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Business Growth Action Program
Fri, April 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Please join us for a groundbreaking series of six business accelerating half-day workshops hosted by the DK Entrepreneur Academy. Our Business Growth Action Program combines top-flight instruction in a broad curriculum of key business development topics with practical exercises that support each participating company creating their own Business Growth Action Plan.
Friday April 7th - Focus will be on Customer Service, Branding, Business Succession Planning, Strategic Alliances, and Business Growth Action Planning
Friday April 21st - Focus will be on Innovation, Creative Marketing, Marketing Execution, Public Speaking & Communications
Friday April 28th - Focus will be on Strategic Planning, Sales Program, Talent Management, Leveraging Media
Saturday May 6th - Focus will be on Growth Funding, Leadership & Creating a Winning Culture, Generating Additional Revenue Streams, Intellectual Property
Friday May 12th - Focus will be on Cash Flow Tips to Ensure Success, Business Process Automation, Cybersecurity, M&A
Saturday May 20th - Participating companies will present their new Business Growth Action Plans to an expert panel and receive feedback. In addition to presentations and evaluations of Business Growth Action Plans, the session will include networking and a Success Luncheon. Families of participating company members are invited to this final session.and luncheon.
All sessions run from 8:00 am until Noon except the last session which will end at 1 pm including lunch. Every session includes light refreshments and opportunity for relationship building with other participants and staff, practical exercises and instruction on networking tips for business leaders to drive growth.
DK Entrepreneur Academy is co-founded by Jack Killion and Matt Douglas. Their unique Business Growth Action Program (BGAP) is sponsored by Brach Eichler and Citrin Cooperman. The 17 member BGAP Faculty are all successful business founders and leaders who are domain experts in the courses they teach. This innovative business training program is created by entrepreneurs, instructed by business experts, and designed for existing business owners and leaders who are committed to taking proactive steps to learn and grow their businesses.
Visit DK Entrepreneur's website at www.dkentrepreneur.com to learn more about our services and view customer testimonials from our March 4th Business Growth Launch Session.
Jack Killion is a serial entrepreneur who has launched and grown eight highly successful businesses after leaving corporate life and consulting with McKinsey & Company early in his career. Jack has evaluated thousands of emerging businesses and advised other entrepreneurs on strategic business development, funding and M&A. Jack's businesses all operated for years and were in diverse industries: publishing, manufacturing, real estate development, agriculture, hedge fund investing, career coaching and online education. Jack has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and an M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Matt Douglas is an operations executive who led teams at two tech startups that exceeded $250M in sales. He later led global operating teams at multi-billion dollar companies Andrew and Avaya. Earlier in his career, Matt was a management consultant to Fortune 500 clients with Cap Gemini and Deloitte Consulting. As an entrepreneur, Matt started and grew a LearningRx franchise business into the most profitable unit in the country before selling it in 2015. Matt has a B.S. Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
The Business Growth Action Program (BGAP) is a terrific opportunity to meet and share thinking with other NJ-based business owners and leaders as well as with our Faculty and Sponsors.
DK Entrepreneur Academy Instructors include:
Tom Bergeron, Editor, NJBIZ, News Media
Monique de Maio, Founder, ondemandCMO, Marketing
Raj Gadre, Founder, Kennovation-Services, Business Technology
Richard Gearhart, Founder, Gearhart Law, Intellectual Property
Jeff Harmon, Founder, Brilliance Within Leadership Coaching
Jonathan Killion, Managing Director, Carl Marks Advisors,Talent
Rob Kleeger, Founder, Digital4nx Group, Cybersecurity
Mike Kresch, Founder, Kresch & Partners, Branding
Michael Napolitano, Partner, Citrin Cooperman, Finance
Ray Palombi, Owner, Capital Business Solutions, M&A
David Postolski, Partner, Gearhart Law, Intellectual Property
Anthony Rainone, Partner, Brach Eichler, Business Succession
David Rosen, Founder, TechX Foundry, Innovation
Richard Shapiro, Founder, The Center for Client Retention
Cal Thomas, Vice President, Sandler Sales, Sales
Vincent Velasquez, Founder, Media Cutlet, Digital Marketing
Sims Wyeth, Founder, Sims Wyeth & Co., Public Speaking
Who Will Attend?
Owners and senior leaders of companies with annual revenues up to $20 million and committed to driving the profitable growth of their businesses. Business owners and leaders from diverse industries attended our March 4th Business Growth Launch Session: specialty chemical; organic food ingredient wholesaler; public relations & marketing communications; managed IT services provider; manufacturer's representative of water products; mixed martial arts gym; real estate development; restaurant supplier; a professional association and telecommunications service provider are some examples of the diversity of business owners and leaders attracted to our business growth training.
DK Entrepreneur Academy's Business Growth Action Program can be a game changer for you and your business providing a greater than 10x return on your investment!
How many people and businesses will participate in this program?
We are capping enrollment at 40 participants to support an optimal learning and relationship-building environment. We will only accept a maximum of two leaders per company and we expect 20-30 total companies will participate.
Why are there two different ticket prices?
Our pricing structure is $2500 for the first leader from a company and $1500 for a second person from the same company. We do this to encourage each business owner/leader to bring a second person from their company to learn and share in the creation of their Business Growth Action Plan, while also making the investment a great value. Two leaders each receiving 25 hours of business training and networking for a total investment of $4000 translates to a per hour rate of $80. Successful entrepreneurs recognize that growing a business takes teamwork and investment. The high caliber DK Entrepreneur Academy Faculty delivering real world and proven business growth techniques combined with the incredible networking opportunity with other New Jersey based business owners, faculty and sponsors makes the BGAP a compelling opportunity for New Jersey business owners and leaders.
Registration for our Business Growth Action Program is available only on a full 6 session basis. Registration for individual sessions will not be accepted.
What's the refund policy?
Client satisfaction and delivering value is our highest priority. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied for any reason.
What if I cannot make it to one of the scheduled sessions?
Participating business leaders who have a conflict will be expected to send another representative from their company in their place to participate in the learning experience. Ticketed participants are assigned online access to a "members only" section of DK Entrepreneur's website where they will have access to all BGAP training materials and resources for up to one year after the final training session.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in Parking lots 3, 11, and at the Library. All lots are within a short walk of The Orangerie at the Campus Library, the room where our meetings take place.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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