Are you ready for 2010? Has the last year gone as you planned? Measure twice; cut once is an expression that applies just as aptly to your business as it does to construction. You may not have achieved all you thought you would in 2009 but don’t let a lack of preparation be the cause of a repeat in 2010. You can decide to do everything possible to change in 2010 or choose to just see what happens. Start off right.
December and January Only
In December and January The Fremont Group offers their “Business Boot Camp” You will be assigned a consultant who, in one week, will tear your business apart and lay out a plan for SUCCESS IN 2010. They are not “yes men” so be prepared. The Fremont Business Boot Camp is not a seminar—it is an intensive implementation package designed to implement change; not talk about it. If you are not committed to change you should not enlist.
Who is eligible:
Your company must have more than 5 employees and have been in business more than two years. (Call for separate camps for start-up and small firms.)
You must be a “working owner” who is open to change.
You may not have more than 100 employees.
What you will get:
- Your entire company will become focused and “on the same page.”
- Obstacles to achieving your results will be aired, addressed and the entire organization will be utilized to eliminate those obstacles.
- Employee productivity will increase through “buy in” and proper use of accountability and incentives.
- You will have a clear game plan that is designed to “win the game.” You will no longer be the football coach with a game plan that says, “if everything goes right we will only lose by a touchdown.”
- What the bank wants to know and how to present it.
- You will have a foundation for long-term success.
- Your organization will have a new appreciation of your role as owner of the company.
How you will get it:
Morning: Introduction to staff and tour facility. Meet with owners and key employees and distribute Minding My Own Business questionnaires. Gather financial information.
Afternoon: Identify your goals for 2010 and become familiar with your operations. Gather questionnaires and any additional information needed to complete a SWOT analysis of the company.
Evening: Consultant completes financial analysis and analysis of the company and analysis of company morale and organizational issues.
Breakfast: Consultant and Head of Accounting
Morning: Meet with owners to review their analysis of current financial position. Present Accounting 101 to owners and financial staff (if required). Establish company budget and KPI’s. Assign Head of Sales to prepare a summary of the company’s “Sales System” for presentation on Wednesday.
Afternoon: Review the findings from the Employee questionnaires and interviews with owners. Contrast those findings with the owner’s perceptions. Identify current methods of employee accountability and incentives and develop the framework for desired methods of employee accountability and incentives.
Evening: Owners take Consultant and key personnel to dinner—informal discussion.
Breakfast: Consultant and Head of Sales
Morning: Review with owners the presentation of the current “Sales System”
Review company goals and re-write them as required. Present SWOT analysis for discussion (Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities and Threats). Determine how these should be presented to the staff.
Afternoon: Company meeting. Present SWOT analysis. Review findings of the first two days. Solicit input from the organization. Conclude with the establishment of a management committee (companies with more than 10 employees) and their first meeting.
Evening: Consultant completes first draft of Action Plan.
Breakfast; Consultant and Head of Operations.
Morning: Meet with Management Committee (or owner in companies with fewer than 10 employees) to identify the five greatest issues facing the company and potential solutions. Review with owner and head of sales critique of the “Sales System.”
Afternoon: Meet with owners to develop a plan to address those issues. Develop a complete Action Plan for 2010. Establish benchmarks for progress.
Evening: Consultant prepares formal Action Plan for presentation.
Breakfast and Morning: Meeting with owners to review presentation of Action Plan to the company. Presentation of the Action Plan in full company meeting. Wrap up.
How to enlist:
Call The Fremont Group at (303) 338 9300 and tell them you are ready for Boot Camp. Registration Fee is $5995 plus $500 for non-local travel; $100 for local travel. The travel and $4,000 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a date; balance due at the first meeting. Preferred method of payment is PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Companies with 5-19 employees receive a 15% discount.
 The agenda assumes that you business has a person who is the head of accounting; head of sales; and head of operations. In smaller companies the owner may double as this person. Other “tweeks” in the agenda normally have to be made to accommodate the unique situations in each company.