Back when I first launched my website, I realized it’s almost impossible to find business advisors online.
(Which was personally great news since I rank as a business advisor in the top 3 results in US Google search consistently).
Most people offering relevant services for businesses are:
- Employed by a single company and not offering services outside of work
- Employed full-time in a different role and don’t boast a lot about their side consulting
- Using different terms to account for their advisory work, such as consulting, coaching, or mentoring
- Focusing on a specific area of business advisory – financial, legal, operational, management, sales, digital, technology, recruitment
- Not actively looking and mostly relying on their internal network
Reverse-engineering this research, you can find business advisors by:
- Looking for business experts in your network and asking if they are open to advisory work – one-off or monthly
- Searching for niche advisors and working with several people skilled in a given area
- Browsing for consultants or coaches in the corresponding area
- Tapping into local business/networking communities to find relevant people
- Use a designated service like Clarity — On Demand Business Advice to find experts for hire on a consulting basis
- Asking partners or directly on social media that you look for recommendations for business advisory services
I also offer business advisory via Growth Shuttle—where planning leads to value.