The best partnerships are creative ones, where the mentor is able to help the mentee, (or the team), process thoughts and methods. Ensuring results to real progress is critical; as is the speed of development. Having a positive attitude and structured approach to each meeting, and then connecting in between meetings for updates both help to get results. Since the role of the mentor is to be supportive and to provide counselling, good mentors can introduce other experts or outside resources into the mentee business; all of which helps to add expertise where needed. These can range from legal and technical resources to marketing, finance and also further investment resources. The mentor as a sounding board with experience and specific knowledge is a powerful addition to any get-start or growing business.