Create a 'Composite Mentor'
Mentors can be very powerful allies in your business career but perhaps not in the way they are classically portrayed. I have never had just one mentor — I have had many of them, and they form an ever-changing "Composite Mentor" for me. Many of them might even be surprised that I think of them as mentors since I don't formally put a name to the relationship I have with them.
Read more of Kate's thoughts finding a startup mentor at The Accelerators, a WSJ blog of startup mentors discussing strategies and challenges of creating a new business.
Originally published May 28, 2013.