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A Boy Walked Into the Business Excellence Forum…

18 May 2017

Our team, along with most of our clients, attended the Business Excellence Forum and Awards (BEF) last month – and our group took away 38% of the accolades.

The event was not just about awards, but also about coming together with over 1000 entrepreneurs and their consultants to learn from some notable figures. Among others, these included influential authors Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and Professor Steve Peters, as well as inspirational entrepreneurs such as Baroness Michelle Mone.

One of my clients, Stephen Reynolds from the award-winning Christmas Tree business Evergreen Christmas Trees (which took away a finalist award on the night for Best Marketing Campaign) has one of the youngest team members I have ever had the opportunity to consult. At just 14 years old, Stephen’s son Alfie Reynolds helps his father and older brother in the family-run business, and is clearly a bright and motivated young man.

Given my interactions with him, I knew that he would get a lot from the BEF so I extended an invitation to him to join his family at the event.

He was likely one of the most engaged people at the conference, and in the video below, he explains what he got out of the two days of talks…

The experienced entrepreneur may not find anything revolutionary in Alfie’s top learnings. However, you can see how invaluable it was for him to immerse himself in this environment to fuel his entrepreneurial drive.

Alfie proves that it’s never too early to start laying the foundations for becoming a great business owner.

You might want to ask yourself now – when was the last time you consciously put some effort into your business education?

Alfie has started investing in his business education already – and he’s already booked in for the 2018 Business Excellence Forum!

What can you commit to learning before this time comes around next year?

If you would like to discuss any of the points covered here, please feel free to request a free call below.

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