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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Alexandria, Virginia, USA (12 September, 2012) – Since 1982, Inc. magazine has spotlighted the nation’s fastest-growing companies in their annual Inc. 500 list (and the expanded Inc. 5,000 rankings). These lists reveal the businesses who are leading the charge in terms of innovation and economic growth.
17 members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization were included in the 2012 version of the Inc. 500, and more than 250 total members can be found in the Inc. 5,000 rankings. A special congratulation goes out to the following companies and the EO members behind each:
By Javier Espinoza, recently featured on the Wall Street Journal
Entrepreneurs looking to impress potential investors should make sure they can explain their business to outsiders in a snappy and clear way.
That’s advice from Gonzalo Martin-Villa, the chief executive of Telefonica Digital’s start-up accelerator Wayra, who was speaking during the WSJ Tech Café in London.
His company helps entrepreneurs bring ideas to reality during the early stages of the project. It was launched one year ago and now funds 172 projects in 11 different countries in Latin America and Europe where Telefónica has offices. It grants $50,000, office space and mentors to help their business grow.
Here’s what he thinks makes a good pitch:
He’s a legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine called him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru.” He’s the best-selling author of 13 critically acclaimed business-coaching books, including the widely popular The E-Myth, which dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business. For 40 years, Michael Gerber has helped tens of thousands of small business owners successfully transform their companies into world-class operations … and he’s ready to share his secrets with the EO community.
By Nadia Goodman, freelance writer and contributer to Entrepreneur.com
“Partners will often say they knew what they were getting into but it’s really wearing them down,” saysRachel Sussman, a marriage and family therapist in New York City.