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How Gender Equality Improves Business

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women. With robust female-focused initiatives and a longstanding history of empowering women leaders, EO upholds the mission of this global program every day. This year’s IWD falls on 8 March, 2020, and its focus […]

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8 Steps to Making Better Business Decisions

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author.  History’s headlines are filled with examples of companies brought to their knees by bad decision making. Decca Records famously turned down the Beatles. Motorola chose not to make smartphones. Elon Musk tweeted about taking Uber private and plummeted his company into chaos. Boeing’s leadership […]

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4 Secrets to Responsive Leadership

What makes a great leader? Nationally recognized leader and executive coach Jackie Jenkins-Scott provides her perspective as she explores examples of responsive leadership in her new book, 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership. While you may be a strong leader, she asserts, the ability to adapt your strengths to each new organization, or to changes within […]

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6 Ways Your Office Can Cut Its Emissions

Contributed by Annie Button, a content specialist in business growth and development.  Many people want faster action from their government on climate change, some are taking steps to do what they can to reduce their carbon emissions at home. The workplace, however, often lags in environmental considerations. Offices can be very wasteful in terms of […]

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Not All SEO Problems Are Easy to Solve

Contributed by Jackie Carrillo, a content coordinator and contributor who writes on technology, marketing, business management and education.  SEO is often touted as one of those essential business practices that are simple enough to do yourself. After all, you probably have the power to edit your business’s website, so you can stuff pages with keyword […]

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Could You Step Away From Running Your Company? Here’s How I Did.

  Contributed by Raj Thakkar, founder and CEO, Charter School Business Management Inc. Could you step away from your company unexpectedly for months on end—and know everything would run smoothly? What would you do if you had to step away unexpectedly from your business for four months, just days after you’d landed your biggest client […]

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Mindful Leadership for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Contributed by Rob Dubé, CEO at imageOne. Rob is a member of EO in Detroit, speaker, author and an avid proponent of mindful leadership.  If you’re like most business leaders and entrepreneurs, you know what it’s like to be stressed. Those years of nonstop work provide us with exciting dream careers and anxiety-ridden sleepless nights. Stress is simply part of the deal, right? […]

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7 Reasons You Don’t Want to Start a Business With Friends

Contributed by Frank Hamilton. Starting a business is an exciting adventure. It’s understandable why some people choose to do it with friends. After all, who could be a better partner than your best friend? You might be surprised by the obstacles you could face as friends in business together, though. Here are just seven reasons to think again before […]

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How to Build a Successful Partnership in Work and Life

Contributed by Katty Douraghy, president at Artisan Creative, a member of EO San Francisco and the MyEO Women of EO Champion.  In January of 2000 my husband, Jamie, asked me to come work with (for) him. His creative recruitment business was growing and he needed stronger personnel management skills, which was an area I had spent […]

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Growing as a Couple and a Startup

Contributed by Lionel Felix, founder of Felix Media Solutions and a member of EO Austin.  My wife and I both work full-time in our commercial audio-video (AV) company and it’s been very rewarding for our relationship as well as a strategic benefit. Our company, Felix Media Solutions, landed a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, but getting there came […]