Ep123: Pillars for Small Business Success with Alec Stern

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Happiness is and will always be one of the most cherished, yet elusive of human desires. Day in and day out, many search for happiness, but often end up disappointed in their search.

The thing is, happiness isn’t something that is given to us, nor is it something that you need permission for, or something only for the select few. Happiness is for anyone once they realize that it’s something manufactured on a daily basis through intentional actions, beliefs, and choices made.

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WHO IS ALEC? 

Alec has more than 25 years of experience as a founder, mentor, investor and hyper-growth agent for companies across various industries. He is an innovator with extensive expertise in growing and scaling companies, startup and operational growth, go-to-market strategy, strategic partnerships and more. 

As a primary member of Constant Contact’s founding team Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up, to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-Dollar acquisition. Alec has also been a Co-Founder or founding team of several other successful startups including, VMark (IPO & acquisition), Reacher Grasper Cane, and MOST Cardio amongst others.

Performing hundreds of keynote addresses Worldwide, Alec has become known as America’s Startup Success Expert for his popular sessions at conferences like Secret Knock, CEO Space International, City Summit, Powerteam International, and Habitude Warrior. In 2019 Alec was the Keynote speaker at three out of the top five “Inc. Magazine Must Attend Conferences for Startups and Entrepreneurs in 2019.” While on tour, Alec has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Bilyeu, Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Kevin Harrington, and Mark Victor Hanson. Alec was selected to the Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine which recognizes his contribution to helping and advancing startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. He has also recently been featured on the covers of several other magazines including “Small Business Trendsetters,” “Success Profiles” and “Business Innovators.”  Alec was honored with the “2020 City Gala Visionary Award” and the “Habitude Warrior Conference Global Awesome Visionary Award” for all his accomplishments as an entrepreneur as well as speaking before thousands of entrepreneurs and startups each year.

Alec advises a variety of early stage companies and serves as a judge, mentor and advisor for nationally known startup accelerators and programs including TechStars, MassChallenge, The American Business Awards, The Stevie Awards and speaks at Universities including Harvard and MIT. 

One of the Northeast’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, he is a limited partner in Boston-based G20 Ventures, which provides early traction capital for East Coast enterprise tech startups. Alec is also an angel investor in a number of rising startups in various industries.

Only a sideman when it comes to music, Alec is an accomplished drummer and has had the honor of sitting in with a number of musicians including Toby Keith’s house band in Vegas.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Pillars of business success

Alec as a co-founder or founding team member of 8 startups with 5 exits – 2 IPOs and 3 acquisitions

‘No’ is not a rejection

Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine

Mantras and mindset around business

Obstacles in business

Alec’s anchor

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