Setting up and running a small business requires sound business acumen and is often made easier when business leaders surrounds themselves with a cadre of business advisors. Business owners often enter business in arenas that they either like or have a passion for. However without a solid team of advisors, owners often find it difficult to navigate the mucky waters of starting and building a growing business.
Therefore, it is imperative that leaders bring by their side others that have expertise in areas that the business leader isn't strong in. This might include those who have solid backgrounds in legal, finance, operations, marketing and business development. These advisors help bring awareness to the leaders' blind spots. They ultimately help sure up the dam when cracks begin to develop.
Invariably, these advisors help leaders stay focused and can create accountability for the leader. This accountability should be directly connected to the leaders' vision, mission, goals and objectives for the business.