THE EO BLOG
Octane Results: Entrepreneurial Journey
By Josh Sweeney, an EO Atlanta member and CEO of Atcore Systems, LLC
From the first EO prospect lunch that I attended, members, trainers and board members alike exalted the vast access to entrepreneurs that made up the organization’s global network. And shortly after joining, I received updates that EO had reached 10,000 members worldwide, as well as schedules for upcoming Universities and other global events. At the time, most of this didn’t resonate with me, since I didn’t travel very often. What’s more, Universities looked expensive based on where my business was at the time. So, I wasn’t planning to attend any time soon.
That first prospect lunch was more than three years ago, and my how things have changed! Since then, I’ve taken every opportunity available to maximize my membership and truly experience the global EO community … and I still feel like I’m only scratching the surface.
By Orrin Klopper, EO member and CEO of Netsurit
When Netsurit decided to seek an opportunity to expand into the North American market, networking with our colleagues at Entrepreneurs’ Organization was the logical first step in finding a like-minded company in the US.
By Jenelle Isaacson, an EO Portland member and founder and CEO of Living Room Realty in Portland, Oregon
On the Road
After graduating from college, I started a punk band called Spread Eagle with three girlfriends. I was the lead singer and played guitar. It wasn’t that we loved punk rock; it was just all we could play. That’s the beauty of punk rock. You don’t need much skill. You just need something to say and the courage to scream it. For the next two years, I screamed, yelled and sang in clubs and dive bars from Seattle to Los Angeles, Austin to Chicago and everywhere in between.
You might think this was a detour from my life as a business owner and entrepreneur, but, really, it was just the beginning.