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Creating Success: The Top 5 Advisors Every Owner Needs

Creating Success: The Top 5 Advisors Every Owner Needs

Even if the “Force” is with you, you still need a great team for advice and support. As your business grows, it’s hard not to wear many hats: manager, business development, HR, bookkeeper, marketer, even janitor.  When there is no one else to do the job, you step in and get it done. However, the most successful owners and GM’s have learned that you don’t have to go it alone. There are advisors who can help you along the way dealing with the challenging areas for small business: growing top line revenue, expanding margins and limiting liability. Success in these areas require guidance and expertise. Here are the top 5 advisors you should have on speed dial:   1. The Business Mentor Perhaps one of the most important (and often free) advisor choices you can make is the business mentor.  A business mentor can be a proven expert in your field or an entrepreneur in another field who is a little farther down the path that you are. A trusted mentor will be there to listen and advise you when the going gets tough, offering comfort, advice and information to get you back on track.  Whether this advice happens over the phone or over a cup of coffee, a great mentor will point you towards a recommended course of action to help you succeed.   2. The Legal Advisor Whether you are just getting started or you have been in the business for a few years somewhere along the way legal advice will be required.  Trusted legal counsel does much more than just represent you in the event of...