When you are first starting out as an entrepreneur, one of the most valuable things to your business is advice. Success is born from failure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to fail yourself. Sometimes, it’s best to take cues from the both the good and bad experiences of others instead. Here are 5 perfect types of people that you should be taking advice from as a new entrepreneur.
People Who Work In HR
An essential thing that every business needs in order to thrive is good employees. As an entrepreneur, you need a team around you that will work to make your business a success. Taking advice from someone with experience in HR will help you develop a better interview and team building process.
People Who Have Failed At Business
As a budding business, there are some mistakes that will ground you before your business has even had the chance to take off. Therefore it’s important that you talk to even people who haven’t been so successful at business. You can learn from their experiences and learn where they went wrong so that you can avoid those very same mistakes.
People Who Are Ahead Of You
You don’t always need advice from people who are seasoned and wise because of a wealth of experience. Sometimes, even your mates who are doing something similar to you but are further ahead can help set you on the right path.
People With Technical Expertise
One of the characteristics of a good entrepreneur is that they understand when they are out of their depth. Whenever you are faced with technical challenges that can’t be overcome with just effort alone, you can enlist the expertise of a specialist instead of trying to figure things out on your own.
People With Good Intentions
When you’re starting a business, there will be no shortage of people looking to give you advice. You will have different pieces of advice leading you in different directions. You need to keep an eye out for the people with good intentions. The people who genuinely want the success of your business and are not just throwing out generic pieces of advice.
The Africa Skills Hub, which you can find on Twitter has open channels of communication for entrepreneurs looking for advice.