Unraveling the Value of Free Advice: A Guide for Business Success


Greetings, intrepid entrepreneurs, legacy builders, and family business stewards! It's your favorite campground accountant and RV enthusiast, Donna Bordeaux, here to sprinkle a little wisdom on your day. Today, we're taking a deep dive into the enticing yet ambiguous world of free advice. Sounds harmless, right? But ever tried a "free" camping trip that ended up costing more than a five-star hotel stay? Yup, we've all been there!

The Dangers of Free Advice

Now, imagine you're at the helm of your budding business, steering it through the choppy waters of entrepreneurship. Suddenly, everyone from your mom's friend to your cousin's neighbor morphs into a business guru, bombarding you with unsolicited advice. It's like being lost in a forest with everyone yelling different directions - and let's be honest, it's enough to make even the most seasoned camper want to pack up their tent and head home.

Evaluating the Source

Before you get swept away by this tsunami of free advice, take a moment to consider: what qualifies them to guide you? Have they braved the wild and built successful businesses themselves or are they simply echoing the echoes of someone else’s journey?

Picking the Right Advice

Free advice isn't inherently bad – think of it as a buffet. There's a tempting spread before you, but not everything will agree with your palate (or your business). So how do you separate the prime cuts from the mystery meat? That's where your savvy comes in. Gauge if the advice aligns with your vision, your values, and your roadmap for your robust campground business.

The Value of Expert Advice

Your business is like a delicate soufflé – one wrong ingredient, and the whole thing could collapse faster than a poorly pitched tent in a thunderstorm. That's why it's essential to seek advice from proven experts who genuinely want to see you succeed. Yes, it might cost you a bit upfront, but believe me, it's a bargain compared to the cost of mending errors later.


So, the next time you're offered a piece of free advice, pause and ponder: is it worth its weight in gold or merely fool's gold? Remember, there's more to life than business, and there's more to business than just being on time. Breathe life into your campground ownership, press play on your bigger ideas, and never miss an opportunity for experience, exploration, and understanding.

And if you ever find yourself adrift in the sea of entrepreneurship, don't hesitate to reach out. After all, I'm here to help you turn your grand vision into a thriving reality. Happy camping!

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.

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