The Impact of Industry Consolidation on Exit Strategy Planning
Planning an exit strategy for your company doesn’t suggest you’re conceding—it means you’re a smart businessperson. As the economic climate has changed in the past two years, things have become challenging for many small operators. This session will offer the pros and cons of various exit strategies, as well as proposals for whether you’re looking to get out at the right time for the right reasons. You’ll learn that having a long-term plan for the future, whether you’re considering a buy-out or even expansion, is more than practical; it’s essential.
Presented by: Andi Gray of Strategy Leaders and Becky Laramee of All Points Limousine
Money in the Bank: Presenting Your Best to Lenders
This session will focus on ways that companies can position themselves to be more attractive to banks to secure commercial loans. It will examine the most relevant criteria lenders look at, as well as how each weighs into the decision. It will also include advice on how to raise money through personal and credit card processor loans, and other resourceful and nonconventional methods.
Presented by: Andi Gray of Strategy Leaders and Sami Elotmani of Destination MCO
Where Is Your Business Growing and How Are You Getting There?
Global Alliance Chauffeured Services
Ever feel like the business controls you? Want to gain control of the freight train? Learn how other owners have built businesses that are profitable through good times and bad. This session will explain how to transition from an entrepreneurial business—where you are always putting out fires—to a steadily growing business that is predictable and dependable. Learn practical takeaways about how to work toward the goal of building structured business that runs itself and stands on its own.
Are You as an Owner Demanding Enough of Your Business?
Nearly 95 percent of business owners know that their businesses could be delivering better results, believe it could be worth more than it is, think it is not as fun or rewarding as it could be, and feel like it sits all on their shoulders. As business owners, we often tell ourselves, “We did OK, I’m making enough,” or “It’s OK to take a loss, I’ll make up for it next year,” or “Small businesses don’t need plans, budgets, forecasts…” You don’t have to settle for “OK.” Learn how to work on the business and not just in the business, and get on track to double profits and triple revenue in repetitive cycles.
Leadership and Decision-Making
Leadership is a complex topic. The job of every leader is to cultivate and protect trust, especially with employees. Teach people how to make good decisions, and expose them early and often to the training they’ll need to become successful leaders. Do you have a decision-making system built? Do your employees know their boundaries? Are they allowed to fail, in order to learn?
Creating Value in Your Business & Developing an Exit Strategy
The Tenney Group
Building value in your company today, and into the future, will dramatically improve your options when it’s inevitably time to retire. Consider this seminar part of your retirement plan as it teaches you a winning exit strategy, along with proven techniques for making your business more attractive to potential suitors.
Working On - Not In - Your Business
All too often we get caught up in the week-to-week monotony of running our businesses without taking a much-needed 30,000 foot view. Stop getting side-tracked by all those daily interruptions and learn how to more clearly see and develop the big picture that is your business. This workshop will teach you essential time management skills, as well as when to take charge, when to delegate, and how to get your staff operating at peak efficiency to see bigger returns. It will also cover finding that vital work/personal life balance.