Our Small Business Support Philosophy
Profitability is not optional. We exist in order to develop local business leaders in the Baton Rouge, Metro Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish region so that they see significant improvement in the results of their business and overall quality of their lives.
Companies can and should be great places to work. Individuals should be treated with the utmost respect which includes open honest communications. A workplace can be a fulfilling and satisfying experience where you and your employees look forward to coming into work on Monday!
Creating customer value is the fundamental engine for growing a business. We believe in providing high quality products and services that enable our customers to grow and prosper.
Make Forward Progress - A TAB board will help you move from wherever you are to wherever you want your business to go.
Solve Real Problems - We grapple with the issues that are important to your business. Chances are, another member has faced or is about to face a similar challenge. Solutions are based on the collective experience (generally 100-200 years of collective experience) and wisdom of the board, rather than academic or untested theories.
Make Better Business Decisions - Having access to a group of impartial experienced advisors who have no vested interest in the outcome of their advice is a valuable thing. The diversity of industries and backgrounds of the other business owners mean that decisions that pass their objective scrutiny will have a better chance of being successful. The net effect is risk reduction.
Think & Act Strategically - The board meeting is a time to get away from the day-to-day business activities and to think at a higher level about the things that really matter to your business.
Accountability - When a member commits to his other board members to take a certain course of action, the probability of seeing the commitment through is much higher than if no commitment were made at all. The other board members will want to know the outcomes so they can also apply the experience to their own business situations.
Support - As a member of a TAB Board, you are no longer alone in dealing with the issues and challenges of your business. Face it, what you don't know CAN hurt you. That's why a TAB board can help you see things from different perspectives so that you can run your business instead of it running you.
Business Education - Ongoing business education is a part of every board meeting.