Do it right, or don't do it at all. A properly conceived and managed acquisition can propel you into a position of leadership in your industry, while an ill-conceived or poorly executed acquisition can leave you in serious difficulty. There is much more to making a successful acquisition than the standard model. An acquisition involves a major strategic development. It requires a solid strategic foundation.
You're looking to acquire another company - congratulations! But remember - making no acquisition is still far better than making a bad acquisition.
When you start looking to do acquisitions, it's a lot easier to get people to tell you to say "yes" than to say "no". But sometimes, NO is the right answer! In this workshop, Robert will cover tools for spotting poor strategic and cultural fit, as well as the basic economics of bad acquisitions. Robert will also cover the most common warning signs of a poor acquisition target - and how to spot them BEFORE you make an offer!
If you are thinking of acquiring another company, this workshop could be worth MILLIONS to you. Invest a day of your time to learn some tools that could save you from painful mistakes!
Acquisitions can be a powerful tool for building the strategic resources of your business - but they are also a source of great peril. A well-managed acquisition can propel you into a position of leadership in your industry, while a poorly executed acquisition can leave you in serious difficultly. The fact is, most acquisitions end badly.
If you are considering an acquisition to help grow your business, it would be well worth your while to learn the things that "experts" in banks and accounting firms won't tell you. You see, most players in the mergers and acquisitions market only make money when you make a deal - and the easier the deal, the better - for them. For your company, however, the BEST deal might not be any deal...and it might be NO deal - or it might not be the easiest deal. The key to making this work is knowing -
The Center for Simplified Strategic Planning has compiled important information about how to do a better job at acquisitions both BEFORE and AFTER the deal makers get involved, based on our involvement with client acquisitions over the past 25 years. If you are considering a strategy of growth by acquisition, you owe it to yourself and your company to attend this one-of-a-kind workshop about how to avoid being an acquisition statistic.
Our workshop leaders have extensive executive level hands-on experience in leadership and strategic planning in small to mid-sized companies. All have strong academic degrees and are highly acclaimed workshop leaders. They have been carefully chosen for their ability to translate critical processes into easily grasped concepts with step-by-step implementation procedures. They have used their expertise to manage change and growth in hundreds of companies nationwide through successful strategy development and implementation.
Robert W. Bradford is a nationally acclaimed strategy guru who blends a rare combination of broad knowledge and humorous insight to produce workshops that are lively and practical at the same time. A master trainer, he has spent the last twenty years converting management theory into real-life application. Most clients engage Robert again and again to learn from his ever-growing experience in strategy that works today. Robert always stimulates great strategic thinking and leaves the clients with practical, "how-to" steps they can immediately apply. Robert's workshops resonate with his clients because they are built upon years of real-world strategic decisions.
Denise A. Harrison's hands-on experience combined with a comprehensive process adds up to a common sense approach to strategy development. Her fast-paced, discerning workshops use humorous examples to illustrate success and failure. Laugh at examples of plans gone awry, but leave with practical ideas for enhancing your company's strategy and your ability to execute successfully. Denise's experience includes Senior Executive positions at a Fortune 500 company, President of a financial services firm and over a decade working with client teams as Vice President of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc.
We guarantee that this workshop will provide you with the guidance you need to successfully deal with your strategy issues. If you don't feel that this has been accomplished, you will receive a prompt and courteous refund.
Put this unique, practical, no-nonsense workshop to work for you and get back on track. There is no better time to do it than now.
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