a few minutes.
No soliciting for business, although of course if its suggested by the recipient of the advice that they would like to pay the person providing then its all good.
Allow people to talk to you. Don't just ask your questions, seek the advice you need and be done. Aim to help others for free. Help and be helped.
The best advisors listen properly before providing advice and know what to ask you. People that tell you things straight away are not always the best mentors.