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Strategy Development & The BTA Launch Business Planning Workshop

17 Jun, 2009

Strategy Development & The BTA Launch Business Planning Workshop

Bryn Mawr, PA  (June 2009) — Dealers are seeking strategies to grow revenue and profits in the face of year-over-year industry unit placement declines, a shift from A3 to A4 products, a difficult financing environment and new competition for pages from other channels selling print management solutions.

Although there are many training programs that address different aspects of planning or focus on improving results in functional areas, there is no single program that comprehensively brings together all functional areas into a cohesive plan of action — until now. The BTA Business Planning Workshop is a 2.5 day program developed and instructed by the consultants from Strategy Development. Attendees will learn through a combination of instruction, case studies and class discussion how to build and execute a business plan that becomes a roadmap to achieving business goals.

A snapshot of some of the content from this workshop:

· How to use your financial statements to make good business decisions
· Using the Strategy Development Balanced Scorecard to maximize results
· Conducting SWOT analysis and using the data to grow
· Using industry trends to plan for a profitable future
· Launching new initiatives
· Driving productivity: A key to high profits
· Engineering processes to improve workflow and employee satisfaction
· Cash management

“We have been able to help scores of dealers across North America launch print management initiatives, improve their equipment sales effectiveness and improve back office and service operations,” said Tom Callinan, managing principal of Strategy Development. “But short of a consulting engagement with our team, until the launch of the BTA Business Planning Workshop there has been no single program available that allowed the dealer to get a holistic view of growing their business and profits.” 

“Our members have benefited greatly from the expertise of the Strategy Development team and we are looking forward to enhancing our training curriculum with this comprehensive workshop,” added Brent Hoskins, BTA executive director. “Business planning is one of the most requested educational areas from our members, so we are happy that we can now provide that education.”

The inaugural BTA Business Planning Workshop will be held October 6-8. For information e-mail Tom Callinan at callinan@strategydevelopment.org or call 610.527.3317. 

Strategy Development, a management consulting firm focused to the technology and outsourcing space, specializes in business planning, sales effectiveness, advanced sales training, and operational and service improvement. For more information visit Strategy Development at www.strategydevelopment.org

The Business Technology Association (BTA) serves office technology dealerships, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its members sell and service and/or  manufacture service hardware, software and supplies that help businesses be more efficient and save money. Through education, information and guidance, BTA members are the premier source of the technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day.

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