You can spend most of your time learning more about entrepreneurship through online courses but no matter how many online courses you take, the content doesn't relate specifically to your experience and challenges. That is where joining a CEO club could be beneficial for you. This article will tell you about what a CEO club is and the benefits that you can reap from joining the support group.
A CEO club is a CEO support group for all entrepreneurs from various industries dedicated to making a sustainable environment for CEOs and entrepreneurs so that they can improve the quality and profitability of their businesses through shared encounters and self-improvement.
Often times as an entrepreneur, you will run into questions that only other entrepreneurs could provide the answer - whether it is knowing how to manage a company or being able to solve a business challenge. It is usually the people who have been in your shoes know the answer to your questions.
CEO membership organisations can assist you in answering those questions through forums, Q&A sessions and networking events. By joining the CEO club, you will also be exposed to new perspectives and can further improve the way you run your business. Besides that, professional communities like these also provide you the opportunity to expose you and your company to other people, potentially getting demand for the product or service you offer or even getting introduced to other people.
"Business owners and entrepreneurs are often in their own little bubble, and being around professionals in other industries can have a positive impact on your growth and development. Everything that we focus on at our firm is legal-focused. When I am around entrepreneurs in other businesses, it exposes me to new ideas and outlooks. It's very healthy."Marc Yonker from Winters & Yonker
Usually, the networking events organised by CEO Club are either online or in-person in order to assist their members situated either globally or region-focused to connect. These warm-lead introduction events can prompt to incredible connections in both directions. You can also find mentors that can help guide and advice you on your big decisions as well as business challenges.
One of the biggest advantages of joining any CEO membership organisation is the unlimited resources and discounts it provides. Many clubs offer educational partnerships to their members so the members can gain access to certain programs or receive discounts for certain courses. For example, YEC's members are able to access courses from UC Berkeley's School of Information and Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management because of their affiliation with YEC.
Similarly, the Entrepreneurs Programme offers benefits for Startups as well - for example, they are able to share AWS credits of up to US$5000. Startups can also gain access to other benefits partners related to marketing services like Hubspot, and more.
Feeling like becoming a member of a CEO club? Here are some CEO clubs that you can consider joining:
Here at NEXEA, we organise the Entrepreneur Programme that caters for CEOs of high-growth startups (potential to grow more than 100 million in market size). The Entrepreneurs Programme advocates founders and entrepreneurs to have a peer-to-peer growth mindset as they believe it allows CEOs to learn and relearn the things that they know as well as openly discuss with their peers about the challenges and failures that they face.
NEXEA is known for its mentors who are successful ex-entrepreneurs, or C-levels who own and have sold (IPO, M&A) their businesses. The combination of experienced mentors, experts, and partners prove potent as the 35+ startups invested by NEXEA have grown 3 to 16 times per year.