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Center for Family Business Events

Weds. September 21, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT                                                                                   
Thurs. September 22, 2016
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea  
201 Black Rock Tpke.
Fairfield, CT

THINK NEXT 

How to Build a Culture of Innovation and Productivity

Presented by: Dr. Ripi Singh, Chief Innovation/Strategy Officer 

Running a business is like running on a hostile treadmill where you cannot control the pace of the belt moving under your feet. You must innovate faster than competitors, all the time.
 
Come and learn about a novel leadership framework of tools and practices, which is helping business owners grow sales and profits.
 
The session will also provide a hands-on exercise on one of the basic tools - Balanced Scorecard. You will walk away with a structured way of looking at your business performance indicators and a dashboard for decision making.

After a decade in academics and 15 years in the corporate world, Dr. Ripi Singh is passionate about coaching productivity and innovation, helping small businesses transition into growth companies.

We encourage you to invite both key employees and family members to join you for this empowering conference.


Tues.  October 25, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT      
Finish Big:  How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

Presented by: Bo Burlingham, Contributing Writer at Forbes Magazine

Bo Burlingham interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs across a range of industries and identified eight key factors that determine whether owners are happy after leaving their businesses.  His book “Finish Big” showcases the insights, exit plans, and cautionary tales of entrepreneurs.

 

Bo will share with us what the owners with “good” exits did differently from those who had “bad” exits.

 
Bo Burlingham is a 33-year veteran and former executive editor of Inc. Magazine and the author of Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top. He previously authored Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big, which was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. He has written three other books including Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs with serial entrepreneur Norm Brodsky. For the past 20 years, Mr. Brodsky and Mr. Burlingham have co-authored an award-winning monthly column in Inc., also called “Street Smarts.”

Please join us for this thought provoking and inspirational conference.

 

Tues. November 29, 2016
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Rd.
Woodbridge, CT                                                                                   
Weds. November 30, 2016
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Tea
201 Black Rock Tpke.
Fairfield, CT

THE ENNEAGRAM:  A FAMILY BUSINESS COMMUNICATION TOOL

 

Presented by Paul L. Sessions, Director

Center for Family Business at the University of New Haven

 

The Enneagram tells us that there are nine interconnected fundamental personality types.  We are all a mix of these fundamental types, although one type, in particular, is our “home base” or the “default position” of our personality as a whole.

 

By identifying your type and understanding its characteristics, and further understanding the types and characteristics of the people in your family and those you work with, you can dramatically and permanently improve the quality of your communication with those people.

 

We will explore its use in family businesses and provide you with a brief on-line tool so that you may arrive at the conference with the identification of your own “type”.

This will be an open discussion of using the Enneagram in the context of your family and your business in order to create greater safety and opportunities for both personal and business growth.

 

This is not just for family businesses. What you will learn are tools you can use in daily life. We encourage you to bring family members and your employees.

 


Running a business is like running on a hostile

treadmill where you cannot control the pace

of the belt moving under your feet.  You must

innovate faster than competitors, all the time.

 

Come and learn about a novel leadership

framework of tools and practices, which

is helping business owners grow sales and profits.

 

The session will also provide a hands-on exercise

on one of the basic tools - Balanced Scorecard.

You will walk away with a structured way of

looking at your business performance indicators

and a dashboard for decision making.

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