Lallenia and Brad Birge are EO members in Nebraska and the co-owners of Big Birge Plumbing. As EO Accelerator graduates and business partners, they have unique insights on growing their revenue while maintaining a partnership.
Octane: EO Accelerator is EO’s program for first-stage entrepreneurs. It gives founders the tools and accountability to take their business to the next level. How did you hear about EO Accelerator?
Lallenia: My husband, Brad, and I started Big Birge Plumbing in 2012. Neither of us had much experience running a business. I was referred to EO Accelerator by a former EO member and applied to the program in 2015. After about a year, I finally convinced Brad to join me in the meetings, as I was getting a lot out of it. As you can imagine, being married and in business together, sometimes information coming from your spouse’s mouth isn’t the same as hearing it from the source!