4 ways asking for advice — and giving it away — pays off for your startup

Venture Beat logoSome people say the age of experts and human advisors is over since everything is searchable. I disagree. How much time have you spent on Google trying to learn about something tricky, like how to create an employee stock options pool, how to file a patent, or which business model will work best to convince venture capitalists? After a few hours of diving down one of these rabbit holes, you’ll probably just want to speak to an expert who could easily guide you to the right solutions in just a short session. Since I have been a maniac question-asker and advice-giver my entire life, I learned a few lessons to share.