Board, advisors and management
Entrepreneurs need to set up boards of directors. Get started here. Then learn more in our full section on governance.
How to build and make the most of your advisory team.
Essentially, good governance is the ability and willingness to ask the right questions at the right time and to provide good advice while demonstrating confidence in the venture.
How does a board of directors differ from a team of managers? It’s quite simple: boards govern while management manages.
An advisory board is a group of individuals who have been selected to help advise a business owner on a variety of business issues.
Boards govern while management manages. Good boards work on the premise that while accountability can be delegated, responsibility cannot.
Co-founders need a basic understanding of the personal liabilities that the law imposes on a company’s directors.
As the startup takes shape, the you will need independent help and advice.
When establishing your board, see the details in the corporation’s bylaws regarding numbers, officers, positioning of the business leader and board leader, frequency of meetings, and other numerous requirements.
Critical advice for startup founders as they enter an advisory relationship and highlights ways to develop a lasting alliance.