Contingency Planning: Stress-Testing Your Business for Likely Shock Scenarios (Part 1: Finance Related)
Kathy Kahne
Windy City Limousine
Dawson Rutter
Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Services

Part one, moderated by Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Chauffeured Services Worldwide and co-chair of our Education Committee, includes speaker Kathy Kahne of Windy City Limousine, a well-regarded industry expert and Dawson Rutter, founder of Commonwealth Worldwide, a leader with 35 years in the business. For many, the pain and ambivalence of the 2008 recession remains a profoundly complex and still-present topic despite recovery, yet financial swings occur all the time. We’ll discuss how to ready your company financially before those economic dips. Other topics include the loss of a large client (especially one equivalent to a 20-percent revenue drop) and how to diversify to avoid such a situation in the future; the ubiquitous price wars that challenge long-standing relationships with otherwise reasonable clients; dealing with cash flow; and legal issues like employee embezzlement or IRS audits. This session will give you the peace of mind you need to think intelligently during a crisis rather than impulsively.


Are You Getting the Best Possible Insurance Rates?

Join us for a timely and useful workshop that will help operators keep their costs down by getting the best possible insurance rates. We’ll give you examples of what insurance companies look for when they’re determining your rates. Topics include knowing and understanding loss runs, managing claims, hiring practices, ongoing training, and the quality of your chauffeurs on staff. While insurance regulations certainly differ from state to state, you’re bound to get a wealth of information from this session.

Presented by: Bob Crescenzo of Lancer Insurance and Steve Friedberg of Research Underwriters

Maintaining Your Financial Edge in the Chauffeur Driven Industry
Frank A. Rosenbaum, CPA
Global Business Strategies

President of Global Business Strategies Frank A. Rosenbaum, CPA, will close out the educational component of the Executive Retreat on Wednesday. His finance-centric workshop will help you establish a roadmap specifically designed to increase the overall value of your business. Over the course of two hours, Rosenbaum will discuss financial benchmarking, highlight the best methods for reducing dbt, and offer tips to set financial goals for your company.