Why Your Family Needs to Develop Core Values

The benefit of core values goes far beyond the workplace, explains Marc Gutman. Marc is an EO Colorado member, the founder of WILDSTORY, and father to Ruby, Charlie and Nathan.

Many of us have core values at our organizations. These values provide a common nomenclature and a North Star that guide our choices, our language and our priorities—at work. It’s these values that let us know we are working toward a  shared mission—at work.

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Worried About Regulation? How to Prep Your Business Early for Lifelong Compliance

Written for EO by Jim Moran, founder and managing partner of ValueStreet Equity Partners.

Shortly after the European Union enacted its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), France’s regulators fined Google $57 million for violating the privacy law. That fine might not be a huge deal for a company the size of Google, but the message to the world was loud and clear: All companies will be held accountable for compliance.

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What I’ve Learned From 20 Years as an EO Member

In 1988, Randy Nelson was one of the founding members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of EO. He remained a member for nearly 20 years and recently transitioned to an EO Strategic Partner (SAP) in 2018. Randy is a graduate of EO Birthing of Giants (now known as EO Entrepreneurial Masters Program) and EO/London Business School program. 

Randy has helped many EO members with his transformational and thought-provoking ideas.

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Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Ken Honda is the author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He is a bestselling author of self-development books and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

While his financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, his writing spans topics that include finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty.

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of the EO Tanzania chapter and founder of Empower Limited, a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.

It is mind-boggling how much time and money is invested in “strategy” at many companies—with some larger organizations even hiring a full-time person or team to oversee “strategy and innovation.” While commendable, this effort to invest in strategy doesn’t work unless the company also focuses on culture.

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Lessons Learned in Parenting and Entrepreneurship

When we asked EO members to share how their entrepreneurial and parenting endeavors inform each other, we heard from Matt Doud, a member of the EO Baltimore chapter and co-founder and president of Planit. Matt shared what he considers a must-have for both areas of life.

“The parallels between parenting and entrepreneurship are countless. There are no playbooks for either endeavor, so you must enter both believing in yourself. This is not necessarily the same as having confidence.

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2 Reasons Why Forums Are Important for the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

Written for EO by Steven Dudley, mindset and performance coach for entrepreneurs and competitive athletes.

Forums, also called mastermind groups, hold a special place in the world of entrepreneurship. Forum can provide value for any niche group, but it is especially valuable for entrepreneurs.

From my personal experience, the hardest and yet most imperative part of the entrepreneurial journey is the fight between the ears.

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Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

Written for EO by Terry Lammers, certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. 

After 24 years of raising children, my wife and I will become empty nesters soon. When I see a young couple with children, I think, “How the heck did we raise three kids into responsible adults?” That feeling reminds me of what starting a business can be like: It’s expensive.

Starting a business comes with a hefty price tag.

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From Heartbreak Comes Purpose

Written for EO by Adam Dailey (pictured above, right), an EO San Diego member and CEO of Funly Events.

On the morning of Monday, 4 March 2019, I was easing myself into the week. I practiced my morning routine with intention. I waited to turn on my phone, holding off the inevitable flow of business-related messages.

When I did turn on my phone, however, the flurry of emails and texts that came through weren’t about business. And they would change my life forever.

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Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Carlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor. He has been an EO Melbourne member for almost 25 years and is currently the managing director of RetailCare. After the Startup Grind Global conference, he took time to reflect on the lessons he learned from the many early-stage entrepreneurs he spoke with. We share his thoughts below.

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