Business transformation expert ready to help Flint businesses evolve and thrive

Business transformation expert ready to help Flint businesses evolve and thrive
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Entrepreneurs like GoodBoy Clothing founder Oaklin Mixon know a thing or two about business moving at terabyte speed. Since he founded his company three years ago, he’s seen nothing but growth – and the challenges that come with it.

“No matter who your customer base is you can’t approach your work in 2018 the same way you did in 2017 – let alone 2007.” Eric Rowles

Mixon is among Flint’s many entrepreneurs and business leaders the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce hopes to attract to its workshop covering disruptive innovation on October 10 at Durant-Dort Factory One.

Flint businesses like GoodBoy Clothing have proven resilience, staying power and seismic growth potential. Its founder Oaklin Mixon is expanding his operations and will unveil his new business headquarters next month. Photo Paul Engstrom

The three-hour session will help new and seasoned business owners learn more about disruptive innovation, the difference between change and transformation, and the five stages to radical transformation, among other topics. It will be led by Eric Rowles, the CEO of Leading the Change and a nationally recognized speaker who has done presentations for companies and organizations including Starbucks, Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo. He will share case studies on those subjects.

Attendees can expect a high-energy and motivational presentation from Rowles, who has also worked with artists including Gwen Stefani, The Notorious B.I.G. and Billy Joel.

“No matter who your customer base is you can’t approach your work in 2018 the same way you did in 2017 – let alone 2007,” says Rowles.“Things are moving at a terabyte speed. It’s time to ask, ‘What should I be doing now to ensure that I’m ahead of the game in 2027?’”

Flint’s businesses, which have weathered extraordinary challenges and proven resilience, must be ready for even more market-driven transformations, according to organizers who promise participants will walk away with real-time tools, resources and the inspiration needed to continue to evolve and lead Flint’s resurgence.

“We’re excited to bring such a unique and thought-provoking presentation to Flint and Genesee County,” says Michelle Hill, director of core initiatives and shared services at the Chamber. “It’s a timely topic for anyone who wants to stay at the forefront of their industry.”

The training session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Durant-Dort Factory One, at 303 West Water St., Flint. Admission is $25 for the general public and $15 for Chamber members. A light breakfast will be provided.

To register, please click here or call 810-600-1404.

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