Jordan had Pippen, Montana had Rice, You need to have a team of people who can help you beat out the competition in your market. If you plan on staying around for a while, you should consider having the following professionals on speed dial:

  1. A solid accountant
  2. A great bookkeeper…there is a difference
  3. I am afraid to say it, but an attorney too
  4. A great relationship with the bank manager
  5. A marketing guy (or girl)

Being able to pick up the phone and talk to one of these people can really help you out in a jam, so reach out and make some calls!