In preparation for the second annual Entrepreneurship World Cup, competitors from around the globe take part in a series of virtual training and mentorship programs that help them hone their skills and increase their chances of winning their national competitions—as well as those who advance to the Global Finals—through EWC Accelerates. Within the EWC platform, participants have access to an exclusive content library with information from mentors who share their valuable insights.
This article is part of a series highlighting EWC Accelerates workshops.
In an earlier EWC Accelerates session, Jeff Hoffman, a serial entrepreneur most well-known for his role in cofounding Priceline.com, shared his tips on: Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Business.
Hoffman is many things: a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, Hollywood film producer, bestselling author, producer of a Grammy winning jazz album and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He also serves as the chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and is a frequent keynote speaker, presenting in more than 60 countries.
Hoffman focuses on topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership — while also hosting innovation workshops to major corporations regularly. His book, SCALE – a how-to guide for growing your business is a hit bestseller; and it is no wonder why he is invited all over the world to provide his startup success tips and best practices.
Those tuned in to EWC Accelerates sessions have the opportunity to ask leaders in the field questions, make comments and interact with fellow EWC competitors.
Hoffman shared some of his most important pieces of advice for those who are building and beginning to scale a business, including:
- Emphasizing the importance of team building and operational efficiency;
- Highlighting the fundamental role of a mentor in every entrepreneurial path and the elements to consider when choosing a mentor; and
- Accomplishing work-life balance when beginning your own business venture.
Below, you can watch the EWC Accelerates session, Things to Keep in Mind When Building A Business.