Each Thursday in September, we’ll be featuring an EO member who’s shared their experiences establishing innovative products or mindsets. This week, we tip our hat to Chad Hughes, EO Calgary member and President and CEO of LandSolutions LP. His article, “The Readiness Factor,” will be featured in the upcoming September 2015 issue of Octane. Chad asks readers if they’re truly ready for growth and the next stages in their business venture.
Mark Tepper, EO Cleveland member and president of Strategic Wealth Partners
Ever wonder why companies like Amazon.com and AMC Theaters have subscription-based services and if the profits were worth the member benefits? Mark Tepper of EO Cleveland discusses the hidden financial benefits of subscription-based rewards in his blog post. Learn if your company as a billion dollar business just waiting to be tapped into.
Asking customers to pay to join a special group of your best patrons can increase your revenue, encourage customers to buy new products and services from you, and provide a healthy boost to your cash flow. Just ask Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and the chief architect behind Amazon Prime. In exchange for $79 a year, Amazon Prime customers get:
In this special post, we interview EO Nigeria member Dele Agekameh, CEO of Quicklink International Network. Dele talks about the business landscape in his home country, the benefits of entrepreneurship and what he does in his free time.
When did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
DA: I’ve always been engaged in some form of ‘buying and selling,’ especially in my early years. In middle school, I started designing and producing seasonal greeting cards for sale— that was rare among my peers at the time. This was the starting point for me.
What do you do for fun when you’re not running a business?
DA: I like to engage in intellectual discussions, importing and exporting ideas. I also play lawn tennis, badminton and go clubbing to let off steam.
Categories: EO News
By: Tim Hamilton EO Austin member, founder and CEO of Astonish Design
As entrepreneurs, there’s no shortage of motivational advice to help us overcome the fears and doubts that hamper the best of us. But to realize any benefit from it, we have to relate the advice to our own experiences. Early on in my business career, one helpful expression I kept hearing was: “Focus on the process, not on the outcome.” What it meant, I hadn’t a clue. It wasn’t until I recalled a moment from my childhood that everything started to come together.
By: Kathy Heasley, an EO Arizona Member
We’ve all faced it. The long email with what we know is important information, but there’s no time to actually read it. And the website that houses that important news somewhere, but who has time to search?It seems the “no time” phenomenon faces everyone in business these days, but still, the information must get through. In EO Arizona, we stopped fighting the time crunch and decided to take another approach to keep members in the know.
EO Dallas member Adrienne Cornelsen was recently interviewed in the November issue of Inc. Magazine. In an article titled, “Two Spouses, Two Companies,” Adrienne talked about her marriage to a fellow entrepreneur and the importance of celebrating wins. Adrienne landed the interview by leveraging EO PressPass, an EO benefit that connects members with reporters and leading publications around the world. Check out the abridged article below:
I am always asked when I run into people: how is business? And my honest reply is: Its great! We are really busy and growing… Almost every time, the reaction I get is… it’s good to hear that the real estate market and the economy are improving…
I guess they don’t understand we are not doing well because of the economy; we are doing well despite it!
By Greg Garrett, EO Southeast Virginia member and President of Greg Garrett Realty.com
The year was 1999. The Internet was still pretty new, and I was just learning how to “search the Web.” My wife and I were coming up on our 20th wedding anniversary, and it was my job to fi nd a great deal on a romantic cruise.
By George Joseph, EO Houston member and CEO of The Right Step and Spirit Lodge
I have always had a passion for business. Growing up, I would work fervently at my parent’s clothing stores, folding and re-folding clothes, ringing up customers and helping people pick out their wardrobes. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to be a successful business person— someone that made a difference in the lives of others. As I got older, that dream was put on hold. I grew up in a small town in South Louisiana, USA, where alcohol flowed like the nearby bayous and temptations ran rampant.
By Chander Agarwal, EO New Delhi member and executive director of TCI
In this era of cut-throat competition, the most successful companies today are proactive, forward-looking and competitive; they keep on adding new and innovative products and services to their customers. What keeps them ticking in this race for market domination is their keen eye on anticipating emerging trends and opportunities, refocusing business strategy and vision, and aligning resources to maximize corporate performance through best-in-class business performance management solutions for competitive advantage.