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The Entrepreneurs Masterclass

Are you the right fit for Birthing of Giants? Watch a quick interview with Executive Director, Lewis Schiff

ARE YOU READY TO BE THE GIANT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS?

Ask Yourself These Questions

EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A GIANT

What's the biggest opportunity lurking within your company right now?


What would your company look like if it were double the size next year? 10x bigger in 5 years?


What would make you feel fully engaged and excited about your company again?


What are you missing that your most successful peers can see in plain sight?

What would your strategic plan look like after it's been vetted by business experts and your peers?


What would your company look like if it were a leader in your industry and everyone knew about it?


What's holding you back from being a giant?

HISTORY OF 

BIRTHING OF GIANTS

Incubated in the halls of M.I.T., with the partnership of Inc. Magazine, Birthing of Giants has had several of the leading entrepreneurs of its day pass through its doors.


Today, the tradition has been passed to founders of The Business Owners Council. Founded in partnership with Inc. Magazine in 2010, The Business Owners Council has been led by Norm Brodsky and Lewis Schiff


Norm Brodsky is a senior contributing editor for Inc., a veteran entrepreneur who has had 3 separate companies chosen for Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 list. In 2007, he sold CitiStorage for $110 million (detailed in Inc. Magazine... link). In 2017, he sold another company for $160 million. For the past four decades, Norm's greatest success has been mentoring thousands of entrepreneurs and instructing millions through  his columns in Inc. Magazine and his book, Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Toolkit for Entrepreneurs. @NormBrodsky   LinkedIn Profile

GEORGE GENDRON

NORM BRODSKY, ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE

BO BURLINGHAM

Jim McCann started his merchant career as a florist and then as the founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS), A consummate entrepreneur, McCann has shown a knack for making businesses grow and prosper. From its roots in 1976 as a single flower shop in Manhattan, NY, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has become the world’s largest florist with revenues expected to exceed $1 billion. In the process, McCann changed the way flowers and other gifts are marketed for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special occasions while helping to expand the definition of retailing – positioning his company to help customers express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives.


BOARD OF EXPERTS

Chairman of Newport Board Group, a national partnership of CEOs who advise emerging middle market companies. Doug serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. He is Advisory Board Chairman for the Business Dynamics Research Consortium, a national research institute funded by the NASDAQ Foundation and the University of Wisconsin - Extension. Doug is the author of No Man's Land, a leading text about growth companies that has been translated into many languages and won four National Best Business book awards. As CEO of Tatum LLC, Doug built a national professional service firm that was sold to Spherion (now SFN Group) in 2010.

LEWIS SCHIFF, CHAIRMAN

Lewis Schiff is the executive director of The Business Owners Council (ownerscouncil.net). He has authored or co-authored several books on success, including The First Habit: The One Technique That Can Change Your Life and Business Brilliant: Surprising Lesson from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons. Over the past two decades, he built and sold two media businesses to publicly-traded companies, iVillage and TheStreet.com. @lewisschiff   LinkedIn Profile

Bo Burlingham is the author of five books,the most recent being Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014). A previous book, Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big (Portfolio/Penguin, 2006), was one of five finalists for the 2006 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. @boburlingham Linkedin Profile

HOWARD SCHULTZ (STARBUCKS), MEG WHITMAN (HP/EBAY), DEEPAK CHOPRA, HANK PAULSON (US TREASURY SEC’Y, CEO GOLDMAN SACHS), JOHN MACKEY (WHOLE FOODS), JIM MCCANN (800 FLOWERS), TONY HSIEH (ZAPPOS), BERT JACOBS (LIFE IS GOOD), JOHN HENDRICKS (DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS), DANNY MEYER (SHAKE SHACK), MARIA BARTIROMO (FOX NEWS), RUSSELL SIMMONS (PHAT FARM), STEVE FORBES (FORBES MAGAZINE) GARY VAYNERCHUK AND OTHERS.

Founding editor-in-chief, Inc. Magazine (20 years). Innovator of the seminal Inc. 500 ranking, focusing public attention on young, emerging-growth companies for the first time (led to the creation of Euro 500, AllWorld’s growth-company rankings in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and partnership with Michael Porter of Harvard B-School to create the Inner City 100).  Inventor of Clark University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program. Long-time national leader in social sector directorships and fellowships at City Year, Kaufmann Foundation, Community Wealth Ventures, Initiatives for a Competitive Inner City [ICIC].

PAST PRESENTERS (Partial list)

JIM MCCANN

DOUG TATUM

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"WITHIN A YEAR, I INCREASED MY MONTHLY PROFITS BY $160,000"

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