EO Louisiana Celebrates Accelerator Graduates
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Accelerator Program will celebrate its graduating class of 2014 on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Central to graduating from the national entrepreneur program is reaching $1 million in annual sales, an achievement that only 4% of all small businesses reach in their lifetime.
The EO Accelerator Program was founded in 1987 to give younger entrepreneurs a safe and secure forum to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs, and to give qualifying entrepreneurs the tools, knowledge and skills needed to grow their business to more than $1 million in annual revenue. To qualify, entrepreneurs must be the owner or founder of an operating business with gross annual revenues between $250,000 and $1 million.
Joining a 2013 class of nearly 10 Louisiana-based businesses, EO’s 2014 graduates achieving this milestone include:
• Charlie Davis, owner of Liquid Ventures
Liquid Ventures is a two-in-one company that focuses on launching and nurturing startups, as well as a consulting firm that works at the juncture of politics, technology and emerging media.
• Josh Goodson, owner of Tiger Shredding & Recycling, LLC
Tiger Shredding & Recycling, LLC, provides shredding and recycling services.
• Matt Lundy, owner of REO Promos
REO Promos focuses on transforming the promotional buying experience for its clients through fast turnarounds on quotes, exceptional pricing and dependably delivering targeted and innovative solutions in time and on budget.
• Chad Olivier, CFP, owner of The Olivier Group, LLC
The Olivier Group, LLC, specializes in comprehensive, wealth management and retirement planning for physicians, dentists, business owners, families and retirees.
• Dustin Puryear, owner of Puryear IT, LLC
Puryear IT, LLC provides technology-based solutions for both medium and small sized businesses.
“We are proud to honor these graduates for their success in expanding and developing their businesses,” Adam Bermudez, EO Chapter Chair, said. “We hope to continue the Accelerator program’s great success in supporting the future entrepreneurs to come.”
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded to help leading business owners achieve greater professional success and personal fulfillment, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enriches members’ loves through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and connections to experts.
Accelerator, an EO program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult their business to the next level. Their mission is to empower individuals with the tools needed to grow their business to more than $1 million in sales and provide the skills to make greater entrepreneurs and leaders. Along with structured educational content focused on the core areas of first-stage businesses, the Accelerator program affords individuals with the unique experience of learning from and connecting with the world’s most influential entrepreneurs.