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Advisor: John Starling

Last name: Starling
First name: John
Company: Smith Growth Partners
Title: Founder
Email: jstarling@smithgrowthpartners.com
Seat: Growth Specialist
Position: National President
Phone: 410.935.7835
Address: 3000 Chestnut Ave. Penthouse, Baltimore MD 21211
State: MD
Zip code:
Website: smithgrowthpartners.com
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Region: NoMA

Biography:
John Starling is an accomplished growth strategist, having helped more than 350 businesses improve top line growth since 1999. He works with clients to help them identify and articulate their strategy, and to implement the changes necessary to bring their growth goals to fruition. In addition to founding the Business Exit Forum, he is also founder of Smith Growth Partners. He has served as vice president of marketing and Internet business for a major player in the asset-backed securities market. He is a lifelong martial artist and founder of a free MMA (Mentoring and Martial Arts) School, The School of the Way. He is also authoring a book, The Order of the Black Belt, on top line business growth strategy and its relation to the martial arts. Click to read excerpts in Smart CEO magazine. His relationship to the martial arts has created a values system and determination that he applies to his business practices. A professional speaker, John gives engaging interactive seminars on achieving exponential growth and breaking the have/do continuum.

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BEF EVENTS, SEMINARS AND WEBINARS

 


November 7, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Business Value Gap


Edwin Miller, CEO and Founder, 9Lenses
Edwin is a growth and turnaround thought leader whose proven skills in leadership, motivation, and business model assessment have had tremendous results in companies around the world. He founded 9Lenses to help executives find and resolve gaps in any aspect of their business. Recently named a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” by the Washington Business Journal, he is renowned for high-energy presentations that motivate executive audiences toward transforming their organizations. 

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Closing the Business Value Gap
November 7, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
DeVry University
The Becker Room (6th Fl.)
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
November 13, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Personal Value Gap

 
For the best personal outcome, owners must identify and bridge the gap between corporate value when they first contemplate an exit and value when the actual transaction takes place—not to mention after the sale. The time to dig a well is before you get thirsty, but in the midst of transferring the company’s ownership, personal planning often gets delayed or lost—a dangerous omission. The panel will examine case studies and share the real-world experiences of business owners and their heirs in the post-sale years.


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Closing the Personal Value Gap
November 13, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Teqcorner Entrepreneur Center
1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA 22102



Upcoming Events
October 24, 2013, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Preferred Advisors Meeting and Happy Hour

November 7, 2013, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
PROFILES IN GROWTH: CLOSING THE BUSINESS VALUE GAP

November 13, 2013, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
PROFILES IN GROWTH: CLOSING THE PERSONAL VALUE GAP
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