By Alex Feldman, an EO San Diego member and founder of Alexander Daas
An underlying critical element to any successful business is talent. The people behind your logo fuel the organization, cultivating company culture and energy in the process. And the right culture and energy bring with it excitement, eagerness to succeed and growth. When I think back on my years in retail and operations, I can’t help but recall the team members who made a difference—they were the driving force of my company. To set these people up for success, I employed a few ground rules that have proved successful in creating an environment that drives productivity, enthusiasm and loyalty.
The entrepreneurial journey can begin in the most unexpected of ways. We spoke with EO New York member and president of 4PM Events, who discovered her entrepreneurial spirit after a chance encounter with a friend’s colleague, to learn about the events industry and how she started her companies.
By Mark Tepper, the president of Strategic Wealth Partners and an EO Cleveland member
Writing procedural documentation for your business may rank down there with “reading the dictionary” on your list of things to do, but I assure you, it’s not only a necessary task—it’s an important one if you plan on selling your company at any point in the future.
by Vikram Beri, an EO New Delhi member and Executive Director of Beri Udyog Pvt Ltd.
In 2008, I left my job at a consulting firm in the U.S. and moved back to India to join the family business. Our agricultural equipment company had been in operation since 1978, and had built a good name for itself as a quality manufacturer. What it didn’t seem to have, however, were well-defined processes, a professional workforce and, most importantly, a strong bottom line. I suddenly had my hands full.