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Octane Results: Goal Setting
By Lauren King, Director of the EO Accelerator Program
As someone who’s dedicated her career to helping small-scale entrepreneurs grow their businesses, I’ve heard many skeptics say a business accelerator program is just a cover for startups looking to increase capital. I disagree – after working with thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world who are putting in the hard work and time to reach the US$1 million mark, I see the importance of accelerator programs enabling businesspeople to reach personal and professional goals. From a high-level perspective, these small businesses are making a positive impact on the global economy, creating more jobs and empowering communities. On a personal level, giving entrepreneurs the support and resources to realize their potential is immensely valuable on many levels.
By Shelley Rogers, EO Brisbane
When it comes to my entrepreneurial journey, I compare it to running my first triathlon. While I did train heavily for the race, I had no idea what to expect. It brought with it plenty of sweat, scratches, a few tears and, admittedly, a few swear words thrown in here and there. When I finally crossed that finished line, I felt a sense of accomplishment, pride and success. To my surprise, I had finished sixth in my age category. It was just another example of how through hard work and heart, you can achieve anything.
Can all your sales problems be solved with a single question?
Dr. Karl Blanks is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from the UK – London. He is the co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts, a consultancy that scientifically grows many of the world’s most successful web business, including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. We asked Karl for tips on growing sales. Here’s what he had to say:
When Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg was researching his newest book “Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business,” he spent months researching the story of Malcolm McLean, who created the modern shipping container.