Business Essentials Overview

Family members working in small to medium-sized companies need a wide array of knowledge across a range of different topics. They have to make decisions in areas outside their core expertise and there are no practical, hands on programs that cover everything they need to know.

Edge Business Essentials is a twelve month program developed and presented by entrepreneur and business consultant Steve Davies. In a hands-on, practical manner, the three hour sessions cover the whole spectrum of essential knowledge every business owner and manager must have.

Program Overview

Edge Business Essentials is a fresh, engaging approach that delivers practical knowledge in an interactive setting. Delivered to groups of 12 people who are all working in the family business, the peer group discussion with the same people month after month reinforces key concepts and creates an effective accountability structure.

This unusual opportunity offers the chance to work one-to-one with a seasoned entrepreneur who has learned difficult lessons the hard way. Participants will also to learn from other people in the same situation but who have very different backgrounds and core competencies. They will hear solutions not influenced by "we've always done it this way" and will experience a fresh, out-of-the-box approach to learning.

Topics Covered

The core curriculum covers: motivation, management, teambuilding, time management, marketing, sales, customer service, negotiation techniques, hiring, firing, human resources, staying out of court, performance evaluations, cash flow, collections and goal setting. 

Additional modules include understanding financial statements, cash flow, developing Key Performance Indicators, budgeting, planning and exit planning.

Program Details     

Edge Business Essentials delivers and reinforces practical information that participants can use immediately. Registrants must commit to the full 12 month program. but can pay in instalments:

Annually in advance                           $3,950
Semi annually in advance                   $2,075
Quarterly in advance                           $1,085

To register, call Steve Davies on 516 208 2810 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Four Key Business Essentials Concepts

  • Accountability

    Effective management starts with personal accountability, and this has an enormous impact on your success in management and leadership. This segment covers personal branding, time management, teambuilding and effective hiring and firing strategies.    

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  • Financials

    To become a bottom line manager it is essential to understand financial performance. You can’t manage what you don’t measure and this segment encompasses not only the P&L but also the balance sheet, cash flow, budgets and key performance indicators. 

    The Time Edge

  • Growth

    Growth is the lifeblood of every company. This segment covers the development of marketing plans, effective sales techniques, sales management and customer retention. There is also a special session on win-win negotiations.   

    Edge Business Essentials

  • Strategy

    Stepping back from the day to day and looking at the big picture is an essential component of business success. This segment examines the planning process and helps with strategic planning, goal setting and managing towards objectives. 

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