Asking a favor/help is not a bad thing at all if it doesn’t cost them more time and money. You will so so many people love you and share a helping hand.
During building our Accounting Software, for promotion, for advice, for understanding the foreign markets and small businesses there and for making things possible we asked all possible help we could ask for to everyone (even to a complete stranger sitting in USA or UK whom we never knew few hours back) and really can see the amount of help and love it is creating for us.
Be it to Rackspace, Twitter, several small businesses, lots of investors, market experts, accounting firms, local Bank officials; we got help-love form nearly everyone.
It really helped us getting insights, minimize our costs, being on our budget and grow. Thanks you all.
And my friends “Don’t shy away from asking a favour if and only if it’s not taking a lot of their time and money”.