Implications of Growing Your Business Through Geographic Expansion

August 8, 2006
Hosted by Aldonna Ambler

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Episode Description

Join host Aldonna Ambler on The Growth Strategist for a candid discussion on Growing Your Business Through Geographic Expansion. During this program, learn what some successful Fortune 500 corporations know about geographic expansion that leaders of mid-market companies need to learn about the journey to $1 billion/year. Aldonna addresses eight major areas of decision making involved in geographic expansion, including the criteria and logic behind which functions should be centralized vs. decentralized, how geographic locations are selected, whether a new facility should be lead by an existing employee or a pathfinder from the area, whether the new location should be owned by a franchisee or the corporation, if the new facility should be a result of an acquisition or organic growth, which type of financing should be involved, projections and return on investment in field based operations, and how to minimize over dependence on the lead person in the new facility.

The Growth Strategist

The Growth Strategist

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“The Growth Strategist” is a peer-to-peer show featuring lively interviews with the top executives of successful midsized companies (typically between $20 and $200 million/year) sharing advice and recent experience about the growth strategy of the week. Each program opens with some practical tips from the host, Aldonna R. Ambler, CMC, CSP, based on her 35 years of experience helping over 800 midsized companies in Achieving Accelerated Growth With Sustained Profitability®. Ambler has won 23 major awards for her own success as an entrepreneur, industry leadership, and advocacy on behalf of growing companies.

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Aldonna Ambler

Aldonna Ambler

Aldonna R. Ambler, CMC, CSP, President/CEO of AMBLER Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc., is The Growth Strategis™ who wants you to succeed in Achieving Accelerated Growth With Sustained Profitability®. Aldonna has consulted to over 800 clients in her over 30 years in business and is also a professional keynote speaker. Aldonna’s clients fall into five major categories: professional service firms, construction-related/distributors, technology/telecommunications companies, family-owned businesses, and women-owned businesses. She has served as Co-Chair of the New Jersey Delegation to the last White House Conference on Small Business, has testified at Congressional hearings, and has met with four Presidents in the Oval Office. Aldonna has won over 20 awards for advocacy and entrepreneurship, including “Women Business Owner of the Year” by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

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