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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture | Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

Joe Kelly of OTC Global Holdings on how to create an entrepreneurial culture.

By Joe Kelly OTC Global HoldingsPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

It's no secret that entrepreneurship is on the rise. In fact, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the number of entrepreneurs around the world has been growing steadily for the past decade.

While this is certainly a positive trend, it's important to remember that starting a business is only half the battle. The other half is ensuring that your business can thrive in an environment that supports and encourages entrepreneurship.

Creating an entrepreneurial culture within your organization can be a challenge, but it's well worth the effort. Here are five steps you can take to get started:

Define what entrepreneurship means to you

The first step in creating an entrepreneurial culture is to define what entrepreneurship means to you and your organization. What are your goals? What are your core values? What kind of environment do you want to create? Once you have a clear understanding of your goals, it will be easier to develop a plan for achieving them.

Communicate your vision

Once you have a vision for your organization, it's important to communicate it to your team. Make sure everyone is on the same page and understands what you're trying to achieve. The more buy-in you have from your team, the easier it will be to implement your vision.

Encourage risk-taking

To foster an entrepreneurial culture, you need to encourage risk-taking. This doesn't mean you should condone reckless behavior, but you should create an environment where it's okay to experiment and fail. Remember, failure is a part of the entrepreneurial journey, and it's how we learn and grow.

Promote creativity

Encouraging creativity is another crucial aspect of creating an entrepreneurial culture. After all, creativity allows us to come up with new and innovative ideas. When employees feel like their ideas are valued, they're more likely to be engaged and motivated to do their best work.

Lead by example

Finally, it's important to lead by example. As the leader of your organization, your employees will look to you for guidance. If you want to create an entrepreneurial culture, you need to walk the talk and be a role model for your team.

These are just a few things you can do to create an entrepreneurial culture within your organization. By taking these steps, you'll be well on your way to fostering an environment that supports and encourages entrepreneurship.


About Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is the president and Co-CEO of OTC Global Holdings, the largest Independent Inter-dealer Broker of Commodities in North America and Europe. Joe has years of experience in commodity brokerage, specifically natural gas and oil. Joe Kelly’s zest for life, sense of collaboration, and ability to see the big picture are just a few reasons he is so successful in his endeavors. His contagious enthusiasm also generates a company culture that’s a uniquely positive experience.

Joe graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He began his career on the New York Mercantile Exchange floor, working for ED&F Man. During this period, Joe learned the ins and outs of commodity futures and the value of a diverse derivatives marketplace. In addition to his work, Joe Kelly’s other great passion is the sport of rugby. In addition to the mental and physiological benefits, Joe sees it as a sport that shares many of the same rules as business. When OTC Global Holdings formed their first international office in London, Joe relocated and was instantly smitten by the spirit of the sport and the guiding principles of the game. Unlike American football, rugby has a lack of physical support for players, making communication and synergy all the more invaluable. Much like in business, everybody has an important role to play, not just for the protection and success of their teammates but for the club as a whole. Visit his websites to learn more!


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Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

Joe Kelly operates one of North America’s and Europe’s largest independent interdealer brokers of commodities as Co-CEO and President of OTC global holdings (OTCGH). Discover more at!

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