Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for the Advice You Need to Grow Your Small Biz

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew, hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it — Roy Ash, co-founder Litton Industries.

Does this sound like the way you run your business? It’s kind of like flying by the seat of your pants. Why not start off the new year with smarter strategies for growth? Who are the people who could help you build your business? Make a list of the kinds of experience and expertise you need to take your business to the next level. Then start talking. Reach out to people who can advise you on how to chew the right way, before you take that big bite. Even the best advice won’t prevent you from making mistakes, but it can certainly help minimize your risk.