Meeting and event professionals are being devoured! Don’t be next!

October 17th, 2018 | hereschicago

Dan Zawacki

Do these business issues frustrate you and devour all your precious time when planning and working on events?

People: Not performing, not on the same page and just not wanting to be there.

Profit: You work long hours and there is little to show for it.

Control: Your business owns you. There is no time for family or friends.

Growth: It’s just not there, you have “hit the ceiling”.

Quick fixes of the week: They have not worked and just frustrate your people.

Jim Grillo the founder of Heres Chicago has asked me to write a monthly column on how meeting and event professionals can run a better business, get more out of their companies and be more profitable. And that is exactly what this monthly column will do. We will offer simply, practical business solutions that have been around for the last 100 years and will be around for the next 1,000 years. There are no magic bullets or algorithms, just timeless business principles that we will show you every month. And best of all its free because you are a Heres Chicago subscriber of Chicago’s Planner Preferred monthly e-newsletter!

I have known and worked with Jim for over 30 years and he is committed to helping his customers and clients run a better business. My name is Dan Zawacki and I am a full time Professional EOS Implementer (Entrepreneur Operating System) and business coach. I teach and facilitate organizations on how to be better, stronger, beat their competition and succeed.

You would be surprised how common the above business issues are in your industry and every business. I know because every one of these issues happened to me over the 30 years I ran Lobster Don’t feel you are alone, there is a proven system to help, it’s called the Entrepreneur Operating System. My company, the Traction Vision Group helps business owners and their leadership teams solve these frustrations by clarifying, simplifying and achieving their vision using the EOS system. With this comes increased profits and a better business. I help implement a complete, proven system with a set of practical tools that will get you and your team great at:

  1. Vision – getting everyone on the same page with where your going and how you are going to get there.
  2. Traction – Leaders execute on the vision with discipline and accountability, even if you are on vacation for three weeks in Europe.
  3. Healthy – Build an open, cohesive team that is functional and enjoys spending time together.

This column will help you solve these issues forever! Imagine waking up every morning and looking forward to going to the office every single day! It can happen. Helping business owners achieve what they want out of their companies has always been my passion and that’s why I love what I do. I am one of only a handful of select individuals in the world that has been given this unique training. The EOS® system (The Entrepreneurial Operating System®) is a powerful program that takes a holistic self-sustaining approach to building a great company and a great culture. It helps business owners and their leadership teams get the most out of their organizations. EOS has delivered over 45,000 full-day sessions for more than 5,000 companies. The bottom line is that it works!

This proven business development strategy system is also captured in the award-winning book Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, just send me an email and I will be happy to send you this book. If you are a meeting or event professional or part of a leadership team that is frustrated and/or looking to get more out of your business, this column will provide the tools, processes and disciplines for you to run your business better and have fun doing it! And the best thing is all you have to do is read this column, I will do all the work and research for you!

  1. We will help you develop real core values, not just not ones you want to aspire to.
  2. Develop a core focus for your company and make it different then anyone else.
  3. Make a 3 year plan and show you how to achieve it.
  4. Find your target market and lock down your marketing strategies.
  5. How to make a great guarantee that will take the risk out of your clients using your services.
  6. And many others!!!

Stay tuned as our next month’s column will identify the 6 components you need in your business to succeed.

Here to help,

Dan Zawacki, Professional EOS Implementer, elping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision. also feel free to email me at or call 847-814-4123 with any questions you may have.

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