Whether you just launched a new start-up or have a successful business, if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve done it all. You’ve been a one-stop shop. You’ve worn all the hats 100 times over. You’ve answered the phones, handled the technical mishaps, shmoozed with the clients, made cold calls and knocked on doors. Ptex Group CEO Meny Hoffman has done it all. Building Ptex from the bottom up with his partner, Wolf Eisenbach, he knows what it means to get his hands dirty and put in the impossible hours that only an entrepreneur with a dream can put in and survive.
Established in ’93, Montique International celebrated its 20th anniversary this year! A Brooklyn-based company, Montique designs and manufactures urban young men’s fashion and casual wear. Selling their wares to an impressive 2000 men’s specialty stores and several chains, there’s clearly a demand for Montique’s fashion lines.
We know fall is just around the corner, but for so many the LTB 2013 business summit was a summer hit that hasn’t faded.
The innovative June 11th business conference was the first of its kind in our community, and has made a lasting impact both on entrepreneurs with budding start-ups and CEOs with established companies at the height of their careers.
While spending time in the Catskills this summer, I learned an important business lesson. But not from a successful CEO or a famous Wall Street investor or a wealthy real estate tycoon.
Rather, I was taught this valuable lesson by my ten year-old son Shimshy.
After watching other children racing against one another in the swimming pool, Shimshy decided he wanted to join them. There was just one small problem: he didn’t know how to swim.
Summer is here. The epic battle between air conditioner and heat wave has officially begun. Armed with a glass of ice-cold lemonade in one hand and a sweet chunk of watermelon in the other, you suddenly come to the realization that the fiscal year is more than halfway over.
You start sweating. And no, it’s not because of the scorching July weather.
It’s time for you to reflect on your corporate state of affairs. Have you reached the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of year? Are you at a particular stage in business you’re satisfied with? In which areas have you succeeded? Could you be doing better in others?