Our Events

Take a look at our upcoming events as well as the many events we’ve sponsored and presented at in the past.

Need a speaker for your upcoming events? 

RFB speakers specialize in presentations and workshops geared towards those responsible for the strategic operations and growth of privately-owned companies. They draw upon decades of personal experience as owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, Exit Strategy Planners and Business Advisors. As a result, each presentation is real and impactful.

Value Power Lunch!

Are you running a valuable business? Peter Beaumont dives into the 8 key drivers of business value live at Woodbury OffiCenters and streaming at all five other locations.

August 23, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Info & Registration

Live at Woodbury OffiCenters

Start Strong . . . Finish Big: Growing a Thriving Business

This interactive and informative session for business owners is focused on measuring and strengthening the value of your business through identifying and outlining key factors (drivers). This event will be live at the Woodbury OffiCenters and streaming at all five other locations.

By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the eight key drivers of company value. Using data from more than 30,000 companies, we’ve found these factors actually impact your company’s value and growth more than the industry you’re in or the amount of revenue your company generates.
  • Discover your company’s hidden assets. Your company has attributes that you may not have fully tapped into yet … attributes that will increase your bottom-line and make your business come into its full value.
  • Spot your company’s silent killers. Uncover which areas of your business you should focus on in the short-term to get the ultimate long-term results.
  • Complete a confidential evaluation of your business and schedule a personal 1-on-1 follow up meeting with an RFB Business Advisor (no charge, no obligation) to review the results, identify gaps / greatest opportunities and determine your next steps.

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Speaker Bio:
Workshop leader Peter Beaumont has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, McDonald’s, Intel and Wrigley across five continents and in over 60 countries. His primary roles included management, strategic marketing and client services and he has cited his diverse experiences as the number one reason he and his clients are able to quickly adapt to changing cultures, economies and obstacles.

Most recently, Peter partnered with Resultants For Business to work alongside business owners and executive leadership to implement the framework and tools proven to make companies great.

Brews and BBQ

We had a great time at the 4th annual Brews & BBQ, Gears & Gadgets’ Quarterly Get-Together for Manufacturing Execs –  the perfect opportunity to network!

July 17, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Info & Registration

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Gears & Gadgets Fourth Annual Brews & BBQ Patio Party

As usual, we had a great time with Gears & Gadgets at their fourth annual patio party networking opportunity! This signature event was the perfect opportunity to mix, mingle and meet new people while enjoying great food and brews.

Gears & Gadgets events are open to all professionals who work in manufacturing. Eligibility includes manufacturing business owners, currently employed professionals who work in a manufacturing company and manufacturing professionals who are in job transition from one manufacturing company to another. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

RFB is pleased to sponsor this and other Gears & Gadgets networking events.

Women in Mfg Panel

Gears & Gadgets presented an all-female panel discussion on “Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Women in Manufacturing”, moderated by Marni Hockenberg.

May 7, 2018
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Women in Manufacturing

Resultants For Business was proud to be a platinum sponsor of this opportunity for manufacturing professionals.

With manufacturers facing a severe shortage of qualified workers, it’s time to invest in the largest untapped talent pool – WOMEN. Women constitute about 47% of the US labor force but only a third of the manufacturing workforce. Research shows that gender diversity benefits a manufacturing company through enhanced ability to innovate, greater return on investments and increased profitability.

This Gears & Gadgets panel of female manufacturing executives discussed the role of women in manufacturing and offer creative solutions based on personal experience.

  • What is being done to attract young girls to a career in manufacturing?
  • How can manufacturing companies attract, retain and promote females?
  • What are potential career paths for women in manufacturing?
  • What type of skills do women bring to manufacturing that can be a competitive advantage for your company?
  • Where do women in a male dominated company find support or a mentor?

The panel included Anja White, MBA and General Manager of Sparton CorporationLinda Besse, SPHR, MBA and Human Resources Manager of Bayer Interior WoodsDiane Bartels, Division Operations Manager at Parker Hannifin and Traci Tapani, Co-President of Wyoming Machine. Moderator is Marni Hockenberg.

Gears & Gadgets is a quarterly event “by invitation only” for manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Leading to Success

This presentation provided ways to improve your skills as a leader by taking a look at three key leadership abilities during the BATC Educational Series.

April 12, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 pm & 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center

Leading Your Company to Success

Owners and top leaders in every company want to be more effective leaders. This presentation provided ways to improve your leadership abilities where three key leadership abilities will be presented and explored.

  1. VISION is a frequent discussion in business circles. We’ll explore what makes an effective vision, how to communicate it effectively to inspire people, and tactics to keep it alive in the organization.
  2. True success requires a great team. We’ll discuss the keys to gathering the RIGHT PEOPLE around you in order to drive your company toward your vision.
  3. Everyone wants to know the score. Effectively tracking progress toward vision and goals requires good DATA measured frequently to keep people on track.

Participants walked away with a clear understanding of:

  1. The importance of a clear vision, how to build it, and how to communicate it.
  2. The keys to gathering and inspiring the Right People in the Right Seats to drive your company toward your vision.
  3. Methods of tracking progress toward your vision with good data that measures real-time progress toward your vision.

Jerry Olson, SPHR Certified
RFB Business Advisor | EOS Implementer | Certified Value Builder™ Coach
Resultants For Business

Presented from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and repeated at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Builders & Remodelers Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, MPLS

Gears & Gadgets

Gears & Gadgets presented MN Economy in 2018: Are the Good Times Still Rolling? Understanding local, national and international influences affecting your manufacturing business.

February 12, 2018
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Minnesota Economy in 2018: Are the Good Times Still Rolling?

Resultants For Business was proud to be a platinum sponsor of this opportunity for manufacturing professionals.

Manufacturing business owners and executives are developing mission-critical strategies to prepare for 2018. What are the local, national and international influences that will affect your manufacturing business? Are you fully prepared with current economic data and trends to make informed decisions?

Back by popular demand, Professor King Banaian, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University and longtime economic forecaster, sorted out the influences that matter to your plans.

The latest information from the budget-keepers for the state say Minnesota’s economy has slowed down, mirroring a slowdown in the national economy. Employment in manufacturing will flatten out by 2020, they say. Yet most national forecasters are upbeat and national small business confidence has soared this fall at ever faster rates.

Who’s right? We dug into the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. We also looked at expanding Minnesota manufacturing exports and the future path of international trade.

Gears & Gadgets is a quarterly event “by invitation only” for manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Methods & Models

This session covered key operating models and how they can help scale and grow your business. From meetings to execution, the right one can have many benefits.

February 8, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Info & Registration

SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Inc

Methods & Models for Management

From strategic planning, hiring the right people, execution, meetings, and even financing, implementing an operating model can have many benefits for your business.

During this session, attendees learned about key operating models and how they can help scale and grow your business. The EOS process and Value Builder are examples of systems that can help an owner/leader grow profit and enterprise value. This session also helped distinguish between process and project-based work and how to manage them to the enterprise’s advantage, which can drive repeatability in delivering consistent value to the organization.

Presenters were Bruce Lach, President of SUCCESS Computer Consulting and Chad Haldeman, RFB Business Advisor and EOS Implementer.

WINC Round Table

RFB’s Terri Wilcox facilitated the round table discussion, “What is preventing you from growth in 2018”, geared towards women in the construction industry.

January 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
More Information

Minnesota Rusco

What is Preventing You From Growth in 2018?

“What is Preventing You From Growth in 2018?”
A Discussion of Personal & Professional Development in the New Year

Hosted by Minnesota Rusco, led by Terri Wilcox of Resultants For Business and benefiting AVIVO

What's Your End Game?

In this engaging and informative seminar, CEOs and owners were challenged to think about their own companies in terms of succession readiness.

November 16, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Info & Registration

Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

Succession and Transition Planning Seminar

Resultants For Business teamed up with one of the top law firms in Minnesota to address one of the hottest topics for small business owners – Succession and Transition planning.

Where is the intersection between succession planning and you? This engaging seminar took a look at different planning approaches and how they are inter-related.

CEOs and owners were challenged to think about their own companies in terms of succession readiness. Succession is not only a timed event, but an ongoing mindset of continuous improvement of your team.

Building your bench strength is all about having the right people in the right seats and preparing your company to succeed in the absence of its key people. Participants walked away with a clear understanding of:

  • How to define succession so it works in today’s changing world
  • What it takes to develop “succession readiness”
  • Actionable strategies and simple tools to strengthen your bench and maintain your business for a successful exit

Speaker Chad Haldeman is a Certified Value Builder™ Coach, EOS® Facilitator and Business Advisor at Resultants For Business (RFB).

Speaker Earl Cohen is an Attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. He focuses his practice in the broad areas of estate, business, asset protection planning and estate administration.

Click here for more information and registration.

2017 Mfg Awards Panel

RFB had a great time and was pleased to sponsor the “All Star” Panel of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2017 Manufacturing Awards winners.

October 16, 2017
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Gears & Gadgets Quarterly Get-Together

Resultants For Business was proud to sponsor this great opportunity for manufacturing professionals to network and learn.

The event celebrated the manufacturing industry which represents sixteen percent of Minnesota’s GDP. The program featured an “All Star” panel of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2017 Manufacturing Awards winners who revealed some of their “secrets of success”, offered views on the industry and answered questions from attendees. Panelists included Jaime Harris, President of Hydra-Flex Inc and winner of Executive of the Year and Best New Product Design; Jaci Dukowitz, Director of HR, Training & Development and Sales & Marketing for UMC, Inc and winner of Emerging Leader and Jim Dow, President of Diversified Plastics, winner of Best in Class – Mid-Size Company. RFB Business Advisor, Bill Wermager, moderated this discussion.

Gears & Gadgets is a quarterly event “by invitation only” for manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Building Bench Strength

During this morning session, CEOs and Owners learned to strategically build their company’s bench strength, a first step the continued success of a business.

July 25, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Info & Registration

SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Inc

In today’s business world, buzz words often heard at the executive table include exit planning, succession planning and transition planning. And you thought all you needed was strategic planning! During this engaging and informative seminar, we took a look at the different planning approaches and how they are inter-related. CEOs and owners were challenged to think about their own companies in terms of succession readiness. Succession is not only a timed event but an ongoing mindset of continuous improvement of your team.

Building your bench strength is all about right people in right seats, and preparing your company to succeed in the absence of its key people. Participants walked away with a clear understanding of:

  1. How to define succession so it works for us in today’s changing world
  2. What it takes to develop “succession readiness”
  3. Actionable strategies and simple tools to help strengthen your bench

Speaker Chad Haldeman is a Certified Value Builder™ Coach, EOS® Facilitator and Business Advisor at Resultants For Business (RFB).

Brews and BBQ

RFB recently sponsored the 3rd annual Brews & BBQ, Gears & Gadgets’ Quarterly Get-Together for Manufacturing Execs. It was a great evening for networking on the patio!

July 18, 2017
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Info & Registration

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Gears & Gadgets Presents the Third Annual Brews & BBQ Patio Party

Join Gears & Gadgets for their third annual patio party featuring craft beer, BBQ dinner with dessert and a great networking opportunity! This signature event is the perfect opportunity to mix, mingle and meet new people while enjoying great food and brews. Get your ‘gadget in gear’ now and purchase your tickets or risk missing this annual event!

This event was open to all professionals who work in manufacturing. Eligibility includes manufacturing business owners, currently employed professionals who work in a manufacturing company and manufacturing professionals who are in job transition from one manufacturing company to another. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Gears & Gadgets

Gears and Gadgets presents  Cybersecurity for Manufacturing: How Vulnerable Is Your Company? Identifying and minimizing security risks in your company.

May 3, 2017
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Cybersecurity for Manufacturing: How Vulnerable Is Your Company?

Resultants For Business was proud to be a platinum sponsor of this opportunity for manufacturing professionals.

Did you know?

Manufacturing was the 2nd most targeted industry for cyber-attacks in 2015 and Engineering.com states that Cybersecurity is manufacturing’s biggest risk

Do you have a plan?

Insecure firms stand to lose a large amount of business, with 66% of consumers unlikely to do business with organizations responsible for exposing information.

“Businesses that fail to do so could soon find themselves losing out to the competition, with consumers showing they are more than willing to take their business elsewhere should a breach occur.”

With Cybercrime costs projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019 (Forbes) defending networks from cyber-attacks is no easy task. Manufacturing companies must have a thoughtful strategy to protect their business, employees, and clients.

There are several myths that manufacturing executives believe about their cyber security:

  • We’re too small to be appealing
  • We don’t have anything worth stealing
  • We have nothing to lose

The panel of cyber security experts provided invaluable advice on the security, legal, and financial implications of a cyber-attack at your manufacturing company.

Panel Moderator

  • Bruce Lach, President, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Panelists:   

  • Jon Breyer, Partner, Lindquist & Vennum, Cyber Security Specialist
  • Madeline Allen, Lockton Companies, Account Executive, Cyber Technology Practice
  • Brandon Nohr, CTO, SUCCESS Computer Consulting

Gears & Gadgets is a quarterly event “by invitation only” for manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Building Value

Discover how to strengthen and structure your business to maximize its value and minimize your company’s reliance on your personal involvement during the BATC Educational Series.

April 11, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 pm & 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Convention Center

Building a More Valuable Business

During this informative and engaging seminar, you will learn how to structure your business to maximize its value, accelerate the pace of positive word-of-mouth for your business, boost your company’s cash flow, differentiate your business from competitors and minimize your company’s reliance on your personal involvement.

Jerry Olson, SPHR Certified
RFB Business Advisor | EOS Implementer | Certified Value Builder™ Coach
Resultants For Business

Presenting from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and repeated at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Builders & Remodelers Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, MPLS

Stop by RFB’s Booth #534
2:00 pm — 8:00 pm

The Freedom Workshop

CEOs & Owners:  How would your life change if you could structure your business to thrive without you? Spend a morning with us and learn how to gain the freedom you deserve.

March 9, 2017
7:00 – 11:30 am
Info & Registration

Midland Hills Country Club
Roseville, MN

Improve the Value of Your Business and Gain Your Freedom

CEOs and Company Owners – What does freedom look like to you?

You started your business for the freedom that comes with running your own company: the freedom to earn what you deserve, and to work for whoever you want, when you want, and from wherever you want.

The challenge is that for many business owners, the dream remains elusive. The Freedom Workshop is designed to dramatically improve the value of your business and is dedicated to getting you back on track to gaining the freedom you deserve as a business owner or CEO. During the workshop, you will be engaged by practical, relevant strategies from business advisors who have been in your shoes.

The Value Builder System™ is a statistically proven methodology for increasing the value of your company. By attending this event, you will have the opportunity to complete the Value Builder questionnaire and see how your business scores on the 8 key drivers of company value.

The Freedom Workshop is an interactive, sleeves-rolled-up session, dedicated to getting you back on track to gaining the freedom you deserve as a business owner. You will learn:

  • How to recognize when you’ve fallen into The Owner’s Trap and the steps to take to pull yourself out
  • The 3 attributes of a scalable business model
  • The 8 factors that drive the value of your business
  • The 1 kind of revenue that can triple the value of your business
  • The 6 forms of sustainable recurring revenue
  • The 2 essential elements of your marketing plan you need in order to avoid commoditization and costly price wars
  • The 1 question you need to ask your customers to predict the likelihood that they will buy again in the future and refer you to others

Give us five hours of your time and we’ll GIVE YOU YOUR LIFE BACK.

More Information and Registration>>

Workshop speakers Chad Haldeman, Jerry Olson, Bill Wermager and Colette Belisle are Certified Value Builder™ Coaches, EOS® Facilitators and Business Advisors at Resultants For Business (RFB).

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gears & Gadgets

Gears and Gadgets presents Economic Headwinds or Tailwinds? Understanding local, national and international influences affecting your manufacturing business

February 1, 2017
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Info & Registration

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Economic Headwinds or Tailwinds?

Resultants For Business is proud to have been a platinum sponsor of this opportunity for manufacturing professionals.

Manufacturers continue to weather tight labor supply and competitive markets, while seeking new productivity gains to maintain margins. They are right now making their plans in as uncertain an environment as can be imagined. 2017 is a watershed year, with a new U.S. President, a Europe that knows it has to change, and a China learning that it must too.

Should we pay more attention to the price at the gas station, or to Twitter?

King Banaian, dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University and a longtime economic forecaster, sorts out the local, national and international influences that matter to your plans. Risks are significant, but with the right changes rewards will be there for those who are prepared.

Could a recession come this year? Dr. Banaian will give you that forecast.

He contends that manufacturing isn’t weak at all, when you look at the right metrics. The scope of his forecasts go from national down to a few counties, so his work will be relevant to manufacturers that sell locally as well as globally.

Gears & Gadgets is a quarterly event “by invitation only” for manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. For more information, please contact:

Marni Hockenberg
Founder and Organizer of the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives
(952) 500-9542
Marni@hockenbergsearch.com

Hockenberg Search

Ownership Thinking

Green Industry Professionals:  Learn how to build a better, more valuable organization from the inside out.   Attend RFB’s Master Class during the Northern Green Expo.

January 10, 2017
9:30 am – Registration
10:00 – 4:00 – Workshop

Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

Ownership Thinking: Building Value Within an Already Successful Company

This workshop is designed specifically for owners and top level leadership who have the responsibility for the entire organization. Owners, CEOs and general managers have a different perspective when it comes to what they feel responsible for. One thing for sure is that we all know how to build… it’s in our DNA… it’s how we became successful in business in the first place. Yet, owners and leaders rarely take time to focus on their number one responsibility, building value, because it seems so vague. How can it be broken down into bite size pieces? This workshop is about capitalizing on that ownership thinking to move our companies forward. It is about building a better, more valuable organization from the inside out.

Running a company day-to-day leaves you little time to think strategically about your business. Why not take a break from working IN your business and treat yourself to a day of strategically working ON your business?

Join a group of very unique business advisors (and entrepreneurs) who will present Owner-Thought Leadership topics designed to challenge your thinking as well as help you gain business perspectives coming from other owners in the room. The day will definitely be “thought provoking.” You will come away with:

  • A different perspective on “ownership thinking” and building value
  • Challenge exercises you can use within your own organization
  • An opportunity to dialogue with other owners and top level leaders

Ownership Thinking Topics:

  • Value Building: Leading with a value strategy
  • Legacy Building: Integrating a succession strategy
  • Accountability Building: Developing an accountability presence within your culture
  • Sales Building: How owners & CEOs view sales leadership
  • Profit Building: Leveraging behavioral finance

Pre-registration is required and is available by clicking here.

Workshop leaders are RFB® Business Advisors, certified Value Builders™ and EOS® Implementers. Our team of C-suite level experienced advisors hasn’t just done it, we’ve lived it. That experience combined with a track record of helping companies achieve results is what makes our team unlike any other. When we work with owners and their leadership teams, we become the “Team Behind Your Team”. Our workshops follow the same format. It has been our experience that workshop participants prefer an interactive exchange with time for discussing concepts and asking question. As facilitators [not lecturers] you can be assured that we will provide opportunity for meaningful dialogue and discussion.

 

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