Mentor Law and Legal Definition

In a small business, the term mentor is referred to two types of individuals- a mentor for owners and managers of a small business and a mentor for new employees. A mentor for owners and managers of a small business serves as a guide. S/he is a person who has "been there, done that" and who is willing to offer a small business owner or manager the insight and suggestions that come through years of experience. A mentor for new employees refers to a staff member who serves as a teacher and role-model for new employees. The mentor helps new employees to learn their jobs and to adapt to the new work environment.