Business Workshop: Building a Winning Culture for Startups

PLYMOUTH – The Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) will offer a workshop targeted to small business owners: Building a Winning Culture for Startups on Thursday, February 27 from 4-6 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services and on Friday, February 28 from 8-10 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Building a winning workplace culture is the key to attracting talent, maximizing productivity and becoming a high performing organization. A great culture breeds great results, reinforces an organization's brand, attracts the brightest talent, and improves retention and performance. For leaders of startups, developing a thriving culture is one of the key components of an effective business strategy.

The workplace culture of startups undoubtedly reflects the personality of the entrepreneur and his/her personal values and mission. Thoughtfulness about how that culture can be leveraged and what it means to clients, prospects, and potential employees is paramount to creating growth.

In this interactive workshop, participants will go through the process of understanding their own culture and ways to reinforce that climate which include: understanding the organization's true purpose, examining the cultures of successful companies, becoming a better leader and role model of the organization, developing core values for the organization to live by, leveraging the organization's culture to attract talent and new business, and more.

Whether your small business offers health care, financial services, technology, real estate or a seasonal retail store, creating a thriving workplace culture can be the difference between simply maintaining your business and having it flourish.

Michael Kilfoyle is an idea guide passionate about making organizations better. With experience in a variety of industries, Michael has played just about every instrument and ultimately become the conductor utilizing his wealth of experience to help businesses realize their vision. Recognized as a national sales leader, Kilfoyle  speaks regularly on organizational improvement. He received his BA in History and MBA with a concentration in Organizational Development from Plymouth State University. Despite these achievements, Michael spends much of his time away from work trying to prove that the phrase, "cool dad", is not an oxymoron.

This event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited. Reserve a seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..