Business Growth Conference

Online Event, 10.07.2020

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Reigniting Your Growth in a Changing Business World

Executive-only event

Empowering Professionals

2020 forced us all to make major adjustments to our plans. Now, how can we use those experiences to help craft our plan for 2021?

Wouldn't it be great if you could hear how other business leaders have adjusted and made the disruption work for them?

Join us for the second annual Twin Cities Business Growth Conference as panelists who work with hundreds of Twin-Cities based companies discuss what they've seen the most successful owners and leaders implement. We will explore how to plan, how to communicate and get buy-in from your people, and how to execute to get maximum results.

We also want to hear from you - what are your most burning issues? What questions do you need answered? You'll have the opportunity to submit questions and thoughts in advance as well as throughout the presentation.

We hope you'll join us on October 7th to help ensure 2021 is a year of profitable and healthy growth for you and your company.

  • Location: Online Event
  • Date: Wednesday, October 7th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Registration Fee: $49

Twin Cities Business Growth ConferenceGain access to exclusive content when you register!

All Twin Cities Business Growth Conference attendees will receive exclusive content from each of our four panelists to watch on-demand. Attendees will receive a link to download this content after the event!

Imagine two similar businesses growing at the same pace year after year. Suddenly a disruption to the industry halts their progress. (Sound familiar?) One owner identified and worked through the issues and now enjoys regular vacations to Florida whereas the other owner is still working 70-hour weeks with no clear end in sight.

How did two similar businesses go into two completely different directions? Well, one owner decided to implement a process that helped them make adjustments, then addressed the most important issues first. The other owner, she just kept doing what she had always done.

How can you build more value in your business and achieve success, whether that means selling your business and sailing off into the sunset or helping it operate more efficiently so you aren’t working 70-hour weeks? This presentation can help you:

  • Assess the value of your company
  • Learn a process that can help you increase the value of your company
  • Gain true owner freedom!

Does this sound familiar? Your leadership team spends weeks researching and analyzing your company and market in an effort to develop your growth strategy. You create plans, initiatives, and big rocks. But then your sales team just doesn’t execute the strategy well. They do what they want, and essentially your strategy has been left up to the salesperson. If this sounds like you, there are ways to prevent that.

In this video, Gary Braun will be discussing:

  • The reasons your team doesn’t execute
  • The three steps to better execution
  • Components of a good sales plan to provide clear direction
  • Better performance management to maintain focus

Sharing ways to upgrade your selection process- by utilizing the RIGHT assessment data, Asking the RIGHT interview questions, and most importantly, determining what makes the RIGHT candidate before starting the process.

Good strategy alone is not good enough; make sure you have clear expectations, keep everyone focused, and listen to what your team has to say.

Many companies’ primary product or service is highly dependent on managing processes within the company. With this model, the product or service is delivered via a well-managed process, or so we hope. It seems that often times the process is in some state of “not quite working right,” not delivering the anticipated results in terms of quantities or outcomes. And what isn’t quite working right appears to change by the day, the week, the client, the product/service, or some combination of all, but never consistently.

Learn how Theory of Constraints addresses key assumptions in process management that actually work against us. These include being efficient, balancing resources and capacities, and trying to leverage other methodologies such as lean and Six Sigma. Just as the constraint dictates the financial performance of the company, it also dictates how associated processes should be managed for outsized gains in capacities and performance. Walk away from this session with an approach to managing processes that creates a highly effective delivery engine for your products and services.

Twin Cities Business Growth ConferenceKEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rhoda Olsen

Rhoda Olsen

CEO of Great Clips

A seasoned business leader, Olsen began consulting with Great Clips, Inc. in 1984. These were the early days for this Minnesota-based brand, which opened its first location in 1982 and the first franchised Great Clips salon in 1983. During her time as a consultant, Olsen helped develop and deliver the brand’s inaugural franchisee orientation program and an operations manual.
Olsen joined the corporate team as vice president human resources and training in 1987, at which time she also became an owner. Over the years, she assumed additional responsibility for several other functional areas including marketing, communications, operations, and facilities and purchasing. She was named president in 1998 and transitioned to CEO in 2011.

In these roles, Olsen has grown Great Clips from 1,000 salons in 1998 to more than 4,100 salons across the United States and Canada in 2016. During that time, Great Clips also grew system revenues four-fold increasing from $200 million to well over a billion dollars. Today, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand with locations in more than 180 markets across North America. Great Clips, Inc. employees 250 corporate staff.

Olsen used her business acumen and passion to set Great Clips on the road to success evidenced by more than 49 straight quarters of growth. She is known for her analytical skills and her keen sense of what people need to be successful.

Also known for her down-to-earth style, Olsen is often found serving beverages and snacks to staff and visitors alike, and is rarely seen without a bag of M&M’s® nearby. She is loved by many, including franchisees, their stylists, vendors and the 250 corporate employees at Great Clips, Inc.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Olsen transitioned from CEO to the role of vice-chair on the Great Clips board of directors.

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Our Panelists

Mary Nutting

Mary Nutting

Owner & President of
CorTalent

Gary Braun

Gary Braun

Partner & Co-founder of
Pivotal Advisors

Chad Haldeman

Chad Haldeman

Senior Business Advisor of
The Resultants

Bruce Lach

Bruce Lach

President of
SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Mary Nutting

Mary Nutting

Owner & President

Mary Nutting, Owner & President of CorTalent, a national recruitment and retention consulting firm located in Bloomington, MN .  Mary helps growing companies find, select and retain top talent with an emphasis on culture and values fit.  CorTalent’s expertise is in working with highly entrepreneurial organizations.  CorTalent’s services include search, hourly recruitment support, talent assessments, and retention strategies.

Mary has 30+ years of business experience with the first half spent in a variety of management roles in Information Technology and Financial Services.  She worked for a Global Human Capital company and helped create a new Executive Search practice there.  She started her first consulting company in 2006 which transitioned to CorTalent in 2010.  She volunteers with several local career support and transition groups and has partnered with the Minnesota Workforce Center to help strengthen their various career programs.  Mary is also the President of NAWBO, and CorTalent is WEBENC certified.

Gary Braun

Gary Braun

Partner & Co-founder

Gary Braun, Partner and, Co-founder of Pivotal Advisors. Gary has been a successful salesperson and sales leader since the late 1980s. He has worked in multiple companies with different sales channels (direct, through resellers and distributors). Prior to co-founding Pivotal Advisors, he was the VP of Sales and helped his company grow from 23 employees to 1,400 employees. He also helped grow the revenue from $1M to $400M in just over a decade. To scale the company Gary had to learn on the fly how to create systems, repeatable processes, hiring/onboarding systems, compensation plans, and more.

Chad Haldeman

Chad Haldeman

Senior Business Advisor

Chad Haldeman is a 25+ year sales and management professional with expertise in revenue development, strategic planning and execution, organizational leadership, structural innovation and the creation of high performing teams. In 2006, Chad partnered with The Resultants, a leading Twin Cities business advisory firm. As a Business Advisor, Chad advocates for the best interest of your business, using a process that has proven time and time again to help companies build value and achieve personal and professional success.

Bruce Lach

Bruce Lach

President

Bruce Lach has 40+ years of IT and General Management experience. During his first 20 years, he spent time in “corporate America” with IT stints at Twin City Federal, General Mills and Land O’Lakes. In the mid-90’s, Bruce began leading start-up and small businesses providing IT services to large enterprises in the Twin Cities area.  Many of these services were focused on building data warehouses for familiar companies including Wells Fargo, Toro, Valspar, Harvest States, and more. In the decade prior to joining SUCCESS, Bruce was a “turnaround guy” consulting with distressed and mildly profitable businesses to improve business operations and profitability leveraging Theory of Constraints.

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference

Meet the Hosts

CorTalent
SUCCESS Computer Consulting
Pivotal Advisors
The Resultants