Mindset is everything. In this video, Jason Forrest, an EO Fort Worth member and Chief Sales Officer for Forrest Performance Group, challenges the mindset of “loser millennials.” He offers mindset and behavior changes to unleash this generation’s potential: Change how you see millennials. Understand what drives millennials (they desire to be coached, inspired, and part of a team). Tap into their whys to access their strengths. When you change the way you see millennials, millennials change (along with your results).
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Asking these questions just may spark your next big idea.
Andy Bailey is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Nashville and lead entrepreneur coach with Petra, a business-coaching firm. Andy also serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, the leaders of the scale-up movement. We asked him about his thoughts around innovation and the best ways to inspire it.
Very few companies I work with would list innovation as one of their top five strengths. In fact, most people struggle to find better ways to do things. They find comfort in doing things as they have always done them and never make a change. Sometimes that’s okay–
By Mark Tepper, an EO Cleveland member and president of Strategic Wealth Partners
So you’ve shaken hands and signed on the dotted line. Time to bust out the cocktails and take a yearlong trip without your cell phone or laptop, right? Almost. Be sure you have the following loose ends tied up, then go ahead and book your flight:
- Let Your Employees Know
By Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International
So you have a great idea, and you want to build a business around it. That’s great! But how do you know when your idea is worth protecting from poachers?
First, you have to understand what intellectual property is. Intellectual property is any idea or product that is valuable to you or your company — an idea that defines you. As an entrepreneur, it is vital that you own and protect your unique ideas so others don’t steal them and claim your ideas as their own.
Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you — and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.
Which matters more:
- Showing that you’re skilled, experienced, and capable, or
- Showing that you’re trustworthy and likable?
It takes more than just a good idea to become a millionaire.
There are many perks to starting your own business— being able to set your own hours and working on something that you’re truly passionate about, for starters. But if you want to continue enjoying those perks, you need to figure out how to make money (and lots of it).
Inc. asked several CEOs who made our 2015 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list–all of whom were able to generate more than $1 million in annual revenue by the end of their third year in business–how they were able to hit the million-dollar mark. Here’s what they learned on their way to building a fast-growing business.
Diving into entrepreneurship can be a scary thought for many, but it can also be a worthwhile endeavor.
Rusty Shelton, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Austin, is president of Advantage Marketing and co-author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Landscape. We asked Rusty about what he has learned during his entrepreneurial journey – here’s what he had to say.
By Ben Hanback, an EO Nashville member and president of The Hanback Group
How many times at the end of the day or week do you come up for air and think, “What in the world have I accomplished?”
Time flies and the race to get ahead is faster than ever, so here are five quick and easy ways to stay ahead of the competition:
- Write at least one hand-written note a week to thank a customer or client. There’s nothing more important than building solid, long-term relationships with your clients. And, there’s no simpler way to do that than with a personal note. Most folks will tell you they’re too busy … too busy doing what? It takes two minutes to write a note, and it will have a long-lasting impact. I often see my notes on people’s desk–- it means a lot.
There’s a reason that agility has become a popular buzzword. The power to both think and act quickly is a defining factor in any startup’s success. Those that get hung up on outdated processes risk failing due to their own sluggishness.
Some startups try to anticipate how their staffing needs will shift as they grow, which Ben Horowitz calls “the scale anticipation fallacy.” You can’t know in advance whether one team member will be capable of scaling with the company. And if you judge someone as incapable of scaling at the outset, you won’t give him or her support to grow with the business, according to Horowitz.
Instead, you need to stay agile — and beware the boogeymen of bloat and bureaucracy. Use the following tips to stay sharp as you grow:
Effective storytelling can be all the difference as you create your company’s brand.
John Cinquina, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Perth, is the CEO of Red Meets Blue Branding – a brand strategy agency – and author of Build Great Brands. We asked him about the best way to craft your own brand’s story and why it will be valuable. Here’s what he had to say.