How do you make the CEO of a company better?
often than not, the entrepreneur and business owner has too much on his or her plate, is
wearing multiple hats and working 24/7. How can someone help this
entrepreneur focus and do more? That is a tall order indeed. Meet oGoing Pro Member Mark
Hartsell, the CEO and President of CEO Advisor. He is on a mission to
grow the CEOs, Owners and Presidents of young and emerging small
businesses and startups in Orange County and Southern California. Mark
helped me earlier this year on the oGoing business, marketing and
financial plans, and getting them ready for potential investors or
partners. I had the opportunity to ask Mark a few questions about his
company, and what's going on. Here are the five answers that can help
you grow your business: 1. What led you to start CEO Advisor? How is the progress?
to selling my software company to Digital River, I focused on what my
post-sale career would look like. It was clear to me that I wanted to
spend the rest of my career as a small business advisor helping
entrepreneurs grow to the next level toward a successful exit of their
own. CEO Advisor has grown every year since its inception in 2004 and
I really enjoy engaging with and helping CEOs tackle their many
challenges. 2. What are your key services? What problems do they solve?
Advisor focuses on the challenges and opportunities that every CEO and
small business owner encounters. These issues span across the entire
business, including preparation for fund raising, fund raising,
accounting, operations, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and
my services solve problems in all of these areas. 3. What is your favorite customer success story?
have many customer success stories, but I most like seeing my clients
grow and prosper, as in two clients that are currently on the Orange
County Business Journal - Fastest Growing Companies list out this week. 4. Why do customers love CEO Advisor? What makes you different?
clients value my services due to my broad range of business expertise,
and one-to-one meetings with a hands-on approach ensuring progress on a
weekly basis. I am also goal and accountability driven and my clients
like this, as well. My biggest differentiator is my hands-on approach
to producing work and deliverables for clients each week versus the
verbal coaching that I see in this field. 5. How do you define success within your company?
measure the success of my company by the success of my clients. When
my clients are motivated, happy and seeing results this is very
gratifying to me for my efforts. Additionally, I enjoy what I do to
such a high degree that it simply does not seem like work. That is real
success. Connect with Mark Hartsell on oGoing today! His firm has great offers for oGoing members also. Mark A. Hartsell, MBA, CEO/Pres. CEO Advisor, Inc. www.CEOAdvisor.com www.CEOAdvisorNetwork.com (949) 759-8676