TAB has operated throughout the DFW area for 10 years, with franchises as far west as Fort Worth and as far north as McKinney. There are over 100 DFW businesses that currently benefit from membership. Internationally, according to a survey of over 3000 member companies, 67% were able to increase their revenues or hold them steady in 2009; and 91% of the members indicated they plan to increase their workforce in 2010 or make no changes.
Each peer advisory board is made up of business owners, CEOs and presidents from, non-competing businesses who meet monthly in a “think tank” atmosphere where they can learn from one another and create new business solutions. In addition to the monthly meetings, board members meet for individual coaching sessions with their facilitator. The DFW area facilitators work closely with each other, which promotes collaboration among and between facilitators and their members both locally and internationally for a broader source of business experience and knowledge.
Bill Bryan, President of Microconsult, Inc. in Carrollton joined TAB in 2008, “I have a friend who tried to get me to visit his TAB meeting for several years. I finally attended a free TAB lunch which was filled with great information that was also “no pressure”. As president of a company with 35% growth over the past three years and a staff increase from six to eighteen people over 18 months, the ideas, suggestions and time I have saved has been invaluable. Since my company is small and I do not have a separate sales, marketing, or legal department, the sharing of issues and potential solutions with my peers has been invaluable”.
“Now, for the first time in my 30 year career as an entrepreneur,”
The Alternative Board NE Dallas - Rockwall will be hosting several free breakfast or luncheon informational meetings for business owners in this territory during the first two weeks of August. More information about this opportunity and these events may be found at http://www.tabnedallasrockwall.com.
About Bradley Chilcote
Mr. Chilcote is President of The Alternative Board NE Dallas – Rockwall and ELDAR, Inc. Having over 25 years of experience in providing business, technical, and fiscal leadership, his creative approach is aimed at strengthening the bottom line while developing, coaching and leading organizations to exceed aggressive budgetary and timeline goals. Before starting his company, he led the delivery of IT services during a period of exceptional growth and opportunity for the American Heart Association. Bradley holds an MBA in Information Systems Management from Oklahoma City University, is certified in the ITIL framework of best practice guidance for IT service management, and is trained in Lean Six Sigma business process management.
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The Alternative Board® NE Dallas – Rockwall & ELDAR, Inc. offers real world business advice via peer boards, coaching and consulting for private business. Peer advisory boards are made up of owners, CEOs and presidents from non-competing businesses.