2002 WIBO Graduate & Volunteer Lucien Harriot
Lucien Harriot, The Artist, and Business owner
A New York City-based production studio providing design, visual effects, and new development for the film, television, and advertising industry.
I founded my business in 1996 and enjoyed moderate success. In the wake of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, my business and other businesses were at a standstill. In searching for a way to help in this disaster, I volunteered to work on one of the underground restoration projects. One of my colleagues on that project suggested that I attend a WIBO Workshop that enjoyed helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
I enrolled in the WIBO 16-week Workshop in 2002. Of the many benefits, I found the interaction between the volunteers and the participants very enriching. I was extremely impressed by the late Walter Geier’s lectures that included the WIBO principles in building a business. I found particular value in the break-even analysis, which taught me how much money I was losing. Breakeven helped increase my profit margins.
In 2003, in an effort to give back to the WIBO, I volunteered to teach the Breakeven segment. I believe the best way to understand a concept is to explain it to someone else. I am constantly learning from the participants as I help them apply the break-even formula and show how money flows through their business.
The foundation of my business has advanced in response to the Pandemic. I have set up my operations and employees remotely. In addition to the upsurge in my business, I have added a daily touchpoint meeting with my employees.
I enjoy teaching the WIBO Breakeven classes. WIBO is a supportive force that has kept my business going strong for almost 20 years. This year, I am doing 3 sessions remotely. The face-to-face activities are what I missed most with the WIBO family and community.