It is never too early to begin thinking about the values and culture of your company. As a startup you are moving fast making quick decisions, values are your guard rails for those decisions. Once your business begins forming, it will influence product changes, customer development, hiring, vendor selection and evaluating potential business partners.
To help founders establish their values base, I volunteer my services to to a limited number of startup businesses. Working together we will clarify your values and create a road map to evaluate and intentionally build your culture as your business evolves and grows.
You are right for mentoring if you meet one or more of the following situations:
You are in the forming stage and are now establishing a partnership.
You are preparing to hire your first employee(s).
You have been operating as a sole founder and are now adding to your leadership team.