$350,000,000 of Small Business Growth

One Woman’s Ambitious Goal: Help Small Businesses Grow by $350,000,000 in Total Sales Growth by December 2016.
Sept. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- America’s entrepreneurial spirit is coming back, and entrepreneurs are hungry for support needed to succeed. According to Quantum Leap President Iris McCammon, there is a startup craze brewing, and in Southern California it is just getting started. That is why she is committed to help small businesses grow their revenues by $350,000,000 by December 2016.

According to Meetup, the world’s largest network of local community groups, a search for the word “entrepreneurship” from Silicon Valley yields 165 groups, while the same search from Irvine yields 109 groups. Add-in successful private and public programs such as Startup Weekend and Startup America; a person can feel the startup excitement.

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), a business membership organization, of showing her the ropes of what it meant to be a business leader.

“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.
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