NPS Workshop – 09.06.18

 Net Promoter Score   One Number That Can Drive Your Company to Greater Success   A Workshop Series  Designed Exclusively for   Owners & CEOs Leading   2nd-Stage Growth Companies   Date   Thursday, September 6, 2018  8:00 am to 9:30 am ET   Location   Keiser University    (map)  Daytona Beach, FL   By Invitation Only (non-transferable)   Owners and CEOs of 2nd-Stage   growth companies.   Price   Registration is available at no cost   to qualified individuals.   Register Today, Space is Limited!   Learn more or register at:   bit.ly/090618r For more information about this event, please contact info@ceonexus.com   As a forward-thinking business owner, you know customer loyalty (not just satisfaction) is critical to the growth and success of your business. To learn more about the Net Promoter Score and how this number can drive greater profitability, plan to attend the continental breakfast session on September 6th. Ray Watson Ray facilitates roundtable groups for CEO Nexus and GrowFL. He is also a certified analyst and consultant with The Predictive Index. Ray has grown and sold several companies and currently serves as an advisory board member for Seminole State College and the SBDC and serves on the board of directors for Fidelity Bank of Florida. Jeff Badovick Jeff works with entrepreneurs of second-stage organizations across the U.S. as an adviser and trainer. His credentials include being the founder & CEO of numerous successful companies in fields that include engineering, manufacturing, intellectual property, consumer products, martial arts, consulting and advising. Jeff currently serves of the Board of Directors for several growth companies. Keiser University – 1800 Business Park Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114     (386)...

NPS Workshop – 08.10.18

 Net Promoter Score   One Number That Can Drive Your Company to Greater Success   A Workshop Series Designed  Exclusively for CEOs Leading  2nd-Stage Growth Companies   Date   Friday, August 10, 2018  11:30 am to 1:30 pm ET   Location   Eau Gallie Yacht Club    (map)  Indian Harbour Beach, FL   By Invitation Only (non-transferable)   CEO Nexus Roundtable members and   CEOs of 2nd-Stage growth companies.   Price   Registration is available at no cost   to qualified individuals.   Register Today, Space is Limited!   Learn more or register at:   bit.ly/081018r   As a forward-thinking business owner, you know customer loyalty (not just satisfaction) is critical to the growth and success of your business. To learn more about the Net Promoter Score and how this number can drive greater profitability, plan to attend the lunch session on August 10th. Ray Watson He facilitates roundtable groups for CEO Nexus and GrowFL. Ray is also a certified analyst and consultant with The Predictive Index. He has grown and sold several companies and currently serves as an advisory board member for Seminole State College and the SBDC and serves on the board of directors for Fidelity Bank of Florida. Tom O’Neal Tom is the Associate Vice President of Research & Commercialization at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also serves as the Executive Director of the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) and the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (FEGI). Nationally recognized as an “entrepreneur in the business of helping entrepreneurs,” Dr. Tom O’Neal is dedicated to creating and supporting successful and sustainable innovation ecosystems in Florida.  For more information about this event, please contact: info@ceonexus.com Eau Gallie Yacht Club – 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour...

GrowFL CTW App Due – 07.09.18

GrowFL Now Accepting Applications for the2018 Florida Companies to Watch Awards   APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/9/2018 at 5 p.m. ESTCompanies may apply here directly and need not be nominated. This year marks the eight annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program. Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program hosted by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The program celebrates high-performing second stage companies throughout Florida. Known for their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions, these companies represent a wide range of industries. Click here for more information (FAQs), or click here to...

CEO Forum Recap – 06.22.18

Event Photos click on an image to view larger (left to right) Jeff Wright, Roy Larson, Ward Johnson Jeff Wright speaking Roy Larson speaking Ward Johnson speaking The recent CEO Forum panel discussion “Preparing for a Successful Exit: Lessons Learned” reinforced the necessity of advanced planning. Panel presenters Jeff Wright, Roy Larson and Ward Johnson confirmed a reoccurring theme shared by many CEOs following an exit or succession event – “If I knew then what I know now, I would have started preparing earlier.” The panel suggested a 3 to 5-year process to allow enough time to maximize the value-drivers needed to endure the rigorous due diligence process. Assuming they are correct, then we all need to start with the end in mind – sooner than later. What is your plan? Time-frame? Have you effectively identified the value-drivers needed to maximize the value of your business in the eyes of a prospective buyer? If not, I challenge you to bring these issues to your next roundtable meeting and let your peers help you on that journey. Click the link below to access the PowerPoint and audio presentation dated 06.22.18 Media Archive – (requires CEO Nexus member...

CEO Forum – 06.22.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger (left to right) Jeff Wright, Roy Larson, Ward Johnson Jeff Wright speaking Roy Larson speaking Ward Johnson speaking    Preparing for Exit: Lessons Learned Friday, June 22, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWSB & Associates(WSB University Conference Room on 2nd floor)701 Xenia Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55416 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Jeff Wright Corporate Finance Associates Jeff Wright, managing director, Corporate Finance Associates, has more than 30 years experience advising company owners as an investment banker. He works with private companies to execute high value exits through a managed, competitive process.   Roy Larson entero Roy Larson founded entero, a staffing firm, with a mission to deliver exceptional client service and enlightened company culture. After rapid growth, entero was acquired by BCforward, a national staffing firm.   Ward Johnson Sojos Ward Johnson, former owner and CEO of Sojos, combined his love of pets with his desire to own his own business. Sojos is one of the pioneers and leading brands in raw nutrition for pets. Sojos was acquired by WellPet in late 2015.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

CEO Forum – 06.20.18 South FL

The CEO Forum: South Florida Region Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Palm Beach State | Room: HT103 B & C 801 Palm Beach State College Drive Featured presenter: Lewis Gould Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Q.E.P. Co., Inc. of Boca Raton Lewis Gould is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Q.E.P. Mr. Gould knew, after working many years and making money for the company he worked for, that he wanted to make his own money by starting his own business. By his own admission, Gould, who preferred to spend his spare time as a ham radio operator, stumbled into the home improvement industry. As a businessman he was more familiar with… Click here to view the flyer. Click here for more information about the...