For those who are just starting a business for the very first time, and need the help from quality advisers, it can be hard to know where to look for someone to help much less how to pick the right person. Some people are starting out with basically no knowledge of where to find the help they need. What's the best place to look in? How can you tell if an adviser is right for you? How should you approach people for mentoring?
1) Think about the skills you have, being very self aware. 2) Think about the skills you need, also being very self aware. 3) Look for people who can augment your needs and have done it before. 4) Just ask the people who fit. If they have time, most will embrace helping a fellow traveler. However, know that if you ask, they are not your fan club or your therapist. If you ask them to invest their time in your business, you need to a) sell them on the entire plan, and b) listen to what they have to say. Also, these are not 1 email/call relationships. I found many of my advisors at conferences and developed relationships with them well before asking.
You should look for entrepreneurs who have started their own business and have learned everything on the go. These people are the best to get mentorship from because they have gone through all the ups and downs in starting and growing a business. They have learnt from their mistakes, know what strategies work and most important of all will provide you with true wisdom that you will need to get your business running.
Look for entrepreneurs and connect with them. their wisdom can get you into nitty gritty of startup life.
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I think it would be difficult to find the right person for this, unless he is your friend. You can explore your business area thoroughly. Read reviews and tips on the Internet, of course most of them are not important. But perhaps there will be something useful in a piece of words.