Yes, Your Startup Needs an Advisor

Here’s what makes an advisor different than an investor, consultant, or employee

Joe Procopio
Marker
Published in
7 min readJan 27, 2020

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TThe role of a startup advisor, or for that matter, any business advisor, is often misunderstood — even by those would-be advisors themselves.

I regularly write startup advice on product, growth, tech, company, and leadership. The posts work when…

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Joe Procopio
Marker
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I'm a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. NLG pioneer. Building TeachingStartup.com & GROWERS. Write at Inc.com and BuiltIn.com. More at joeprocopio.com