Starting and running a business can be a lonely and challenging endeavor. Outside oversight and input is vital as your company grows. Official boards of directors and unofficial advisory boards provide connections and ideas that drive business expansions. Below are a few resources to assist you in creating a board of directors or advisory board:
- Overview of boards of directors (The Free Management Library)
- Harness the Power of an Advisory Board (About.com)
- 8 Steps to Creating an Effective Advisory Board (Entrepreneur)
Mentors, peer groups and round-tables also provide insight and support as you grow your business and navigate startup challenges.
Want to see business leaders that have been active as mentors in Chattanooga? Check out Co.Lab’s list of mentors that have helped entrepreneurs just like you build their companies.