Eagle Boys founder Tom Potter inspires Logan's business community at joint Chamber of Commerce breakfast

HIGH profile Australian entrepreneur and founder of the Eagle Boys pizza chain Tom Potter addressed a joint Logan Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Logan Village this morning.

About 100 people gathered at the Logan Village Hotel to listen to Mr Potter, who dropped out of school at the age of 15 and went on to build a famous enterprise with double digit growth before selling the company in 2007.

Eagle Boys went into voluntary administration in 2016, nine years after he left the company.

Forde MP Bert van Manen, mayoral candidate Stewart Fleming and former councillor Laurie Koranski attended the breakfast.

Mr Potter spoke about some of the challenges of his time with Eagle Boys, including the "disruptive" price wars between rival pizza companies.

He said it was important for business owners to get their business strategy right, focus on customers and accept advice from objective mentors and advisers.

"You get to a stage (in business) where you will make plenty of mistakes and you need to forgive yourself," he said.

The Logan Country Chamber of Commerce revealed that there had been more than 330 applications for Logan's Business Distinction Awards which will be held on Friday, June 28.

Mr Potter's address was made possible with support from the Logan Office of Economic Development.

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