Speaking Presentations

Dr. Weinberger's Upcoming and Recent Speaking Presentations

November 25-28, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Independent Business Consultants
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

November 19-22, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Independent Business Consultants
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

October 28-30, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Independent Business Consultants
Cairo, Egypt

 

April 16-19, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Small & Medium Entreprises General Authority Saudi Arabia 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

March 25-28, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Small & Medium Entreprises General Authority Saudi Arabia
Independent Business Consultants and Business Owners
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

January 21-23, 2018
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Egyptian Banking Institute
Cairo, Egypt

December 4-6, 2017
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
‚ÄčUniversity of Business and Technology
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

November 21-23, 2017
SME Consultant Training Program
‚ÄčInternational Conference on Business Advising
Johannesburg, South Africa

June 14-15, 2017 
Accredited Small Business Consultant Certification Training Program
Indian Country Programs
Native American Business Advisors
Billings, Montana

May 2-4, 2017
Accredited SME Consultant Certification Training Program
Commerical International Bank
Cairo, Egypt

January 23-25, 2017
Accredited Small Business Consultant Certification Training Program
Los Angeles, California

July 18-21, 2016
Private SEMP Approach Training Program
Baltimore, Maryland

February 9-11, 2016
Accredited Small Business Consultant Certification Training Program
Dallas, Texas

September 9, 2015
Title: Fear of Financials Hindering Business?
Presentation for 2015 America's SBDCs Annual Conference
San Francisco, California

June 1-5, 2015
SME Consultant Training Program
Lagos, Nigeria

April 13-17, 2015
Visiting Professor 
University of Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba

April 13-17, 2015
Title: Fraud Can't Happen in My Business, Wanna' Bet?
Title: Constant Imporvements are the Key to Profitability in SMEs
Title: Business Valuation: It's Not What I Thought It Was!
Title: SME's - Information & Tips (Telearuba TV)
Presentation sponsored by the Aruba Chamber of Commerce
Oranjestad, Aruba

January 29, 2015
Title: SWOT Analysis - Do I Really Need One?
Keynote luncheon speaker
Austin Veterans' Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Sponsored by MomentumTexas in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and BIGAUSTIN
Austin, Texas

October 15, 2014
Title: Small Business - Constant Improvements are the Key to Profitability
Presentation for members and nonmembers of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Presentation sponsored by Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
Lss Cruces, New Mexico

October 15, 2014
Title: Financing the Startup Business
Workshop for aspiring small business owners
Presentation sponsored by Las Cruces SCORE and WESST Enterprise Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico

October 14, 2014
Title: A Quick Way to Spot and Fix Operational Inefficiency in Your Business
Workshop for owners and managers of small businesses
Presentation sponsored by Las Cruces SCORE and WESST Enterprise Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dr. Weinberger is available for speaking engagements. Please contact us via phone or email for details. See example speaking topics below:


KEYNOTE TOPICS

Small Businesses: Constant Improvements Are the Key to Profitability

Although small business is the engine that drives our economy, the failure rate is staggering – only 50% of small businesses started today will still be in existence five years from now. So, the goal of any small business owner must be to overcome the odds by not standing still and stagnating. Dr. Richard Weinberger, PhD, CPA, says business owners need to be making constant improvements in everyday systems if they want to survive, thrive, increase their operational efficiency, and maximize profit. Dr. Weinberger energizes business owners with his forward-thinking, concise, methodical approach to understanding and taking charge of every aspect of their company. Learn to uncover hidden areas of inefficiency and waste that are draining resources, find new sources of revenue, and maintain a streamlined operation with increasing profits every year.

Quick Ways to Spot – and Fix – Operational Inefficiencies at Your Small Business or SME

In today's competitive business environment, owners and managers must know how to run an efficient operation – not just an effective one. How easily can you identify functions in your business where time, money, and resources are being wasted? Dr. Richard Weinberger shares ways to spot operational inefficiency in such areas as supply chain management, operational processes, inventory management, and other functions where waste is typically rampant. Don't let inefficiency be a drag on your bottom line!

Is "Fear of Financials" Impeding Your Small Business Potential?

Common size income statements, gross profit margins, statement of cash flows – what is all this? Business financials can be intimidating to small business owners, which is why they often just hand their books over to accountants to deal with. Dr. Richard Weinberger, who is also a certified public accountant, says financial knowledge is a powerful tool that enables owners to use what happened in the past to improve upon the future. He shares down-to-earth explanations that demystify business numbers and enable owners to finally make sense of financial statements and budgets.

Does Your Small Business Have Revenue Hiding in Plain Sight?

You try your best. You work harder and longer every day, but sales remain flat. You just can't seem to get ahead of the curve. Maybe you're overlooking what's right in front of you. Dr. Richard Weinberger discusses ways to increase top-line revenue with sales techniques such as value-added services, tiered pricing, expanded product or service lines, targeting preferred customers, and other untapped opportunities. Why let your competition have the advantage when you can?

Learn to Do a SWOT Analysis - A What?

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats – every business regardless of size has something that falls into each of these categories. Dr. Richard Weinberger says a SWOT analysis is a valuable management tool that's used by consultants to help small business owners gain a comprehensive overview of their company. Just as crucial, it can uncover surprising and essential information that will help owners make smart, targeted plans for the future. He shows small business owners an easy way to perform a SWOT analysis and use it as the basis of a strategic plan to move the business into the next profitable stage in its life cycle.

Is it Possible to Forecast Your Company's Future? Yes!

Operating a business without a plan is like taking a cross-country trip without a GPS. A business has to know how it is going to get from point A to point B in very specific terms. One of the big mistakes small business owners make is to formulate future business plans by gazing into the rearview mirror. That is, they base their strategic plan on what happened, rather than what might happen, can happen, and should happen. Dr. Richard Weinberger shows owners how to make reasonably accurate forecasts about buying behaviors, marketing opportunities, supply chain management, business infrastructure expenses, and many other factors that will affect one's profitability and competitiveness in the years ahead. Learn tips and tools for creating a forward-thinking strategic plan.

Fraud Can't Happen in My Business – Wanna Bet?

No business is immune from fraud. In fact, most of the time it is a valued employee who takes advantage of weak internal controls. In this eye-opening presentation, Dr. Richard Weinberger shows owners what can happen when businesses are not vigilant about fraud deterrence. He teaches owners about the "fraud triangle," shares a risk assessment scoreboard, and discusses various types of fraud and red flags to look for. Learn some quick and highly effective ways to prevent one's business from becoming a victim of fraud.

Marketing: It's All About Hitting the Target Every Time!

Many business owners view marketing as soft and fuzzy – it's hard to pin down which parts are working, not working, and why. Furthermore, what works for one business doesn't necessarily mean it works for another business, and what worked last year may not work this year. Dr. Richard Weinberger, PhD, CPA, takes owners through the process of formulating a winning strategy. Marketing has a lot of moving parts, but it doesn't have to be complicated or involve guesswork. When marketing hits the target, business grows!

Budgets and Forecasts Are Not My Cup of Tea!

Without budgets, forecasts, and variance reports, you don't know if your business is on the right track to success or not. Detailed objectives are necessary to run a profitable business and grow it long-term. Budgets are additional tools needed for goal setting and performance analysis. Although they are sometimes scary for the novice, Dr. Richard Weinberger explains to small business owners in easy-to-understand language the basics of budgets: how to design them so they're used and useful – and not just stuffed in a desk drawer.

I Need Money for My Small Business – Where Do I Find It?

There are pros and cons of getting investors and borrowing money – equity financing or debt financing. There's a big difference, and decisions today have far-reaching consequences in the future. Don't make a decision that you'll later regret. Dr. Richard Weinberger discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type of financing. Before you put money in the bank, make sure it's coming from the most beneficial source.

How to Be a "Control" Freak – in a Good Way!

Internal controls are necessary for even small businesses. Without a strong system, business owners don't know if employees are adhering to company policies and procedures or if financial data is reliable. Don't let your guard down. Listen to Dr. Richard Weinberger discuss what's needed to safeguard assets, provide integrity for financial statements, and help achieve company objectives using techniques such as segregation of duties, management approvals, or variance analysis. 

I Want to Start a Business: Make It a Reality and Not Just a Dream!

It's the dream of many to be a business owner – controller of "my own" destiny, having no boss, making all the decisions, unlimited success! Unfortunately for many, it's nothing more than a dream. Reality takes over and optimism turns to failure. Dr. Richard Weinberger, PhD, CPA, discusses his five important steps to take before making the plunge into private ownership...and it's not just coming up with an idea and a name!