IMG_2144Nice little article from Lee Hower of NextView seed investors on “How to Avoid a Cluttered Board Room”

If you are in the fortunate position of having too many parties wanting to sit on your Board (and for parties we probably mean shareholders or other finance providers) then Lee has four main tips:

1. Know There’s a Cap to the VC Board Members You (and Your Investors) Want

2. Beware Board Observers

3. Set Expectations for Time/Tenure

4. Consider Alternatives to Provide Visibility and Receive Advice

These work well for any Board and the Chairman must remember that its primary aim is to set the strategy and provide governance. A longer article will follow in due course.

If you do not have a Board of Directors we really need to talk!

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