A Positive Work Culture and Strong Organic Growth Leads Canada's InGenius to 8 Figures
March 30, 2020
Hosted by Sara Roach Lewis
After being laid off from middle management, Dale Gantous’ colleague showed up at her door with business cards that had her named as President of a non-existent company entitled InGenius. Dale decided to take the leap and InGenius, a successful consulting business, was formed serving giants such as Nortel. But with the dot com burst, Dale and InGenius had to pivot- and fast. Through perseverance (and several iterations,) InGenius was there to answer a need in the marketplace, developing a premier software for the call center industry. The leap paid off and by working with clients such as LinkedIn, Expedia, Gap, Bank of New York Mellon, and VMware, InGenius grew to eight figures. Tune in to this week’s Breakthrough to hear Dale discuss her 23 year journey in business, advice on selling a company, and not only how to get to seven figures but what it takes to get to eight.
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Entrepreneurs often have similar characteristics: energy, passion, vision. Why do some soar to success while others struggle to climb?
Would it shock you to know that less than 2 percent of women-owned businesses in North America ever achieve a million dollars a year in revenue? Why is that? How do we dramatically increase that number?
What methods and mindsets do these powerful businesswomen have that you can learn from as you press forward on your journey to success? What obstacles did they face, opportunities did they identify, and trails did they blaze to hit this milestone?
Each week Sara Roach Lewis has conversations with the ambitious women entrepreneurs that help to form that 2 percent as well as those destined to shatter it. Are you interested in becoming a 7-figure entrepreneur? Sara Roach Lewis is here to help you “breakthrough.”
Sara Roach Lewis
Sara Roach Lewis is a successful entrepreneur, recognized expert in gender equality, facilitator, strategist, mentor, coach and radio host. Over the last 15 years, Sara has worked with some of our country’s top female leaders and has helped dozens of entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses.
With a background in the not-for-profit sector, Sara honed her operations and management skills building programs, leading teams and managing budgets.
As an expert in women working in traditionally male occupations, she has worked with hundreds of women to succeed in their careers while blazing new trails for others. At the same time, she has worked with industry leaders and associations to address the systemic and structural women face, whether it is in business, government, trades, technology, or trucking.
In fact, she developed Trade HERizons, a program to increase the number of women in the trades sector in her home province. Over 10 years, the number of women in the sector has increased by 1100 percent.
A life-long learner, Sara has a degree in Psychology, diplomas in business administration and journalism and is a trained mediator focusing on interest-based conflict resolution. For the past several years, Sara has honed her focus on women in business and helping women meet their own million-dollar milestone. Through coaching and training, she helps established business owners focus on building their business to the next level.