Need to work on your sales positioning? Trying to navigate current software options? Thinking about the next step for your business? Want to hear the latest from the wood composites industry? Refresher on machine safety? We’ve got you covered with these sessions!
Wood Composites: A Sustainability Story
Tuesday, July 20, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Moderated by Kenn Busch, Material Intelligence
Panelists: JoAnna Abrams, MindClick; Andy O’Hare, CPA; Micah Thomas, Green Building Institute
Hear from a panel of composite panel experts about the state of the industry, new innovations and sustainability, and how this impacts your business. Read more.
Real World Machine Safety – A Practical Guide to Injury Prevention and OSHA Compliance for Small Businesses
Wednesday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scott Swaaley, MAKESafe Tools
This workshop takes a practical hands-on approach to machine safeguarding for small manufacturing businesses and distills decades of experience and research into a handful of concepts and small projects that are practical for even the smallest shop. Read more.
How to Stand Out, Attract the Best Clients, and Win Every Sale that Comes Your Way
Thursday, July 22, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Mark Harari, Remodeler’s Advantage
This is an interactive crash course on strategic positioning with real-world examples and actionable lessons that you can employ in your own business. You will come away with exercises and self-assessment techniques to take back to the office so you may build your company’s unbeatable position and start winning every project that comes your way. Read more.
ERP’s, MES’s, EOS – The ABC’s of Data Tracking
Thursday, July 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Marc Sanderson, INNERGY
Join us as we discover the power of data – data collected by just doing our natural activities as we run our businesses. If we manage our projects using an ERP, our production using an MES, and process using an EOS, we suddenly get a complete picture of our current and future book of business and expose the bottlenecks that plague us. Read more.
Succession Planning: Preparing to Transition the Business to the Next Generation, Key Employees or a Strategic Buyer
Thursday, July 22, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Ryan Martinez, Bernstein; Andrea Kushner, Wealth Strategies Group; John K Murphy, J.K. Murphy Advisors
There are several financial considerations for business owners related to succession planning that will be discussed, including: best practice for the transition process, changes to tax legislations, how to reduce tax liability in a transition or sale and more. Read more.