SABC Client Information
Does my Company Qualify for an Advisory Board?
- Two years experience
- $300k+ in revenue
- Ability and willingness to create change
- Open to critical thinking
- Able to commit 15+ hours per quarter
- If your business does not qualify for an Advisory Board alternative assistance is available at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
How Long Does it Take to get a Board?
It varies from 4 - 12 weeks. The time is spent:
- Finding volunteers that match the expertise your company needs
- Conducting the face-to-face introductory meetings
- Scheduling a mutually agreed upon time for the first board meeting
Additional Client Information
Generally, board assignments last 12-18 months. However, each board and company will be reviewed periodically and may be left in place immediately.
Your Advisors are selected to bring expertise that your company and/or management does not have. These needs are determined during your initial interview with the Program Manager. Your input regarding the type of people, expertise and working styles is valuable. Ultimately, the company selects who sits on their board after interviewing the volunteer candidates.
While the Council will assign volunteers for you to interview, you can suggest people whom you feel would want to participate. All advisors must complete an application and work through the Council program. if you have someone you would like to "recruit", the Program Coordinator will make contact and request their participation on your behalf.
The Program Manager will meet with you to explain the program and ensure that your needs are understood in order to select the appropriate advisors for your board.
No. The Council is always accepting application from both companies and volunteers.