The Day in the Life of a CEO

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New York City is known as the city that never sleeps. Everyday there are hundreds of peoplerunning around, fulfilling task after task in the bustling city and entrepreneur Charlie McCoy is just one o hem. As a CEO his days in the Big Apple start early and end late. McCoy is well-known for his barbershop and salon, Artisan Barber and Orchard & Ludlow, respectively but just recently he has branched out beyond those endeavors.

Nowadays, not only is McCoy tasked with fulfilling hair care services at his brick and mortar businesses, his time is also spent managing his recently launched parent company Artisan Luxury Brands, his media group Artisan Media Group, e-commerce brand Duke & Hyde and hismen’s lifestyle hub, The Grooming Alchemist.

For McCoy, the best way to execute his duties and stay dedicated to each and every one of his ventures is to have a detailed schedule. As a former small business owner McCoy would work Monday through Friday from sunrise to sunset, however, now as a founder of multiple enterprises he has had to readjust his days to get more out of them. For the week of November 30, 2020, McCoy shared a few details of his daily life and the happenings occurring at the time, it’s as hectic as one would expect. “Today is Monday November 30th, I just got off the phone with the founder of Duke & Hyde Sean Rosen and we closed the sale of his company,” McCoy said.

“[Rosen] spent an hour going over the folders that he sent me with all of the contacts, wholesalers, suppliers, product formulas, and trademarks. We later agreed that he would stay on for another 60 days to help with a smooth transition into the Artisan Barber brand.” The phone call with Rosen had McCoy on the phone for approximately two hours and he then spent another part of the day communicating with different agencies to leverage the operations of his company. For McCoy, the main goal as a CEO is to manage these different initiatives that will help keep your company afloat.

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McCoy’s work for the day didn’t end there. He received word that his product lines were delivered to the uptown location of Artisan Barber, so he blocked off an hour to do inventory. He will have multiple projects going on throughout the day, while still taking on hair care clients every so often, to make sure his company reaches its goal. On average McCoy works on five to ten different projects per day with each of those generating income in some way. “This doesn’t necessarily mean I complete a project each day but it means that there are five to ten different tasks that I will do to push the portfolio of projects through.

Ultimately with this our company will make revenue and I can continue to employ my staff and take care of myself and my family.” The most important thing to McCoy in his daily business operations is to make sure that his company is accomplishing these three things: accomplishing good in the world, catering to the financial needs of the employees and enriching the company. He believes that every company should strive towards that.

Naturally, business isn’t all what McCoy concerns himself with, knowing this, there are also blocks in his schedule for self-care and time with loved ones. “I have a scheduled time that I work out each day and for important phone calls with family. I also have times that I need to read, meditate, wind down and journal.” This is how McCoy spends his day as a CEO, hard work is essential to the success of his company but knowing when to relax is just as important as well. When he’s not traveling between cities or working on other projects, this is how people will find McCoy.

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