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CREATING YOUR (NEXT) STRATEGIC PLAN
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
121 Loring Ave | Salem, MA, 01970
June 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Whether you’re just getting started or have been in business for years, summer presents a good time to step back, reflect on where you are and where you want to go. Join us to review what goes into a good strategic assessment.
Developing or refining you vision and mission statement
What is your company culture?
What is your target customer profile
Strengths: What do you do well? Why are your customers choosing you?
Weaknesses: What’s don’t you do well? Obstacles? What are you overlooking within your organization?
Opportunities: Potential partnership, promotions, untapped niches?
Threats: Economic factors, competitive landscape, changing technology?
Are your basic organizational systems serving you well>
Implementation and beyond
Speaker: Bruce Share, Managing Director and Cash Flow Solutionist™
Share Business Growth Strategies LLC
Share Business Growth Strategies, LLC
Bruce Share is Managing Director and Cash Flow Solutionist™ at Share Business Growth Strategies, LLC, with the mantra of “Maximize Cash Flow - The Path to Prosperity.”
Bruce believes that for any small business to succeed, an effective Business Plan and closely monitoring and analyzing financial statements, budgets, and Cash Flow performance are the most critical tools to success. He works with management teams to develop and prepare an effective Business Plan with a solid budget, implement processes to monitor cash flow, plus train and mentor management and staff to perform critical functions. He has a large and growing network of industry professionals that he will offer to clients with specific needs, and he has direct connections to bank and non-bank lenders, plus factoring and accounts receivable financing experts to obtain financing when necessary. Ultimately, the management team is responsible for the implementation, management and performance of the company.
For 21 years, Bruce was a senior level financial and administrative manager and Strategic Planner at Bank of Boston Corporation. He helped facilitate a corporate-wide strategic plan, wrote and helped execute Business Plans for multi-billion dollar domestic and international strategic businesses units, and led the development, incorporation and merger/acquisition of several smaller internal businesses and subsidiaries. He was one of the original analysts responsible for developing and implementing Bank of Boston Corporation’s first internal profit center reporting and budgeting systems.
Following his Bank of Boston career, Bruce has spent over 23 years in the entrepreneurial world, providing his expertise to startups and existing businesses, as well as teaching small business seminars. His first consulting client was the government of Kuwait, which hired him to author and present a 5-day seminar on Costing of Bank Services, as part of the Government’s post-occupation decision to train its nationals to run Kuwaiti industries. He continues to present seminars on Business Planning, Cash Flow, and Pricing for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Northeast Region, as well as his own seminars, and joint seminars with colleagues in various fields. He taught International Management at Fisher College, and has been a guest lecturer to Entrepreneurship and Business Finance classes at Babson College, Boston College, Bentley University, Dean College, Fisher College, and Northern Essex Community College. Bruce has also been an evaluator in the Babson College undergraduate and graduate Business Plan competitions for several years.
Bruce was Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the Board’s Finance Committee of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation for 6 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Long Island University, plus an MBA and a Certificate in Advanced Management from Babson College.