Robert Thomas Bethel is the orchestrator of seventy-seven business turnarounds over the past fifty years. Early successes and troubles in his own professional career inspired his passion for taking over struggling businesses and guiding them towards the road of profitability. Bob has turned around companies in various industries—from restaurant chains to engineering firms—and has helped save over ten thousand jobs as a result of his strategic business counsel. A graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Bob owns several companies across the southern United States and has operated businesses both nationwide and internationally. He is an Eagle Scout and, in addition to counseling, also spends times teaching three-day seminars on best business practices throughout the United States. He currently resides in Orange Beach, Alabama with his wife, Reese.
“So many entrepreneurs come up with an idea, they bounce it off of a friend or a co-worker, they go to a bank and they talk about it with the banker and whether or not they can get the capital to start, the first step in buying or starting a business or if you’ve been in business for a year or 2 and you want to improve your business, what I would recommend Neil to everyone is to get online, take your industry trade publications, identify the top 5 successful people in your industry and go see them and I know the first time I did it I did not expect to get a return phone call when I made a call to an industry leader to an industry I had just gone into, I did get that call returned, I did go see that person and the time I spent with that person was unbelievable valuable in real world hard truth experience that have already occurred. And because I got so much information with that first one I continued it, and in 52 years, in all of the calls that I had made for advice every single one of them had been returned Neil and during that call I asked that person every single time may I come see you for a few minutes when I have time, every single time I’ve been told yes, and the value of those meetings with industry leaders over 52 years, there is no way to express the information value to the companies that I’ve been involved in” …[Listen for More]
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