CLF Workshop – 05.10.18

Workshop I – “Strategery?” What are your tools to optimize your growth strategy? Join recognized Orlando business experts and distinguished guest speakers for a forum were the best strategies and tactics for growing your business profitably are explored for 2018 and beyond! Thursday, May 10, 2018 Valencia College — Orlando, FL Click here to view the flyer (PDF). Click here to register...

CEO Forum – 05.08.18 Tampa

The CEO Forum: Tampa Bay Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm USF CONNECT | Oak View Room 3802 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612 Featured presenter: Tony DiBenedetto Tech Executive and Entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on executive management, business innovation and high-impact growth. Tony is the former CEO of Tribridge, a technology company specializing in software, services and cloud solutions, where he led the strategic direction, development and vision for 19 years. He also served as… Click here for more information about the...

Cyber Security Workshop – 04.26.18

Are You Ready for an unexpected Cyber Attack? Get prepared: You are invited to attend our invitation-only security seminar specifically designed for executives and managers in the SMB (small- to mid-size business) market. Thursday, April 26, 2018 DRIVE SHACK — Orlando, FL Click here to register now! Click here to view the flyer...

Recognition – HED Cycling (Forbes)

“Can A Small Business Survive Tragedy?” “…With Steve’s invention and Anne’s earnings, the two started Hed Cycling in 1984. Steve and Anne only made 14 wheels that first year, but the phones kept ringing. They sold their wheel to more professional athletes and teams, even patenting a new design for a composite front wheel that brought in more partners and international sales. By 2014, Hed Cycling had grown to 40 employees and a 12,000 square-foot facility in Minnesota; manufacturing premium bicycle wheels and components that embodied Steve’s design philosophy known as…” To continue reading this article, please visit...

CEO Forum – 04.20.18 HCARS

Event Photos click on an image to view larger    The Keys to Building a Successful Company: A Culture of Insight, Learning, and Innovation Friday, April 20, 20187:30 to 9:00 am University of MinnesotaMcNamara Alumni CenterDiscovery Nexus — 2nd Floor200 Oak Street SEMinneapolis, MN 55455 Parking Information Please park in one of 3 available parking garages. The preferred location is the University Avenue Ramp, connected Adjacent to the Alumni Center. Parking Fee:  $3/hour (daily max of $12) View Map / Directions:  http://bit.ly/ceonexus-UMparking 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 Mo Saremi Bell International Laboratories Mo Saremi is the CEO and chairman of the board of Bell International Laboratories, a family-owned business that manufactures specialty products for the consumer health, cosmetics and beauty, nutrition, and EPA industries. Their product line includes everything from shampoo and lip gloss to insecticides and fungicides. The company has seen rapid growth since 2015 when they began to focus on the natural ingredient market for skin care by following the European trend of using fewer synthetic chemicals in their products. According to Saremi, listening to his employees and hiring and retaining good people have been keys to the success of Bell Labs. The company pays high-end wages and benefits and offers in-office yoga, health, and wellness classes. Saremi immigrated to the US from Iran over 35 years ago and landed in Minnesota with no money, but Minnesota State University (Mankato) gave him a chance by admitting him and giving him work. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry...

CEO Workshop – 04.18.18 MN

 Mastering the Exit   Starting With the End in Mind   Date   Wednesday, April 18, 2018  7:30am to 9:30am (CDT)   Location   WIPFLi — Training Room  Minneapolis, MN (see map link below)   Who Should Attend?   By invitation only to CEOs of second   stage growth companies.   Price   No fee  Space is limited, so register now! Event sponsored by b•better, CEO Nexus, and Highland Bank. For more information about this event, please contact info@ceonexus.com View map: bit.ly/ceonexus041818m   As a business owner, you may be faced with this question: How do I plan for an eventual exit while continuing to grow? Hear from both an entrepreneur who has sold a business and a mergers and acquisitions attorney about how a Growth and Exit Plan (GEXP™) can provide the tools you need to exit in your own timeframe to the right buyer at the price you want. You know your business, but do you know:•  The value of your company?•  The net proceeds required to maintain your lifestyle?•  How to maximize the value of your company?•  Your exit options and the impact they have on taxes, culture, timing, and control? Ryan Tansom GEXP Collaborative™ Ryan is head of business development and strategic relationships for GEXP Collaborative™. Since he sold his family business, he has been on a mission to help owners with their plans for growth and exit. A serial entrepreneur and host of the podcast “Life after Business,” he also developed The Value Advantage™ and serves as a partner in the family office firm Solidity Financial. James Carlisle GEXP Collaborative™ Jim’s responsibility at GEXP Collaborative™ is to design best-in-class strategies which aim to achieve successful outcomes for clients based on their...