Accelerate Business Growth

Metro Detroit / Southeast Michigan

Our Global Scaling Up program, which provides a fast-track learning proposition. 

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2x Your Cash Flow

3x Your Profitability

10x Your Valuation

program overview

The 20,000 Scaleups program is our signature global offering. This one-year fast track learning program is delivered in the classroom alongside up to a further five high growth organizations. The program also provides each participating CEO the opportunity to attend a 2 days of learning at Harvard University.

  • Delivered on a quarterly basis in Metro Detroit / Southeast Michigan
  • Access to Growth Institute online learning portal
  • Partnered with the TECH College at Harvard University
  • Full access to Cashflow Story software
  • For organizations seeking to Scale Up to $1 Billion in revenues and beyond
  • Full access to Scaling Up Scoreboard software

Contact us to see if joining a local community of committed entrepreneurs is right for your leadership team.

program details

Your Team:
  • 2 Scaling Up Coaches and
  • 8 Business Speakers

Coaching Schedule:
  • 7  Full day coaching sessions with Leadership Team

Leadership Coaching:
  • 4 CEO 4-Hour Roundtables
  • 4 CEO 1 Hour Check-ins

Finance Coaching :
  • 2 Sessions: Cashflow Story Coaching Session w/CEO & CFO
Expanded Team: 
  • *Access to Growth Institute video and live training programs

Scaling Scoreboard Accountability Calls:  
  • *Accountability Coach

Achieving Extraordinary Exits:
  • 2 Sessions: Preparing for Extraordinary Exits with STS Capital Partners

Watch Verne Harnish speak about the 20,000 Scaleups Program

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Does your team qualify?

We get it–running and scaling a business can feel overwhelming. You may feel uncertain about what steps you need to take to grow to the next level. A successful business has the right plan, process and people in place to scale.

Our Harvard Certified Scaling Up program helps you avoid stagnant growth by giving you and your team the tools and resources needed to confidently scale.

Feel like you don’t have time? Sometimes you need to slow down to scale up. Learn why 20,000 Scaleups is essential to your business growth.

Act Now – Only 5 Elite Teams Can Participate.
Your company’s future depends on getting this right!

1. READY

Interview for the program.

2. SET

Qualify to join the team.

3. GO

Accelerate Business Growth.

20,000 Scaleups Program Benefits

WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

We host a number of workshops throughout the year that are either free or offered at a discounted rate. These workshops are either focused on a specific area, i.e. People or Cash or a full day diving deep into the Scaling Up curriculum.

SCALING UP ROUNDTABLES

We fervently believe in the power of Peer learning. Participants take part in a CEO Forum Group with like minded Business Owners, CEOs and Presidents. Here you will save time and accomplish objectives faster by gaining wisdom from the lessons learned of your peers.

SCALING UP SUMMITS

Scaling Up conducts 1 to 2 summits per year. Practitioners’ of Scaling Up join with industry leaders, authors and entrepreneurs for three days of learning growth and networking . All clients have access to discounted tickets to the Scaling Up Summits and FREE online sessions.

SCALING UP SUPPORTING VIDEOS & CURRATED ARTICLES

As a client, you will have access to 100s of powerful learning resources to help accelerate your learning. We have compiled playlists that are focused on: Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Culture, Finance, Leadership, Development and much more. Curated articles will be sent to you.

SCALING UP ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We partner with other organizations to enable you to access resources that are designed to help you and your team to be your very best, including but not limited to: Wiley including PCP and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Zingtrain, Oxford Commercial Finance, STS.

Features of the 20,000 ScaleUps Worldwide Movement

Global, But Local.

Join a powerful cohort in Indianapolis.

Build success with our 4 quarterly in-person team meetings per year plus our virtual learning platform to keep your leadership motivated, focused and accountable.

Harvard-Certified.

Earn a Master’s Certificate.

After the first year, CEOs from the participating firms can attend Harvard for a two-day workshop to earn their Master’s Certificate from the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center.

Invested In Your Growth.

Guided by Dr. Craig Overmyer & Dan Hurley.

Learn and implement our proven performance platform and management tools to equip your leadership team with the skills needed to scale your business for success.

Meet Your Metro Indy Coaches

dan hurley

With a career spanning over 35 years, Dan has experience that is broad and deep. He has led three startups, four turnarounds, and several growth-oriented businesses. He has seen them through from cradle to grave each time, providing the inspiration, strategy, leadership, and oversight to achieve extraordinary results. Dan has spent half his career providing expertise and insight as a coach, consultant, and mentor to some of the most well-known businesses such as General Motors, Honda, Bank of America, Sysco Foods, GMAC, and Arcelor Mittal. In addition to these behemoths, he has helped scale smaller businesses like Faurecia Automotive, Demattia Group, Jabil Circuits, Printco, Schena Roofing, and Markoff & Mittman. His client list includes engagements with over 32 commercial and industrial segments.

If it has occurred in business, Dan has seen it. He has led teams who have clarified the complex issues, solved the unsolvable problems, made the difficult decisions, and executed the most challenging plans. Dan has been in the strategy business since 1993. As a Scaling Up Business Advisor, he has a performance platform (processes, tools and techniques) that—when implemented with dedication, diligence, and discipline—will achieve extraordinary results.

Have questions about this program, contact me at dan@stratecution.us

dr. craig overmyer

For 20 years, I have worked with business owners and executive leadership teams of privately held and family-owned businesses who are preparing the next generation of leaders. Since 1999, I have worked with hundreds of business owners of growth firms that double in size every 3 to 5 years who often yearn to be set free from three snares: (1) sucked into daily operations, (2) tolerating underperforming teams, and (3) failing to get everyone on the same page. This takes a toll and drains precious time, energy, and cash flow.

As a business owner, how much time would you save if you were free from worrisome checking in on the success or failure of your business or organization? Our purpose at Cultures That Work is to create a partnering climate of value-creating service that results in freeing up more time, energy, and resources for C-level executives and business owners as well as their leaders and teams.

Our tools include cultural transformation tools such as the Cultural Values Assessment and the Emplify Quarterly Survey as well as coaching. My specialty is Mindful Leadership at Every Level, a leadership approach that will show you how to create an engaged, coachable, accountable, and productive culture that works through In-The-Moment Conversations for productive conflict.

Cultures That Work clients include Crew Carwash, Birge & Held, Barrett & Stokely, California Closets, Renovia, CertaPro Painters® of Indianapolis, Kittle Property Group, Witham Hospital, BerryIT, The Atkins Group, and Indy Implants.

Have questions about this program, contact me at craigo@culturesthatwork.com

Hear From Other Businesses Who Have Scaled With Us

Using the Scaling Up methodologies, we have helped dozens of businesses and leadership teams successfully scale in the last decade.

“Dr. Overmyer has been a longtime advocate of Renovia and our pursuit of growth. His ability to get at the core of an issue has allowed our Executive Team to go further, faster. Besides his vast experience, he has his heart in seeing others succeed. His ability to stay present and in the moment is unmatched and a must-have for any high level coach.”

– Chris Hall, Vice President of Sales, Renovia

“Craig’s approach to ‘scaling up’ has been instrumental in Birge & Held’s growth from a small apartment owner with $100 million in assets to one of the largest multifamily apartment owners in the Midwest with over $1 billion in AUM.”

– J. Taggert “Tag” Birge, President & CEO, Cornerstone

“This Scaling Up process and our coach, Dan Hurley, has really changed me and my company. I no longer feel like I am doing it by myself. Everyone is clear on who we are, where we are going, and how we are going to get there. We are truly a team now.”

– Jeff Floyd, Wm. Floyd Company

“While my team (I have a 4-member senior leadership team) and I thought we understood all the various things we were doing around marketing, sales, delivery, service, and follow-up, Dan has helped bring us to a new and more insightful level.

A huge piece of why we have been and continue to be successful is that Dan uses the Scaling Up model, as well as other useful tools from his deep and storied history.

He has an amazing way of delivering ideas, good news, bad news and suggestions that don’t come across as the “paid consultant” telling you what to do.”

– Brian Mittman, Markoff and Mittman

Here are other clients we have worked with

Congratulations!  

We’ve been helping companies grow their businesses from 7 figures to 8 figures or 8 figures to 9 figures and even 10 figures in a clear, concise, and well-developed way. We’ve worked with hundreds of CEOs, business owners, and executive leaders like you, to alleviate the barriers to growth such as:

  • The inability to staff/grow enough leaders, especially the executive leadership team, who have the capabilities to delegate and predict
  • The lack of scalable infrastructure to handle the complexity of communication and decision making through productive conflict resolution
  • Carrying too much of the load of daily operations rather than spending most of the time on market facing activities

Meet Our City Champions

Ari Weinzweig – CEO of Zingerman’s

In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan, a Russian History degree from the University of Michigan, 4 years of experience washing dishes, cooking and managing in restaurant kitchens and chutzpah from his hometown of Chicago. They opened the doors with 2 employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches.

Today, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is a nationally renowned food icon and the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has grown to 10 businesses with over 750 employees and over $55 million in annual revenue. Aside from the Delicatessen, these businesses include Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Coffee Company, Creamery, Roadhouse, Mail Order, ZingTrain, Candy Manufactory, Cornman Farms and a Korean restaurant that is scheduled to open in 2016. No two businesses in the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses are alike but they all share the same Vision and Guiding Principles and deliver “The Zingerman’s Experience” with passion and commitment.

Besides being the Co-Founding Partner and being actively engaged in some aspect of the day-to-day operations and governance of nearly every business in the Zingerman’s Community, Ari Weinzweig is also a prolific writer. His most recent publications are the first 4 of his 6 book series Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading Series: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business (Part 1), Being a Better Leader (Part 2), Managing Ourselves (Part 3) and the newly-released Part 4, The Power of Beliefs in Business. Earlier books include the Zingerman’s Guides to Giving Great Service, Better Bacon, Good Eating, Good Olive Oil, Good Vinegar and Good Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Mick Goik – President & COO at Crestmark Bank

Mick Goik is a one-of-a-kind business leader. Few have his ability to cut through the complexity of business and clearly identify issues and problems before they have an adverse effect on progress.  Mick’s compelling vision and ability to get things done through collaboration, partnerships and relationships as an executive in the commercial finance industry is what makes him a successful leader.

Mick earned his B.S. in Accounting and Finance at Ferris State University in 1993, graduating with honors. Moving to Los Angeles, CA upon graduation, Mick started his career in the commercial finance industry with Fremont Financial. Over the next 10 years, he furthered his career moving to New York, NY; Chicago, IL and then finally settling back in Michigan in 2001. During that period, he held various position with Congress Financial, Heller Financial and GE Capital. 

Mick has experienced the struggle that accompanies entrepreneurial endeavors. While maintaining his career in the commercial finance industry, Mick started and operated a mobile document destruction company in 2002 which was sold in 2005 and a consulting business in 2001 that was dissolved in 2003.

Mick joined Crestmark in January 2003, and quickly rose through the ranks becoming CFO in 2009 and later President & COO in 2012 and remained in that position until Crestmark sold to Meta Financial Group in 2018.  Over his 9-year tenure in the “C” suite at Crestmark, he oversaw a 7-fold growth in assets and a 15-fold increase in bottom line profits.  Upon the sale in 2018, Mick became the Executive Vice President – Head of Commercial Finance for Meta which included Crestmark, a 7-branch community bank and an Insurance Premium Finance business. During his 27-month tenure with Meta, Mick oversaw 7 distant business units with 500 employees and over $2.5 billion in assets.

Mick is currently involved in another start-up while maintaining a small investment portfolio of businesses that he is advising. He also continues to do some pro bono advising of entrepreneurial to mid-market businesses.

Your investment

$60,000 / year or $15,150 quarter

deliverables:

Quarterly Meeting Rhythm

Software Subscription

ScaleUp Summits

Company diagnostics and assessment

Maximize your business’ capabilities with on-demand courses from global thought leaders

Harvard Partnership

This initiative, in partnership with the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), furthers the academic rigor and prestige to which we hold our global program standards.

An optional two-day Harvard Program for CEOs*

* Optional session (additional $2,500 fee)

Dates and Location:

This is where we will meet during the program:

January 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2023

Follow-up Quarterly Sessions will be announced.

ZingTrain

3728 Plaza Dr., Suite 5
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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