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Eight Critical Steps To Take When Selecting A Business Advisor

Business advisers have the potential to be instrumental to a company's success. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear what traits or characteristics to look for when choosing a business advisor, and those without experience to guide them may be unsure of who to work with.

The selection process should be as rigorous as staff selection, with a number of questions asked and interviews completed. This process will set the stage for expectations and allow you the opportunity to learn more about them. Here, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council suggest a few other key steps you should take when choosing an advisor who will help guide your business.


Eight Critical Steps To Take When Selecting A Business Advisor Young Entrepreneur Council members suggest taking these steps in order to choose the best advisor for your business. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.


4. Have Clear Goals And Outlines

First you need to have a goal in mind. What are you trying to achieve with a coach? Do you need someone to hold you accountable, help you create a business plan or help you improve your leadership style? Have clear goals and an outline of how you will measure success with the coach.

- Jennifer A Barnes, Optima Office, Inc

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