Chief Executive Officer vs. Chief Operating Officer. What's the difference?
Generally speaking, CEO's are charged with figuring out where the company is going to go by utilizing creative vision and infusing sound strategic planning. COO's are charged with taking the CEO's vision and making it happen by setting company objectives and ensuring the operational systems are in place to achieve them. Two complementary, but uniquely different jobs requiring equally different skill sets.
Larger companies can typically afford the benefit of both positions. Small businesses typically can't - particularly in the early phases. Consequently, the responsibilities of developing vision, strategy and managing operations often fall on the shoulders of the owner. Although this may be necessary for some period of time, it is truly unsustainable. As a company matures and grows, the owner's ability to adequately address all these responsibilities becomes strained. Increased time demands begin to push some responsibilities to the side. Often, these orphaned tasks are operational and, although mundane, critical to the importance of the organization's ability to function, produce quality outputs and sustain growth.
We understand the important balance between developing great strategy and having the ability to actually execute. We also understand most small businesses are ill-equipped to spend $250k on an experienced operations executive that can produce organizational results. The good news, we have a solutions for your consideration.
Introducing Accelious COO, the operational extension for smart small business owners. For about the cost of administrative assistance, we provide the experience and dedication focused to help turn your entrepreneurial vision into demonstrable results. Diligent planning, measured objectives, operational alignment and focused effort.
Execution Is Hallucination..."
- Thomas Alva Edison