To build a great company that attracts outside capital, you'll need a great board. But how do you attract standout board members to an unproven company with limited financial resources? Unity Stoakes writes that it's important to start early, identifying your dream team and building relationships before asking for any commitment. Most of all, don't get discouraged by rejection. "Trust takes time to foster, so make sure to keep in touch with your dream board members after the first and second meetings," Stoakes writes.