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Navigating Your Growth Challenges: How to Achieve the Next Level of Growth

Monday, Sep 30 2013 1:30PM to 7:00PM

Doug Tatum and 4 Successful CEOs
The Duke Mansion 400 Hermitage Rd Charlotte, NC 28207

Navigating Your Growth Challenges: How to Achieve the Next Level of Growth

Featuring an outstanding speaker, Doug Tatum, Author of No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail
(repeat speaker for BIG!)

Date:  Monday, Sept 30, 2013

Location:  The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd Charlotte, NC 28207

Time:   Registration: 1:30 pm ­- 2:00 pm / Program: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm / Cocktail Reception 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm

This program is for Trailblazer Members of BIG and companies who have revenue in excess of $2M. We have limited seating, so priority will be given to BIG Trailblazer members.

No Man’s Land is a term that describes the transition period for a growth company. Successful entrepreneurs that start and lead growth companies experience this period that can threaten their very survival.

The keynote speaker for this event is Doug Tatum. Doug is a recognized expert on the capital markets and the entrepreneurial growth economy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on numerous occasions about the financing challenges growing companies face and about U.S. tax policy. He has been keynote speaker at the Securities Exchange Commission Forum. Doug speaks extensively throughout the world, presenting the research and frameworks included in his book No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail.

For an entrepreneur to successfully transition his or her company four key areas must be a clear focus. We describe these actions as the 4 M’s and they will be addressed:

  • Marketing – maintaining important customer relationships
  • Management – objective review
  • Model - maintaining margins
  • Money – adequate capitalization

Some questions that will be addressed:

  • What's the probability that you're stuck at current growth level?
  • How much risk is in your business and what's the risk to your personal wealth?
  • What is your company worth? Do you scale or sell?
  • What is the optimal size for your business?

You will also hear from 4 very knowledgeable and highly accomplished CEOs - sharing real growth issues they face as well as different perspectives and personal experiences:

Doug Tatum, Chairman, Newport Board Group
Brent Sapp, CEO and Co-founder, Inc. Navigator

Tiffany Crenshaw, CEO, Intellect Resources
David Jones, CEO & President, Peak 10
Tana Greene, CEO & President, The Greene Group/ Strataforce
Fred Fink, Former CEO & President, Carolina Nonwovens Corp



1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Registration and Networking
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm   Opening Remarks
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm   Overview Presentation by Doug Tatum, No Man's Land
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm   Break
4:00 am – 5:30 pm  CEO Panel discussion: “Navigating Today’s Growth Challenges”
5:30 am – 7:00 pm   Cocktail Reception

Program Cost: BIG Members free

Guests $75 in advance, $90 at the door

Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Dress Attire: Business casual

Thank you to our Sponsors: 

Newport Board Group

Elliott Davis

Bishop, Dulaney & Joyner

Senn Dunn

Harding - Howie Partners