Once my business hit 5 years, I was lost on certain elements and was looking for avenues to grow my knowledge base. Upon learning about Endeavor, I instantly knew this was something I wanted to get involved with! A board of advisors, access to mentors, access to education and access to capital?: This was gold for me. After going through what turned out to be an enlightening process albeit lengthy as well, as with many things in life, I have found that the more you engage the more you get out of the program. Asking for help when you do not have the answers and being able to be guided towards the answer is probably one of the main reasons why I continue to engage with Endeavor today.
Endeavor has helped me understand that the world moves faster than I could have ever imagined. It is easy to compare yourself in only your industry, but when you are around only high growth entrepreneurs, your mindset and hunger changes and continues to grow. My mind continues to recalibrate through every major engagement with Endeavor.
My favorite such moment was when I met with a mentor and he asked a simple question about a new brand we were launching: ‘why do they not look alike?’ (the mother brand and the new one). It was something that and my team never thought about it from an outside perspective — our customers perspective. In just the two weeks before our new brand was due to launch, we changed everything — talk about high-impact!