The TAB Story
Allen Fishman was enjoying retirement, after having taken a struggling electronics company from receivership to being publicly traded on NASDAQ. It was then, upon his reflection, that he realised having a board of directors had been a huge advantage to him throughout his career.
Allen Fishman began to think about how he could reproduce this opportunity for small and mid-sized, privately held businesses. He thus ended his retirement early. In 1990, Fishman developed an economic alternative to a high-paid board of directors. The Alternative Board was born.
“Now, every business owner can benefit from the strategic advantage of having outside business advice,” Fishman says. “This helps our Members operate their businesses more effectively while maintaining an enjoyable work-life balance.”
What began as a trial in Fishman’s local St. Louis market has developed into the world’s largest franchise system which provides peer advisory boards and coaching services. TAB now has thousands of Members in 21 countries around the world.
“TAB continues to fill the need it first filled 30 years ago,” Fishman says. “The benefits are timeless.”