Speak Easy: How to Position & Rally Your Organization for Growth

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  • August 22, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sharing lessons learned from inside 50+ RI manufacturers’ strategic business development plans

Did you know?

  • Most small businesses are focused on the day-to-day business of making high quality parts and goods. Planning for the future is rarely done in a formal way.
  • Whether they want to sustain business or stage for dramatic growth, leadership teams make assumptions about their most pressing issues, and have blind spots to more urgent priorities.
  • Many owners have spent most of their career in one company, and haven’t had “fresh eyes” on their organizations in years, if ever.

Join us for a candid exploration of the take-aways and common patterns of Rhode Island manufacturers. Hear the traits of successful businesses and what’s holding companies back; learn of a methodology to hone your own strategic priorities for your business.

A panel of interdisciplinary experts — in engineering, marketing, financial performance and workforce development — will share the methodology used to assess 50 Rhode Island companies and position their teams and operations for growth.

What to expect

  • Self-assess your company across 8 key categories
  • Tips for figuring out where to focus efforts
  • Organizational “therapy” for key areas of maturity

Who Should Attend

A CEO or leadership team member from companies that are poised for dramatic growth and need to scale operations, and those that that feel “stuck” and want to change.

Join us at RI Spirits for a lively panel discussion featuring our Manufacturing Innovation Challenge (MIC) team as they share growth-driving behaviors observed across more than 50 local companies.  The team are master distillers in their own right, refining a strategic review process down to a handful of hours, while delivering multi-million dollar impacts for participating companies.

“Everyone believes their business is unique, and in some ways, it is.  But it’s also a business.  Once you’ve crawled under the hood of companies in 27 different industries it becomes clear that 80% of the practices that will make or break your success are the same everywhere.” ‑‑Alan Schinazi of Solution Nexus, a Manufacturing Innovation Challenge team member

Originally created as part of a Department of Defense funded program, the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge consulting team developed a valuable process for local growth-minded businesses. Polaris MEP continues the program because it has exceptional impacts, and is cost-effective for clients.  The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge assessment is a chance to experience your operations through fresh eyes, to identify blind spots of risk, and to receive actionable recommendations from product and process innovators.


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