SBDC Box Lunch Workshop - Strategies for Managing Growth May 5th
Does this sound familiar?
You’ve made all of your initial start-up decisions, hired some good employees, fine-tuned initial operations, and are enjoying some well-deserved growth. Your initial strategies, systems and processes seem to be working “just fine,” but the day-to-day operations and related issues arising from growth seem to be consuming more and more of your time and that of your key employees.
Help is here:
During this phase of a company’s life-cycle some organizations fall into the trap of perpetuating growth for growth’s sake, spending more and more time on on-going operational issues and being less and less thoughtful or purposeful about strategy, innovation, maximizing human, intellectual and financial resources and participating in forward-thinking activities. Join us and presenter Jason Warren for a box lunch workshop to discuss why that happens, what it looks like and what it can mean for an organization. During the presentation, Jason will also share some tools or strategies that you might find helpful in making important decisions during this crucial phase of your business’s life cycle. Throughout the presentation Jason will use real-world examples and will share strategies that have worked for other companies that are still going strong today.
About our presenter: Jason Warren was raised on a 5th generation cherry farm on Old Mission Peninsula. He began his career as a partner in a CPA firm guiding hundreds of small business owners through the ups and downs of business ownership. He later served as the CFO, Director of Human Resources and Head of Procurement for Shoreline Fruit and worked with a senior management group to guide the company through a period of tremendous growth and expansion. Currently, Jason serves as COO for Delta Industrial Valves, a manufacturing company based out of Niles, MI and is the managing partner of a $10 million private investment company holding real estate and business investments mostly in the Grand Traverse area.
MI-SBDC Northwest Regional Office
Located in: Northwest Michigan Works! building, 1209 S. Garfield, Traverse City MI 49686.
Note: When arriving, please enter the building from the South parking lot.
Fee: $ 20.00
All reservations must be paid at time of registration. We cannot refund payments, but are happy to change the name on a registration.
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