experienced and insightful know-how
Operation Startup is fortunate to have an outstanding team of experienced business advisors with a rich history of practicing entrepreneurship, and running businesses of various types. Because business advisory services are not appropriate for everyone, it is important to understand what the role of an advisor is, and how it differs from that of a mentor. A mentor may be a better starting point for some people in the early stages of their business development. A mentor can serve as a role model, and share his/her wisdom with you. Advisors have experience in achieving what you want to achieve. Unlike mentors, their role is more formal and their expertise more detailed. Advisors are not tasked with being your friend, but rather someone that provides specific and in depth direction about your business, and at times this may entail some straight talk and honesty about some potential problem spots with your business. In order to meet with an Operation Startup Business Advisor, you must complete the following steps:
1) Become a member of Operation Startup, 2) Already have formed a legal business entity (i.e. LLC, S-Corp etc.), 3) Have a corporate website, 4) have a set of actual or projected financial statements and documents, 4) a validated business model, and 5) a video that explains the business. If you do not have all of these elements, Operation Startup offers many services, programs, mentoring, and workshops that teach you about, and assist you with completing these tasks.