The Growth Strategist®, Aldonna Ambler, CMC, CSP – primary speeches for your audience:
THE TRIPLE/DOUBLE OPTION™
Real wealth is made during recessions. In this speech, entrepreneurs and executives learn approaches that result in dramatic revenue growth for their enterprises. The speaker shares examples (from her own successful businesses, over 800 clients, and over 300 expert guests of her weekly peer-to-peer talk show) of how to triple gross revenue while only doubling operating expenses. Learn what successful entrepreneurs are doing to survive and thrive during this period of uncertainty, while their competitors continue to whine and wait.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS YOUR WAY
Should you finance growth through loans, lines or equity deals? Should you pay commissions to individual sales people or provide salaries and team bonuses? Does your business need a Chief Operating Officer, a General Manager or neither one? Would your company benefit from the creation of separate businesses or would that just cost more money? Should you utilize franchising or joint ventures? Learn the answers to these and other frustration-saving questions. Learn the logic behind the selection of business models from someone who has successfully created and utilized a variety of models.
THE PLATEAU PATTERN™
Learn how the entrepreneurs on the INC 500 list of fastest growing companies beat the odds and stand up to the ten top causes of plateaus. Plateaus are when the gross revenue of YOUR business flattens/hovers around the same level for an extended period of time. See why external factors, like the economy, technology, or the availability of financing do NOT explain plateaus. Learn techniques that help you recognize if distraction, The Peter Principal, fear of lost control, etc risk sustained growth for your business…and what to do about it.
ACHIEVING ACCELERATED GROWTH WITH SUSTAINED PROFITABILITY®
The secret is … reverse the phrase. Learn why entrepreneurs who appear on the INC 500 list of fastest spend so much time analyzing what drives the profitability of their businesses and then work very hard to find ways to sustain profitability. Hear techniques to select from among a variety of growth strategies (geographic expansion, acquisitions, franchising, etc) so you can seek truly accelerated growth. Learn from the “National Woman Business Owner of the Year” for 2000 who owns a suite of companies that help midsized companies keep growing.
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BUSINESS – ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Learn what successful entrepreneurs on the INC 500 list of fastest growing companies do to make sure they have VISIONs and MISSIONs that are compelling, exciting, and serve as magnets to attract talented employees as well as great customers. Hear what it takes to translate VISION INTO ACTION on a daily basis that works for the various generations of team members in your business. Learn ways to break through stubborn barriers to growth and the classic causes of plateaus. Hear how guests on The Growth Strategist® Show peer to peer talk show have created and sustained corporate cultures that invite sustained innovation.
TAKE THE JOURNEY FROM “OPERATOR OF AN INCORPORATED CAREER” TO “PRESIDENT OF A RESILIENT ENTERPRISE”
Yes, there are 11 Mil woman owned businesses, but less than 3 % ever generate more than $1 Mil of gross revenue/year. The speaker, who has generated more than $1 Bil for woman owned businesses, helps women rethink the purpose and potential of their companies. It pays to learn approaches that increase resilience..which lets WBOs benefit from their hard work to take real vacations, fund their retirement, and be able to sell their businesses when that time comes.
RE-ENERGIZE YOUR ENTERPRISE
Remember the excitement and pride you felt about your business when it was new? Learn the eight steps to re-energize your enterprise and build the confidence you need to take your business to the next level. Aldonna shows you the ways to find time to innovate when your employees are buried in work; get your marketing, management, and financial strategies working together; involve others in the growth of your business; find money hidden in your company and update your approaches so you’re not left behind.
BREAKING THROUGH THE CLASSIC BARRIERS TO GROWTH
No, it’s not your imagination. There really are walls that keep some companies from growing unless they adopt specific strategies. Aldonna approaches the classic barriers to growth in a lively, interactive style and encourages the audience to grow their companies to full profit potential. Strategies such as “go around the wall” or “getting a boost from a strong friend” can be translated into options such as seek new channels of distribution or find a strategic alliance partner.
SOLVING THE SUCCESSION PUZZLE
Strategic planning goals can only be achieved if an effective plan for identifying and developing leadership succession is in place. No longer just a matter of finding the right person for the job, succession planning is an on-going process needed to secure the future of your business. Aldonna brings the succession topic to life and helps you to: learn techniques to diagnose your situation, identify priorities to guide succession decisions, learn the steps to use in succession, and to spot the early signs that things are not going well.
REAL-TIME STRATEGIC THINKING
The notion of a three-to-five year plan with fixed strategies is becoming obsolete. In today’s fast paced business climate, a good strategic plan must change quickly and adapt easily. The new emphasis is a process that is on-going, decentralized, and resilient in terms of its ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions and lessons learned. You will learn visionary tactics to create an evolving strategic plan.