You’ve got an idea for a new product, a new startup venture. Who do you talk to? Obviously, the first people you’ll want to run to and brag about are those closest to you – friends, family, the UPS man, whoever. At this point you’re looking for encouragement, for validation, and you’ll get it. After you’re nice and inflated, you’ll need to talk with someone who can actually help take your idea to the next level – that’s where the Los Angeles startup consultant comes in.