It Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely at the Top
If you find yourself making key decisions by yourself, paying expensive consultants, or if you have expertise in some areas but lack critical knowledge in others, you are not alone! What would it be worth to have a dedicated group of business professionals to provide advice on your ideas and issues? What would an advisory board do for your business? Think it’s too expensive? Or too complicated? Well, think again. Learn how successful CEO’s and business owners have grown their businesses and increased their bottom lines through a business advisory board. And, you can, too.
The Advisory Board Kit is your consultant-in-a-guide, a comprehensive step-by-step manual to help you establish an advisory board. This 60-page guide is chock-full of worksheets, questionnaires and advice to take you through the process of setting up your advisory board. It’s as if you have your own expert consultant right there with you guiding your every action! Susan C. Hammond, Business Consultant, Facilitator, and recognized expert on advisory boards has distilled her knowledge of advisory boards into this easy-to-use guide. In the Advisory Board Kit you follow the same steps Susan follows when engaged by her clients. The Advisory Board Kit includes:
- Questions to consider as you identify the role of your advisory board, define the expertise needed, and develop the ideal advisor profile.
- Advice and feedback from clients who have successfully established their own advisory boards.
- Guidance on:
- How and where to find advisors;
- Managing the selection process;
- Setting advisor compensation;
- Avoiding common pitfalls;
- Setting meeting agendas and running effective advisory board meetings;
- Evaluating the success of the advisory board and encouraging continuous improvement.
- The Kit also includes sample letters for corresponding with potential and selected advisors and sample agendas for maximizing your meeting time.
- Click here to see Advisory Board Kit Sample Pages.
What people are saying:
“The Advisory Board Kit isn’t just a book…it’s a road map, a process, a complete system to set-up and manage an advisory board.” — Martha Slaight, Financial Advisor
“I love how-to, practical tools that take all the anxiety out of a new business venture. After reading the Advisory Board Kit, I immediately began the process of establishing an advisory board for each of the three components of our core program.” Inside of a week, we built the structure that will ensure the quality of our programming and an environment of continuous improvement.” — Caryl Lattof, Deputy Director, America Scores New England
“I can’t thank you enough for writing the Advisory Board Kit. It has helped reinforce what I’ve been doing to build a stronger Corporate Advisory Board for the National Women of ALPFA program, as well as given me some great ideas and guidance.” — Marcel Quiroga, Chair of the National Women of ALPFA Corporate Advisory Board
“Small business owners who are poised for growth need experienced advisors to help them identify opportunities and avoid pitfalls.Â The Advisory Board Kit shows exactly how to find the most appropriate advisors and get them on board in the most productive manner.” — Marcia Yudkin, Author, 6 Steps to Free Publicity and Head Mentor, Marketing for More
“The Advisory Board Kit fills a major gap in the resources available for small and mid-sized business owners who want to position their companies for growth and profitability. The Kit provides essential information about a too-often neglected opportunity for assuring business success: an advisory board whose members offer the knowledge, experience and expertise that business owners often need to secure their company’s future. Based on 20 years of consulting experience and written in a clear and well-organized manner, this Kit includes a combination of basic information, advice, and customizable forms and documents that enable entrepreneurs to successfully create and manage advisory boards tailored to their individual needs. All small business owners need this Kit! — Toni G. Wolfman, Executive in Residence, Women’s Leadership Institute, Bentley University, Retired Partner Foley Hoag, LLP
“This guide demonstrates Susan’s ability to tune into the needs of CEOs. Through her laser focused approach she demonstrates how every CEO can obtain regular, objective and external commentary on their business strategy. Such external commentary is critical to stay ahead in today’s face-paced business environment.” — Vicki Donlan, Author of HER TURN: Why It’s Time for Women to Lead in America, Founder and former Publisher Women’s Business
“The Advisory Board Kit provides the perfect formula for the small business owner & CEO who needs a comprehensive guide to leveraging external resources, staying focused and growing the company all without the expense of a consulting firm. The tools outlined in the Kit demonstrate how you can obtain sound advice provided by well selected industry experts.” — Lenny Lapenta, President & CEO, InteractiveBlue
“The Advisory Board Kit is a great resource for business owners who want to utilize the expertise of an Advisory Board. Simply written and very practical, the Kit walks you through the steps to establish an advisory board and prepares you to effectively use an advisory board. The Kit is like your own consultant…someone who has spent days preparing the necessary forms and materials and then shows up ready to work! Susan is a knowledgeable resource to call when you want an expert on advisory boards.” — Wendy Hanson, Business Coach.
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Pricing: The Advisory Board Kit First Edition is now available for the close-out price of $34.95 plus shipping and applicable sales tax. You also receive the 70-page Advisory Board Kit Workbook. In the event you’re not satisfied, your order comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Just return the Kit and Workbook unmarked and get the purchase price back less shipping. So order now!