According to Meetup, the world’s largest network of local community groups, a search for the word “entrepreneurship”
However, starting a business is risky. Approximately 80% of businesses do not make it past the first year. It is one thing to startup a business, and another to be a business.
“I started my first business in 1993 and previously I had never run a business before,” said McCammon. “I was skilled technically, but I had to learn how to be a business woman.”
McCammon, who later successfully sold her aerospace company, credits TEC (now known as Vistage International)
“There I surrounded myself with other business owners more successful than myself,” said McCammon. “We all learned from each other, and helped each other succeed.”
In fact, each month 36,000 business owners and CEOs in charge of $6.5 trillion in businesses meet confidentially to help each other succeed. These are Young Presidents Organization, Vistage and Entrepreneurs Organization. But, YPO has an $8 million annual revenue requirement, while Vistage and EO have a $1 million requirement. Now, considering that 94% of businesses will never reach $1 million – where do startups and small businesses go?
“That’s exactly where our mission is focused,“ says McCammon. “People are beginning to realize we need to do more to support our startup and small business communities to succeed. That’s why we’re here, and we’re starting by inviting all local business owners for our first complimentary meetings September 12, 2012.”
About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap’s goal is to help small businesses grow their businesses by $350,000,000 in total sales by December 2016 by providing our membership the connections, knowledge and tools to succeed. Quantum Leap is a BeSmartee Initiative.