Here’s what you need before you can implement an advisory board

Each year, 100 million new businesses will open around the world, according to an estimate by Dr. Paul Reynolds, director of the research institute at the Global Entrepreneurship Center. However, firm birth and death rates are about equal. So roughly the same numbers of firms start and close each year. Many of these companies go […]

New year, new board: How to evolve, evaluate and exit board members

The beginning of the year is always a popular time for business owners to evaluate their advisory boards. Once you’ve completed your strategic plans for the coming year, you may decide it is time to implement an advisory board or modify your existing board to help you achieve your goals. When it comes to employees, […]

A rockstar board helped Julie Kantor overcome ‘startup isolation’

“Get On Board” will be spotlighting companies that have successfullyimplemented advisory boards. If you have a successful advisory boardand would like your firm to be spotlighted in this column, please emailMarissa at marissa@successfulculture.com. If you are looking toimplement an advisory board, we would like to hear from you as well.See below for more information. This […]

How the right advisors helped transform Yoko Co.

“Get On Board” will be spotlighting companies that have successfully implemented advisory boards. This month, we spotlight Yoko Co., a Virginia-based web-presence management company specializing in website design and development, content creation, and web impact analytics. In the following interview, founder and CEO Chris Yoko talks about how he selected advisory board members who helped […]

How micro boards and flash boards can benefit your company

Recently, business owners have been asking me about “micro boards” and “flash boards.” These are temporary boards designed to address a specific challenge or growth goal. Think of them like the various pop-up stores that are springing up everywhere. Flash boards are especially helpful in startup and high-growth firms where the pace of change is […]

How SnapShot Interactive recruited the perfect group of advisors

“Get On Board” will be spotlighting companies that have successfully implemented advisory boards. This month, we spotlight SnapShot Interactive, a digital marketing firm, and its CEO, Mark Scrivner. Through one of its client engagements, SnapShot helped a nonprofit education organization raise more than $11.5 million in grants and donations. For a charter school, SnapShot helped […]

How virtual advisory boards could take your company to the next level

An emerging trend in advisory boards is the creation or addition of an online advisory board. Today’s technology options allow business leaders to connect with advisors around the world, provide secure platforms for real-time and recorded collaboration, and share documents and information to keep all advisors informed. One of the most progressive industries to embrace […]

How College Hunks Hauling Junk implemented a winningadvisory board

“Get On Board” will be spotlighting companies that have successfully implemented advisory boards. This month, we spotlight College Hunks Hauling Junk, the largest and fastest-growing U.S.-based moving and hauling franchise opportunity. If you have a successful advisory board and would like your firm to be spotlighted in this column, please email Marissa at marissa@successfulculture.com. If […]

Employee Engagement, sponsored by CBIZ MHM

SmartCEO and CBIZ gathered distinguished members of the 2015 Brava class to discuss their strategies for employee engagement. Panelists shared the main drivers of engagement, and what role communication plays in getting everyone onto the same page. SmartCEO and CBIZ also asked the executives to describe an employee engagement success story. Moderator: Marissa Levin, CEO, […]

When you choose advisors, don’t forget about the culture connection

Advisory boards may seem independent of your company, but in reality, they represent and impact your corporate culture. When selecting advisors, you need to consider how the advisors will integrate into yourorganization. As you prepare to select your advisors, review your foundational identity elements, including your core values system, your mission statement and your vision […]