The Entrepreneur’s Advisor® was founded on the firm belief that our future rests in the hands of entrepreneurs, innovators and those people willing to take the risks necessary to reshape the world a better place.
By helping others find the best resources and mentors for taking their ideas from concept to fruition, The Entrepreneur’s Advisor® has become a trusted source of information.
As I ready for my next adventure making fractal wood , I can honestly say I am honored to have helped so many people navigate their path. I have edited the website to leave only part of my original front page, Entrepreneur Articles, the Glossary for Entrepreneurs, and the free downloads. I have removed all other pages including the contact form.
The Globalization of Innovation
The globalization of innovation has meant that anyone with an internet connection has access to the enormous amount of ideas being generated all over of the world.
Sadly, it also means the bright minds of today are now in the crosshairs of every scammer or fraudulent advisor that is claiming false expertise, knowledge or access to capital. Entrepreneurs must always guard against the corrupt and greedy whether they are individuals or governments.
You, the entrepreneur and innovator have a choice as to how you navigate between the good and the bad. You can think you are the smartest person in the room and try to do everything yourself or you can reach out for help. Choose wisely and never be in a rush.
At The Entrepreneur’s Advisor®, we tried to point you the right direction. It is our hope that you have found success and have helped others.
Choosing an Entrepreneur’s Advisor®
Our founder, Stuart W Smith M.B.A, M.S. Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, has over 30 years of experience with new ventures, corporate initiatives, and coaching His know-how originates from a unique familiarity forged between being an entrepreneur and C-Level wisdom.
You can have a more detailed list of qualifications but the reality is, when you are looking for advisor or mentor to help you it is very important that you find someone you can connect with on both a professional and personal level. If you do not fully trust the person you are asking for help from then we believe you should walk away and keep searching.
Trust is a two-way street. It was the philosophy of The Entrepreneur’s Advisor® to only do business with professionals dedicated to bringing their idea to business fruition yet are open to input from others. Talk to people that will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.
Ten Areas Entrepreneur Advisors Should Have Experience With:
Completing a financial budget from the ground up, including start up capital, cash flow management and banking.
Researching and creating business and strategic plans. Do they have both the education and the real world experience to help.
Their knowledge of Intellectual Capital, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Assets. Includes their ability to develop new markets for IP.
Actual operations and sales experience at all levels especially the front lines. Start up companies need real help not Ivory Tower armchair quarterbacking.
Cleaning their own office. This may sound dumb, but you want someone not afraid to get their hands dirty.
Customer service or exceeding customer expectations.
How they have created a fun/innovative work environment in the past. New companies can not afford to have turnover and must have the right innovative environment to attract great talent.
Handling adversity. Do they thrive on the challenge of a changing environment or do they get discouraged when things don't go quite as well as planned?
Hiring and firing people or other HR related functions such as payroll, risk management or benefit administration.
The use of technology. Whether it is the web for internet marketing or familiarity of computers that enables them to help plan technology use.
The preceding list was not meant to be all inclusive, but it should help you define what you are looking for. I leave you with my 5 favorite entrepreneur articles that I have written. Have a fantastic journey.
My Five Favorite Articles for You
Innovation Readiness Level
How Finding a True Mentor Can Change Your Life
Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of a New Venture
Why You Must Exceed Your Customers Expectations
The Value of Invention