If the dream is yours, don’t let others steal it. All decision makers should be included along the entire journey of exploring a business investment. When financial advisors are brought in at the end, they will almost always steal your dream. Not necessarily because they are biased, but because they have not gone through the process that you have. They don’t know what you know. They are helping you make a decision from their limited knowledge view point and only from a financial angle. For most, the desire to invest in a business goes way beyond financial gain. We can’t expect those who we pay to advise us financially to understand the desire and vision that is fueling a business dream. If you want them to be a part of the decision making process make them a part of your dream.