INSTANT MBA: A Company Should Be Guided By Sherpas, Not Friends And Families

alexa von Tobel

Today’s lesson comes from Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, a personal finance site for women:

“When you climb Mount Everest, you want to be guided by Sherpas.”

“You want a bunch of people around who are pros– they’ve done this before and can give you advice.  For LearnVest, I wanted to surround myself with entrepreneurs and VCs who had worked with successful startups.”

“Start out by creating an advisory board composed of successful people, and don’t be afraid to give them equity. They will most likely know some helpful short cuts and be able to offer connections to other experienced people.”

For more about Alexa von Tobel, check out her exclusive interviews with Business Insider:

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