Member Since 2015
New York City Area
Brian Pallas is the CEO and Founder of Opportunity Network, a business matching platform valued at $165M where selected CEOs and private investors grow their businesses worldwide. The Italian entrepreneur worked at the Boston Consulting Group and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has been a speaker in the World Economic Forum, and a judge of the best 30 Under 30 by Forbes.
Creating a new business idea is exciting, and it can be even more thrilling when you have a business partner by your side. However, for a partnership to flourish, it’s important to discuss the day-to-day operations and long-term vision for the business right from the start.
If bad managers are a top reason why people quit their jobs, you should strive to be a leader who makes people want to stay.
A company's mission serves as the foundation for everything it does. While the specific goals of the business may change over time, your original mission, vision and values should remain intact until you and your team consciously decide to change them.
A negative mindset can be poisonous in the workplace. It can lower morale, decrease productivity and spread to other members of the team, leading to toxic work culture.
In the current hiring market, competition is fierce. With so many options available to job seekers, companies must attempt to out-compete others in their industry in order to attract and hire talent, and this has led to many companies struggling to fill roles—and wondering what they can do to make the top of candidates’ lists.
Sales challenges are unavoidable in any business, regardless of industry. From curating an effective sales process to pinpointing your ideal customer, solving these sales challenges is crucial during the early stages of your company.
The first few years of a company can be the most critical for its overall growth trajectory. This early stage will set the tone for the business and determine how potential pitfalls will be handled.
Many leaders grow and advance in their careers with the help of a mentor. Because of this, it’s natural to want to "pay it forward" by helping up-and-coming industry professionals find their way.
Many professionals look for meaning and purpose in their work—their "true calling." Passion is a great motivator for business owners, and being intentional with your work will help generate great outcomes.
Super Bowl commercials are known for capturing their audience’s attention in an extreme way, whether through humor, storytelling or the star power of their commercial cast. It seems that everyone has a favorite Super Bowl commercial that, no matter how many years have passed, they still remember.
Employees want to feel valued, included and represented at work. Not only do they want to receive encouragement from supervisors and support from upper management, but they also want to be able to express themselves and their opinions freely with colleagues without fear of retribution.
To be great leaders, they’ll first need a great leader.
Video remains one of the most popular marketing formats that companies can use to reach out to their customers, and with so many online platforms adding live video capabilities, more companies than ever are able to interact with their customers in real time.
We all have biases that affect our decision-making. These biases can sometimes be minor and have minimal impact, but other times they can have an outsized and potentially negative influence on your business and how it’s run.
Members of Yount Entrepreneur Council offer their tips for effectively growing a service-based company.
For many companies, the shift to remote work has been a big one — but it doesn't have to cost your employees their productivity.
These three principles will help you establish a healthy balance of power.
Building a millennial-centric corporate culture has its own set of mandates.
The reason most businesses avoid expanding globally (or do so and fail) is simple: they don't do their due diligence.
Opportunity Network is a business matchmaking platform that enables CEOs and private investors to share and connect to business opportunities worldwide.