When people think about preparing small businesses, they often think they go alone in the world. Everyone wants to start the next one person who will end up rule the world and become the next Apple or Walmart.
The reality is that companies that are household names now do not start themselves, they have help. Not only staff and workers but people give them advice on various parts of their business.
Suggestions and opinions are not the same, everyone has an opinion about everything. Whether weather, politics and religion or sports that you meet will be able to share their opinions about this problem.
Valuable advice and will help move your business forward can be more difficult to get but that’s why every small business owner must look for it. The expression “I can’t see wood for the tree” is widely used and it really applies to most small companies.
We are all familiar with our own work environment that we sometimes miss the opportunity to improve and expand our business. By inviting other business people to see our work, we can have a new set of eyes that might be able to find a better way to do something.
Fear is often the main reason given by employers not to invite other people into their business, people are afraid that someone will steal their ideas and regulate competition. Fear is not a good way to run a business, it is a limiting emotion.
If you surround yourself with Smart Associates who want to share their experiences, you will find that you can all grow. This is where the Advisory Board comes alone, by making it the official part of your company, you show how serious you are taking this problem.
You don’t need to pay people to become a member of the Advisory Board, even though it is a good idea to get the best people you can and if you can pay it then do it. When you just start a business, you might have to depend on other people’s good intentions, choose people with real life experience relevant to your business.
Remember the Advisory Board designed to give you advice, you don’t need to take it but you have to be willing to at least listen to them or you just waste their time (and yours).