Many organizations have been set up globally to support and foster entrepreneurial growth. Organizations such as Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Vistage all have ‘forum’ programs.
Members join forums of eight to twelve other non-competing entrepreneurs who then meet monthly in a confidential setting to assist each other in growing their companies. They provide invaluable ‘board-like’ learning, mentoring and accountability.
I can say that the years in an EO forum in Vancouver provided a quantum leap in my business learning and I wouldn’t be close to where I am today without that investment.
If you’re serious about building a fast growing, lasting company, spend time looking into different organizations in your area. I’ll bet if you asked a successful entrepreneur what they’ve learned from these organizations, their comments would be outstanding.