We are pleased that you have accepted your nomination! Below you can see the location, different modules we will be going through, as well as the information to purchase your seat for the 2016 SBDC GrowSMART!
Location: Dalton, GA
Module 1: Planning for Growth | Tuesday, April 12
Making strategic decisions requires careful consideration of internal and external factors. You will learn what makes a good strategy and effective methods for strategic planning. After examining your operating environment and documenting company vision and goals, develop growth strategies based on a thorough assessment of your company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Module 2: Marketing Research and Planning | Tuesday, April 19
Thoroughly analyze your core competencies and
competitive advantages—matching them to needs in the marketplace. Learn to protect your business from competition and develop strategies for profitable pricing. Connect with customers using the latest marketing and communication tools.
Module 3: Leadership and Management | Tuesday, April 26
Focus on your changing role as the leader of your
company. Identify people resources and leadership
strategies that will be necessary to achieve your growth plan. Explore proven methods for hiring, compensating, and motivating your team.
Module 4: Financial Analysis and Tools | Tuesday, May 3
Learn how to analyze your company’s financial condition and develop strategies to improve profits and cash flow. Create a financial plan that quantifies the results of your marketing and management strategies. Determine how much money it will take to grow the business as well as how to fund it.
Module 5: Operations & Implementation | Tuesday, May 10
Documented, consistent processes are a key to building a scalable, well-managed company that has lasting, transferable value. Assess your current operations and learn methods to document and streamline processes. We conclude with a challenge to put the program’s lessons to work in your business!