Upcoming Business Success Workshops Presented by
Roger Leenerts, Local Business Consultant

Sponsored by: Quincy Business & Technology Center and Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials

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Basic Problem-Solving Methods
September 30, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Unfortunately, there are always problems at work! It is important that employees at all levels in an organization learn how to 1) define a problem, 2) evaluate possible solutions, 3) select the best strategy, and 4) implement the plan. When we use these skills, productivity and quality are increased. Learning to solve problems correctly is more than a “work related” skill, it is a skill we can use in all facets of life.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: All events are in person at the Quincy Business & Technology Center

Deadline: Pre-registration deadline 3 days prior to event to receive free lunch.

 

Takeaways
  • Properly defining a problem
  • Use data, not opinions
  • Constructing a Fish Bone Diagram
  • Using the 5 Why’s as a tool
  • Understanding causation vs correlation

 

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SWOT Analysis for New Businesses, Products, & Services
October 14, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It is a tool used to assess your current position. It can help you determine whether you should start a new business. A SWOT analysis can help point you in the correct direction of expanding your current business with a new service or product.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: All events are in person at the Quincy Business & Technology Center

Deadline: Pre-registration deadline 3 days prior to event to receive free lunch.

Takeaways
  • What is a SWOT analysis?
  • When to use a SWOT analysis
  • Why use a SWOT analysis
  • How to properly gather data for a SWOT analysis
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Harvesting Your Business
October 28, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Burned out? You’ve probably spent years growing your business, maybe even your lifetime. Now what? There are many options on how to harvest or “reap the fruits of your labor”. Let’s review the options for an exit strategy.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: All events are in person at the Quincy Business & Technology Center

Deadline: Pre-registration deadline 3 days prior to event to receive free lunch.

Takeaways
  • Creating a strategy does not mean you are leaving.
  • List of various business exit strategies
  • Preparing for the exit, years in advance
  • Preparing for emotions of the exit

You will receive a confirmation email upon acceptance of your registration.

A light lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by the deadline.

Biography

Roger Leenerts is a business consultant with a background in a wide range of manufacturing processes including machining, assembly, metal fabrication, and plastic injection molding. He has had the privilege of working for three large corporations where he learned a multitude of techniques associated with getting new products successfully introduced into the manufacturing process and solving a large variety of problems that occur in an industrial setting. He also owned a tool and die shop for 16 years, where he enjoyed helping his customers become more successful in their operations.

After the successful sale of that business, he has enjoyed teaching and coaching individuals in areas of:

  • Business leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply chain education
  • Specific technical training (problem solving, metal stamping, plant layout, quality control methods, tooling design options, factory automation, etc.)

 

Roger Leenerts has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bradley University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. He enjoys volunteering in his community in areas of Junior Achievement, Rotary, and in the Park District system. He has been married to his wife Julie for 33 years and they have three adult children.