How to get your dream team advisory board

Ideally, you want skills and experience that augment the business owner or leadership team. A good advisory board can be more hands-on and proactive than a formal Board of Directors and can be leveraged in various ways. Smaller advisory boards are sometimes better; having only a few quality advisors is better than a large, unwieldy board. I also recommend having at least one advisor who has an entrepreneurial mindset and has successfully taken a business through to exit.