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Business Management Success Seminar Series

DFCU Business Banking offers a wide range of management seminars to help improve operations and profitability.


From tax planning, to marketing advice, to succession planning, to cyber security, our business management seminars are designed to provide helpful tips to our business members. Targeted to those who've owned or managed a business for two or more years, attendees are sure to walk away with valuable knowledge. All seminars are hosted free of charge at a DFCU location.

Business Plans to Help Grow Your Business

Together with Goldman Sachs and the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Detroit, please join DFCU Financial for a seminar on how to create a business plan that is essential to the positive and upward growth of your business. During this panel discussion, you will have the chance to hear from existing business owners and industry leaders how they've achieved this. Other topics we will cover include:

  • Strategies to prepare for business growth
  • Building relationships with funding providers
  • Lead generation and business development tactics
Dearborn-Fairlane Branch
Friday, February 3rd 8:00 am - 10:00 am


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Register for Business Plans to Help Grow Your Business

Let's Talk Numbers

Creating strong business financials and a business that works for you. During this seminar, we will cover:

  • Developing key performance indicators and metrics to manage your business
  • Developing a revenue and profit budget
  • The profit equation
Presenter: David Waymann of AdviCoach

DFCU - Ann Arbor (Briarwood)
Thursday, February 9th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Let's Talk Numbers

Transition and Succession Planning

Every business should have an emergency plan of how to properly deal with ownership changes. Having the necessary and right plan will help make the transition smooth. In this seminar, we will cover:

  • Planning for succession and transfers
  • Intro the transfer channels
  • Tax consequences
  • Legal concerns
Presenters:
David Waymann of Advicoach, John T. Carter, JD, CM&AA of Insyght Legal, Don Madhavan, JD/LLM of Schlaupitz & Madhavan

DFCU - Livonia 
Thursday, March 16th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Transition and Succession Planning

How to Acquire Investment Real Estate

Finding the right piece of commercial or residential investment real estate can be a difficult task. Being in the know, and having the proper plan in place to acquire investment properties will save significant amounts of time and money. During this seminar we'll cover:

  • Financing Options including traditional financing
  • 1031 exchanges 
  • How to find the right property for you 
Presenter: Karen Mendleson of Property Exchange Company

DFCU - Livonia 
Thursday, April 6th 8:00 am - 10:00 am 

Register for How to Acquire Investment Real Estate

Differentiate Yourself in Your Marketplace

Reach into your customers' world and stand out from your competitors. This seminar will focus on:

  • Avoiding the commoditization trap and diffusion of innovation
  • The underpinnings of a good marketing strategy and plan
  • Messaging, return on investments, and digital platforms
Presenter: David Waymann of AdviCoach

DFCU - Ann Arbor (Briarwood)
Thursday, April 20th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Differentiate Yourself in Your Marketplace

Social Media Strategy

Communication is key. Creating a robust social media plan is the foundation of gaining customers, support, and growing your business. During this seminar, we will cover: 

  • Setting social media goals
  • Creating a social media marketing plan
  • Developing your message
  • Content building
Presenter: Sarah Schultz, Director of Social Publishing, gtb

DFCU - Dearborn - Fairlane
Thursday, May 5th 7:30 am  - 9:30 am 

Register for Social Media Strategy

Building a Great Team

Need to build a great team to help run your business? During this seminar, we will be discussing how to do just that. Building a great team is more than just finding the qualified employees. It's finding people who can bring that something extra to the table. Topics will include: 

  • A-Z elements of a robust hiring program
  • Accountability and performance incentive plans
  • People doing the right things and rowing in the same direction
Special guest speaker, David Waymann of AdviCoach

DFCU - Ann Arbor (Briarwood)
Thursday, May 11th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Building a Great Team

SBA Roundtable

Together with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), DFCU Financial is proud to host a free roundtable on small business lending. This seminar will focus on the SBA Guaranty Loan Program, and criteria used to evaluate a loan request. 

DFCU - Dearborn - Fairlane
Thursday, May 18th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for SBA Roundtable

Business Owner Advisory Panel

As a business owner, you've had to work hard to build your business, and you work hard to maintain it. This is an interactive panel made up of local professionals who will answer your questions with your business in mind. Learn about common mistakes business owners make, and business strategies that you may have overlooked. 

Special guest speaker, David Waymann of AdviCoach

DFCU - Ann Arbor (Briarwood)
Thursday, June 8th 7:30 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Business Owner Advisory Panel

Cyber Security

Daily life, including your business, depends on the stability of a safe cyberspace. As we become more reliant on conducting business through modern technology, knowing how to protect yourself and your business is crucial. During this seminar we will cover the following topics:

  • Protecting infrastructure 
  • Cyber security
  • Sharing information
  • Protecting your customer base against fraud
Presenter: Charles Lobert of Vision Computer Solutions

DFCU - Livonia
Thursday, June 15th 8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Register for Cyber Security
 

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