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...

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...

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...

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...

CEO Retreat – 03.01-03.02.18

The Hammock Beach Resort proved to be a special place for roundtable members seeking a different venue for executive learning and networking. Our thanks to all the presenters that helped make the event such a success. I have posted the day-two presentation on “Mastering the Exit: Starting with the End in Mind” (view PDF) for those unable to attend the event. In my opinion, it serves as meaningful example of the very practical insights and issues discussed at the event. As a reminder to those that attended the CEO Retreat, the Exit Planning presentation includes a special offer access code for you to sample an online business valuation program at no charge. Post-event survey results demonstrate a clear desire to repeat the event next year. We will embrace that feedback and begin the process of planning for 2019! Our thanks to all the participants that made this member-driven event possible. Click here to view the Mastering the Exit presentation (PDF). Click here to view the event flyer (PDF). Event Photos click on an image to view larger Speaker: Cliff Ingari Speaker: Richard Milam Speakers: Ryan Tansom and Jim...