Despite all of the planning and experience, there will be times when things will go wrong. This is especially true if you’re just starting out as a consultant. If that’s the case, you may want to ask for help and consider finding a mentor.
A mentor is someone who has the experience to know what has worked and what hasn’t for their consulting business. Because of this, you can exchange ideas with a mentor, along with receiving advice, feedback, and an objective point of view.
You can find mentors by asking your professional network, reaching out to an industry leader, or even hiring a mentor – which is pretty much what you, as an consultant.
Of course, mentors aren’t the only individuals you may have to seek advice from. When starting out you may need to seek the advice from accountants and attorneys if you need financial or legal assistance. This will ensure that you can get your business properly established and maintained, along without having to worrying about being penalized.
In short, you’re not an expert at everything, and asking for help can help your career. If you aren’t familiar with something that is outside of your field don’t hesitate to seek the advice from an expert.