In the midst of a pandemic that swept away businesses and shattered dreams, Martha Razo discovered a lifeline. While watching news reports of layoffs and closures, she felt a pull, a conviction that she needed to act. Martha, a mathematician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, decided it was time to do more than just keep her own company afloat.
“It was heartbreaking to see all these businesses closing, and all these restaurants closing, and hearing the workers talk about how sad they were,” Martha reflects. “Meanwhile, I figured out something that was able to keep our company afloat, something that some of these other companies were not able to figure out during the pandemic. So I felt a need to do something about it.”
The need to act transformed into action. Martha started consulting clients one-on-one and embarked on a mission to help them emulate her success. Utilizing her skills in data-driven decisions, she went further to create a platform where entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovators could exchange ideas, knowledge, and business insights. The result was the birth of the Xcelerator Business Summit.
Martha Razo’s credentials are a testament to her abilities. She holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Applied Mathematics and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. But her education is just the tip of the iceberg. Martha is also the CEO of Guero’s Pallets and co-founder of Solix Services, with a decade of diverse business experience, stretching across restaurants, properties, manufacturing, and more.
Her summit, planned for the Tinley Park Convention Center, IL from August 31st to September 1st, promises a unique platform for networking and knowledge sharing. “My event, the Xcelerator Business Summit, will have 30 speakers, spanning 17 different business topics for any industry. Networking is going to be extraordinary. There is also going to be an expo where people can just walk around and talk to people one on one and explore different services for their business,” she exclaims.
Why is this summit different from others? Martha’s credentials, combined with her passion, provide the answer. From being an 8-figure business owner to being featured in NBC news, and authoring her book ‘Business Diva,’ Martha’s expertise permeates her every endeavor.
One of the highlights of the Xcelerator Business Summit 2023 is the exceptional lineup of speakers who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Among them is Tsi-tsi-ki Felix, a multi-award-winning journalist, National TV Host, and esteemed TEDx Speaker known for her insights into media and communication. Joining her will be Blanca Sepulveda, a financial expert and the visionary founder of Transformation Financial. Also gracing the stage will be Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, a distinguished Harvard Professor of Medicine, who will captivate attendees as the keynote speaker on leadership and health. Venture capitalist and business coach Bill Walsh will also share his wisdom on becoming a public speaker, leveraging years of entrepreneurial experience. With a diverse array of luminaries, the summit is poised to inspire and guide attendees on their paths to business success.
For those struggling with the intricacies of entrepreneurship, Martha identifies a vital problem: “There are four pillars of business: marketing, sales, operation, and finances. And if these pillars are not aligned, then your business will not be successful long term.” Her goal with the Xcelerator Business Summit is to create a strong foundation for business owners and connect them with the right people to “fill in the gaps.”
The Xcelerator Business Summit 2023 is not just another business event; it’s a beacon for anyone looking to take their business to new heights. “You don’t have to know it all,” Martha insists, “But at least this summit will connect you to the experts who know what they’re doing.”
With an inviting and innovative spirit, Martha Razo’s initiative promises to be a transformative experience, especially for those who feel the odds are stacked against them. Her advice resonates with a profound simplicity: “Come to the summit, network with the right people, accept what you do not know, and fill in their gaps!”
In a time when failure looms large, Martha Razo’s Xcelerator Business Summit shines as a beacon of hope and success. It’s an opportunity to learn, connect, and thrive. It’s Martha’s way of changing the world, one business at a time.
For more details on the Xcelerator Business Summit, please visit Martha’s website.