In our September 2005 column, "Beyond Getting to Yes," we talked about how women's natural relationship-building skills can help them in business. As women, we use this talent to build connections both close and casual; for relating, connecting and empathizing with others to give us an edge when negotiating deals; to help us win us better terms with vendors and suppliers; and to build rapport with our colleagues and staff. But there's another way in which these relationship-building skills can provide us with an edge in business: We can use them to help us find valuable business mentors, both male and female, among our casual relationships.