Activities Required to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Ron Cocquyt, currently President of Hylander Management, a business coaching practice that focuses on inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ron Cocquyt discuss the following:

  • What is an Exit Strategy? Why is it the critical component to a successful venture?
  • What is the importance of having a solid sales strategy and someone in the company who is its most important salesperson? “Nothing happens until the sale is made.”
  • What are the four questions that must be answered before a successful Marketing Plan can be created?
  • What is the importance of a well-written Executive Summary?

Ron Cocquyt, President of Hylander Management LLC, has maintained his business coaching practice since 1992.  Prior to that, Mr. Cocquyt was President and co-founder of Monarch Products, manufacturer of a patented method for sterilizing surgical instruments.  Mr. Cocquyt was the inventor of this product and with his partners built an international company that was eventually sold to Johnson & Johnson.

Mr. Cocquyt has also been involved in the establishment and development of two other medical companies, both of which still exist.  Along with his business experience, he has spent extensive time in both minor and professional hockey as a coach, administrator, and evaluator.  He now combines his coaching experience with his business acumen to successfully advise and mentor the owners of a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.

For the past three years, Mr. Cocquyt has participated in Florida Atlantic University’s Business Plan Competition as a mentor to participants and a judge.  This mentoring program allows him to work with students as well as community members who are seeking to create effective business plans.


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