When starting or growing a business, having the right advisor(s) can be invaluable. Advisors can provide guidance, connections, experience, and support from the beginning stages of your venture, helping you make intelligent decisions and accelerate success. After advising clients at all levels, I have noticed a consistent theme across all industries and income levels. Everyone has wholes. Below are some of the fantastic benefits of using a professional advisor:

1. Increased Efficiency & Productivity

An experienced advisor on board can help you get your business off the ground faster. They can offer valuable input on organizing and positioning your business for maximum profitability. Information like this can lead to increased productivity and profits.

2. Improved Decision-Making & Planning

An advisor can help you make better decisions about your company’s future because they have worked with countless other companies to accomplish similar goals. Additionally, they can provide insights into market trends. Understanding market trends can help reduce wasted time and position your company better. Their connections can open potential opportunities, which will help you gain market share.  

3. Increased Confidence & Motivation

Having an advisor by your side can boost your confidence and motivation in times of stress, especially when they have a proven track record and your trust. They should be able to motivate you on your down days and keep you motivated when you’re on fire. It is a myth that your advisor can’t or shouldn’t be a friend. They absolutely can. Actually, the closer to each other you are, the harder they’ll work for you.  

4. Increased Flexibility & Creativity

Having an advisor on board can give you the flexibility to take risks in your business that you may not take on your own. Advisors can also offer creative ideas and suggestions that can help your business stand out from the crowd. 

As you can see, there are many benefits to seeking professional advice for your small business or entrepreneurial venture. Professional advisors can provide you with a competitive advantage, guidance, and support on various issues, from budgeting and hiring to marketing and growth. They can also offer insights into operational and financial matters, which can be essential for any business. Working with a knowledgeable adviser increases the likelihood that your small business is on the right track and headed in the right direction.

In a Nutshell:

Paying for a professional advisor can be scary for any business, not just new businesses. In most cases, a professional advisor can require an investment of 5 to 20% of your total revenue. You must ensure your professional advisor: 1. Increases Efficiency & Productivity 2. Improves Decision-Making & Planning 3. Increases Confidence & Motivation, and 4. Increases Flexibility & Creativity. We hope this BVE blog helps and if you’re interested in seeing if a professional advisor can help your business grow, schedule an appointment, and let’s talk about it.  

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Brent Simpson

Business Growth Strategist, Clarity Expert, Retired Stockbroker, Speaker, Pitch Judge, VC, Stock Investor, Board Member, Owner of Bold Vision, Co-Founder of Investing Education Academy  (IEA), Start-up Consultant, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.