Be willing to communicate values, goals, objectives and the nature of the business concept. We wish to do considerable listening up front before making recommendations.
Think through the challenges for specific areas in which assistance is needed and convey them in the most specific way possible.
Relate to the mentor by not only asking questions, but also commenting on the outcomes and the quality of the mentor’s suggestions. If the entrepreneur has an idea for performing the job in a different way than the mentor identifies he or she should show some initiative by developing the approach and asking the mentor to comment.
The ideal entrepreneur as a client makes the journey interesting for us as well by practicing the above objectives.