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Growth Challenge Strategy Session

Peabody Marriott

8A Centennial Drive | Peabody, MA 01960

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $175

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This practical, hands-on session delivers an overview of critical barriers for fast growth companies, as well as a field-tested exercise for CEO and founders. The session also includes a subsequent discussion about how to break through those barriers, and other insider tips, tricks, and strategic advice.  * Please note: all attendees of the Growth Challenge Strategy Session must  bring their own laptop or tablet!
The Growth Challenge Strategy Session is appropriate for CEOs of companies with a minimum of 20+ employees and/or $15M revenue.
Six years ago Doug Tatum and his partner Brent Sapp created a unique tool designed to help CEO/Founders of emerging growth companies break through “No Man’s Land”**, the stage when a business becomes too big to be small and too small to be big.  Since then Brent has worked hands-on with over 500 emerging growth companies, including many from the Inc. 500, to help them get radically objective about their business and prevent a stall in their growth.  CEOs attending Doug and Brent’s session have rated it as one of the highest they’ve attended:
“Brent Sapp is THE voice for 2nd stage entrepreneurial companies. His passion for helping business owners to prevent their companies from stalling is unmatched. The strategic intelligence delivered via the INC. Navigator is a “game changer” for companies looking to ‘fight the good fight’ .”        Mark Dorman, President of Dorman Legacy Advisors, LLC
** Doug Tatum’s book, “No Man’s Land”, was recognized in the 2011 book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Jack Covert and Tom Sattersten. Participants in our event will receive a complimentary copy of “No Man’s Land”, along with a summary report of their own company assessment.

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Location: Peabody Marriot (8A Centennial Dr, Peabody, MA 01960)


Doug Tatum

Doug is a recognized expert on the capital markets and the entrepreneurial growth economy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress 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. The book, published in the U.S. in 2007, has received four national Best Business Book awards and has been published in China, Taiwan and South Korea and is slated for publication in Vietnam. The book was included in the recently updated edition of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten. Doug’s insights about rapid growth companies, private equity and the capital markets have been cited in hundreds of media outlets including Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, New York Times online and the Chicago Daily Herald.


Brent Sapp

Brent Sapp is a Product Innovator, Author, Entrepreneur Activist, and Founder of the “Economy Heroes” movement. His experience spans multiple industries including Health Care, Education and Software. Brent has worked with the CEOs of startups, mid-market companies, and the Fortune 500.

His company (incnav.com; benchmark-button.com) equips CEOs to make team alignment and accountability routine so that they can break through second-stage growth barriers and successfully scale their businesses. By substantially improving the performance of over 500 companies, Brent has validated that the right strategy, made simple and measurable, gets executed and delivers results.

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