… are a great way to find contractors and colleagues.
If someone you trust can recommend someone, you have a chance to save yourself a bundle of time and probably money.
But there’s a but. Look for a ringing endorsement. If the person recommending is vague or cagey when you press, or if we’re talking about the friend of a friend or a distant relative… Tread carefully.
If an initial meeting doesn’t impress you – if any one of ability to do the job, positive attitude or generosity are lacking – tread water until you can find someone right.