Business Networking Roundtable #17
Hosted by Bill Morrow
Empirical Consulting Solutions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1055 Westlakes Dr.
1st Floor Conference Center
Berwyn, PA 19312
BTW| Registration ends at the close of business
on Wednesday August 16th.
Bill is hosting 12 GPSEG/Beacon members for a morning continental breakfast meeting at the Regus Westlakes Center (off 202S and 252S, just South of King of Prussia).
(Bill asks that you review the information below and register.)
As the Host, Bill will introduce all the participants to the story behind the driving philosophy of Empirical Consulting Solutions–
Empirical Consulting Solutions, LLC
As a participant, you also will share the story of your business – strategy, target clients, business development techniques, etc. As a participant, you get the opportunity to develop 12 new “Brand Ambassadors” - each with a clear understanding of the value proposition of your business.
Finding the Way to Accelerated Growth
As the economy has improved over the past few years, taking advantage of the improving economic environment and accelerating growth is a top agenda item for many companies.
Small and medium sized business are faced with the question, how best to achieve growth. Do they have the talent and time internally to affect the necessary change? Or do they go out to the consulting market and look for help within a particular project or focus area? The consulting options are in the thousands – from single individuals that promise great gains with their systems to large companies with big plans (and big price tags).
How can a company today choose the right option for them, especially when they aren’t sure what the root cause of slow or declining growth is? Where will they get the best return on their investment?
Considering this environment, Bill will ask each participant to offer their ideas, insights and wisdom relative to his Challenge Question:
“How does ECS best differentiate their offerings from both larger consulting companies along with single subject matter consultants?”
What business issues do you see most pressing in small and medium size companies today?
OVERVIEW OF EMPIRICAL CONSULTING SOLUTIONS (ECS)
(in Bill’s own words)
By nature, management consultants are top down thinkers and as such, often jump to conclusion with little data. At ECS, our difference is in our name. Our principals all have real life executive management experience and know that your issues are complex and often span departments. We start by taking a deep dive into the empirical data to determine pain points and then provide solutions to solve the root cause. Or in other words, we give you the story behind the numbers.
We only deploy seasoned executives that execute the ECS methodology, but know how to recognize opportunity and pivot to make a difference in your results.
The real ECS difference shines through once the plan is developed. Where other consultants leave it to the business to implement the change, we work WITH you and even will come into your company as a FRACTIONAL executive. Making sure the plan gets executed and your business sees results!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Bill welcomes all active GPSEG/Beacon members.
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS
A Business Networking Roundtable (BNR) event is a Member business-focused event designed to enable Members to share information about their business with other Members and for participants to learn about other Member businesses in a focused and moderated setting. The Business Networking Roundtable events are for Members who are in business and who wish to do business with other GPSEG Member businesses.
The purpose of the meeting is business networking and designed to be a better way to learn more in-depth knowledge about other Member’s businesses with whom participants may want to engage, collaborate and or recommend to their business network.
Instead of the usual 30 second “elevator pitch” participants will be given 3 minutes to answer the following questions which will help others understand their business and what it is that they are looking for:
1. What is your business?
2. What makes you different?
3. Who is your ideal client?
4. What is a good referral for you?
Participants will also be able to participate in a 20-minute discussion of a business challenge or topic of the Host’s choosing. Best practices, suggestions, experiences will be shared.
Participants will be principals, owners, partners or representatives of a GPSEG Member business. There is no limit to the size of the Member business. While many GPSEG Members are in transition and considering starting their own business, Business Networking Roundtable events may be attended ONLY by Members who have a recognized (registered) business entity. Participants will:
- Register for a specific Business Networking Roundtable event through the GPSEG website.
- Agree to the meeting guidelines and strictly adhere to them.
- Come to the meeting prepared to answer the 4 questions below for their Business.
- Act in good faith to support other Participants by providing assistance with contacts and or referrals as appropriate.
- Be members of the BNR Group that is maintained on the Causeway site.
Be on time and stay through the end.
- Follow the directions of the Facilitator and stay within the time allotted.
- Extend professional courtesy to others by refraining from using phones, working on computers (other than taking notes) or texting during the meeting.
- Every effort should be made to avoid distracting other Participants during the meeting.
- Act ethically and in good faith with information and content of discussions that may take place during the meeting. Agree not to share information disclosed with Participants competitors.
- Follow up on commitments made to others during the meeting.