An advisory board for your business startup will make you smart

27 Apr 2006

Joel Welsh

Joel Welsh, Chief Community Officer, is also the CEO of a new startup company ... Showcase U. Joel shares behind the scenes key decisions being made in the "Birth of a Startup" and knocks it out of the park to provide his own entrepreneurial wisdom.

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There are many things to pay attention to when you start a small business. The StartupNation 10 Steps to Open for Business lays them all out in a terrifically organized fashion, starting with identifying what you want out of life.

One of the key actions that always pays skyrocketing dividends is the creation of & regular communication with an advisory board. This is one of the least tapped into resources by entrepreneurs. I understand why. I did it (didn’t do it) myself.

I was 24 years old when I began my first entrepreneurial endeavor, a staffing firm. (they were called employment agencies back then) While I did my research and ran my company successfully for 19 years, I was brash enough to want to do it alone. I didn’t want the meddling of other people’s opinions.

Let me state this clearly …..


When you identify an advisory board of people who are knowledgeable and interested in the business that you are creating, you make yourself so much smarter that going it alone on your own ideas, inspirations and decision-making.

I’m the StartupNation chief community officer. I have a Community Advisory Board! They’re fantastic!! The board is made up of active & engaged community members – people who are on board with the great value that they receive by participating in the StartupNation community. They’re passionate about entrepreneurship, they learn from one another & have much to share with the greater community.

And they help us make smart decisions here at StartupNation. I’m especially grateful that we have such an energetic and SMART community at StartupNation.

Get yourself an advisory board. Just by making this key move you’ll be the smartest person on your block.

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