Training & Speaking
The Great Game of Business
Bill has been associated with The Great Game of Business (GGOB) since he discovered this wonderful management system in 1993. He used it to achieve terrific results at his first company, BC Group. BC Group was named to GGOB’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Bill became one of GGOB’s first franchise coaches in 2006. Along the way he’s worked with companies in a wide varieties of industries improve their cultures and their financial results.
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It’s Money. The most important goals in business are making money and generating cash. What if everyone in your company understood that, and knew how they were connected to it? The Great Game of Business takes these two critical goals and envelopes them in a business operating system that keeps both as a central focus in the minds of your employees.
It’s People. The Great Game of Business is the methodology and integrated tools proven to systematically engage your people to drive profitability and sustainability. “The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everyone in the company a voice in how it’s run and a stake in the financial outcome—good or bad,” insists Jack Stack, CEO of SRC Holdings, father of open-book management, and author of The Great Game of Business. Because, you see, it’s not just about money. And it’s not just about people. It’s both!
It’s Both! The Great Game of Business is the only business operating system that is proven to drive rapid financial results and lasting cultural change. While it’s possible to find organizations that have demonstrated an ability to produce a high degree of financial success without a focus on its people, invariably the success is short-lived. The only way to secure sustainable financial results is through a commitment to having an engaged team. And while there are arguably multiple ways to engage your staff, The Great Game of Business ensures a sustainable level of engagement by giving your team a stake in the company’s—and their own—financial future.
The Great Game of Business is a way of running a company that gets everyone focused on helping the business be successful. Employees’ goals and accountability are tied directly to the success of the company. It teaches all employees the Critical Numbers of the company and how they can make a difference – both individually and as part of a team.
Lots of people call GGOB “Open Book Management.” Heck, those of us associated with GGOB even use that term. But it’s so much more than that. GGOB is a system of learning and a culture of success, and not just about sharing and understanding numbers. It’s certainly more than just opening the books.
By working on their strengths year after year – while also having the courage to work on their biggest weaknesses – GGOB companies get stronger. And the success becomes contagious
GGOB is one of the only management systems that consistently sticks to the ultimate, perpetual, real yardstick of business success: Your financials. Financial statements have always been there and always will be. So, why not adopt a management system that uses your own financials as your measure of true business success?
Want more info? Maybe you’ve read the book and want to get started using this methodology in your business?
Contact Bill: 314-221-8558 or bill @ collierbiz.com
Financial Literacy Training
Financial Literacy + Engaged Employees = Improved Financial Results
Finance, accounting and money – these make up the language of business. Knowing how your organization makes money, having a working knowledge of financial statements, and being conversant with financial terms are all necessary skills for effective business management, regardless of the organization’s type or size. I can help you more comfortable with financial concepts and help you use financial information to make informed decisions.
Financial transparency is about knowing the score, which is a good start. But financial literacy is about understanding the score. We can give your leadership team and your rank-and-file staff the skills they need to help your business succeed – to know, understand and actually change the score.
We periodically offer financial literacy seminars and workshops in and around the St. Louis metro area as public, open-enrollment format. We also bring our training to you, inside your organization.
THE TRAINING TAKES A DAY. THE BENEFITS LAST FOREVER.
Finance for Non-Financial Managers Full Day Workshop for Managers, Supervisors & Business Leaders in any size organization … including non-profit
An introductory financial literacy class. Covers basic business finance and the 3 main financial statements.
At the end of this class you will be able to:
Know Your Numbers Full-Day Workshop for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs & Managers
Business owners work hard, hoping their efforts will eventually lead to wealth or financial freedom. But it takes more than hard work. It takes knowledge and a laser focus on the necessary numbers that keep you headed in the right direction.
This is more than a seminar … it’s a workshop. Bring your last two year’s financials (income statement and balance sheet) and a calculator, and come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work!
We’ll walk you through the most important numbers on the income statement and on the balance sheet … what each one means to your business, impact on cash flow and more.
As you calculate your ratios and numbers, you’ll compare your results to your industry benchmarks and see how you stack up.
You will return to your business with a new-found confidence to read your financial statements, calculate how efficiently your workforce is being utilized, and analyze your overall business health.
Don’t delegate or ignore the most important part of your business. Learn these skills and use them to become one of the top companies in your market.
Custom Financial Training for Management Teams using your own financial statements
We will custom-tailor a half-day, full-day or two-day session for your leadership team, using your own financial statements. Some of the work we can do:
Bill has conducted financial literacy training for literally thousands of business owners, managers and front-line employees. His approach is common sense and straightforward, and the information is presented in a way and at a level that anyone can grasp.
Front-line and non-financial staff will finally understand the numbers of the business. Even senior executives will have “ah-ha” moments and will gain valuable take-aways they can immediately begin using.
Some feedback from just a few past participants:
“The look inside the numbers was great. It was presented in a very understandable format.” “It finally explains the numbers from my own financials!” “It helped me understand ratios and the Critical Numbers I should be looking at in my business. And, it helped me see how to build a scorecard for my company.” “I’ve struggled with understanding my own financials. Bill is the first person who has explained my financials in a way that I can actually apply it.”
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Business Success Roundtables
PEER ADVISORY GROUPS IN THE ST. LOUIS METRO AREA
What are Business Success Roundtables™?
Each Roundtable is a confidential group of leaders from non-competing small to mid-sized businesses that meets regularly to share and gain practical knowledge and advice on the challenges and opportunities unique to business leaders – acting as an informal, confidential board of advisers to their membership. This is not a sales lead group.
Why join a Business Success Roundtable™?
Our Mission: To help members’ businesses grow profitably through education, advice and accountability.
How we do it:
Who is eligible? Business Success Roundtables™ are open to owners, CEOs and other key managers of privately-held small to mid-sized businesses in the greater St. Louis region.
What is required of members?
What is the cost? Contact Bill Collier for more information:
bill @ collierbiz.com or 314-221-8558.
How do I apply? Call or email and indicate your interest. We’ll contact you to gather information and to discuss attending an upcoming meeting as a guest.