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Carol Roth on Getting Help as an Entrepreneur

Written By: Catherine Morgan | Comments Off on Carol Roth on Getting Help as an Entrepreneur

Why would you make the same mistakes somebody has made before? Sometimes entrepreneurs fail to reach out for help because they think they should know it, or will be able to find the information themselves.

But here’s something to consider: People are really helpful, and might even be willing to give you information for free – just to be helpful.

However, it is critical to be specific about what type of information you need. Do you need recommendations for manufacturing purses in the U.S? Do you need information about pricing group coaching packages for mom entrepreneurs? Negotiating commercial leases? The more specific you are, the easier you make it for someone to help you.

Carol also talked about the differences between creating an advisory board versus a board of directors, and what you need to do to effectively manage your advisors.

This was a short but juicy conversation.

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Catherine Morgan is the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs transition to corporate jobs they love. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and mental health. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.