As part of Loudoun Small Business Week, CEO Kristina Bouweiri moderated a panel on “How to Think Like a CEO” in which several small company CEOs discussed their journeys, some pitfalls to avoid and how they work to adopt a CEO mindset every day.
The panel was one of the sessions at the 2019 Loudoun Small Business Conference, which took place May 6 at Washington Dulles Airport Marriott. As part of the panel discussion, Potomac Bancshares & Bank of Charles Town CEO Alice Frazier, I-CARE Founder Donna Ivey and Ford’s Fish Shack CEO Tony Stafford shared their strategies for success in building their professional careers and their businesses.
While Reston Limousine has not been a small business for many years, Bouweiri has been the driver behind the strategic growth of Reston Limousine from five vehicles in the 1990s to a fleet of 250 sedans, SUVs, limousines, vans and buses today. A longtime resident of Loudoun County, she also has supported women small business owners and executives through Sterling Women, a monthly networking event she founded in 2008.
The panel Bouweiri moderated was one of several sessions at the conference, which launched Loudoun Small Business Week from May 6-10. Loudoun’s program also coincides with National Small Business Week and National Economic Development Week. The conference was organized by the Small Business Development Center in Loudoun/Leesburg and the Loudoun County Department of Economic Develoopment.