Ines LeBow

Ines LeBow

About Ines LeBow

Ines LeBow is the CEO, Transformation Executive for ETS. She is a known catalyst for business operations, bringing 30+ years of hands-on experience. Ines has a long history of being recruited into senior executive roles to improve the execution of business operations and to drive revenue growth. You can see her LinkedIn Profile at www.linkedin.com/in/ineslebow, view the ETS website at www.transformationsolutions.pro, or email her directly at ilebow@transformationsolutions.pro.

Company Culture Sustainable in Any Market

Herodotus, the ancient Greek intellectual who became known as “The Father of History” coined the phrase “Culture is King”. Companies rise and fall based on their culture, and challenging situations like we’ve faced here in 2020 test company culture to determine if it’s real or just a façade. In a recent article, I gave advice on how to “Pandemic-Proof Your Funding Pitch Deck”, but as an entrepreneur, are you really able to pandemic-proof your company culture? The answer is a [...]

By |2020-06-11T09:11:05+00:00June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Pandemic-Proof Your Funding Pitch Deck

Demonstrating to investors that your business model is sustainable, especially in times of uncertainty or jarring disruption, like we’re facing now with the Coronavirus pandemic, can give you the edge you need to get funded. In my previous article, “Now’s the Time to Get Your Business Funded: Coronavirus Edition,” I highlighted the fact that savvy investors are still looking for great investment opportunities. Those great opportunities include investing in both the idea and the one with whom the idea originated. [...]

By |2020-04-28T16:58:36+00:00April 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Now’s the Time to Get Funded: Coronavirus Edition

Preparing for Funding Digitally During COVID-19 In times of uncertainty, most people crawl back into a protective shell, trying to hunker down until the perceived threat passes by. Despite the growing public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, savvy investors are still looking for great investment opportunities. When investors consider where (and with whom) to invest their money, they are not looking for “most people”. They want the best, the brightest, and the boldest. What better time to let [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:28:41+00:00March 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Is Your Fundraising Story Epic? Blueprint: How to Open Doors to Funding Starts with the Value Proposition

“Thanks, but no thanks.” If this is the response you get from potential investors, chances are that you have an unrefined value proposition. Dianna Booher, an author, keynote speaker and expert in corporate communications sums it all up with her statement, “If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” In my last article entitled “Blueprint on How to Open Doors to Start-Up and Next-Stage Growth Funding,” I noted that potential investors give [...]

By |2020-01-20T11:39:09+00:00January 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Blueprint on How to Open Doors to Funding Starts with the Value Proposition

“Thanks, but no thanks.” If this is the response you get from potential investors, chances are that you have an unrefined value proposition. Dianna Booher, an author, keynote speaker and expert in corporate communications sums it all up with her statement, “If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” In my last article entitled “Blueprint on How to Open Doors to Start-Up and Next-Stage Growth Funding,” I noted that potential investors [...]

By |2019-12-03T10:40:40+00:00December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Blueprint on How to Open Doors to Start-Up and Next-Stage Growth Funding

3:40…three minutes and forty seconds…220 ticks of the clock. That’s how long potential investors take before deciding whether to even entertain a deeper discussion about funding a startup or next-stage growth business. Most entrepreneurs don’t get the funding they desire, with angel investor rejection rates around 90%. There are plenty of examples of failed startups and next-stage growth companies out there, many of which were even dialed in correctly on a few of the items Dave McClure pointed out. But [...]

By |2019-09-18T10:54:52+00:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Execute a Business Turnaround in 2019

Turning around businesses and dramatically improving performance is something I’ve done repeatedly over the years. A lot of friends and colleagues have come to recognize me as an expert in this area, so I’m often asked whether a quick business turnaround is possible, if turnarounds are easy, and whether a turnaround solution is even affordable for a small or medium-sized business. Turnarounds are possible Turning around the performance of a business quickly is something that can be achieved, even in [...]

By |2019-09-10T18:23:05+00:00September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Dilbert on how NOT to do Employee Engagement

The Key to a Company’s Success: Most Companies Get This Wrong…Does Yours? “Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything either. Theories of management don’t matter much. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved.” -- General Colin Powell -- Former Secretary of State & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Powell said it so well. You can have the best product on the market, dedicated customers, well-oiled processes in place and grand plans for future [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:18:44+00:00June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The Price We Pay: Lack of Employee Engagement

The data regarding the American work force is stunning. Did you know that 65% of all employees today are looking for the next opportunity? It’ not surprising that 70%-75% of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Gallup embarked on an analysis of the future of the workforce and found that “the company’s productivity depends, to a high degree, on the quality of the managers”. Gallup called this “the single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding in its 80-year history”. [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:26:33+00:00April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Commitment & Follow-Through

More than 70% of transformation efforts fail, according to data reported in Harvard Business Review. John Kotter, one of the most prominent leaders in the business transformation industry, spent 15 years studying why change initiatives fail, which led to the development of his 8-step process. In the first two parts of this series, we discussed Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Climate and then Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail: Communications. These articles both addressed why change doesn’t happen, but in this [...]

By |2019-01-10T18:02:31+00:00January 10th, 2019|0 Comments
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