Close The G.A.P. 9-24-2014 (Growth Automate, Profit & Exit)

EVENT:  Close The G.A.P. (Growth Automate, Profit & Exit)

Date: 9/24/14

Time: 8:30 – 10:30am

Location: Eisenhower Corporate Campus, 80 Beaufort Ave, Livingston, NJ

Looking to offer value to your clients?  Please save this date:  Wednesday, September 24th from 8:30-10:30 AM.  The New Jersey Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) would like to offer you a special opportunity for to invite a select group of your clients to a unique event.  During this exclusive event, you and your clients will learn from and interact with a panel of entrepreneurs who will share their stories of business successes and business challenges with the hope of helping you and your clients run your businesses more effectively.

What is EO?  EO is a global peer-to-peer network of more than 10,000 influential business owners with 143 chapters in 46 countries.  EO enriches members’ lives by providing benefits drawn from three dynamic areas:  Peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.  Each member joins a Forum, a group of 8-10 entrepreneurs with whom they meet on a monthly basis in a strictly confidential, non-competitive environment.  In Forum, members learn and grow by sharing business and personal successes and challenges with people who understand what it’s like to be responsible for running your own business, vs. simply listening to advice.

What’s in it for you?  By inviting your clients to our event, you can offer them the opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs in similar positions, so they can learn best practices to improve their business performance.  It can be lonely at the top when you run a company and don’t have any peers to turn to.  By introducing your clients to EO, if they ultimately become members, you will have given them access to ongoing opportunities to improve their business performance.  This will ultimately make them better clients with stronger businesses. You, too, can learn something to help your other clients who did not attend. In addition you can network with EO members, candidates, and other professional service providers.

What’s in it for us?  EONJ is looking to enrich our membership base by identifying high quality membership candidates.  By growing our membership base, we increase the experience base from which all members can draw to learn and grow together.

Inviting your clients to our event is a win-win-win for your clients, you, and EO.  We have attached our new member Avatar to help you identify the select few clients who would be a good fit for EO.

So please, save the date and start thinking about potential invitees.  We are looking forward to a content-rich event!

Click here to view event, here for registration, or here to decline the invitation.

GEI Survey is Open!

About EO GEI

The Global Entrepreneur Indicator is a semi-annual survey of the membership of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a membership-based non-profit with more 10,000+entrepreneurs across 46 countries.  Each of these business owners has successfully founded a business with over US$1 million in revenue, with an average annual revenue of US$52.3 million. Collectively, these entrepreneurs employ more than 2.4 million workers and represent more than US$536 billion in global economic activity.

To fill out survey click here.

Business Execution for RESULTS – RESULTS.COM – Stephen Lynch

Management in the Digital Age

We are entering an era of “Digital Darwinism,” when society and technology evolves faster than companies can adapt.  More specifically, it is the way we manage people that has struggled to keep pace with the rate of change.

Radical Transparency & Accountability

How to use dashboards to bring your Goals to life in a way that engages and motivates your people. What works and what doesn’t in terms of setting goals and holding people accountable for performance – based on direct observations of thousands of client firms

Key Performance Indicators

How to define and track the key measures that will drive the success of your current business model, and drive the key functional areas of your company (the outcomes for this workshop can be more powerful if other members of the leadership team are present)


Stephen Lynch is the Chief Operating Officer of He is a “Kiwi” (New Zealander) living in San Francisco. He is responsible for researching and developing the strategic planning and business management practices that are incorporated into the management dashboard software.


Stephen is the author of the award-winning book: Business Execution for RESULTS – a practical guide for leaders of small to mid sized firms. His book was judged Winner in the “Management” category of the USA’s 2014 Small Business Book Awards.

He has had articles published in The Economist, and has personally consulted with the leadership teams of hundreds of client firms around the world, and writes a weekly email newsletter that has over 40,000 business leader subscribers around the globe. are a growth firm headquartered in New Zealand with plans to list on the NZ stock exchange later in 2014.The methodology they teach clients is the exact same methodology they use to run their own business.

Click here to view event, here for registration, or here to decline the invitation.


Sinek & Marquet, Double Header…EO Style – SOLD OUT

EO kicks off the Fall event season with a double header event, twice the learning and twice the fun.  

First up is Simon Sinek, whose TED video is the  most watched in TED history.  Simon teaches how to inspire your customers, workers and even vendors through a clear formula that is physiologically effective.  If you do not know about Simon’s “Why” system, then you MUST attend this event.  It literally is systemically transformative.

Then, you’ll hear from David Marquet, former commander of the USS Santa Fe, a $2 billion nuclear submarine. Marquet’s unique leadership model allowed him to take his crew from last to first in the Navy’s rigorous metrics. Marquet’s leader-leader approach to management is truly eye-opening and will change your views on effective leadership.

About Simon Sinek:
Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect”, Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and his newest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate, and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action. Simon is best known for popularizing the concept of “WHY”, and for the “WHY” talk he gave that became the second most watched talk of all time on

Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: 3M, Disney, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC/Universal, JetBlue, the military, multiple government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of presenting his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and to the senior leadership of the United States Air Force at the Pentagon.
Click Here to learn more about Simon Sinek

About David Marquet:
David Marquet is an optimist who believes that we all have an inner superhero capable of acts of greatness. He is the author of the award-winning book Turn The Ship Around! In 2012 Fortune Magazine called it the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.”

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. He commanded the nucklear powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being “worst to first”. Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including 10 subsequent submarine captains. After riding USS Santa Fe, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit
Click Here to learn more about David Marquet

EONJ will provide bus service from 2 convenient locations -details TBA.
Space is limited to the first 30 members.
In the meantime, please send me your guests name, I will keep a first come, first serve list. If there is still space on 8/18, I will then register guest at that point.

Click here to view event, here for registration, or here to decline the invitation.

Members in the News

Denise Blasevick [The S3 Agency] was quoted in a Fast Company article.

U.S. News and World Report interviewed Felicia Garland of Greenberg & Rapp [Ronald Greenberg] on sharing finances in a long-term relationship.

Peter Cocoziello of Advance Realty [Kurt Padavano] spoke about repurposing vacant office parks in an story.

Star Tribune story on the price of MLB All-Star Game tickets mentioned Select-A-Ticket [Tom Patania]. did a story on Theresa Lyons [Lyons & Associates, P.C.] creating a phone app to empower domestic violence victims.

Aaron Messing of OlenderFeldman LLP [Kurt Olender] spoke on the importance of legal protection for startups in a Globe and Mail article.

EO New Jersey’s First Ever Combined Huddle and Happy Hour!

Join us for a combined huddle (add to calendar) and happy hour (add to calendar) starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Crossfit 247. Arrive dressed and ready for long-time EO member Rick Haig to lead us through a fun and challenging class. Afterwards we’ll reward ourselves with a happy hour across the street at Willie McBride’s. If you cannot join us for Crossfit, you can still sign up for the happy hour by itself.

Click here to view event, here for registration or here to decline the invitation. Please register for the huddle and happy hour separately.

Time: 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Date: Sept. 10

Location: Crossfit 247 (3150 US22 Branchburg, NJ 08876)


Welcome Note from New President Michael Schofel

New EO New Jersey President Michael Schofel has written a message about the next year to the chapter. Read it below:

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you have a  great holiday weekend.

Welcome to our next year of EO New Jersey.

This year I am excited and honored to be representing all of you – local and national entrepreneurs “making a difference” in the economy and lives of others in New Jersey and the world.

Our key focus for this year will be: learning, process, forum and fun.

    1. Learning - one major learning event per quarter (in addition to our monthly events of either learning or huddles)
    2. Process  & Growth - with great systems in place and growth in membership
    3. Strong Forums - provide opportunities for forums and moderators for additional training
    4. Fun – fun while we engage on the three items above

I am very excited to be working with the new board of both previous and new EO NJ board members (click here to see the board members).

We also have opportunities to get more engaged in a couple of key areas on a committee level rather than a full board commitment. If interested, please email me.

Just Announced: the learning team has arranged a valuable mid-summer learning event with Kathy Frank. This event includes your key executives.  “Harnessing Personality to Drive Profitability: The Science of Knowing What Makes Others Tick” presented by Kathy Frank of Augur Inc. will take place July 29.

Each participant and their key executives attending:

  • will have the opportunity to fill out a Predictive Index survey
  • Get results by graph and written report at the event
  • Explain how to use and leverage it in their business

I look forward to seeing next week at the summer Happy Hour at Basking Ridge County Club.

Enjoy your weekend!  Happy Independence Day!

Members in the News

NJBIZ interviewed Kenneth Gruskin of the Gruskin Group on why design matters to a company’s bottom line as well as architecture’s impact on higher learning. Additionally they won the grand prize in the NJ Concrete Awards.

Rob Zadotti [Gold Medal Service] won a Rule Breaker Award and was quoted in a article on the event.

The Independent did a story on Soleil Tans’ [Shawn Smith] “Tanning For Paws” fundraiser.

NJBIZ wrote about Advance Realty [Kurt Padavano] completing significant lease activity in Florham Park.

AV Network did a story on Control Concepts’ [Steve Greenblatt] inaugural InfoComm conference.

Caryn Kopp [Kopp Consulting] wrote an article for the Daily Record on the 7 key steps to make the most of prospect meetings.

SRSsoft [Evan Steele] was in HIT Consultant for Steele’s transition to senior advisor.

RightAnswers [Jeffrey Weinstein] was in KMWorld for their new SmartService software.