Provided by OCCC Small Business Development Center
Finding Your Profit Zone: How to Take Concrete Steps to Improve Your Bottom Line.
A FREE Class Offered by the OCCC-SBDC and the Small Business Management Alumni Club
When: Wednesday, Dec 7 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: OCCC Newport
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Presenter: Robert Sherk SBM Instructor at Clackamas C.C.
Let us know if you are attending: RSpisso@occc.cc.or.us
Are you struggling to keep your doors open? Do you want greater profits? Why not listen to someone who has successfully run major corporations and is recognized throughout the state as a leading business instructor.
The Small Business Development Center at Oregon Coast Community College has invited Robert Sherk, to speak to Lincoln County businesses about the concrete steps that they can take today to increase their cash flow and profits. “Bob is a great instructor. He has a life time of experience in sales and management. After leaving his position as a CEO in the corporate world, in his retirement, Bob decided to help small business owners grow their business using solid management principles, “said Ron Spisso the SBM instructor at OCCC. “Bob has developed some great materials on improving the bottom line of every business in our county. On Dec 7, he will lay out a series of concrete steps that can be started the next day by any business owners that attend the workshop.”
Bob makes it clear that often business owners focus on increasing sales at any price. Business owners need to work with the right customers to increase profits now and in the future. Bob consults with Fortune 500 as well as small closely held organization in his community college classes at Clackamas Community College. He asks them: Are you profitable? If not: What is your profit plan moving forward? Bob’s Principles are: Every major business decision you make, going forward, should be evaluated primarily on the basis of: How it impacts the customer and the relationship. How it impacts profitability, short and long term.
Ron Spisso, the Coordinator of the Small Business Management program at Oregon Coast Community College says. “Our Small Business Alumni Club sponsors several events a year targeting established business owners. We all know that we are in a challenging business environment on the Oregon Coast. The best business will survive any economic downturn. A new idea or reviewing fundamentals can make an educational evening well worth the effort. After being in business for twenty years and teaching for another twenty I always learn pointers from Bob Sherk.”
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. in the Community Room 140 at the Oregon Coast Community College campus in South Beach. It is free of charge and open to the public.