IENT 102 Getting good advice for your business

Please share your responses to one or both of the questions below.

  1. In the reading How business advisers can help, entrepreneurs are urged not to rely on family and friends for advice. Do you think this is right? What benefits and disadvantages do you see in turning to family and friends for advice, instead of professionals?
  2. In your country or culture, are there any people apart from professionals that you would turn to for advice on starting or running a business - for example, a community leader? If so, what insights would you expect them to bring? How would you evaluate their advice?
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