Join us for a webinar
May 12, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ManageHub Business Accelerator: Tools and Training for building
a company that is ready to grow
Speaker: Mike Kramer
The ManageHub Accelerator program was developed with input from SBA/Score, the (Baldrige) Alliance for Performance Excellence, SBDCs around the U.S., and a variety of NGOs. Their objective is to make small business success more predictable by providing access to the same time-tested management methodologies, used by the largest, most successful and long-lived companies. These methodologies include Baldrige, TQM, Six Sigma, ISO, LEAN, Agile, etc. ManageHub makes the essential elements shared by these methods easy to apply using a practical, step-by-step, non-technical, non-theoretical, and non-threatening curriculum that includes software, training, and support.
BIO: Michael Kramer is an award-winning leadership consultant and successful entrepreneur.
Kramer negotiated the sale of his first business, an FDA licensed pharmaceutical repackaging company, with world famous Silicon Valley venture capitalist, John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. (John's investments include Intuit, Symantec, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Amazon.com, Martha Stewart Living, Google, and Segway.)
Kramer created courses in "Best Management Practices" for the University of Chicago, lectured at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and DePaul University. He co-developed a curriculum for the Coleman Center of Entrepreneurship and created a "Six Steps to SuperGrowth" class for Loyola University. Kramer founded the Breakthrough Best-Practices Movement and was awarded the "Most Innovative Program of the Year" by Chicago's Duman Center of Entrepreneurship.
Kramer's latest innovation is OnTheSystem.com. OnTheSystem is a management platform that creates an organization's private online community where leaders and their teams meet to share information, develop strategies, implement projects and assess progress. OnTheSystem is a powerful team-collaboration tool that helps organizations dramatically improve productivity, efficiency, team-communication, product/service quality, and customer satisfaction.
Kramer is founder of www.BreakthroughProject.com. The Breakthrough Project an all volunteer, grassroots initiative designed to help business owners develop an effective organizational improvement process. The centerpiece of the project is a free, turnkey entrepreneurship curriculum that is used worldwide by SBDCs, educators, business consultants, coaches, and advisers. Participants receive free access to software, training and support. The Breakthrough Project helps small companies clarify their vision, set realistic goals, plan strategies, implement best-practices and create an ongoing program of continual improvement.
Specialties:Team building, leadership development, team communication, process improvement, performance management, board management, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and infrastructure development. Experience in retail, medical, manufacturing, distribution, internet, financial, real-estate management and development.