In This Episode

During tonight’s show we were joined by Ken Fanger, co-owner of On Technology Partners (https://ontechnologypartners.com), a company focused on planning and strategic design when it comes to your technology.  Ken shared some of his early work experiences with bigger companies like BP and Ben Venue Laboratories and how that inspired him to do his own thing.

A big part of Ken’s story with On Technology Partners was how they basically reinvented their business which started out as a company focused on IT support and network services and then shifted to focus on planning and strategic design of that technology.  This shift was based on the discovery of how critical technology had become to their client’s success and they needed more help on the bigger picture strategic front vs. simply the day-to-day support of their technology assets. Ken also shared some nuggets he’s learned along the way, such as Always Be Wrong and Lay-off Employees Sooner vs. Later.

He is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (https://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/) and he shared with us some of his key takeaways from that program in our monthly Goldman 10 for 10 segment.  One of his key takeaways was he didn’t feel so alone any more as he saw people in his cohort facing the same challenges as he had.

People, Companies and Resources We Mentioned in the Show

On Technology Partners (https://ontechnologypartners.com)

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (https://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/)

BP (https://www.bp.com)

Ben Venue Laboratories (https://www.cleveland.com/business/2015/11/closed_ben_venue_laboratories.html)

JumpStart (https://www.jumpstartinc.org)

R&K Electric (https://m.facebook.com/pages/R-K-Electric/158913390797905)

People of Substance (http://peopleofsubstance.net/)

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