Stock, Taking Action
Clearly, the U.S.
economy has just been through the worst economic downturn in
many decades, and the prognosis for recovery is still
uncertain. Unemployment still hovers at around 10%, with no
real reprieve in sight.
also adopted the “bunker mentality” — and we have become a
nation of savers for the first time in six decades. I’m not
an economist, but I do know this: you can’t save yourself
out of a recession. An economy is healthy when money moves — so let’s just say, “banks gotta lend, consumers gotta
Finally, and, most
importantly, what does this mean to us business owners? Of
course, none of us individually can control the economy — so
what can we control? The answer: our own business…and
there’s never been a better time than now to do just that.
We all pay more
attention when our wallets are affected — and they sure have
been. Additionally, it’s coming up on loan-renewal time, and
2010 will surely be a time when banks take a harder look at
all their credit lines. The message? Get on top of your
numbers and take a hard look at your business. Or, as a
banker friend of mine commented recently, "Know your
numbers, or stay home." And I tell
you with absolute certainty that our Profit Mastery program
will provide you with the “road map” to do just that.
The online video
program Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building
Wealth will allow you to revisit those concepts you
found so insightful and deliver the tools and a powerful
process to evaluate your performance, identify opportunities
for improvement, and develop realistic plans going forward.
RELEASE 1/1/2010: BRS introduces internationally-acclaimed
program in a web-based streaming video format that is
instantly accessible and infinitely scalable.
Steve LeFever, and I’m the founder of Business Resource
Services (BRS). More importantly, I’m also the developer of
Profit Mastery, and I developed it to share the most
powerful and effective financial management tools available
with business owners, bankers, and CPA’s everywhere.
My goal here is to
introduce you to our comprehensive Profit Mastery self-study
curriculum — now available directly to you as a web-based
streaming video program that is infinitely scalable.
No regional meetings, no extraneous costs of airfare,
hotels, and meals…and no time away from the business.
Just a world-class curriculum available 24/7/365. This
is Profit Mastery online, and it is our hope that you will
preview and then register for our online program,
Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth.
— Educational Curriculum
the last 25+ years, our comprehensive two-day Profit Mastery
program has trained and helped hundreds of thousands of
business owners, commercial bankers, advisors, and CPA’s.
More than likely, each one of you receiving this newsletter
has attended all or part of our program at some time in the
response to our program has been overwhelmingly positive —
with comments like: “best program ever” and “I will never
look at my business the same way again.” During the
last two-plus decades, we have developed an international
reputation for excellence by honing to a “T” our content,
classroom format, and presentation style.
the program has been delivered solely in a live, onsite
classroom setting, usually sponsored by a bank, trade
association, corporate network, or CPA firm. As the current
recession loomed, our clients — focusing on reduced budgets,
prohibitive travel costs, and compressed time availability —
encouraged us to develop a program that is comparable in
terms of content, methodology , presentation, and
impact/effectiveness, but can also be delivered in a
distance-learning format to geometrically increase both
scalability and cost-effectiveness.
We’re delighted to announce that we listened to our clients,
and our internationally-acclaimed Profit Mastery program is,
indeed, now available in a web-based, streaming video
— Web-based Streaming Video
Over the past two
years, we have developed the Profit Mastery program on
web-based streaming video to provide infinite scalability to
the process. To produce this new program, we spent
three days in a professionally-designed Seattle TV studio
filming our live, two-day program in HD — and then spent 18
months meticulously editing the content. Since it’s
filmed in front of a live audience, participating in the
video is just like being there in the classroom — and this
is the exact feedback we’ve received! We then spent
another three months painstakingly editing the participant
materials to dovetail precisely with the video, resulting in
a professionally-bound 400-page Participant’s
Guide/reference resource that is shipped as soon as we
receive your registration.
Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth:
Click on the "Preview" menu option
Follow the prompts
When the video
comes on, click twice on the picture to create a full-screen
image (note: to get the video to play, you may have to
install a "digital player" — you will see a screen notice if
this is the case).
|The cost of the
program is $595, however, if you register
here before March 31, 2010, we will discount $100
off the price — making the
cost just $495. Be sure to visit
this link and enter coupon code "ezine"
to receive your discount. (Coupon
expires end of day 3/31/10.)
When you register,
we’ll send you an email with your unique user name and
password — and we’ll immediately ship your 400-page
Participant’s Guide. In addition, we have a toll-free number
and an e-mail address to enable you to access our “online
facilitators” with any questions.
The true measure
of a person, or a business, is not how they do in good
times, but rather how they do in tough times. Consider our
Profit Mastery program as your financial compass to
successfully navigate a most uncertain time.
I thank you for
your past participation, and I invite you to revisit the
2010 online version of Profit Mastery.
A Wonderful Resource for Business
Owners, Managers, Advisors
LeFever to Contribute
|For Winmark Corporation, it began as a means of providing
support and information to their four franchise brands —
Play It Again Sports®, Once Upon A Child®, Plato's Closet®,
and Music Go Round® — and
then an interesting thing happened. The Winmark Business
Solutions website evolved into a superior resource for
anyone involved in business. Best of all, it’s
The site is
www.WBSonline.com and is managed and maintained by
I encourage you to visit the WBS online site. At first it
was just a few pages, and then it began to grow…one page at
a time. It was one of those ventures that built on its own
momentum…ideas and content eventually developing at a
geometric rate. Today the site boasts over 6,000 pages, with
more content being added daily.
WBS online features an incredibly wide range of business
information, covering everything from starting a business to
finance, insurance, technology, and even selling a business.
The site also offer dozens of downloadable business and
legal forms, including model business document, financial
statement templates, and model policies.
It only takes a few seconds to become a member of WBS
online; membership is free and entitles you to discounts on
a wide array of products and services commonly utilized by
small businesses. You’ll also receive the WBS monthly
newsletter via e-mail.
Recent additions to the site include
where users can connect with each other to form online
communities to offer and receive advice on topics of common
In addition, you will find dozens of articles from
well-known business publications and authors, and — beginning shortly
— I will be writing a monthly column on
financial topics ranging from profitability and cash flow to
banking and borrowing. All of my topics will relate to the
financial aspects of managing a business more efficiently — a plain-English primer on how to identify, measure, and
manage the “key drivers” of profits and cash flow. My
monthly column will be called Profit Mastery and will be
built around “bite-sized” elements from our web-based
streaming video program, “Profit
Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth.”
In summary, I can enthusiastically recommend that you visit
the Winmark Business Solutions website —
www.WBSonline.com — and become a member. You won’t be sorry.