• "TAB has helped my business grow significantly by encouraging me to take a step back and identify the basics I need." read more...

    small business strategy
  • "I've got a great TAB Board who I can trust to listen to my issues and give me invaluable guidance."
  • "TAB meetings are a breath of fresh air and have helped me think outside the box on a variety of issues."

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  • "TAB Board meetings are a safe place where I can discuss the deepest of business issues." read more
  • "TAB has become an integral part to my business and is as important to me as a client meeting." read more
  • 2013
    • New Study Shows the Lifestyle Cost of Becoming an Entrepreneur
    • Advisory network poised for growth in region
    • The Alternative Board enters Irish market providing SMEs access to CEOs
    • TAB CEO talks about business owners functioning as an advisory board
    • Franchise Owner of the Year 2013
    • Business Pulse Survey Findings
    • The Alternative Board's Objective Method
    • Chairman of TAB (Cambridge)

Featured Articles

Survey Reveals the One Thing 93% of Business Owners Do Before Buying from a Supplier

The Alternative Board
Survey sheds light on which factors most influence the buying decisions of small business owners. The results provide insight about how entrepreneurs research products and services prior to buying, as well as which sales tactics work best.

Extending a hand to fellow franchisees

The Alternative Board
Who better to support franchise business owners with growth and development than another franchisee? As small business and franchise owners themselves, TAB (The Alternative Board) coaches are perfectly placed to support other franchisees with their businesses. This is the most recent development at TAB and many franchisees have been taking the opportunity to tap into this unique market for their services.

New Survey Shows 62% of Family Businesses Unlikely to Remain Family Owned

The Alternative Board
A new survey conducted by The Alternative Board reveals 56% of family business owners in the UK and North America are either unhappy with their succession plan or don’t have one at all -- 62% of owners believe it's unlikely their business will remain family owned by the next generation.

Former banker Winterbottom in SME advice launch

Business Desk North West
A FORMER senior banker with 20 year's experience, has launched a new venture to help owners and managers of small businesses become more effective and productive. Paul Winterbottom, who was previously head of regional operations for NatWest in the North and RBS in Scotland, has launched The Alternative Board in Manchester, a move which he sees as a return to his roots advising small firms.

TAB 'Facilitator of the Year' announced

The East Surrey TAB Franchise Owner, Clare Chaney, tool over the mantel of 'Facilitator of the Year' at The Alternative Board's spring conference after being chosen from the network of facilitators across the UK.

SMEs urged to show passion and planning to secure funding

Money is available to help small businesses grow, but only to those that can demonstrate their passion and business plan to investors, according to experts. Ed Reid, owner of business adviser The Alternative Board and chairman of the North Yorkshire IoD, said: "Build high quality relationships with people who can recommend you to funders...

North Yorkshire IoD appoint new Chair

A leading business mentor has been appointed chair for North Yorkshire Institute of Directors (IoD). Ed Reid runs The Alternative Board for York and North Yorkshire helping more than 40 SMEs identify and achieve their business objectives...