Michelle Anton is the co-author of the bestseller, WeekendEntrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash. In addition to beingan expert on entrepreneurship, over the past 15 years Michelle has produced nationally syndicated programming for such industry notables as Dr. Laura, Leeza, Danny Bonaduce, Montel Williams and was a freelance associate producer working on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Michelle enjoys writing and was an Official Blogger for Entrepreneur.com. She profiled successful business owners, inventors, and up and comingentrepreneurs. As a keynote speaker she has spoken for The Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Express, Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Book, and Les Brown. With her extraordinary networking skills and boundless energy, she’s blazing a new path as Sr. Vice President of Club Operations for CEO Space.
Michelle Anton CEO Space
Sr. Vice President Club Operations
As an entrepreneur that has owned several businesses, often working alone I would get to the highest level of my expertise and realize that it was not enough. I would research answers as to what to do next, finding limited valid information. It was confusing at best.
Having a cooperative group of CEO’s, mentors, instructors and fellow entrepreneurs to meet with throughout the year is the right answer for me. It is great to be able to bring my questions, ideas and goals with me to the CEO Space Forums 5 times a year to get help. The expertise is invaluable.
I have a degree in computer science and I have attended seminars, workshops, conventions and online training classes for years to up grade my skills. These were separate, costly and not integrated – so in one class I might be taught to do something one way, then the next seminar that idea was thrown out for a different one, each with a set of new books and or CD’s to help me “learn” the correct way to do something. By the time I read the book or listened to the CD’s there was something else in its place. I thought that I was getting the right answers and becoming more knowledgeable - what I see clearly now is that I became immobile. I could not figure out what I should be doing next, so most of the time I either did nothing or went back to my old way of doing a particular thing.
At CEO Space you pay the membership once and have access to information and real contacts for answers for a lifetime. Every 3 months or so the Forum is available to sharpen my skills through classes, meals together with entrepreneurs and the instructors. I don’t have to buy books or CD’s to get the “in depth” information, I get it right there on the spot – the bonus is that I can implement what I am learning on the spot.
So education is one of the biggest benefits of the lifetime membership!