Strategic Steps to Improve Your Business, People, and Culture

November 13, 2018
8:30am - 10:30am
Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club
511 Dreshertown Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034 (map)
This event is only open to manufacturers
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Caught in the business whirlwind?

Are you, like most small business leaders, so busy working in the whirlwind of the business that you aren’t able to work on improving your business?

Learn from a business leader who exited the whirlwind, leading to a $900,000 sales increase, and the team that helped guide the way.

Join DVIRC and Jonathan Frank, Owner and President of Metal Edge International, a forward-thinking small manufacturing company based in Montgomery County, for breakfast and an insightful dialogue about how Metal Edge took steps to transform and grow the business.

DVIRC worked with Metal Edge to implement Lean Continuous Improvement strategies to improve operations and productivity.


Jonathan Frank, CEO, Metal Edge International

Jonathan Frank will discuss how he was determined to take the steps necessary to drive growth, transform his culture, and improve operations, resulting in increased sales and reduced costs.

Chris Scafario, Vice President of Consulting Operations, DVIRC

Chris Scafario will share how DVIRC and Metal Edge International worked together, and will provide insights into DVIRC’s unique Growth Readiness Assessment service, a highly collaborative process that helps leaders identify barriers preventing their businesses from achieving desired growth, clarify their company’s vision for the future, and determine a strategy for long-term growth.

Don Smullen, Business Solution Advisor, DVIRC

Strategic Planning is NOT just for large companies! We all know that writing down personal goals is the best way to move the needle; Strategic Planning is that same process for your business. Don will discuss the value of developing a strategic plan and will provide examples of companies who have achieved success through this process. He’ll walk you through the four steps of DVIRC’s process, including 1) clarifying a vision, 2) evaluating the business’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, 3) understanding your core competencies, and 4) determining the Vital Few Projects that will move you toward your vision.

What you will gain:

Learn how to go from working in the whirlwind of your business to working on your business:

  • Identify areas of opportunity for short and long-term business performance enhancements
  • Establish Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) growth goals
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement