The Alternative Board in Southwest Chicago Welcomes Executives to Try a Peer Advisory Board

Private Small Business Owners Are Invited to TAB Chicago's Launch Events

May 08, 2013, 14:53 ET from The Alternative Board

DENVER, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the challenges facing small business owners today, The Alternative Board brings additional resources to the Chicago economy starting this month.  Owners of private small businesses are invited to an Executive Round Table Lunch on Tuesday, May 14 or Tuesday, May 21 at Cog Hill Golf & Country ClubRSVP by contacting TAB-certified Facilitator Jack Elson, the newest executive coach and resource for the Chicago Southwest Suburbs.

Jack Elson and his colleagues at TAB Chicago understand small business owners contend daily with obstacles to their success and viability.  However some business owners maintain an optimistic outlook into 2013 and manage to thrive even during uncertain times.  What is their secret and how have they managed to beat the odds even in tough times?

The secret is in advice these business owners receive from their peers for suggested solutions to the challenges confronting them.  Business owners worldwide find that the best advice often comes from their peers – other business owners who have faced similar experiences and developed real-world strategies to sustain or expand their businesses.  The Alternative Board (TAB) offers these types of resources to private small business owners.

TAB builds boards of non-competing business with average revenues of $1 million to $100 million, where owners can meet monthly to tap into the wealth of experience and insight their peers bring to the table.  Up to 10 business owners, CEOs and presidents comprise a typical TAB board.  This peer think-tank format has been successful for tens of thousands of business owners globally since 1990.  

Jack Elson, independent owner and operator of The Alternative Board now launching in the Chicago Southwest Suburbs, has a pulse on small business challenges.  "I know from experience how lonely it is at the top for small business owners," Elson said, "and family businesses can face some complicated issues. I believe that TAB can provide what all small business owners need – expert coaching and collective wisdom from those who have been there." TAB-Certified Facilitator/Coaches like Jack Elson help business owners spend less time working in their business and more time working on their business.  This shift from tactical to strategic leadership enables leaders to begin achieving what they originally set out to do as business owners.  

Elson welcomes private small business executives in the Chicago Southwest Suburbs to his TAB launch events with a final challenge: "What better way to help these owners renew their personal visions and re-invigorate them? I would like to see every small business in my territory taking advantage in some way of TAB's services."

Jack Elson is an independent owner of The Alternative Board - Chicago at Owners interested in board membership can reach Jack via phone at (847) 858-7134 or email

About The Alternative Board
The Alternative Board currently operates in seven countries, including the United States, bringing together owners of non-competing businesses in half-day monthly board groups of up to 10 members.  Each meeting, under the guidance of a TAB Certified facilitator, is conducted in a confidential "think-tank" atmosphere, and additional one-on-one business coaching is provided as well. TAB delivers real world advice to help business owners stay focused on what matters most. Since its inception in 1990, more than 15,000 businesses have benefited from The Alternative Board services.  For more information visit

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