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The Lighthouse International Entrepreneurial Club (Eclub), is a not-for-profit community environment providing support to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs develop the right awareness, knowledge, skills, relationships and resources required to build a sustainable business that will not only survive, but thrive beyond the 5-year mark beyond which 95% of businesses fail.
What are the Challenges Most Business Owners Face?
All these challenges mentioned are simply the fruit of something missing at a more fundamental level. In business 100% of our clients are people, 100% of staff are people, 100% of partners are people. To make a success of building a business, we must make a success of the relationships around us and learn how to get the most out of people and help them get the most out of their involvement in the business. Click for more.
What Are the Root causes of These Challenges?
To make a business work we must be able to coordinate and acquire enough of the right ideas, knowledge, skills, people, access to the right markets and enough finances, all within the right time frames. But what is the ultimate resource that helps us acquire all those things effectively?
People are the key to a successful and fulfilling life, as well as being at the heart of our ability to create a prosperous business vehicle. When we can find the right talents, bring people together with the right character and competency, and inspire people to give more of themselves to what they do, then business naturally flourishes. All business failures, and conversely business successes, are directly proportional to the business owner’s awareness of and their ability to bring the right people together. Master people and relationships and you will master business.
We have undertaken an intense 12-year research and discovery period into what it takes to develop highly effective and optimised entrepreneurial businesses and leaders; working with in excess of 3000 businesses across London. From our findings it was shockingly apparent that emerging business owners were significantly under-prepared in their awareness and understanding of why people fail in business, of what the gaps were in their awareness, skills, resources and networks, as well as how to go about filling those gaps effectively. Click for more.
We believe that all of our greatest social and economic problems across the globe can be solved by highly effective entrepreneurial leaders who can collaborate synergistically. Eclub was therefore launched in 2004 to facilitate aspiring and existing business owners to acquire this knowledge and awareness to build sustainable businesses that add massive value and make an significant impact throughout society.
In Which Industry Sectors Does Eclub Support Businesses?
Ultimately we have served and continue to serve businesses in every sector – ranging from healthcare to accounting, sports therapy to clothing, music production to IT, and the list goes on. Click for more.
Why is it possible to support such a diverse range of businesses? Firstly, if a business has been established in the right way, then at least 80% of what will be required to build it effectively will be common across every business – much like the principle components of a small yacht and ocean-going cruise liner will be similar in essence. Secondly, once the business owner is well on their way to developing their levels of self-leadership, their final challenges to optimising their business are based upon interdependence – upon how they can operate effectively with other people, partners, businesses, suppliers or markets. Eclub’s primary role is to facilitate and optimise those critical activities that enable a growing business to work effectively outside of its own ‘four walls’.
No matter at what stage of their personal or business development journey, from complete beginners to global franchises we support everyone and anyone who is willing to put their growth and development as their top priority. Quite simply we cannot build a business that would have any chance of succeeding if we’re not willing to put our personal growth as the leaders and drivers behind that business first.
How does Eclub Support its Members?
Our focus at Eclub is on the growth of the individual as well as on their leadership, entrepreneurial and business development:
Entrepreneurial and Business Development – Pre-Startup
Entrepreneurial and Business Development – Existing Businesses
Individual Development Eclub’s starting point is always with the development and growth of the individual – with their knowledge of what they need to succeed and their ability to make it happen – becoming a highly effective leader and entrepreneur. Leadership Development Leadership is a vital aspect of a successful business and for the most part it is either missing or misunderstood to be management. Both are essential, but leadership (or the top line) comes first; management (or the bottom line) flows from that leadership. Understanding what governs our ability to engage, inspire, unite, involve and empower those in and around our business is paramount. Entrepreneurial and Business Development – Pre-Startup We wouldn’t expect a farm to produce crop if we didn’t do anything to prepare the soil and nurture the crops appropriately beforehand. The Eclub Pre-Startup Program helps aspiring entrepreneurs prepare themselves and build their network before they launch. It prepares them to actually put the right people and resources in place before they leave the security of employment rather than just taking the plunge and hoping everything will work out. Entrepreneurial and Business Development – Existing Businesses The ongoing growth of a business is dependent upon the ongoing acquisition of all the resources required for its growth. Our Resource Acquisition Management Program serves to optimise how a business acquires its resources in a systemised and effective way. For businesses positioned to expand rapidly we can assist in systemising and franchising the business nationally and internationally.
Mentorship – Receive mentorship from an experienced mentor. Support Network – Join an existing community network of highly passionate and driven emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Leadership of Others – Build your skills and ability to lead others. Expand Your Circle of Influence – build trust-filled relationships with people who wish to help and contribute, rather than those who are there to see what they can get. Entrepreneurial Skills – Develop your ability to create opportunities whilst also bringing together the right people and resources to bring them to life. Business Development – gain the support and knowledge to expand a business through the right leadership and systemisation development.