Advice from 88owls on a Tough Economy – Get Business Advice from Industry Experts

Matching business consultants with businesses From Allan Tsang, a member of Presidents' Council, a business acceleration and technology incubator program of VT KnowledgeWorks:

This is a tough economy.  We know that.  Now what can you do for your company?

I am a big believer in gathering as much information as I can before making a decision.  And once I decide, there is no stopping me.  This is a double-edged sword.  The saving grace is I make far more right decisions than mistakes.  Looking back, some of the best decisions were those I made alongside advisors, those that have been there and done that.

I recently had to develop a recruiter package for 88owls.  It was great to get the input I needed from someone who was a headhunter/recruiter.  His input was invaluable and would certainly help us develop a strong value-added-service to all parties on 88owls.

Knowledge is great.  Theories are fantastic.  I can have a cup of coffee with you and talk about ideas all day but when it comes down to strategizing, there is nothing better than discussion with advisors that have the experience and skills to back it up.

In today's economy, making mistakes is not a luxury anyone can afford.  The best way to reduce errors and make the best possible decisions is to get good advice from industry experts. 

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Allan Tsang is the founder of 88owls.com, a community of business consultants with more than 10 years of industry experience. 88owls.com matches consultants with businesses seeking consulting services.

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This post appeared as "I Need a Consultant, Not a Cup of Coffee," on Handshake 2.0.

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