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Are Arizona Businesses Prepared to Succeed in the New Business Reality?


The rules have changed and we cannot return to business-as-usual. So, where do innovative business leaders find the tools, processes and passion to survive and thrive in this evolved business environment?

Once in a while, I send out a notice to my contacts when I hear about, or am associated with, a program I truly believe will help the business owners in my network…

My savvy associate Margaret Jacoby, is spearheading a Leadership Power Groups (LPG) seminar and consulting series starting in September. She’s working together with key sponsors like the Small Business Development Center. The program involves 10, monthly, three-hour seminars, with follow-up consulting sessions. Specific topics geared to mid-size businesses, will clue us in about how to do business in this crazy new environment. Really, if you look at how we need to do business now, it’s totally different, and it’s evolving as you read this.

I’m involved as one of the LPG presenters and will be sharing information on the leader’s role in the new reality. I am also eager to hear insights from all the other presenters Margaret has lined up.

Twitter: twitter.com/LeadershipPower

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-AZ/Leadership-Power-Groups/284979179742

SBDC: http://www.azsbdc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=10300115 [1]

MJ Management Solutions, Inc.’s Leadership Power Groups are designed to teach business owners how to play by the new rules, and run a successful business beyond 2010, without sacrificing passion and values. The 10-month workshop and consulting series, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), starts in September 2010.

Attendees will receive down-to-earth, immediate action steps to move mid-sized businesses forward. They also will gain the know-how to manage people more wisely, serve customers more effectively, and improve processes to fit the new reality.

The sessions are limited to only 12, hand-selected businesses. Starting Sept. 8, 2010, leaders from each of these organizations will participate in a three-hour monthly session for 10 months. Each in-depth session shared with the 12 business teams will cover a leading-edge business topic, such as leadership, leveraging talent and social capital, social media strategy, and financing and forecasting. The sessions are individualized and include one-on-one, follow-up consulting with industry experts.


The 10 sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 4 to 7 pm., at the Maricopa Community College Small Business Development Center, 2400 Central Avenue, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

For more information contact: Margaret Jacoby, MJ Management Solutions, Inc., 480-924-6101, margaret@mjms.net [2], www.mjms.net [3].