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Strategy in A Box

Consulting Roundtable

April 22, 2010: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

According to the Harvard Business Review, most executives cannot articulate the objective, scope and advantage of their business in a simple statement. If they can’t, neither can anyone else! We all know the importance of strategic planning – set the company’s direction, get everyone on the same page, working towards the same goals, grow profitably. But it takes time and resources to step back from the day to day work, resources that small and medium size companies or associations have fewer of than their larger cousins. Come learn about Strategy in a Box (SM) , a tool employed by Abacus Business Leaders, to help these companies and organizations.

Where

Gleacher Center, Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

According to the Harvard Business Review, most executives cannot articulate the objective, scope and advantage of their business in a simple statement. If they can’t, neither can anyone else! Gary Teuber and Tim Knaus of Abacus Business Leaders, LLC will present Strategy in a BoxSM, a uniquely efficient growth-planning tool designed for lower-middle market companies, associations, and corporate business units. You will learn: • How to think about objectives for your business • An approach to capturing the essence of your future value • Operating initiatives for achievement in 2010 and beyond • Strategy is about choosing to be different

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 4/23/2010

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration & Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Gary Teuber (Panelist)
Founding Principal, Abacus Business Leaders, LLC
http://www.abacusbl.com

Gary Teuber is a founding principal of Abacus Business Leaders, LLC. After working in leading corporate sales roles, he started a technology-driven digital printing and marketing company in his basement. As CEO he grew the business to $12 million in sales while re-inventing it over five times. Gary successfully sold the business in 2008.

Tim Knaus (Speaker)
Founding Principal, Abacus Business Leaders, LLC
http://www.abacusbl.com

Tim Knaus, also a founding principal of Abacus, served in many corporate financial roles, before moving into strategic planning, marketing and operations primarily in make-to-order manufacturing businesses. Tim has led three business units in the last twenty years as President or General Manager. He has sold one business and has been involved in three other acquisitions. Abacus Business Leaders, LLC works with owners of companies to increase shareholder value. We provide hands-on senior level leadership for organizations with revenues of $3 to $50 million as we address unique challenges such as: • Growth Planning using Strategy in a BoxSM • Interim Leadership • Cash flow management and balance sheet restructuring • Operational efficiency • Merger and acquisition opportunities • Exit and succession strategies Abacus is comprised of energetic, experienced business leaders that are comfortable in both the boardroom and the warehouse. Each principal has held senior management roles with equity positions at lower middle-market companies, and each has experience in virtually every functional area. Abacus Business Leaders don't merely consult. We lead! We are proven decision makers experienced with leading business up to $50 million in revenues. We have a history of industrial breadth and functional depth. Our services are broad and customized for each company. Find out more today! info@abacusbl.com www.abacusbl.com

Questions

Rachel Patterson 

773.218.8270

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