Americans love to be lone wolves. Sadly, that’s a stupid thing to do when you’re running a small business. Advisory teams are a great way to add some experience to your business. But how do you start one? Open Forum has some ideas. Here’s one way to build a team:
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Two of the best places I’ve found for business owners to get advice and feedback are SCORE and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). SCORE Mentors can advise you on all aspects of business, and you can even get answers from Mentors 24/7 online at the SCORE website. SBDCs, located in many communities nationwide, have experts on staff ranging from consultants to business owners who can advise you for free. Find the nearest one at the SBA website.
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