Master’s Class Session 1 – Tuesday Jan 10 9a-Noon

The Synergy Master’s Class 2012 starts Tuesday, January 10, 2011 from 9a-Noon at the Higher Education Center for registered participants.

This exciting new program combines the power of individual coaching, peer-to-peer learning, interactive group sessions, an overnight retreat, teleclasses and more for 30 business owners that will embark on a goal reaching course to higher profitabilities and sustainable levels of business and personal health.

Lead by Jeff Smith, Dr. David DeHaven, Kate Steinbacher and Lynda McNutt Foster, this comprehensive course will take flight based on curriculum that the participants will choose at the dates and times of their choosing.  Never offered before, and certainly not at the prize awarded participants for this initial year, this program is an economical way to achieve the results for their businesses and themselves that they could only dream possible before now.

If you would like to find out more and register to be on the waiting list, please contact Lynda McNutt Foster at (540) 815-1300 or lynda@synergizemybusiness.com.

Tues, Jan 10 8a-Noon Expand Your Potential Begins
We’ll outline the framework that we will be using for our program together. We will work on helping you learn about your potential, what is holding you back and ways to start to expand your potential. We will also get to know all the other participants and start to learn about the resources available to you to help you achieve amazing results in 2012.

Click here for the complete schedule.

June Spotlight Sponsor – Ellen Sanders, ES Consulting

SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL SYNERGY participants during the month of June from our Spotlight Sponsor!

ES Consulting Solutions, LLC
Ellen Sanders
ellensanders@Esconsultingsolutions.com
www.esconsultingsolutions.com

Offer Expires: August 31, 2011
Free two to three hour safety and recordkeeping audit.

Audit is designed to review the follow:
*OSHA 300 logs
*Worker’s Compensation evalution
*Training Requirements
*Safety Handbook
*Facility walkthrough

WFIR interview with Ellen Sanders by Lynda McNutt Foster:

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What is the biggest mistake you see small business owners make when it comes to meeting OSHA requirements?

Owners may be aware of regulations but aren’t sure how to go about or even identify safety issues and apply them to their own business. This can greatly affect the company’s profitability, worker retention and engagement.

What types of fines can a business owner get a result of not complying with OSHA rules and regulations?

The actions of the employer determine the level of fines. Employee exposure, the hazard present, and the employer actions in making the company a safe place to work are key. Not complying can bring penalties ranging from $5 000 up to $70000 per violation.

What should a small business owner do to comply with OSHA requirements?

Perform a safety and health audit. This provides a mechanism in identifying, and evaluating what needs to be done. The audit program should include review of applicable documentation such as illness and injury reports, OSHA 300 logs, workers’ compensation files, hazard analysis, exposure data, past OSHA inspections, health and safety manuals, and training records. The audit should also include a walkthrough to indentify hazards in the workplace which also helps provide the person conducting the audit a better understanding of the business.

Lunch with Lynda – FREE – May 18th Noon – 130p

Enjoy a lively Lunch with Lynda event on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from Noon – 1:30pm, at the Roanoke Regional Chamber Building, 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011.

We’ll watch a few short segments of “Shark Tank” (a television show on ABC) and discuss what it takes to build and maintain equity in your company and what makes your company desireable to potential buyers and investors. This event is FREE to Synergy participants and their specially invited guests!

REGISTER HERE:

Professional Coaches of the Blue Ridge – Friday, May 13, 2011

Professional Coaches of the Blue Ridge

Lynda McNutt Foster

Lynda McNutt Foster, Small Business Advocate

Friday, May 13, 2011
Noon – 1:30p
Facilitator:  Lynda McNutt Foster
Topic:  This mastermind session will take you through techniques that will fine tune your marketing message, elevator speech, and public relations strategy to attract more coaching clients.

Business Builders 1 – Wed May 11th at Best Western Valley View

Lynda McNutt Foster

Lynda McNutt Foster, Small Business Advocate

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:30a-10:30a at Best Western Valley View
Facilitator:  Lynda McNutt Foster
This mastermind session is a highly interactive session with true peer to peer learning!  You will find out the major things that might be blocking you and your business from taking the next step to your success.

Eric Danielsen of All-Star Impressions is interviewed at the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center

Diana Dixon of Pomegranate Restaurant is interviewed at the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Grand Opening

Rose James of Colors on Parade is interviewed at the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center Grand Opening

Adam Mitchell of Onsite Lube is interviewed at the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center

Caleb Mann is interviewed at the Grand Opening of the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center