Some of my greatest joys in my business life started out easily and naturally. Mentoring entrepreneurs.
As a coder I've often found myself answering questions from startup founders. They want to know if their idea is feasible. What it would cost. All these initial worries. But often, the more important issues are about the idea itself, the market's need, and the competitive landscape. And so much more. So, if you're looking for insights about your startup idea, my initial consult has always been available for the cost of a meal. I'd sit and chat and give the best advice I could. From that initial advice has sprung many relationships and a good number of startups.
Here's a GREAT article from some entrepreneurs describing how mentor updates saved their company. Who are you talking to?