Allen Fishman launched The Alternative Board in 1990.  He found that his board of directors was invaluable to him throughout his career. But what about smaller business owners? Where do they go for advice? This is why Allen created TAB.

The TAB process addresses the need for peer advice from fellow business owners and coaching from experienced professionals who are armed with a process to achieve greater personal and business success. TAB is making a difference in the lives of thousands of business owners around the world. The proof of the TAB value proposition is that the average tenure of business owners serving on TAB Boards is in excess of 4 years. 

I decided to bring TAB to Oklahoma City in 2006 because I saw the same need. I observed that most business owners could benefit from some really good third party advice. While consultants, family members, and employees can provide a useful sounding board, only business owners can truly appreciate what other business owners are going through. The Alternative Board acts like a “learning curve accelerator” whereby the time and effort needed to find solutions is greatly reduced through the advice of fellow business owners that have been there before. I have seen firsthand the tremendous impact that TAB has had on the businesses and lives of TAB Board members in Oklahoma City. It is a privilege to work directly with private business owners – I can’t imagine doing anything else.

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