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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What Driving in Italy Taught Me About Business Growth

Written for EO by Joshua Carlsen, who heads business-to-consumer lead generation and client retention at Propelo Media, an EO company owned by San Francisco member Andre Chandra.

On a recent vacation in Italy, I enjoyed amazing sights and experiences, ranging from Michelangelo’s The David and the once-buried-now-excavated city of Pompeii to The Pantheon.

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Simple Ways to Refresh Your Brand

Written for EO by Jessica Thiefels, social media coach and organic marketing consultant.

A brand refresh is critical for all companies, from worldwide organizations to small local businesses. “As businesses grow and change, it’s important for their brands to reflect the current marketplace.

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4 Essential Insights for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

When we asked EO members what lessons they wish they had known at the start of their careers, EO Arizona member and CEO of The James Agency Veronique James shared the following four insights.

1. A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Mariner.

A fortune cookie once contained this saying, and I found it to be a prophetically profound dessert. My mantra has always been “fall forward.” Mistakes are part of human nature, but they are particularly painful when it relates to your work.

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What We Wish We Knew Then: 7 EO Members Share Advice for Graduates

It’s graduation season for many, which makes this a perfect time to experience-share with the next generation of adults entering the workforce and maybe joining your company. Have you ever written a graduation address in your head—perhaps even delivered part of it to your own kids or employees?

We asked EO members what lessons they wished they had known when they graduated and joined the working world. Here’s what they shared.

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Is American Entrepreneurship In Crisis?

Craig Hall, the writer of Boom: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups, shares his view on the current state of entrepreneurship in the U.S.  

What prompted you to write Boom?

In 2011, I heard a speech by Mark Zandi [chief economist of Moody’s Analytics] revealing that entrepreneurship in the U.S. was in trouble. I couldn’t believe it at first, but after beginning my own research, I became very concerned.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing

Written for EO by Danielle Canstello, a member of the content marketing team at Pyramid Analytics.

Social media is an ideal way to engage with customers and potential customers, and drive people to your business site.

But that doesn’t make it simple. There are plenty of potential potholes in social media marketing. Maybe your Facebook page is popular, but your Instagram account isn’t.

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The Truth About Mindfulness

The concept of “practicing mindfulness” has grown in popularity in the last decade. Mindfulness for kids, mindfulness to quit smoking, mindful eating, mindfulness at the office—it’s become a catch-all buzzword.

With claims that mindfulness can cure everything from addiction to anxiety, it’s no surprise that people from all walks of life are becoming students of mindfulness.

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Are You Using the Best Time Tracking System for Your Organization?

Written by Alex Tolbert. Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal, the founder of Bernard Health and an EO Nashville member. The following article appeared on the BerniePortal blog. This column was originally published in HR Technologist.

If you have hourly employees, you know how important it is to keep an accurate and compliant record of employee hours.

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