04/28/17 - 04/22/18
Cleveland History Center
May 2018 - November 2018
All classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Participants identify and set strategic goals needed to grow their businesses over the next three years. They also assess their own leadership styles and form CEO Mentoring Groups with whom they will collaborate throughout the program — and beyond.
With the help of accountants and financial advisors, participants will learn about key financial statements and how financial statements relate to one another. Participants will create “financial dashboards” with key ratios that will allow for effective monitoring and comparison to other industry peers. This module will also prepare participants to communicate current and future financial aspirations both internally and externally, and prepare participants to gauge the financial health of their businesses and make effective decisions.
Once participants have a clear understanding of their financials, they begin to identify which products and customers promise to be the most profitable and which markets have the greatest potential for growth. Module III helps participants better understand their competition, the needs and desires of their customers, and how to effectively reach customers and improve sales.
In this module, participants will identify the resources — human and financial — needed in order to achieve their growth plans. Participants will learn how to identify and secure key talent, as well as how to secure private and public capital.
In the last session, participants deliver final presentations of their growth plans to a panel of business experts and their peers.