Monday, May 19 • 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Breakout Session

The Dynamics of Running a Growing Company

Richard Brooks

K International plc

As companies grow and develop (especially from the early stages), the original entrepreneur faces different challenges. You’ll find yourself having to employ people, lead and motivate people, manage your own and others’ time, sell (or maybe employ a sales team), raise capital from a bank, and about a million other things you never wanted to do when you started your own business. Richard Brooks will take you through a framework of four quadrants: Management (or leadership), Money, Marketing, and Me (i.e., how to maintain your own health and sanity during the process).

At the end of the session, participants will have an understanding of how companies develop over time, their various stages, the obstacles along the way, and a methodology of how to navigate these obstacles.


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Richard Brooks is the owner and CEO of UK-based Language Services Company K International. He holds an MBA from Cranfield University and has completed and contributed to numerous educational programs in Europe, the United States, and Asia. His academic interests lie in entrepreneurism and international leadership development.

His company’s goal is to create a world without language barriers. It does this by providing a secure translation service to the UK government and assisting many international businesses with managing and creating their language assets.

ichard is an experienced professional in the translation industry and a popular speaker. His style is open and honest, and with a dry sense of humor, he keeps his audiences engaged in the topic.