Lallenia and Brad Birge are EO members in Nebraska and the co-owners of Big Birge Plumbing. As EO Accelerator graduates and business partners, they have unique insights on growing their revenue while maintaining a partnership.
Octane: EO Accelerator is EO’s program for first-stage entrepreneurs. It gives founders the tools and accountability to take their business to the next level. How did you hear about EO Accelerator?
Lallenia: My husband, Brad, and I started Big Birge Plumbing in 2012. Neither of us had much experience running a business. I was referred to EO Accelerator by a former EO member and applied to the program in 2015. After about a year, I finally convinced Brad to join me in the meetings, as I was getting a lot out of it. As you can imagine, being married and in business together, sometimes information coming from your spouse’s mouth isn’t the same as hearing it from the source! (more…)