"You have the ability to executive a business plan with excellence. Often, entrepreneurs tell me their idea is worth millions. My response is that an idea is worth nothing until it is nurtured, grown, and commercialized--and adopted by customers. With a plan in hand, the next need is for superior preparation and execution. Preparation includes organizing and marshaling assets; it includes training, educating, and the testing employees; and the development of process, policies, and procedures. The preparation stage of a business cannot be overlooked." -- Alan E. Hall
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Alan E. Hall is an expert on business and leadership skills. Above all, he is a consummate businessman and entrepreneur. His acknowledgments include Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 and MountainWest Capital Network's Utah Entrepreneur of the year in 2009. He has invested in scores of companies and directly launched and led organizations ranging from home businesses to themultinational sales outsourcing organization MarketStar, which he sold to Omnicom in 1999, and remains involved with as the Chairman of the Board. With Dave Norton, the founder of Iomega, Alan co-directs Island Park Investments.