I was flipping through the channels this morning and ran across a “reality” business makeover show on A&E called “We Mean Business“. Don’t expect a lot of sound, in-depth small business advice, but it did have a certain entertainment value — just remember all problems aren’t solved in 22 minutes. The value-add for the entrepreneur: recognize that you may need help to succeed in your business and don’t be afraid to seek assistance.
Business assistance may come from many sources such as your attorney, your accountant, knowledgeable friends, personal research, or from economic development related organizations (http://www.business.hickmantn.org/ has some of these listed for the Hickman County, Tennessee area). The important thing to remember is that you are responsible for being THE expert on YOUR business, but there are a lot of good sources to help you become a better entrepreneur.