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January 2017 | issue #11
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Happy New Year & Thank you!

Most of our original Members have renewed for the 2nd year of our project  and we're welcoming new Members to the100, inc. nearly every week!

 Our Members
Member updates will be caught up soon.

I have a 2017 Events Calendar for you.
Ask me next time we meet
or make an appointment at your office
to discuss what's new and how we can help.


Our Calendar

Executive Events Series

- 2017 -
52 Wednesdays | 52 Opportunities


EVERY WEDNESDAY IN 2017 WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU
TO MEET OUR MEMBERS AND PROMOTE YOUR VENTURES.

 
Following is our 2017 Executive Events monthly schedule. In addition to our weekly lunches, we have 4 breakfast workshops, 4 lunch seminars and 4 Member socials, all scheduled for Wednesdays. I invite each of you to scroll through the events and email me if you're interested in filling any of the available seats. We need a few moderators, several panelists and hosts to lock-in and confirm the open seats below.

Available seats are listed in green - let me know which opportunity you'll sieze!

REMEMBER - THIS IS OUR BUSINESS INITIATIVE.
EACH TURN WE TAKE IS BASED ON OUR MEMBERS INPUT.
LET ME KNOW WHAT I (WE) CAN DO TO HELP YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS!
Kurt
701.541.1073 | 
kurt@the100.work | schedule an appt
or contact any of our 2017 Advisory Board Members
 
Business Kick-Off '17
1 Year Anniversary Celebration!
January 11 | 4:00-7:00pm | Member Social | Avalon Events Center
seat 1 | Mark J Lindquist (98), Motivational Speaker
This event is open to the entire FM business community and promises to be alot of fun!
We're hoping for 150 attendees! If you don't have your ticket, please get yours today!
4:00 Happy Hour
5:00 Keynote Address
6:00 Business Social
Click for January tickets | $25 includes free drink + appetizers
The ABCs of ESOPs
Is Employee Ownership Right for your Company?
February 15 | 11:30-1:30pm | Lunch Seminar | Avalon Events Center
seat 2 | David Dietz (44), Preference Employment Solutions | Speaker/Moderator
*seat 3 | open | panelist
*seat 4 | open | panelist
*seat 5 | open | panelist

This is a 2-hour Lunch Seminar that covers the basics of ESOPs from A to Z.

This Seminar is designed for company owners and financial officers who want to determine whether an ESOP might be a good fit for their company. This program is designed to provide a broad overview of the advantages and disadvantages of ESOPs, without going into the detailed technical aspects of ESOPs.

*Looking for 3 Member businesses who may be considering an ESOP or have transitioned their company to an ESOP.  (Small / Medium / Large operations)

Click for February tickets | $50 includes lunch
KPIs: Metrics that Drive Success
Defining and Tracking your Key Performance Indicators
March 15 | 8:00-10:30am | Breakfast Workshop | Avalon Events Center
seat 6 | Brian Rinke (100), Success Energetics | Speaker/Moderator
seat 7 | Russell Schell (73), RJ Energy Solutions | Panelist
seat 8 | Matt Lachowitzer (79), Matt's Auto Service Centers | Panelist

* seat 9 | open | panelist
One of the biggest mistakes companies make is not defining the right KPIs for their goals. If your KPIs don't impact factors critical to your company's success, they're not just worthless, but they can also be destructive. Join us and learn exactly what a good KPI is...what you should be measuring...and how to use KPIs to maximize your company's assets and success.
* looking for 1 more Member panelist (50+ employees)
Click for March tickets | $50 includes breakfast
Custom Cinema and Sound Open House
5257 51st Ave S  Fargo
April 19 | 4:00-7:00pm | Member Social | Member Address
seat 10 | Jon Kungel (20) / David Karels, Custom Cinema and Sound | Hosts
 
This event is FREE to Members. Please RSVP at our Private Facebook group, so that Jon and David will have a good idea of the number of attendees, once I add the event.
Board Development
Directors or Advisors? Roles and Responsibilities?
May 17 | 11:30-1:30pm | Lunch Seminar | Avalon Events Center
* seat 11 | open | Speaker/Moderator
* seat 12 | open | Panelist
* seat 13 | open | Panelist
* seat 14 | open | Panelist

A board of directors has a fiduciary responsibility to the company. They can be liable for mistakes (accounting and otherwise) that a company makes. So it's tough and expensive to secure board directors. But advisory board members don't have fiduciary responsibility, and thus cannot be held liable. Hence their compensation (if any) is a fraction of what a board director receives.

Further, board directors have an obligation to the company first, and the CEO second. It's the opposite with advisors—the CEO/"advisee" comes first.
Which may be right for your organization? And how to set one up.

* looking for 4 Members with experience and expertise in this area

Gaining Traction in Your Business
An Introduction to Traction. Your Company Values, Vision
June 14 | 8:00-10:30am | Breakfast Workshop | Avalon Events Center
seat 15 | Harlan Goerger (25), Ask HG / CEO Solutions | Speaker/Moderator
* seat 16 | open | Panelist
* seat 17 | open | Panelist
* seat 18 | open | Panelist

Harlan has explored many various business operational systems, many of them very complex and detailed. They may work well for Fortune 500 companies, but Entrepreneurs want simple, fast moving and easy to understand tools.

For this reason, CEO Solutions utilizes the EOS System created by Gino Wickman, author of the book "Traction".

A very simple, yet challenging system that focuses on clarity, focus, outcomes, accountability and people growth. Thus creating a basis for fast, profitable growth of your business.
* looking for 3 Member businesses currently, or looking to utilize Traction. (sm/md/lg)

Member Social
July 19 | 4:00-7:00pm | Member Social | at Member business
* seat 19 | open | Member Hosts
Members who have expressed interest in hosting an upcoming Social include: H2M, Enclave Development/Radiant Homes, Profit Pros, Liberty Business Systems. Host is responsible for food and drink. I will promote to the Members and beyond, if you choose to open your social to businesses outside of our Membership.
Cash Flow Management Strategies
Unlocking your Business Value
August 18 | 11:30-1:30pm | Lunch Seminar | Avalon Events Center
* seat 20 | open | Speaker/Moderator
* seat 21 | open | Panelist
* seat 22 | open | Panelist
* seat 23 | open | Panelist
Cash is the most liquid of assets and it represents the lifeblood for growth and investment. In order to generate cash, we must efficiently and effectively manage the activities that provide cash. These activities include billing customers as quickly as possible, disbursing payments only when they come due, collecting cash on overdue accounts, and investing idle cash. Therefore, managing cash flow involves several objectives that we will outline in this 2-hour seminar.
* looking for a moderator and panelists with expertise and perspective
The Art of Conscious Leadership
Reframing leadership theory with a new vision for the 21st century
September 13 | 8:00-10:30am | Breakfast Workshop | Avalon Events Center
seat 24 | Jodee Bock (90), Bock's Office Transformational Consulting | Moderator
* seat 25 | open | Panelist
* seat 26 | open | Panelist
* seat 27 | open | Panelist

 
Topic: this is a tentative topic. Details to come.
Member Social
October 18 | 4:00-7:00pm | Member Social | at Member business
* seat 28 | open | Member Hosts
Members who have expressed interest in hosting an upcoming Social include: H2M, Enclave Development/Radiant Homes, Profit Pros, Liberty Business Systems. Host is responsible for food and drink. I will promote to the Members and beyond, if you choose to open your social to businesses outside of our Membership.
Small Business Legal Issues
Your Rights and Requirements...a C.Y.A. Seminar
November 15 | 11:30-1:30pm | Lunch Seminar | Avalon Events Center
* seat 29 | open | Speaker / Moderator
* seat 30 | open | Panelist
* seat 31 | open | Panelist
* seat 32 | open | Panelist
Recent estimates show that the 1000s of pages of federal regulations alone cost Americans more than $1 trillion. With so many rules to keep track of, it’s not surprising that many small business owners don’t know or understand the laws that apply to them. We'll discuss your legal requirements regarding state and federal laws, taxes and regulations.
* looking for our attorney Members, legislators and those dealing in HR requirements etc.
HR: Hiring, Onboarding and Benefits
Onboarding vs Orientation
December 13 | 8:00-10:30am | Breakfast Workshop | Avalon Events Center
* seat 33 | open | Speaker / Moderator
* seat 34 | open | Panelist
* seat 35 | open | Panelist
* seat 36 | open | Panelist

Orientation is an event. Onboarding is a process.

It is important for every organization to implement a formal onboarding program that is closely aligned to its culture, employment brand, and ongoing business objectives. One of the most common onboarding mistakes is taking a cookie-cutter approach – one size does not fit all. A well-managed onboarding program begins the moment an offer is extended and ends when the new hire is classified as a fully-functioning employee.

Having a well-organized onboarding program also impacts the company’s bottom line in a positive way. A recent report by Aberdeen Group found that companies with a formal onboarding process had an employee retention rate of 86%, while companies without an onboarding process had an employee retention rate of only 56%.
* looking for HR professional Members and businesses to share their experiences

Please get ahold of me with any ideas, suggestions or revisions to our events calendar. Also, let me know if you're interested in sponsoring or assisting in any way. Thank you very much!

sincerely, Kurt
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