'Have Your Cake And Sell It Too'
26-28 April 2018, Byron Bay
Build your dream business...
World Class Presenters
days of great content
key ingredients of business success
hands-on breakout sessions to build your 12 month implementation plan
Join Jason Cunningham (co-founder & Director, The Practice) and friends for an intensive implementation retreat in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay. Escape the never-ending demands of your business to give yourself the headspace to develop a clear action plan for the next 12 months - guided by world-class experts.
The retreat focuses on the 7 key ingredients of business success from Jason's latest book, Have your cake and sell it too, to ensure you address the critical areas in which every business owner - regardless of size or stage - needs to take action.
We have secured four other world-class presenters who have all helped Jason to build The Practice - so he can personally vouch for their skills and content.
Presentations will be followed by breakout sessions so you can build your implementation plan straight away, supported by your fellow business owners, key team members of The Practice, and the world-class presenters.
Spaces are strictly limited to 30 people to keep the vibe intimate, and to ensure we can spend quality time with each attendee.
Who's it for?
Any business owners that:
- Understand the benefits of getting away from their business to ensure they're taking action in the most critical areas... but can never find the time (because they're too busy 'doing stuff').
- Know that spending time with world-class experts and getting practical, hands-on guidance can exponentially increase their achievement.
- Get inspired by spending time with like-minded business owners who are supportive, encouraging, and determined to succeed.
Why should I attend?
You know that you need to get away from your business if you want to look at it with fresh eyes and an open mind. Why not head to one of the most beautiful places on the planet? And why not get the experience, insights and inspiration of the country's premier small business growth expert, as well as 4 other world-class experts?
Join Jason Cunningham (from Channel 10's The Living Room, and founder of business advisory firm The Practice) as he shares the business fundamentals that will transform your business and help you achieve your version of success.
Walk away with a 1-page action plan that you can implement over the next 12 months.
Jason Cunningham is one of Australia's premier business growth experts. His experience, engaging personality and down-to-earth style make him a unique voice in the SME space.
At 24, he co-founded the business and personal wealth advisory firm The Practice which has grown into a $10 million-a-year business with a diverse client base.
Over a 20 year career he’s inspired thousands of business owners to take action to build a better business, and get the full financial and lifestyle rewards they deserve from their business.
As well as a successful business owner, Jason is an FCPA, author, industry commentator, engaging keynote speaker, and member of Channel 10's The Living Room and SEN1116's The Run Home.
Jason doesn't take himself too seriously… but he takes what he does very seriously. He’s passionate, larger-than-life, and a born entertainer.
Jason’s latest book, Have your cake and sell it too combines his 20+ years' experience as a successful business owner and consultant with cracking insights from world-class industry leaders.
The lessons from his journey to business success form the '7 key ingredients of business success’, which provide the framework for the implementation retreat.
Steven Bradbury is a legend in Australian Olympic history, and he's joining us in Byron to share his incredible sporting journey and his strategies for business success.
Dubbed the ‘Luckiest’ Olympic gold medalist, Steven argues ‘luck’ is when preparation meets opportunity. ‘Luck’ also involves a clear strategy for how you’ll use your unique talents to beat the competition, no matter how highly fancied they are. And being ‘lucky’ doesn't correlate with a broken neck, losing 4 litres of blood on the ice, and training 5hrs a day, 6 days a week for 12 years.
Steven will share his personal Have Your Cake and Sell It Too journey of building his own custom speed skate and cycling shoe company (RBC) to a global success story exporting to 22 countries, before selling it in 2012.
His presentation covers leadership, teamwork and sustaining a culture of success and positive mindset.
Cameron Schwab is a leadership mentor and strategist, speaker, and founder of designCEO. He works with CEOs, founders, partners and their leadership teams to establish high levels of strategic, organisational and personal trust as the basis of high performance.
At age 24, Cameron was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club, the youngest CEO in the 160-year history of the AFL, the preeminent elite sporting competition in the country.
Over 25 years in the AFL pressure-cooker, Cameron established a track record of building teams and organisations, and unifying groups while navigating periods of genuine adversity and complexity.
His first AFL CEO lesson has stayed with him throughout his leadership journey: Leadership is not something to ‘do’, it is something to ‘be’.
Building on the wisdom of a quarter of a century of leadership lessons, Cameron will reinforce the importance of 'Strategy' through his authentic and vulnerable account of the challenges of leadership, navigating change and building trust in teams and organisations.
Ron Gauci is a dynamic and inspirational transformation and business growth specialist, having taken on some of the most difficult commercial and brand reputational challenges. Most notably, Ron was appointed CEO of the Melbourne Storm in the aftermath of the devastating salary cap rorting scandal which threatened the club’s very survival.
Ron has also held executive positions at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, the financially challenged Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT), and the Aust/NZ operations of the US based global technology company Verizon Business.
He has held senior leadership and executive roles in ASX & NYSE listed, global multinational, joint venture and government organisations including Microsoft, Telstra and IBM, as well as directorships in a range of not-for-profit and startup ventures. He continues to sit on several boards across a variety of industries.
Ron was appointed CEO of The Practice in July 2017.
Colin Linke is a Director at The Practice in our Business Consulting division. Having worn many hats over his 20+ year career, including founding, running, growing and selling a business advisory firm, he is a hands-on expert in all aspects of business operation.
Colin will share practical, actionable, real-world examples from his own experience, and from the countless business he has advised, to help you grow the value of your business and maximise your sale price.
What will be covered during the retreat?
The structure of the retreat follows the 7 key ingredients of business success from Jason's latest book Have your cake and sell it too:
'Have your cake and sell it too' is not about selling your business; it's about building a business that others are clamouring to buy off you... until you're ready to sell, you'll enjoy the financial and lifestyle fruits of a business that you'll want to hang onto for a long time to come.
The key to strategy is having a ‘sell’ mindset, and understanding the importance of ongoing strategic planning.
Understand your business:
This centres around three critical (but undervalued) components of your business' success: your mission statement, your core values and your why. These are the foundations on which you can build a successful and valuable business.
Learn how to attract more of your ideal prospects through marketing, and convert them to customers through an effective sales process. Learn to look at your business through your customers' eyes so you provide an exceptional customer experience.
Having the right structure is vital in order to maximise your returns, as is getting the right data and knowing what to do with it (your business dashboard and management reporting processes are key).
Maintain the delicate balance between strategy and operation; harness the true potential of your people by developing a great culture, and providing rock-solid processes for them to follow.
Build a self-sufficient business that doesn’t rely on you, and separate yourself from your business so it supports your lifestyle (not the other way around).
Understand and apply the critical steps which bridge the gap between your current and desired sale price. Know the factors that drive business value, and have an exit strategy that identifies who your potential buyers are, so you can make changes to ensure your business is as attractive to them as possible.
What will I get out of it?
- Set up the next 12 months so you take massive action in the critical areas for your business (and identify the ‘time vampire’ areas that are draining and constraining you)
- Make connections with positive, driven, like-minded business owners just like you that are all striving to build better businesses – share war stories, get things off your chest, and be heard by people who understand your challenges, fears and frustrations
- Walk away with your 12 month action plan to implement the key strategies from Have your cake and sell it too
- Start to enjoy the financial and lifestyle flexibility rewards you went into business for in the first place
- Take action to grow the value and attractiveness of your business asset so you get a bigger cheque when you one day choose to sell it
But don't take our word for it...
Check out these testimonials from previous business retreats:
"I’d like to thank Jason and the team for being such an inspiring group of professionals – that also made it possible for us to learn, discuss, complain and celebrate with an amazing group! Knowing that we have common problems and challenges (despite how successful we are) was so encouraging."
– Amanda Skates, KISS Consulting, NSW
"Brilliant group of people, great networking and sharing of experiences. Very interactive, hands-on and practical. Jason’s content was great… I had some real light bulb moments such as how to package different services. Brilliant event, well done to all involved."
– Ange Connor, Inspire HQ, VIC
"Great mix of businesses and business owners – different thoughts and solutions to problems. Pulled me out of working in the business so I could work on the business again. Made us realise how important focused strategy sessions are for us to move forward and grow."
- Wes Allen, Futuristically Lucrative Sales & Coaching International, QLD
"Great opportunity to pick Jason’s brain, and meet a group of exceptional business people who contributed to each other so well… and will create a future ‘think tank’. Loved socialising with Jason and the other participants – building lifelong (and life-changing!) friendships!"
– Antonella Sanderson, Family Law Matters, NSW
"Thank you so much for this opportunity! It really was a fantastic group of people. I didn’t expect to have a voice and for the first time, in a long time, I felt comfortable enough to do that. And I certainly didn’t expect to potentially see the birth of a new business!! Again THANK YOU, and thanks to the team for all the work done."
– Caroline Ryan, Hirestyle, VIC
“Invaluable group knowledge-sharing of ideas and hearing the journey of others. Jason’s passion was infectious. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!”
– Natasha Sampson-Ly, Tashly Consulting, SA
What's it cost?
$3,290+GST per seat
includes all meals
(flights and accommodation not included)
Save $1,000 for each additional ticket
Bring another owner or team members from your business for just $2,290+GST per ticket (includes all meals, excludes flights and accommodation)
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
Jason is so confident that you'll get full value for money - and then some - that he'll refund your ticket price in full if you don't feel like you've got the tools and knowledge to start actively building a better business.
'Have Your Cake And Sell It Too' Business Retreat
April 26-28 2018
The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
**NOTE: Only 30 places available**
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Places limited... BOOK NOW
With just 30 places available, you'll need to get in quick to attend this exclusive, powerful event.
To book your place, or learn more: email the events team or call us on (03) 8888 4000.
You can also arrange a call with Jason to learn more about the content, and get a better understanding of what you'll get out of attending. (Contact us to arrange a call with Jason.)