It’s lonely at the top. We’ve created a myth of the confident CEO or business owner who has all the answers. Deep down, you know you don’t have all the answers.
The truth: no one does.
CEOs of larger businesses may have a proven executive team who can act as a sounding board. They can bring different perspectives to important issues. Together they develop strategies and implement plans to grow, strengthen, and increase the value of the business.
Small business owners may not have the luxury of an experienced leadership team. The need to have others challenge ideas and talk through issues is just as real. An outside advisor may be the answer.
Fractional COOs can fill that need in a few hours a month. They bring real-world experience from other companies and industries building on past successes and lessons learned. They give the business owner a confidential resource to discuss real problems with someone who understands.
If you own a small business and need someone to bring a new perspective, challenge you, or just bounce ideas off, consider engaging a fractional COO as an advisor. They can help you explore ideas and options when you don’t have all the answers.