We often hear from business owners who feel they can’t properly share the challenges they face as an owner with their friends, industry networks, or even employees. As a matter of fact, The Alternative Board (TAB), is made up of people just like you.
Small business owner peer groups, or business owner advisory boards, are groups of business owners, in a local area, who mee to discuss problems, share knowledge and build goals as a collective.
Our mentor and fellow board members hold us accountable for the goals and actions we share, so you want to make progress on them each month. Our Facilitator asks hard questions that we’ve been avoiding asking ourselves, ensuring we answer truthfully and then do something about it to head in the right direction. Joining The Alternative Board has kept us focused and given us techniques and tools to start guiding the business into the next phase.
My role as a sole partner can be quite a lonely one - there is a lot that my family do not understand or appreciate. I’ve found TAB meetings to be positive and supportive. I now have greater confidence and optimism for future plans - knowing that I can venture forward and I can source feedback, support and guidance to give myself every chance to succeed.
Prior to working with TAB, we were focusing on the wrong things, spending too much time working hard without thinking about the approach we were using. Redirecting so much of our energy into ways that have impacted on our productivity, mental health and bottom line. In almost 20 years in business we have seen and been through a lot and tried a lot of things to grow. TAB is the best thing we have done
Any business that goes through growth needs to learn how to work smarter, not just harder. We decided that joining with other business owners who faced similar challenges would help us create a more direct, defined pathway to the outcomes we were looking for. We’ve been with TAB for more than two years now, we’ve seen our company and other member’s companies dramatically evolve in many ways.