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Endeavor Mentor Peter Schmitt is no stranger to scaling a company. In growing Dialog Direct from zero to 1,500 employees, Peter enjoyed many successes and faced several challenges along the way. At Endeavor Detroit’s March Lunch & Learn, he led an engaging conversation with Endeavor Entrepreneurs sharing lessons learned from his experiences with a focus on how to scale a business in any industry: focus on creating a quality a team. Read on for the four pieces of wisdom imparted to the Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Michigan:
1. Be a remarkable company by creating excellent relationships with your customers.
2. As a company leader, create a culture empowering your employees to be remarkable.
3. Invest in training frontline employees to be leaders of your company based on its values.
4. Build a team to overcome the issues you can’t anticipate.
Peter reminded the Endeavor Entrepreneurs — all of whom are leaders of their businesses — to take time to enjoy the journey and the accomplishments of the team. It takes everyone to grow a successful company.
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