Hanny Lerner, EO New York
What are some of the valuable lessons that Accelerator taught you?
Accelerator taught me to set business goals and be accountable for them. In each of our quarterly classes, we had to complete the Million Dollar Focus Plan and identify what our business strategy & strategic goals were for the next 30, 60, 90, 365 days. Each time we met, we had to review with the class what we accomplished/didn't on our list. I never wanted to be the person didn't accomplish my goals and so I set a daily reminder on my phone to ensure that each day I looked at my focus plan to get the items checked off. I did! My first M&M mentor (Diane Howells) taught us the importance of creating Manuals and how instrumental it is to growing the business. Now, every job at my company has a fully documented manual. Each employee at my company can now be replicated (and replaceable). I agree, a company can't grow without manuals.