Three in four owners said they should have consulted an expert early on. The areas of consultation small-business owners particularly needed help with were tax and legal support, as well as marketing and promotion. Nearly one in five respondents said they lacked the tax and legal expertise they needed to effectively run their businesses. About 37% of respondents said although they were planning a marketing strategy, they wished they had consulted a marketing expert.
Data from a 2014 poll discussed at NerdWallet.