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Sandi Webster LLC

I bring "ah ah" moments of understanding to business owners who are working heads down in their businesses and not taking time to work on their strategies for employees and exiting.

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Who do you serve/who is your preferred audience?
My audience is primarily women business owners with revenues above $1-50 million.
How do you transform your audience?
I present on topics that are significant to business owners and after my presentations, my audience always walks away with knowledge that includes 1. how to build to sell their businesses by growing EBITDA, 2. what are the "must haves" they need in place to successfully exit their businesses, 3. how an advisory board will help them to sell their businesses, 4. how to hire the right people in the right seats, and 5. how understanding unconscious bias in the workplace helps them to understand their employees.
Presentation #1 Details
How To Form An Advisory Board.
I teach business owners how to create an advisory board including how to recruit, select and manage advisory board members.
1. How to Identify Why You Need an Advisory Board – Utilizing exercises to understand your latent need for help that an advisory board can give you.
2. The Benefits of an Advisory Board – Identifying the skill sets that potential members will bring to the table that you can leverage, and how does being on your board benefit the member.
3. How to Recruit, Select and Engage Board Members – Providing templates, including invitation letters and non-disclosure agreements.
4. How, and What You Need To Manage Board Meetings – Providing examples of board meeting presentation, financial reports and employee org charts.
Presentation #2 Details
Uncovering Unconscious Bias
There is unconscious bias in everything we do but what exactly is unconscious bias? I will discuss:
1. Bias in the workplace
2. Gender biases
3. Bias in unexpected places like in the real estate business and the medical field
4. Case studies in Jennifer Eberhardt's book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What WeSee, Think and Do”
5. Personal stories
Share any books you've written, films you've produced, etc.
1. Author of Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow
Your Business from the Women Who Launched Consultants 2 Go, a Multi-
Million Dollar Company. https://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Strike-Peggy-McHale-ebook/dp/B00408A7VK/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1H2ZO6AB9LNM5&keywords=black+and+white+strike+gold&qid=1661274451&sprefix=blacka+nd+white+strike+gold%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-2.
2. Authored chapter of Immigrant Hustle: How 50 Entrepreneurs Came to America and Built Something Out of Nothing. https://www.amazon.com/Immigrant-Hustle-Entrepreneurs-America-Something-ebook/dp/B08NFHQGDV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=222Z983MFRPSE&keywords=immigrant+hustle&qid=1661274535&sprefix=immigrant+hustle%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1
Share any Certifications, Degrees, or Awards you have.
1. Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University's Fox School of Business, researching technology’s impact on flexible work arrangements for millennials and baby boomers.
2. MBA from Dowling College in General Management (International)
3. BS degree in Marketing from Marymount College at Fordham University.
Share any recommendations, reviews, or testimonials you have.
1. “The value of an advisory board is clearly demonstrated in the sales process when, 1) a board member can pick up the phone to help the business owner with closing a deal, and 2) the board member’s expertise contributes directly to a sales presentation or pitch, resulting in a win. It was a pleasure to serve on Sandi's advisory board resulting in the sale of her company.” Doug Wilder, CFO, Consultants 2 Go.
2. Ellen Goldman, The Business Professionals Wellness Coach, Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Loss Coach, Speaker, Author. "Sandi gave a wonderful presentations at NJAWBO-Morris University in Basking Ridge, NJ on May 7, 2012. The workshop presentation, The Benefits of an Advisory Board, was timely and on target to help entrepreneurs. The information she shared enlightened us to the advantages of having an advisory board for our own businesses. We had no doubts that she would be highly knowledgeable on the subject, but we were not prepared for her entertaining and enthusiastic way of presenting. Sandi had the audience sitting at the edge of their seats, wanting to capture every word. Sandi opened our eyes to a topic that was fresh, interesting and exciting for all. It was such a great pleasure working with Sandi. Based on the comments of the attendees, we will certainly be contacting her about next year's conference."
3. "As the Manager of Programs & Education at Count Me In, it has been a wonderful opportunity to work with Sandi. She is brilliant business woman who proactively leverages her expertise and that of others in her network to continue growing her business. Sandi is a creative business owner, who is constantly coming up with new ideas and strategies for her business. With Sandi, I always learn something new. Her upbeat personality is motivating and I always look forward to speaking with her. Additionally, Sandi has also been a wonderful resource to the Make Mine a Million $ Business program by sharing educational feedback and helping us to improve our programs in helping women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. It is the utmost pleasure to know Sandi. I highly recommend working with her and Consultants 2 Go." Heather Kipnis, Gender-lens Investing, Inclusive Business.
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