My wife, Cheryl and I are a part of a 25,000 member organization of entrepreneurs and small business owners who are dedicated to working in a cooperative manner to grow business. The unique way we do this actually accelerates the process. We hold forums 5 times a year where we bring entrepreneurs together with all their energy and vision with successful business people and investors to assist them in growing their businesses.It is very common for people to tell us that they accomplished as much in one week at our forum as they would have in one year without it. We have had many tell us that what they had was always a dream before CEO Space. Now with the help of the organization, they are on their way to marketing their idea. At this year`s INPEX show, one of our members walked away with five awards. He will now be taking this success to our July forum and make capital presentations to the many investors that will be a part of program.
Then to speak of the business networking... there is nothing that compares. Even T Harve Eker recommends CEO Space to his people.Why? Because our process works!Because we supply entrepreneurs with their needed resources and even help them recognize things that they need of which they were unaware. As we say: "You don`t know what you don`t know." We have highly successful business people come to show us how to be successful...To us, it is no longer a hidden secret. The little guys can have access to the same resources as the big guys through our organization. No hot air, just fact. Check us out.
www.coespace.net and www.ceospacenortheast.com
Just got wind of this CEO discussion. Barkwheats, I believe you are focused on CEO`s from very large companies. did you ever consider that an entrepreneur or small business person who runs their own business fits the definition of a CEO?
I know that yo9u have said that you are not demonizing CEOs, but to those reading your bent, you are.
I am the regional director of an organization that re-branded it`s name to CEO Space in 2006. Many of our members were very upset that we changed the name. Why? They had a similar mindset as you. Whenever you mention a CEO you think of the greedy SOBs that run the large corporations, the ones that have been ruining the economics of this country.
Our orgainzation works with the CEOs of small to mid size businesses to help them accelerate business growth. They work from a cooperative model not the greed infested competative model. Often, as start-ups they are the only "employee". At that level, if you didn`t dig enough to see what you are truly dealing with, that greedy little bastard gets 100% of the earnings. Can you imagine that? That CEO gets 100% of the earnings of thir own company. Of course that may only be $30 to $40 thousand/year. Not to mention that there is a very high % of small businesses that don`t ever make it. They fold before they ever get a chance to be greedy.
It would assist those reading your posts if you began to qualify what CEOs you are actually focusing on. Are these the CEOs of the large corporations? If you were able to develop a full spectrum of CEOs from Start-ups to large coorporations, I beleive you would see a great deal of difference.
The overall economy may be down right now, but I just returned from a business forum that showed no signs of recessionary times. In fact, you could say that we were learning and doing that which would inflation proof our businesses.Much of our success with lending institutions is in our presentation... have we done our homework to know the market we are entering? What is it that we propose to do that will cause us to stand out from the others? For banks, they just want to be safe so if you go under they will not be at a loss. You are the one taking all the risk.For private investors, they are only interested in one thing... how much money they will make. They are the ones taking the financial risk. If you can make a compelling argument that your idea will make big money, you will have their ear. Don`t just give them what you think, but rather develop a presentation that is based on known facts and market research.
One of the biggest problems we have in modern society, I think, is the
decline in separation between thinking and feeling. A hundred years of
"modern education" has refocused people on their feelings, rather than
on the principles of analysis, logic, thought, imagination, and
Craig, Having retired from the public education system (33 years) I couldn`t agree with you more. I taught physics, generally seniors. It was appalling how little ability they had to logically analyze, how to reason or just creatively work out of the box.Reflecting on this, at the INPEX inventors show in Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago... we were exposed to some 800 inventions. Most all of the inventions that had a major scientific nature came from other countries. The inventions from our country were more of the practical, meeting a need type.