October 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – ActionCOACH has announced its 2012 Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) Business Excellence Forum will be held at the De Vere Wokefield Park in Reading, Berkshire, England on January 20 and 21, 2012 and will feature noted speaker, "Growth Guy" Verne Harnish.
Harnish is the founder of two world-renowned entrepreneurship organizations, the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE), Harnish is presently founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc.
The “Growth Guy” columnist for several publications and a contributing editor for Fortune Small Business magazine, Harnish is the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Harnish was also named one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune Small Business Magazine and appeared on the cover of the Dec/Jan 2002 issue of the magazine.
Thanks to his noted expertise in the field of entrepreneurship, he has appeared on several national television and radio programs in the United States, including Smart Money, CBS News, and Nation’s Business Today.
In all, Harnish has appeared in stories in over one hundred magazines and newspapers including Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal.
“Verne Harnish is known as ‘The Growth Guy’ for good reason,” ActionCOACH USA and Canada CEO Jodie Shaw said, “And in today’s economic environment there aren’t many businesses that don’t need to find ways to grow.
His presentation will be a great opportunity for business owners to learn what they need to do to move to the next level.”
Besides Harnish, the 2012 EMEA Business Excellence Forum will feature a number of outstanding speakers with expertise in the world of small business, in addition to networking events, workshops seminars and breakout sessions.
The Forum will conclude with the 2012 EMEA Business Excellence Awards which honor the “best of the best” in the world of small business in 16 categories.
For more information about attending the Business Excellence Forum or for entry information for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards, visit BEF2012.com.
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