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“How I Got Warren Rustand to Be My Mentor”

17 January 2020

By Shawn Johal, an entrepreneur, business growth coach and member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in Montreal, Canada. What is mentorship, really?The mentor-mentee connection is a unique one—one that I never really understood before. The company I had co-founded in 2009, DALS Lighting, was thriving and we would soon have over 40 members on the team. I felt lucky that employees mentioned they “looked up” to me, but was I mentoring them? I had never been mentored by anybody in my life, and I didn’t know what it looked like. 21012

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EO Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Failure-Proofing Small Business

15 January 2020

The statistics on small business survival are daunting: Only 50 percent of new companies will survive for more than five years in the U.S. marketplace. Before diving into entrepreneurship, wouldn’t it be ideal to tap into the knowledge of experienced, thriving business owners for advice on failure-proofing a new business?We asked members of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global, peer-to-peer network of 14,000-plus influential business owners, what lessons they wish they’d known to ensure ongoing success before starting their companies. 21009

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Are You a Leader or a Laggard?

13 January 2020

Contributed by Angela Fernandez, vice president of community engagement, GS1 US. GS1 US, an information standards organization that helps brands identify their products for commerce, recently surveyed more than 500 entrepreneurs to identify best practices to achieve sustained success. The results are presented in “Charting the Growth Journey: From Product to Profitable Business.”Respondents were classified as “leaders,” those who achieved sales growth of more than 25 percent in the last year, or “laggards,” those whose sales declined in the past year.Explore the results to determine if your brand will lead the pack or stay in a holding pattern. 21000

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6 Lessons From an Entrepreneur’s Journey

10 January 2020

Marcus Lethlean is the owner of Mediport, GoodBarTrade, 4Degrees Celcius, A2b Solutions and OneSevenOne. And with several businesses under his belt, you might think he’d mastered the entrepreneurial journey. Not so! Like many Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members, he believes in continuous learning and improvement in order to take his businesses further and better serve the people that benefit from his services. He recently shared his story with EO Melbourne. When asked why he started his businesses, Lethlean admits that he couldn’t see himself in the corporate setting. He likes to start something from scratch as it gives him the freedom to create, set his own directions and strategize his next steps.“I have worked inside the corporate environment and there are some aspects of the hierarchical chain that can blunt people of their creativity. At other times, the system can teach people not to go out on a limb. And yet, every entrepreneur who I know went out on a limb, particularly founders. You don’t even think of the risk because you just feel like it’s going to work.” 20992

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