Interns have the potential to add real value to your small business. Perhaps you aren’t quite in a position to hire an employee, but you do have need for some assistance. Taking on an intern is a great solution but also a big responsibility. Before you take on an intern, make sure you have a specific project for them to work on and a clear idea of what you intend for them to learn during their time with you. Remember that the intern is seeking to gain real career experience. He or she is not there to merely make photocopies or organize your storage closet. Be a true mentor to your intern, and you will both have a rewarding experience.