Need a Speaker for a networking meeting, trade association event or conference?
Whether you need a 30 minute talk for a networking meeting or a two hour workshop for a conference (or anything in between), we can give you a presentation that will bring value to your attendees. Here are some of our most popular topics:
Failing to Plan or Planning to Fail? – Business Planning for the Entrepreneur
It is a well documented observation that most businesses do not plan to fail – they simply fail to plan. Having the “hows” and “whys” of their business documented provides a powerful focus to help them achieve success. It also provides a monitoring tool to measure progress towards goals.
Why small companies should have a plan
Elements of an effective plan
Putting a business plan together
Phone Right! – Telephone Communications Skills that make the difference
Generate more business and provide exceptional customer service by applying technology and people training to your telephone systems.
Outstanding companies & visitors
Creating delight in your customers or potential customers
Voicemail – Friend or foe – Using Voicemail effectively
From delighting visitors to creating customers – Performance standards for creating sales
With good time management skills you are in control of your time and your life, of your stress and energy levels. You make progress at developing the business, and maintain a balance between work, personal, and family commitments.
Prioritizing and Systematizing
Setting and achieving objectives
Avoiding being a procrastinator
Delegation of tasks
Accountability is not a four letter word
Many business owners are fiercely independent entrepreneurs who often ask the question “Why should I be held accountable? I only need to answer to myself!” A better question to ask might be, “Am I happy with the performance of my business?” And if not, “What can I do to improve?” The program will discuss what accountability means to the success of a small business and how to put in place some systems to help you achieve your business goals.
Beginning with end in mind – having a vision and setting goals to achieve it
The value of creating an annual profit plan/budget
Developing systems to track and monitor progress towards targets
The Accountability factor – ensuring commitment to progress
Implementing a support system to keep focus and enthusiasm
Getting to know your numbers
Business owners need a basic understanding of the key financial profitability ratios they should be using to diagnose the performance of their business. This workshop encourages business owners or people contemplating starting a business to learn how to use their accounting system to understand key performance indicators and review emerging issues on a regular basis to keep on track with their business goals.
Working ON the business
Creating a successful and profitable business
Setting up systems to maximize efficiency and profitability
Planning for the future of the business
Considering succession strategies
Getting to know your numbers
Shape up your chart of accounts
Plan for success – the budgeting process
Stay informed with timely reporting
Know the score with ongoing monitoring
Key Performance Indicators
Factors that indicate the current and future performance of a business in areas that are critical to the company’s success.
Identifying what these factors are for your industry and monitoring them on an ongoing basis allows the business owner to:
Track the performance of the company in key areas
Make timely business decisions
Accelerate progress towards achieving goals for business growth and profitability