The Four Different Types of Boards
By - Sandi Webster

The Four Different Types of Boards

When business owners say, “I would like to form a board!” They usually mean an advisory board. I’m not sure if they know that there are four types of boards. So, how are they different?  Johanne Bouchard is a governance and leadership advisor to boards, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs, as well as an expert in board composition and dynamics. I

By - Sandi Webster

Why Your Business Should Have a Social Media Policy

Social media has moved from an emerging form of communication to the mainstream, and as a result, most small businesses use social media within their marketing strategies. Because this is now the primary communication vehicle for small businesses, owners need to put in policies to guide their employees’ online actions.     A social media policy informs employees on the

By - Sandi Webster

Utilizing LinkedIn To Find Potential Clients

Every year LinkedIn is proving to be a top contender when looking to recruit potential candidates.   In my former company, Consultants 2 Go, not only were we using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool, we found it to be strategically helpful when searching for prospective new clients.  In my current company, Sandi Webster LLC, I use LinkedIn to connect to new

The difference between a mentor and a sponsor
By - Sandi Webster

The Difference Between A Mentor and a Sponsor

  A common misconception small business owners have is the difference between having a sponsor and a mentor.  There will be the make-or-break business decision that calls for the guidance of a mentor and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that calls for a sponsor to recommend you.   As a small business owner, you need more than a mentor;   you also need a

By - Sandi Webster

Small Business Owners Need Mentors

As a small business owner, there are moments when coming to a decision can ultimately make or break your business, and you need to consult others to get guidance.  A mentor can be an invaluable resource.  A great mentor is a guide to help navigate the world of business or life in general. The destination may be happiness, success, or

Score mentoring hours
By - Sandi Webster

SCORE Retired Executives Make Great Mentors

This reprinted blog was updated in April 2021. SCORE is a nonprofit association of both active and retired executives dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Small business owners can browse mentors’ profiles by skills or industry experience or choose to meet a local mentor face to face. When we