EMG’s Gambuzza Featured on Medium.com & Authority Magazine
EMG Managing Partner Tom Gambuzza recently gave an interview to Medium.com & Authority Magazine on How To Take Your Company From Good to Great.
You can read the full interview HERE, or enjoy the excerpt below:
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Gambuzza. Tom is the Managing Partner at Elegant Music Group.
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
In the events industry, especially when dealing with performers, there is no shortage of ego. Early on in growing EMG, one of our core principles was to never have ego and self-absorption be a part of our company culture or brand. While others are more apt to dish the “I’s”, for us, it’s all about “we”. It’s our belief that if we take care of the company, it will take care of us. Furthermore, this concept had to come from the top. As a business owner, my partners and I need to practice what we preach and lead by action. For example, when the pandemic first hit, our income streams were, of course, impacted pretty significantly. We huddled up and exhausted all of our options to see where we could nip and tuck company expenses, limit luxuries, and negotiate with vendors to salvage company cash flow. As the owners, we also knew that it was our responsibility to take a pay cut as well, which we did. This helped us retain our employees throughout the mess, and now we are in a much stronger financial position to move our company forward only several months removed from what could have been a much more catastrophic reality.
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