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    Date: September 20, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:
    Developing a Winning Business Strategy workshop will explore the elements needed to develop a Winning Business Strategy and is presented by Bill Edwards, Strategic Enterprise Leadership.  Bill will draw on his years of successful business development and growth to help you develop a winning strategy for your business. 

    Developing your winning Aspiration: Purpose, Vision, Principles.  This is where you want to take your company and what it will look like when you are successful, when you achieve what you want. 

    Your purpose and vision are your Why.

    Strategy is your How. 

    It is a road map to achieve your why, how you are going to achieve your winning aspiration.  Your winning business strategy is created by determining Where you will play, how you will win, what capabilities must be in place and what enterprise management systems are required.

    We will delve into these subjects and you will have a Winning Business Strategy Workbook to take with you.  Your business will be on the way to being the leader in your market or industry.

    Bill Edwards, Principal
    Strategic Enterprise Leadership
    Bill Edward’s passion is connecting business owner’s with the tools and resources to develop a winning business strategy.  Born with an independent spirit, he has been a life-long entrepreneur, having started his first enterprise when he was 14 years old.
    He attended the University of Michigan for three years, leaving to open a Service Station in Ann Arbor using a small inheritance from his grandmother.  This early experience, and many more like it, provided him with a wealth of business knowledge that couldn’t be gained any other way.  
    Bill has started, built, managed and sold companies in the following industries:
    Franchised Automobile, Gasoline and Auto Repair Service
    Capital Equipment and Automobile Leasing and Rental
    Electronic Voting Systems (leading transition from manual to touchscreen)
    Children’s and Young Adult Entertainment
    Business exits have included selling to individuals, private and public corporations and as a basis for a public offering.  Bill has raised capital from private sources, private and public corporations, financial institutions and the U.S. SBA.  He has been involved in family owned, sole proprietor, partnership, private and public companies and has advised and consulted with a wide variety of companies since the 1980’s.
    Strategic Enterprise Leadership helps build client company success by applying the Five Essential Capabilities (acronym PSPLESM) resulting in high, controlled and profitable growth: 
    Purpose and Vision, why you exist and what you bring to the world, what success looks like;
    Strategy, the plan for achieving your Purpose and Vision; 
    People, attract and retain the best people is critical for success; 
    Leadership, leaders get things done and act in a way that others admire and want to follow; 
    Enterprise, the systems, measures and structures that allow your essential capabilities to support your strategy;
    Organizations must craft a winning strategy and sustainable competitive advantage if they want to win! Do you have a strategy to grow your business profitably? Are you creating a better future for yourself and all of your stakeholders? Do you have a way to share the success with the people who helped create it? Does your company matter, would the world be different if it weren’t here?  These important questions must be answered if you want to build a high quality and sustainable organization.
    Mount Vernon Country Club
    5111 Old Mill Road
    Alexandria, VA 22309
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, September 20
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Lunch will be provided
    $30 Chamber Members
    $40 Non-Chamber
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