“In the first ten months since I joined EO, both my business and professional experience have changed significantly for the better. The people I’ve met through EO and the programs they offer, such as Forum, the retreat, and all the events and speakers I’ve been exposed to, have been the most impactful things that EO has provided me and my business, Slice Communications.
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Get to know EO member and womentrepreneur, Michele Nichols and learn more about EO today!
As owner and president of PLS Launch Solutions in Rochester, NY, Michele Nichols leads a team that helps technology companies compete and grow. PLS provides IP and marketing consulting and execution for high tech, optics, photonics and services companies looking to grow sales, enter new markets, and create competitive advantage.
By Darrah Brustein, contributor to Entrepreneur.com, as well as founder of Equitable Payments, Network Under/Over 40 and Finance Whiz Kids
Today’s current 50 percent divorce rate is evidence enough that marriage is challenging. But, what if you impose an extra challenge on top of that? How does having one or both partners be entrepreneurs impact the likelihood for marital success?
To find the answer, I spoke with Trisha Harp (pictured), spouse of an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member and founder of the Harp Family Institute (HFI), which focuses on the impact that entrepreneurship has on relationships and, inversely, the impact relationships have on businesses.
Harp has dedicated her career to studying the effects of entrepreneurship on relationships, and she’s is no stranger to the topic herself: She is the daughter of an entrepreneurial marriage and is married to an entrepreneur. After continually hearing terms like “entrepreneur’s widow” as well as stories about the overwhelming failure rates for entrepreneurial marriages, Harp chose to write her master’s thesis on “Spousal Satisfaction in Entrepreneurial Couples.”
En route, one thing that stood out, she says, is how “many entrepreneurial researchers reported how vital the spouse/support network was in an entrepreneur’s life, but [how] little data had actually been collected to determine just how important.”
Now in her post-graduate phase, Harp has spent the last decade gathering data and interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs and their spouses, to learn “as much as I can about the best practices of the most satisfied couples.”
Overall, she says, her data has confirmed that when entrepreneurial couples—couples with at least one entrepreneur in the household—follow a few key steps, their relationships, though challenging because of the business, are not doomed.
Read the full article on Entrepreneur.com to discover the six findings that may give you some hope for your own entrepreneurial relationship!
Categories: Best Practices
By Andrea Culligan, an EO Sydney member, and CEO and founder of Harteffect
What’s in a name? As it turns out— a lot, actually. Here’s a fun example: What runs through your mind when you think of a “Nigel”? Perhaps you conjure up thoughts of a weedy little Englishman with a wet handshake? He got picked on in school, struggled to find mates and picks his nose when no one’s looking? Now what comes to mind when you think of a “Bambi”? I’m sure you already have images of what she looks, sounds and acts like. And you know she was the most popular girl in school.
By Marissa Levin, an EO Baltimore member and founder of Successful Culture
Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.
Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with the sunrise, energized and ready to engage with the world. Night owls often are just getting started when the early-birds are starting to crash.
Regardless of your personal energy flow, we all need to take strategic energy breaks.Dr. Heidi Hanna is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the author of several best-selling books on brain research.
In “Recharge,” Dr. Hanna shares how we can restore our energy during the 5 most optimal times in our day.
By Annmarie Lanesey, EO Albany member and co-founder of Greane Tree Technology
When Annmarie Lanesey co-founded a software development business in Troy, NY in 2008, she saw business ownership as a means to successful living. Her commitment to a flexible, yet powerful software development approach has fueled a broader passion: a more inclusive pipeline for developing STEM talent.
By David Mammano, and EO Western New York member and founder and CEO of Next Step Education Group
The Latin word for heart is “cor.” The Italian word for heart is “cuore.” The French word for heart is “coeur.” The Spanish word for heart is corazón.”
In the workplace, insensitive interactions can and do occur, even in organizations that value a positive culture. In this interview, Talya Meyerowitz, a corporate communications coach, consultant and EO speaker, offers proactive solutions to eliminate unhealthy communication habits.
What are the most common causes for miscommunication between co-workers?
With these myths debunked, you may have the tools to give your best presentation yet.
Rowena Crosbie, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Iowa, is president of Tero International, Inc., a premier interpersonal skills research and corporate training company. We asked for her thoughts on presentations and how you can perfect your next one.
For thousands of men and women, speaking in front of a group is an experience that is feared. More than a fear of heights, spiders or even dying, if you can believe it! The statistics indeed support Jerry Seinfeld’s humorous claim that most people at a funeral would rather be the corpse than the person delivering the eulogy. But, it is the ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups that is cited as the primary factor contributing to
By Adam Morris, and EO Portland member and President of West Coast Careers, Oregon
Picture this: It’s early 2013. For about 14 months, my business partner and I have been working to launch West Coast Careers, a sales-recruiting firm specializing in our local market. There are five of us on staff: My partner, me, two recruiters and a young office manager. I’m working 90 hours a week on average and employing every brain cell I can muster. We have a lot on the line, and I’m pushing my team members hard.