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Sd|University to Hold Business Planning Workshop

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Sd|University, the advanced training division of Strategy Development, is conducting their comprehensive Business Planning and Operational Excellence Workshop on October 16-17, 2012 in Chicago, IL.

Developed by the team at Strategy Development, this two-day educational workshop's sole purpose is to set the framework for your team to develop an operational business plan. "This workshop is designed as a ‘mini MBA’ in running an imaging company for senior management and takes the industry model deep into the 21st Century,” stated Tom Callinan.

“With clearly defined goals and a methodic approach learned in this workshop, dealerships will be able to form a solid business plan that they can effectively execute, and in the process, form a more cohesive team approach to managing their business," continued Callinan. “As part of the comprehensive training, we will also get into details of how to launch an effective MPS and/or managed services initiative.”

Using the case study approach, attendees of the Business Planning and Operational Excellence Workshop will learn how to use the Strategy Development Scorecard, industry statistics, and a company’s SWOT analysis as the foundation of the planning process. Some of the other topics covered include a review of the three major financial statements, cash management, and developing commitment action documents. The program will include a specific focus to launching or improving a managed print services (MPS) / managed services (MS) strategy. The final step in the training will be how to put in place a monthly operational process to ensure attainment of the goals, or where necessary, mid-course adjustments.

Callinan added that "this is the only comprehensive program offered in the industry that dives deep into the operational processes necessary to run a successful and profitable MPS/MS business. In today's fluctuating economic times it is critical to have a concrete business plan."

The Business Planning Workshop has been met with rave reviews:

"This workshop gave our management team the tools needed to complete a quality business plan that will bring positive interaction and results," said Ron Carr, President of Oklahoma Office Systems Inc.

"Not only did this workshop demonstrate the urgent need for a solid business plan due to industry trends, it helped define what we need to consider in our plan, provides tools to roll it out and measures our effectiveness," stated Astrid Sloan of OASYS Inc. in Burlington, WA.

If you are an sd|University member company, this is one of the portfolio of educational experiences your sales and management team should attend. If you are not enrolled in the tuition program, you can still attend Strategy Development’s award-winning education by enrolling for the individual classes. This award-winning training—receiving the highest accolades over the last six years—is available at the lowest individual class investment in the industry.

All sd|University classes can also be held at your location for larger groups. For more information on sd|University and how the tuition program works and how it stacks up against the competition please visit us at www.sd-university.com. Remember, you can still register for individual classes as well. For a list of all classes currently scheduled for sd|University please visit www.strategydevelopment.com/events.

For more information or to register for the SD Business Planning and Operational Excellence Workshop, please visit www.strategydevelopment.com/businessplanning or contact Tom Callinan at callinan@strategydevelopment.com or at 610-527-3317.


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