Voice of the Industry
Peer Groups Help CEOs Manage Their Businesses More Effectively
By Adam Dewitz
Published: October 27, 2009
Whether the economy is in good shape or bad, leaders of printing companies can benefit from networking with their peers. A peer group is one of the most effective means of formalizing networking relationships and making sure that the networking opportunity isn't lost in the shuffle of everyday business pressures.
According to Mike Kind of The Next Level Group, a peer group facilitator in the printing industry, “Historically companies that are members of peer groups on average perform better than companies that don’t.” Within groups he has managed he notes, “33% of members have shown a year over year sales increase and 100% have a positive EBITDA.”
WhatTheyThink will host a free Webinar on the importance of belonging to a peer group on Wednesday, October 28th. The Webinar will be a round table discussion with three current members of peer groups: Tony Pires, President of Professional Business Printing, Lou Ciampi, Jr., President, Independent Graphics, and Jim Kaufman, CPA, CEO of MarketPlace Direct.
The discussion will be moderated by Mike Kind and Mitch Evans of The Next Level Group. They will be joined by Frank Romano who will provide his insight on how printing executives can leverage peer groups in running a successful businesses.
The Free Webinar will be held Wednesday, October 28th, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT (-4 GMT). Register here.