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Getting Help From the Experts

Why forming an advisory board should be high on your to-do list

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This story appears in the August 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

Do you know a big-time angel investor who can help you assimilate your company into the mainstream market? Do you know how to find a COO for your enterprise? How about the consultant who would give you some of his valuable time if you had an introduction by a current client?

Many start-up business owners cannot envision all the help that an advisory board could offer. Most of these informal groups of advisors can not only offer sound strategic insight and an overall outlook on the business world, but also provide you with one of the most vital aspects of business success: contacts with important individuals and businesses.

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