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Consultants and Advisors

It's hard to make it on your own. Most successful entrepreneurs have a many consultants, advisors, and mentors along the way. These articles will tell you want to look for to make sure that you find the right people and get the most out of the relationships.

News and Articles About Consultants and Advisors

Buy Time by Buying Expertise
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Find out how seeking out the best available expert can help you concentrate on the highest and best use of your time.
November 15, 2013 in Productivity
Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It

Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It

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Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake.
August 20, 2013 in Business Management
3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice

3 Online Resources for Getting Expert Startup Advice

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Can't afford to have an attorney on speed dial? Don't worry, help is just a click away.
February 7, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

5 Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have

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Having these types of people around to ask advice of and bounce ideas off can be essential to business owner's success.
December 10, 2012 in Startup Basics
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

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Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

The Art of Taking Advice: It Isn't What You Ask, It's Whom You Ask

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When considering who to seek advice from, consider the expertise, timing and motivation behind the words of wisdom.
December 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

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Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

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Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

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For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
April 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

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There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
January 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

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Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
November 14, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

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Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
June 21, 2011 in Startup Basics
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

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Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
June 7, 2011 in Startup Basics
Expert Advice for Nothing

Expert Advice for Nothing

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Two new websites are dedicated to getting new businesses off the ground--and they don't charge a dime.
May 13, 2010 in Startup Basics

Why You Need a Mentor

Don't be intimidated to ask for help. There are many successful entrepreneurs happy to show you the ropes.
December 1, 2003 in Startup Basics

Learning From the Best

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Why mentors rock-and how they can help you grow your business
August 1, 2002 in Startup Basics

Mentorships: The Ultimate Networking Tool

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Much more than advisors, mentors can help you learn the ropes and locate prospects, too.
September 1, 2001 in Startup Basics

Someone to Watch Over Me

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Why go it alone when there's help to be had?
May 1, 1999 in Startup Basics

Second Opinion

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Can a consultant boost your business? Yes, if you follow these tips.
June 1, 1998 in Startup Basics

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