Scaling Up: Optimizing Your Business for Growth and Traction®
It’s every CEO and entrepreneur’s dream to “Make It Big” or sell their company for millions? What happens when success isn’t knocking or you’re facing explosive growth, unable to keep up with demand? Or maybe you can “See It” but don’t know what steps or processes to put in place to make “It” happen? In a lively facilitated discussion, Jonathan B. Smith “ChiefOptimizer” shares the process and steps how he took a company from $500,000 to $15 million in annual revenues over the course of 5 years. This resulted in an Inc. 500 ranking. He will also share how he recently helped a client scaled up and sell their company for millions.
Through a mixture of presentation, interactive exercises, and open dialogue, you will:
- Explore the EOS® Six Key Components of a truly successful organization
- Identify key barriers to growth
- Why having an operating systems, mentors, and connections experts are keys to scaling up
- Build a company scorecard that gives you an absolute pulse on the business
Learn a set of simple, practical processes and steps attendee can use to scale their businesses fast.
Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?
Being an entrepreneur is fun and exciting but what happens when you feel like the business is running you? Long hours, tight cash flow, people don’t listen, no profit, and you’re not getting market traction for your product or service. You feel like you’re spinning out of control. Most entrepreneurs one time or another grapple these challenges.
If these problems sound all familiar to you, you’re not alone! Jonathan “Chief Optimizer” Smith is here to help. For over 10 years, Jonathan has helped entrepreneurs and their leadership teams succeed in getting control of their businesses.
In this lively interactive presentation, Jonathan will introduce you to the Six Key Components™ of successful businesses. He’ll arm you with a set of simple, practical tools both you and your leadership team can begin using right away. Attendees will walk away focused, clear on priorities and issues, healthier as a leadership team, and using tools that help them gain more traction. Don’t let the company run you – get a grip on your business.
Sipping Tea: Tipping the Odds
It’s common for 95 percent of a business meeting in the Middle East to involve sipping tea without a single mention of the business at hand. Sipping tea means more than literally drinking tea — it includes the custom of discussing life, family and health.
Companies big and small are increasingly focused upon expanding their markets internationally. Sipping Tea: Tipping the Odds is about the experiences and lessons learned building a mini-multinational company from an entrepreneur’s perspective.
When Jonathan Smith started his career at JP Morgan & Co. in New York City, he had no idea that one day he would be traveling the world as an entrepreneur; building security solutions for the US Government and clients in the Middle East.
An Inc. 500 entrepreneur, US State Department Ambassador for Entrepreneurship, and former President and Learning Chair of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Detroit, Jonathan applies proven techniques to simplify your networking efforts and shorten the steps required to get in front of your target market. Whether you’re selling a product, advancing a cause, or trying to make a difference in the world, he’ll teach you how to engage in a simple and effective way.
This practical session will cover:
- The six key elements to engage your target market at home or abroad.
- How to build a relationship before you even say “hello”.
- Tips on how to be memorable, even when you are 8,000 miles away.
- The importance of using industry specific vernacular to set yourself apart.