Coronavirus and your business

Every day you have done all you can to be successful and as a result you are the backbone of our economy.  Now we are engaged in an unprecedented challenge.  We will all be affected by this and business will never again be the same.  As you know, our mission is to support you–the small business owner.  Failure is not an option but we are going to be stretched to great lengths to survive.  We have advised all of our clients to do two things:

(1) Revise your cash flow daily–not monthly, not weekly–daily.  You must constantly reevaluate your cash position.
(2) Understand that you are not helping your employees if you go out of business–you must stay in business.  On a daily basis monitor your wage percentage against your daily sales and adjust staffing immediately.  Your employees are your greatest asset but you are not helping them by going out of business.  There needs to be a job for them to return to.

ADDITIONALLY

The Fremont Group is suspending all seminars for the foreseeable future.  As soon as possible we will resume our one-on-one Minding My Own Business Workshops.  The cost of MMOB Workshps will be reduced from $975–to $150.  Workshops will be scheduled with a $25 deposit and if you are unable to pay the balance it will be waived.  They will be started first in Colorado and expanded as possible.  We know that the need for professional help is in great demand but rather than increasing our rates The Fremont Group will be reducing our rates.  Until we can resume our workshops visit our website for additional information.

We can get through this.

Dirk Dieters, Executive Director
The Fremont Group

Minding My Own Business Workshop Schedule – Fall 2019

Minding My Own Business Workshop Schedule for October-December 2019

Friday October 25th       Sacramento California

Monday October 28th   Portland Oregon

Tuesday October 29th   Medford Oregon

Thursday November 7th  Aurora Colorado

Monday November 11th Rochester Hills Michigan

Tuesday December 10th  Salt Lake City Utah

Wednesday December 11th  Phoenix Arizona

Thursday December 12th  Las Vegas Nevada

Tuesday December 17th  Denver Colorado

About a MMOB Workshop

Call the office for times and exact locations.  Registration ends ten days prior to the workshop date!  303 338 9300

 

Minding My Own Business Workshop™ – Medford Oregon – October 29, 2019

What: TWO-HOUR MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS WORKSHOP™ PRESENTED BY DIRK DIETERS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FREMONT GROUP AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, “MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS”. EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE FREMONT GROUP.
Who: THE WORKSHOP IS FOR SMALL TO MIDSIZED BUSINESS OWNERS AND SPOUSES (OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED).
When: THE WORSHOP IS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 2:00 PM. REGISTRATION FEE ONLY $195.00! (DISCOUNT AVAILABLE AT WWW.PATREON.COM/TheFremontGroup)
Where: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, 1375 CENTER DRIVE, MEDFORD
Why: YOU WILL LEARN THE SIX RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AND BE ABLE EVALUATE YOUR COMPANY IN EACH AREA. PLENTY OF TIME FOR PERSONAL FOLLOW UP!
Guarantee: TFG GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH CONCEPTS THAT YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

RSVP TODAY – SPACE LIMITED!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
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ATTENDEE(S): _____________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
PHONE: _____________________________
Payment by PayPal or Credit Card at www.tfginfo.org (see the bottom of the page)

Minding My Own Business Workshop now available on video!

The Minding My Own Business Workshop attended by hundreds is now available to small to mid-sized business owners in a Power Point presentation!  Based upon the book, Minding My Own Business by the TFG Executive Director, Dirk Dieters, the narrated presentation lasts approximately one hour and allows you to learn and compare your business to the six responsibilities of the small business owner!

It is available FREE for the remainder of 2018!  Call the office 303 338 9300 or email your request to admin@tfginfo.org!

What can The Fremont Group Do For My Business?

The Fremont Group is a non-profit organization supporting small to mid-sized businesses. In our effort to be a resource for your success we have a number of ways that you can benefit. For example:

Self Assessments. The Fremont Group offers a self-assessment package. This is a series of approximately sixty questions in all areas of your business. From your responses your strengths and weaknesses are identified. The self-assessment then continues to determine how much of an impact these issues have on your results so that you can determine where to start and what is and what is not worth changing. The Self-Assessment can be completed over the phone with one of our Success Partners or we can meet with you on site. There is a nominal charge for either.

Minding My Own Business Workshops. Minding My Own Business is the title of a book authored by our Executive Director, Dirk Dieters. The book identifies and reviews the six responsibilities of the small business owner. Our workshops our modeled after the book. Generally one and one-half to two and two-half hours, the workshops are always individualized. You are guided by our Success Partner through interaction with the topics and are guaranteed to acquired a technique that you can immediately implement in the management of your company. The MMOB Workshops can be attended in three ways: through webinar; in a local hotel in your area; or on your site. They are designed only for owners and spouses. Webinar workshops can be scheduled. TFG plans MMOB Workshops in cities and invites local attendees. The charge for the Workshop varies according to its’ location.

Webinars. TFG offers an on-going series of individual webinars. These are one-hour sessions on specific topics offered at a nominal fee. Check our Facebook page or contact us to be added to our email list for topics.

Initial Consultations. Our Success Partners perform two-day Initial Consultations. These are done on consecutive days at your site. We meet extensively with you, your key people, review your financial statements and operating procedures and then on the second day, together with you, develop an Action Plan to address issues that impact your results. This is you Business Physical that many clients complete each year. It may or may not lead to an on-going relationship with that Success Partner to help implement the identified actions. The fee for this is all inclusive of travel expenses.

Success Partner Relationships. Our clients develop on-going relationships with their Success Partners. This includes half to full-week on-site work followed up with weekly telephone contact and off-site work to ensure implementation. In many instances Success Partners return monthly for a half-week but always remain on their “Advisory Board” for weekly conversations. The fees for this work are subsidized depending upon your size. Contact us to determine your range of subsidy.

On a side note, all of our communications are done through video screen sharing. We use the simple Google Hangouts that is already on your computer if you have a gmail account. We also sponsor events. In 2018 we plan Golf Outings in Phoenix and Denver. Contact us for information.

MMOB Workshops to be offered by Metropolitan State College

The Fremont Group is working with the Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State College of Denver to offer their Minding My Own Business Workshops through their curriculum.    The workshops may be offered in their new building or on-line.  “We are very excited with the prospect of brining our workshops to the students of Metro State” stated Dirk Dieters.  Mr. Dieters is the founder and executive director of The Fremont Group and he will be the presenter of the workshops.  He is also the author of “Minding My Own Business” available on this site.

The “Minding My Own Business Workshops” follow the book’s examination of the six responsibilities of a small business owner.  The MSC Center for Innovation has empathies franchise ownership and operation and the workshops will be germane to current and prospective owners and their spouses.  “We are looking forward to helping these students and expanding the outreach of our mission to provide quality management assistance to all small business owners.”

Fremont Workshop/Roundtable Fills

The winter webinar series concludes on Monday, February 27th with the winter “Minding My Own Business Workshop” and Business Roundtable.  Registration for this event went fast—it was filled back in January!  If you missed it—look for next summer’s event.  The all-day event hosted by The Fremont Group includes the 2 1/2 hour workshop covering the six responsibilities of the small business owners tracing the book, “Minding My Own Business” authored by Dirk Dieters our Executive Director.  Following lunch is the roundtable.  Always one of the most popular events, the Fremont Business Roundtable solicits issues from the participants and puts them up for open discussions between the participants and the Fremont Success Partners.  It is always amazing the ideas that come from these discussions.  Due to our budget constraints, we have to limit the participants to 12.  We are looking for ways to expand the number of owners who can take part this summer.  If you have interest, send us an email and get on our pre-registration list for summer!

“Minding My Own Business Workshop Series”

Who is invited: Business Owners and Spouses

What: Series of three Lunch and Learn workshops sponsored by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and presented by Dirk Dieters, the author of “Minding My Own Business” and the Executive Director of The Fremont Group—a non-profit organization providing services to small business owners.

 

When/Where: Three consecutive Thursday lunches at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce

 

September 8, 2011 11:30 am

“Show me the Money”

Is your company really trying to make money or just trying to work hard? The first responsibility of a small business owner is to produce a minimum-mandatory percentage of profit. During the session we will design your Budget, agree upon the need for a cash forecasting system, and explore ways to manage your cash flow in tough times and good.

 

September 15, 2011 11:30 am

“Are you getting bang for your payroll buck?”

Do you want to own a job or a business? You will learn the owner’s responsibility to build an organizational structure and how to incorporate accountability and incentives into your system that properly deals with your climbers, campers and quitters.

 

September 22, 2001 11:30 am

“Selling—internal and external—in a recession”

Do you really understand your own sales system? During this session we will clarify your sales effort, identify your most valuable sales assets, and create strategies for leveraging your scarce dollars into more sales. Sales is more than a “numbers game.”

 

Cost: Contact the Aurora Chamber

A workbook and a copy of “Minding My Own Business” will also be made available by The Fremont Group at the workshop. Book $15; Workbook $10

Fremont Group invited to Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce

Dirk Dieters, executive director of The Fremont Group has been selected by the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce (CO) as guest speaker at their September, October and November meetings.  On September 13th Mr. Dieters will speak on Leadership; on October 11th he will speak on Selling in a Recession and the November meeting is tentatively scheduled as a full “Minding My Own Business Workshop” and fundraiser for the chamber.  More details to follow.