Eric Douay started his career in the hospitality industry, for the French multi-national hotels company, Accor Group, in Paris and progressed quickly to open their first sales & marketing office in Canada.
In 1997, he created D-TOUR MARKETING Inc., a company specialized in sales & marketing for international hotels chains that wanted to be present in Canada, without all the headaches of opening their own Canadian offices. The company was also involved in property development in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean.
In 2007, Eric created a new core business, on top of his existing business, by offering payments solutions to the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. His company now optimizes payment processing systems for private clients and has helped hundreds of merchants collectively generate over $1 billion of accumulated transactions volume, while saving serious money in the process.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Eric visualizes his two or three actions – be productive. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Express gratefulness – Eric thanks God everyday for giving him the new breath of life.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Eric lost 50% of his business – and Eric tells the whole story here.
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Reinvest in knowledge – school only prepares you to be on the team – get on the field and score.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have delegated, automated, and eliminated – learn what you need to take off your plate.