Victorian Engineering Entrepreneur reveals Business Success Strategy

Victorian Engineer thanks Sydney Business Mentor

Today’s post is a thank you to Dr Marc Dussault and his team at Exponential Programs in Sydney. We have been been part of the Business Mastery Platinum Program and many of the results you see are because of that. Marc has not tried to make me a better Engineer. I was already good enough at Engineering. It was Business that I needed to become good at. And that is exactly what Marc’s programs are designed to address.

 

We have had quite a bit of success recently as well as some publicity to go with that. The latest example is from the Star News Group BUSiNESS south-east magazine. They have run an article looking at the difference that the Business Mastery Platinum Program has made to our business and also getting Marc’s take on it from his side.

 

If you have ever wondered about business coaching or mentoring programs and what they have to offer, then this is a good chance to see how it looks from both sides. You can click on the picture to get a larger copy to read or use the BUSiNESS south-east online magazine.

MENTOR engineers CHANGE - a business success story

MENTOR engineers CHANGE – a business success story

 

If you are wondering about the circuit boards I am holding, the product on the left is the core electronics assembly from the Borgtech CPL2 Corrosion Protection Data Logger for which we received 2 National Innovation Awards in 2009. The one on the right will hit the market in early 2011 so I won’t say any more about that until our client is selling it.

 

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2010 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

From Engineer to Entrepreneur

This week I was the recipient of an Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year award. Last year we were received 2 awards for technical excellence when we won 2 of the 15 EDN Innovation awards handed out in Australia in 2009.

 

So I was very pleased to be receiving an award recognising the business side of Successful Endeavours. The award was presented by Dr Marc Dussault of Exponential Programs and recognises entrepreneurs and business people who have demonstrated excellence deploying exponential strategies in their business by profitably creating exceptional value for their clients in a manner that is both measurable and sustainable. The award received was in the category of Engineering Consultant and was one of only 6 handed out in 2010 and the only one in that category.

Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Ray Keefe

Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Ray Keefe receives his award from Dr Marc Dussault.

You can read more about the awards at Exponential Programs Entrepreneur of the Year Awards page.

The main reason for this post is to touch on the most significant aspect of this award for me. I once said that as a Business Owner I made a pretty good Engineer. The past 18 months has a seen a transition away from that to the point now where I can say that I am an Entrepreneur who is also an Engineer. Engineering is a Profession and so it isn’t something that suddenly stops being relevant. Our education and mindset is all based on practical problem solving through the use of technology while balancing performance, risk and cost. And we apply this skillset and mindset to most aspects of our lives, even when it isn’t the only way to go about it. So I am very pleased to be making this transition. Not only is our business better for it but our clients are as well.

And I also thank our clients for the trust they have placed in us to deliver Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development for their next generation of market leading products, the vast majority of which are still made in Australia at a profit.

 

Here is a picture of the Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year award certificate.

Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year Certificate

Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year Certificate

The initial nomination was published on PRWeb at 2010 Exponential Entrepreneur Award Winners Announced.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile. This post is Copyright © 2010 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.