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On April 20, 2021, Guidant Financial will be hosting Thriving After a Crisis: Starting & Growing Your Small Business. This Q&A webinar features business growth thought leader, global speaker, and bestselling author Verne Harnish and Guidant’s CEO and co-founder, David Nilssen. Verne and David will discuss how to start and grow small businesses as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ll give you tips, data, and answer questions about small business success in the rapidly changing landscape of the American economy during and after COVID.

Guidant is here to help you start, grow, and manage your small business, so we love to introduce small business owners to thought leaders who can share valuable information and insights. We’re highlighting Verne and sharing some of his resources so you can learn from his expertise and knowledge.

Verne Harnish is a world-leading expert, speaker, author, and entrepreneur in the field of business growth. He has spent more than 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams. As part of his personal mission to support entrepreneurs, he co-founded Growth Institute. Growth Institute is an online training company that has helped mid-market companies in over 50 countries learn and implement the latest business methodologies.


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Verne also founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide. For 15 years, he chaired EO’s CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” which is still held at MIT. Verne is also the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents.

Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup, and he’s used that experience to author the bestselling Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, which has been translated into nine languages. He’s also written The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time with the editors of Fortune magazine. His most recent book, Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won eight major international book awards – including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book.

Verne also chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits in collaboration with Bloomberg. He serves on several boards, including chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the Million Dollar Women’s movement.

You can learn more about Verne’s business insights, methods, and advice on scaling up your business from his Weekly Insights newsletter, videos of his global talks, and free Growth Tools.

Sign up today for Guidant’s Q&A with Verne to get a deep dive into how you can start or grow your business during this unprecedented time.


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