Look for mentors

The best business owners are humble ones. Everybody needs a bit of help sometimes, and this is especially true at difficult points of the startup journey. An external objective viewpoint will help you get true perspective, and you’ll learn from the experience of others.

A mentor often won’t ask for financial compensation. In many cases, it is a mutually beneficial arrangement, or even a friendship. Sometimes a service swap works, and sometimes there will be more than one mentor providing insights at different stages. You can also consider working with a business coach from the start of your journey