Fast-Growth Champion Panel
Last night I had a great experience; I got to speak to and connect with a whole bunch of business people, entrepreneurs and Calgarians at the Calgary Chambers Fast Growth Champions event. Sitting on the panel with 2 fellow Small Business Week winners answering questions from the crowd in a casual atmosphere was a ton of fun!
We chatted about challenges, opportunities, lessons learned (and I can tell you that becoming President of Britt Land at 26, 5+ years ago, there were a lot of lessons learned) and some cool things we are doing in our businesses. Common themes emerged; always watch cash flow, people really are the most important thing – although its said a lot it really is vital and getting clear on who the right people are is key, focus on culture, purpose and where you are going, talk to your team and clients – honestly and vulnerably, challenge the status quo and be bold!
Thanks to the Chamber for putting on events like this and connecting the Calgary business community, as Adam Legge said our Calgary business community is going to come out of the down turn stronger than ever and its having connections and opportunities like this that make it possible.