Are you a CEO or business owner that operates a company without a board of directors or advisors? If so, then you probably know how difficult it can be to hold yourself accountable. Have you ever had a decision you didn’t want to make or project that you just could not seem to finish? When you’re the boss, it’s easy to push things off, but ultimately it is business that pays the price. That is where a group of like minded business people can help a solo entrepreneur or small business owner hold themselves more accountable and therefore push through those more difficult times.
Business owners often think their businesses are unique and different from all other companies out there. While that is true in some aspects, it is a fact that about 80% of a business is the same across all industries and sectors. Most have clients, vendors, business administration, payroll, and the list goes on and on. This is where a group of CEOs and business owners can help one another. They understand the problems and challenges that a person faces while building a company. Take the chance to learn from others and maybe side step a few of those landmines that all business owners know are out there waiting for them.
Who remembers the old English proverb, “Two heads are better than one.” Of course you do. And why do you remember it … because it’s true! Peer groups can be a great sounding board where you discuss issues or strategies for taking your business to the next level. Bounce ideas off other business owners and take input from those that understand and are in your same shoes. Not to mention, due to the groups being industry specific, you will get out of the inbred thinking of your industry and bring in new ideas that set you apart from your competition.
Most business owners would agree that it can often times be difficult to balance work and your home life. When you are the boss, it means pulling all nighters or being the last to leave. Doing those tasks that just somehow don’t get done. CEO Focus and your group can help you focus in on where those issue are, and help to balance them out so that your business does not own you!
CEO Focus DFW is a membership based peer-consulting group or sometimes better known as mastermind groups made up of company presidents, business owners and CEOs. In our group meetings, we work on specific business issues that are confronting our members. Groups are industry exclusive, meet once a month and consist of 8-14 members from various industries and backgrounds. Although the benefits of group membership can often times be difficult to quantify, many members find advantages in the following areas: increased profitability, increased accountability, opportunity to collaborate with other like minded individuals and business owners giving them a strong support network, improved delegation skills, business coaching input, improved level of business expertise, and a higher quality of living. It can be lonely at the top, but that does not mean you have to go it alone. You may feel your problems are unique to your business, but there are many other CEOs with similar issues. Our groups are designed to help you with the difficulties of running a business and provide a forum to discuss key business issues and their creative solutions. We want to help you get your business to that next level. Owning a business automatically enrolls you in the School of Hard Knocks. Don’t you think its time to drop out and learn valuable lessons from your fellow CEOs and business owners instead of going it alone? CEO Focus DFW can help you do just that! Your business is YOUR VISION, let CEO Focus DFW provide OUR FOCUS!
So cute, right? Not so much when it is you running around in circles in your business or even in life. “Stop bothering me for I am too busy chasing my tail in a circle to stop chasing my tail in a circle.” I hope this doesn’t describe you, but if it does, it’s time Read more about Fatal Error #34 – Being too Busy “Doing the Work”[…]
Fatal Error #23 – Leave Me Alone Owning and operating your own business can be very lonely. There is a lot of stress and sometimes the support you need is simply lacking. Sure, family and friends would like to help, but are they really the best person to ask. Do they own a their own Read more about Fatal Error #23 – Leave Me Alone[…]
With 2016 coming to a close, most business owners should be looking back at their goals to see where they stand. Did you accomplish what they set out to do? If so, GREAT! If not, why not? Were your goals achievable? Maybe you were not specific enough with what you were looking to do. Did Read more about It’s that time of year again[…]
I don’t think we set out to make things complicated, but it is amazing how fast it seems to get that way. We often times lose focus and I feel that is when we start to make things more complicated than they need to be. Or, we even think something is too simple and therefore Read more about Quote of the Day[…]
We had a great “51 Fatal Business Errors” Workshop this morning at the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce in Carrollton. BB&T Bank supplied breakfast for us … thank you! We had an incredible panel of speakers: Obi Chukwumah (BB&T Bank), Annie Fairchild (AFairchild PC), Darren Gardner (Teks Inc) and Erin Carney (Metrocrest Chamber Read more about BB&T Metrocrest Event[…]
It always amazes me how many people talk about companies that were an overnight success … Facebook, Twitter, Google, Compaq, Groupon, etc. It’s almost as if they think they came up with this idea, and then luck kicked in and just made it happen. And while it can seem that way because one day the Read more about Quote of the Day[…]
Another quote that I love and one that I hope I live up to. I call myself a leader, but anyone can say that, but actions are what truly determine a leader. In my profession, I work with many CEOs and business owners from various type of businesses and industries. And while most think their Read more about Quote of the Day[…]
How many times have you seen an issue in your company and maybe you didn’t know how to fix it? Or maybe you saw it but figured it was just a small issue and I will get to it later. Well, small issues become big issues if you don’t address them. And the longer you wait, the Read more about Quote of the Day[…]
What a great weekend! I had the opportunity to spend last weekend with an amazing group of women. Lisa Schnitzer (In Good Hands) and Lucinda Beldon (Stingray Travel) are putting together a women’s networking cruise to take place in 2017. The 5-night cruise is set to leave out of Galveston, Texas on Monday, November 6th Read more about Women Making Waves[…]