Step 1: Get to Know Each Other
Our business advising starts with a free one-hour session with our business assessment manager. In this session, we will have an in-depth conversation about your business, its current stage and operations, as well as your goals and challenges in developing your business.
Step 2: Create an Advising Plan
After our initial session, we will work together to create a detailed weekly advising plan tailored to your business needs. In our advising plans, we help you identify and prioritize the steps needed to accelerate your business. Our advising plans typically require a minimum of three one-hour sessions.
Step 3: Schedule Time with Your Advisor
Based on your industry, stage of business, and individual advising plan, we match you with one of our advisors. You and your advisor will establish a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meeting time. This is usually a set day and time in which you can work with your advisor on your advising plan. Through years of advising, we find that a regular time works best for busy people. Otherwise, they postpone speaking to their advisor until they are stuck. We find that the best results require consistent and persistent effort.
Step 4: Hold You Accountable
In between meetings, our advisors assign business development activities for you to complete. These activities on the tools and resources provided in our entrepreneurship programs. Our clients find that one of the benefits of our advising is holding them accountable to their promises. Busy people have many things to handle on a daily basis, which can postpone development of their businesses. Also, there are necessary tasks that you may find unappealing or fearful, so having an advisor with whom you can discuss approaches to these tasks makes them more manageable. Finally, your advisor will hold you accountable, ensuring these important and necessary tasks are accomplished by the agreed upon deadline.