Dan Israel, the CEO of Asphalt Specialists, Inc., discusses the importance of finding the right people to support you and your entrepreneurial leap.

Dan’s father, who ran a small business himself, was a huge mentor in his life. Dan eventually realized that his father, and his father’s advisors, would always just see him as “Sid’s son” instead of as a business owner. When the time was right, Dan fired his father’s CPA firm in order to hire advisors who respected him as a peer.

Over the years, Dan has found different and incredible people who have guided and advised him through the different stages of his entrepreneurial journey.

One of Dan’s 10 rules of business survival is to get a great board of advisors. With that board of advisors, it is still important to listen to yourself first and foremost and trust your gut above all.