As the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) wrapped up the last day of its annual Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Global Finals, the final six participants presented their companies and products to a mesmerized audience. As the remaining student entrepreneurs presented their businesses, which ranged from furniture rentals to foldable sunglasses and learning programs, everyone in the crowd fed off of their passion, personalities and future growth plans.
Octane Results: Networking
By Marty Park, special to Overdrive and president of Evolve Business Group
How do you respond when someone asks ‘what do you do?’ There are a couple of key things to consider and unfortunately most people do it wrong. Most people just answer the question: their role, company they are with and products/services they offer.
By Kristen Harris, an EO Columbus member and owner of Portfolio Creative
When I initially received a flood of notices that I had been “endorsed” by lots of people for a variety of skills in LinkedIn, I had questions. Mainly “What is this?” and “Why do I care?” Since this seemed to be the general sentiment, I did more research and discovered more about LinkedIn’s recently launched Skills and & Expertise feature.
By Debra Kaye, Entrepreneur magazine
As a small-business owner, it can be hard to find the time to do the sort of activities that help tone the brain’s innovation muscles — activities like committing to a six-month course of study; making it to weekly networking meetings at your local business club or engaging in nightly journaling and tinkering. These take up a lot of time. But you don’t need a lot of time to keep your creative muscles working.
It’s possible to boost your brain power constantly and on-the-go, by incorporating brain-boosting and creativity increasing activities into your daily routine. Here are three activities I recommend to busy entrepreneurs:
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.