Free e-book on developing your own personal advisory board

My client and dear friend Susan Hammond of scHammond Advisors, has created a great resource in the form of a free e-book entitled “Developing a Personal Advisory Board.” Here’s why this should be of interest to the audience of this blog:

• A personal advisory board is a great way for anyone who is considering making the leap into small business ownership to evaluate this decision. It’s one thing to mull over the idea of starting your own business on your own, but bringing in a group of experienced friends and colleagues to help you analyze that idea is far more powerful. In fact, any time you’re considering a big decision – whether it’s about your career or your personal life – having a personal advisory board will provide you with valuable perspectives on the best direction to take.

• If you are running a small business and have a small or non-existent budget for professional development means your employees need to figure out how to develop themselves. Creating a personal advisory board is an excellent way for them to tap into the expertise and knowledge of others that will help them grow into a new position, improve their leadership skills, or become better decision maker, to name only a few of the areas that can be explored by personal advisory board.

Susan’s e-book provides step-by-step directions on how to form a personal advisory board, including information on how to choose appropriate board members and how to prepare yourself for the experience. You can download this free e-book here. I know you’ll find it useful! And please feel free to share this link with others. Also, some time ago Susan wrote to this blog entitled “Could an advisory board help you grow your business?” You can read it here.


  1. Bill Corbett says:

    Thank you for posting this. I created a "dream team" a while ago but it has been difficult getting the group members to commit to the monthly meetings. My hope is that this document will help me rebuild that advisory group. All the best!

    • Bill,
      Sometimes monthly meetings can be too taxing on people's schedules. I would recommend trying a quarterly or bi-monthly format. Also, be clear with your expectations when asking someone to be an advisor. I often find this lack of clarity can impair the effectiveness of an advisory board.

      Susan C Hammond
      Author of the e-book Developing a Personal Advisory Board

  2. JeanneYocum says:

    Billl, I am certain you will find Susan Hammond's e-book helpful. Good luck and let us know how things go!



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