It starts with a single idea, one fortified over time through action. Before long, a concept turns into a company, and the entrepreneurial journey begins. Most business owners look to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) for the direction they need along the way. For those entrepreneurs still attending high school, college or university, they use the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (EO GSEA) as their compass, where they receive the resources and mentorship needed to truly thrive.
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By Ishwar Chugani, an EO U.A.E. member and managing director of Giordano Middle East
In 1979, right after graduating from university, I left my home in the Philippines and moved to Dubai. It created quite a stir. My family had its own business, and I was expected to take the helm. But I wanted something different for myself. I joined a Dubai-based group of companies and was tasked to open and operate the first family entertainment center in Dubai.
Entrepreneurs are altering the global landscape of communities and industries around the world. Where do they currently stand in the world economy, and where are they heading? The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)—a community of 9,500+ leading entrepreneurs in 42 countries—answers those questions in their recent Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) survey!
The EO Tour De Malaysia consisted of 65 of some of the most determined entrepreneurs from nine countries. Trading business suits and office walls for Lycra shorts and the open road, the mission of these entrepreneurs was to conquer a five day cycling challenge, that covered 350km of grueling terrain, over four states.
By Sananda Sahoo, special to EO and journalist for The National
With a background in computer science, Hassan Abbas Al Hazeem was apprehensive about taking over a family mattress business his father had built up over a quarter of a century. That was in 1999.
Fourteen years later and Intercoil has grown from one showroom with a single manufacturing unit to a company employing 350 people with two manufacturing units and 24 showrooms in the UAE, Arabian Gulf, Lebanon and Jordan.
By Michael Ross, an EO Orange County member, founder of Altitude 7 Group and the 2012 EO Global Citizen of the Year
Every day, members around the world are making a mark in their communities by leveraging their talents, time and resources. One member making a global impact is EO Orange County’s Michael Ross, the first recipient of the EO Global Citizen of the Year Award. Michael has supported several philanthropic ventures, including financial assistance for orphanages in Latin America and the coordination of a conference on HIV/Aids education in Panama. In this interview, Michael talks about the power of philanthropy and the role engagement plays when giving back.