Wikipedia defines entrepreneurship as the process of designing, launching and running a new business that offers a product, process or service for sale or hire. An entrepreneur is a person who creates these businesses. As with any great business and business idea, there comes a time when the creator needs some advice. They refer to business consultants, professionals such as accountants or attorneys. But often I hear entrepreneurs tell me that they feel something is missing. Entrepreneurs look for other like-minded people, people who are dealing with or have dealt with similar problems such as sales issues, employee issues, customer relation issues, vendor issues, etc. Who do they turn to? Roundtable discussion groups.
A roundtable discussion group is a peer-group program that brings together smart, savvy, non-competing companies to share experiences and help one another improve company performance. A well-run group will be comprised of high-energy and enthusiastic members.
A well-run group of peers and a skilled facilitator will meet monthly for 3-4 hours, in person, to discuss the issues you are facing. In addition, your group leader should offer monthly telephone calls to help keep you on track and focused on your highest-priority success drivers. Most roundtable discussion group members develop close relationships with members of their group. They feel comfortable with sharing both business and personal issues that are holding them back professionally and personally.
The industries are typically non-competing industries so each can talk candidly with the peer group, gaining wide perspectives from those who‚Äôve faced similar challenges. A seasoned CEO/executive coach guides the discussions.
Do you struggle with your work/life balance? Do you feel alone in your business? Do you lose sleep worrying about your business? Do you have someone to keep you accountable for daily activities? Do you wish you had someone who would speak openly to you without having any attachment to the outcome?