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Entrepreneurial Operating System with Kelly Knight.

Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) with Kelly Knight, President & Integrator of EOS Worldwide.

Kelly Knight - EOS Integrator

Whether you are an established small business in need of the infrastructure to support your growth, or you are planning to start your first business, on this episode Kelly and Henry discuss a methodology and platform that has been implemented by tens of thousands of business leaders – the Entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS.

Kelly Knight is President & Integrator of EOS Worldwide.

The EOS platform, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools to help entrepreneurs achieve success while maintaining a healthy, functional mindset.

Before joining EOS Worldwide in 2016, Kelly enjoyed a successful career in the financial services and investing industry.

EOS helps entrepreneurs and small business owners clarify their vision, gain traction and increase team health through simple, proven and practical tools.

Kelly lives in the Detroit, Michigan area.

Topics and questions covered in this episode include:

  • Kelly introduces EOS Worldwide and the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS).
  • What types of businesses is EOS a best fit for?
  • At a high-level, how can EOS help a small business?
  • How can EOS help small business owners stay motivated and keeping a positive attitude during entrepreneurship?
  • You are an “Integrator” – what is your opinion on the benefits of identifying an integrator and a visionary?
    • How do you perform as integrator on a daily basis? What does that look like?
    • What happens when you have a visionary idea?
    • What happens when you disagree with the visionary?
  • What are some common mistakes business owners make with implementing EOS?
  • Of particular challenge for established small business owners is the concept of “Right People in the Right Seats” – often that “person” is an owner, partner or family member. Any tips or examples of how to best address this challenge?
  • Developing the systems is the relative easier part of this. The harder part is establishing priorities for your team and developing a culture and environment of trust, communication, and accountability. This is hard to accomplish consistently and long-term. Any thoughts on how the best companies achieve this?
  • Why should a small business owner consider engaging an EOS Implementer?
  • Kelly introduces the recently announced Franchise model for EOS.
  • If I am thinking about implementing EOS, where should I start?

More about EOS:

Our company founder, Gino Wickman, started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 21 and soon became the owner of a family business, one of the top sales training companies in the United States. Gino turned the business around in about three years and continued to run it for another four years, then sold the business.

During that time, he was one of the original ten members of the Detroit chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which soon grew to 90 members. Gino found himself advising many of his fellow EO members and fell in love with the world of business and entrepreneurialism. He discovered a passion and knack for the science of business, so after he retired from his own company, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and set out to help entrepreneurial leadership teams get what they want out of their businesses.

Don Tinney, a business veteran with 30 years of experience leading entrepreneurial teams, joined forces with Gino in 2005. Together, they built a community of EOS Implementers who are passionate about helping entrepreneurial companies and their leadership teams thrive using the EOS Process and Tools.

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.


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Episode 339: Gino Wickman – Entrepreneurial Leap

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