Build a Better Business with Bagels
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Iowa Valley Community College, Grinnell Center
123 Sixth Avenue
By Scott Bailey, the Black-Ink, Co.
By writing your 100 Days Plan, communicating it repetitively, measuring progress against it weekly, you will establish needed credibility and build momentum. This plan provides a baseline by which to measure great achievement right from the start. It tees up team successes in the first week, the first month and the first quarter. A first 100 Days plan will be useful for taking on a new assignment or startup up a new business. Whether you do this yourself or are advising others in how to accelerate their startup, you will want to hear additional detail in each of these four key areas.
Recently Scott Bailey completed a 20 year career with Pella Corporation in various financial and strategic roles including Finance Manager of a Pella Distributor (Boston, MA), Controller of Pella's 500 employee manufacturing plant in Carroll, Iowa and Distribution Development Manager overseeing a channel of 50 independent business owners (across the US and Canada).
His new endeavor is as president of In the Black - Ink Co, providing general management consulting to improve cash flow from business operations. One of the CFO services his company provides is coaching CEOs and young executives seeking to get a handle on the numbers. Scott's passion is to make the financial perspective clear and simple for CEOs to achieve their business dreams.
The presentation, part of the Build a Better Business...with bagels, will be from 8 - 9:30 a.m. on Thursday August 16 at Iowa Valley Community College in Grinnell.
The Regional Alliance for Innovative Development is dedicated to providing outreach, education, training, and networking opportunities to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Poweshiek County area. This effort is coordinated by Iowa Valley Community College District, Poweshiek Iowa Development, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, ISU Poweshiek County Extension, and other supporting partners.
Small Business Workshop
Tuesday, Sept 11 and Thursday, Sept 13
5:45 to 9:00 pm
Newton DMACC Campus
600 N. 2nd Avenue West
Newton Development Confrerence Room 264
Dreaming of starting your own business or growing your existing business but aren't sure how? You aren't alone. This SCORE workshop will provide you with an array of information to guide you. The following subject will be discussed.
- Business plans
- Personal factors
- Financial statements
- Sales forecasting
- 12 month cash flow projections
- Amortization Schedules
The workshop is free of charge. Please do register by Monday, Sept 10 by calling Newton Development at 641.787.8210.
Poweshiek County Leadership Program
Poweshiek County residents are encouraged to participate in the Poweshiek Leadership Program (PLP). The PLP program meets nine times from September through May. The session topics are: The Leader Within, Community Resources, Our Agricultural Economy, We The People, It Takes A Village, Education Recruitment and Retention, It's Your Turn, County and Local Governance, Tenth Annual Golf Outing, and Embrace The Challenge.
“The Poweshiek Leadership Program opened my eyes to the opportunities that exist in our county. The information and contacts gathered during the meetings helped produce longlasting relationships that will better serve the Poweshiek community."
Scott Collings, Jensen Optometrists, Grinnell, IA
The PLP program is co-sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education, Poweshiek Iowa Development/Pow I-80, ISU/Poweshiek County Extension, and Imagine Grinnell.
For more information, contact Catherine Lents at 641-623-5188, Poweshiek County Extension, 114 S. 3rd St., Montezuma, IA. Or visit www.iowavalley.edu. Applications for enrollment are also available at the city office.
Tuesday, August 14th
Farmers Market 3-6 p.m.
Summer Nights on the Square 6-8 p.m.
Sunday, August 19th
Sunday Brunch from 8 to Noon
Montezuma Country Club