How does it works?
Browse through our list of cannabis mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.
Found the perfect cannabis mentor for you? Awesome, time to request a call. Tell them a bit about your situation, choose a time, and get it set on your calendar.
Time for the call, yay! Make sure you show up on time and prepared to make the most out of it. Pro tip: Ask your mentor if it’s ok to record the screen so you can take notes later.
Why talk to a cannabis mentor?
Getting into the cannabis industry can be daunting. There are a lot of new things to learn, and there’s no clear path for how to get started—especially if you don’t know anyone who’s been in the industry before.
But what if there was a way to get some guidance from someone who has been there, done that? What if you could find someone who could answer your questions and help you avoid mistakes?
That’s where mentoring comes in. You may be thinking, “Why would I need a mentor?” But trust us when we say that having someone guide you through the process of starting up a cannabis business will make all the difference in the world.
Here are just a few reasons why having a mentor is important for Marijuana startups:
- Mentors can help you avoid common mistakes. You’ll have someone who has been there before and can tell you what worked for them—and what didn’t work. They’ll also be able to give advice on how to handle situations that come up in your business that they’ve already dealt with successfully themselves.
- Mentors can help you think outside the box when it comes to problem solving. As a cannabis entrepreneur, one of your main challenges will be figuring out how to navigate through an industry that’s still largely illegal at the federal level (even though many states have legalized marijuana). A mentor will be able to advise on creative solutions for how best to deal with this reality of doing business in an industry
Choosing a cannabis mentor:
You should look for mentors who have been in the cannabis industry for a while and have experience working with startups. They should also be willing and able to meet regularly with you in person or via Skype or Zoom calls. A good mentor should be someone who cares about helping other people succeed in their careers, not just getting their own name out there as an expert.
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Frequently asked questions
Use filters to quickly curate a pool of mentors with the skills, experience, and availability to help you out with whatever you’re working on.
Filter mentors by:
- Languages spoken: Speak with a mentor in your native language – so you can get help without losing things in translation
- Specific skills & knowledge: From Facebook Ads to product launches, choose from mentors who have “been there, done that, crushed it”
- Companies they’ve worked at: Pick the brains of mentors who have seen the inner workings of the world’s leading companies
- Tools & technology: Get advice on which tools or tech you should be using or get support in unlocking their full value
- Industry expertise: Learn from the best of the best. All GrowthMentors are in the top 3% of their industries – and that’s not a cliché
As soon as you join GrowthMentor, one of our onboarding specialists will meet with you to discuss your current challenges and goals – and match you with mentors to get you started.
Using the tools you already use. Mentors can select between either Sype, Google Meet, or Zoom.
Because they are nice people.
- They genuinely enjoy helping.
- They want to share their experiences and help others learn from them. Sharing their experiences, wins, and failures can truly change the trajectory of someone else’s path.
- It keeps them on their toes. No better way to sharpen your skills than to teach someone else!
- Speaking with up-and-coming businesses is fun and exciting!
- Growth Mentors have a growth mindset and are looking to learn in each and every situation- including mentoring sessions.
- They are new to the platform. New mentors are asked to do some free sessions, in the beginning, to get their feet wet and get a feel for the platform. Only after mentors have 3 reviews can they set a price and charge.
Here are some tips.
- Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
- Ask your mentor if they’d be ok with you recording your screen with Loom
- Give contextual information to help paint the picture of your current situation.
- Growth mentors will be asking you lots of questions, answer them as openly as possible.
- Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question-asking. Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
- Don’t feel pressure, just relax.
- Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors.
- Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to challenge your assumptions.
- Be friendly. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).
Full disclaimer- there are no silver bullets for Growth, so we can’t make any false promises.
If you have a growth mindset and are looking to connect with various experienced individuals and learn from them, you will get value from GrowthMentor.
All mentors are 100% legit. They’re not here to pitch or sell you anything – they’re here to help people like you who are trying to better themselves.
Read some of the reviews mentees have left on Trustpilot.
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