In big business you hear a lot about the Board of Directors or Board meetings and so on. It makes you think of grumpy old men sitting in a conference room in some multi billion dollar high rise building in New York or Los Angeles, doesn't it?
However did you know, that no only can you have your very own advisory board, you really SHOULD have your own advisory board?
An advisory board is a group of people you put together to give you insight on how to make your business, products or services better for your clients.
This board will share their thoughts, ideas, and creative genius so you can make whatever it is you do better. Here is the best part; you do not need to be a multi-billion dollar conglomerate like Wal-mart or Nike to have an advisory board. You just need to be organized, and have access to enough people so you get varying ideas.
So where do these people come from? Simply put, they are your customers, which are where you will start to ask, to your neighbors, friends and family. You want to gather as many people as you can, somewhere from 10 to 20 will do, and get them talking about your business, products or services.
They are there to help you better what you are offering, by giving you their insight, so do not take offense when you get some criticism, because it is actually meant to help you and it will.
You may not take advantage of all the suggestions that you receive, but if you can implement some of them, they may make the difference from slow sales to fast business growth. Your advisory group should include individuals who actually will use or buy whatever it is you are selling. So for example if you make kids toys, not only should you have parents in the group, but kids as well. Their input is just as important as the adults.
It doesn't matter what you are selling or providing in order to have an advisory group. But the fact is if you have not had one yet, you should definitely get started.
By: Bruce A. Tucker
About the Author:
Mr. Tucker is the Associate Director of http://www.Indocquent.com , an online resource where you can advertise your business, products or services throughout the world.
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