Blue Ox Success Series: Risk Management for Small Businesses

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Name: Blue Ox Success Series: Risk Management for Small Businesses
Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Success Series: Risk Management for Small Businesses
Learn about risks that can impact your business and what can be done to mitigate them.  

Who Should Attend:
  • Business owners and leaders responsible for ensuring that risks to their business operations are understood and managed.


About this Session:
Did you know that 40% of businesses DO NOT Reopen Following a Significant Disaster-Scale Business Incident and Another 25% Fail Within One Year After That Disaster? If and when risk becomes reality, a well-prepared business can minimize the impact on earnings, lost time and productivity, and the negative impact on clients.  In this session a panel of local business owners and leaders will share how they manage risks and security within their companies. You’ll hear actionable, practical steps others have taken in addressing business risks.

While Deerwood Technologies provides CyberSecurity services, we’ll also be discussing other types of business risks in our seminar.
Specific examples include:
•Physical risk – location, building, facilities 

        Redundant power, fire/burglary protection, production redundancies (hot standby)
•Human risk– embezzlement, theft, fraud, illness, injury, succession,

        Key employees, separation of duties, audit trails, processes/procedures
•Strategic risk –Intellectual property, financial leverage, lack of diversification

        Supply chain, clients and products, insider & external espionage
•Technology risk –power, IT assets, cybersecurity, communications

        Compliance, data breach, security awareness, business continuity
Seminar attendees will learn/know:
• Business risk IS manageable
• Focus on business continuity
• Adopt and adapt established frameworks
• Leverage internal and engage needed resources
• Failing to plan is planning to fail

Meet the Panel:

  • Allison Drusch – Edward Jones
  • Becky Pakerinen – Lutheran Social Service of MN
  • Ron Morris – Allegra Marketing
  • John Raboin - Raboin & Francis Law
  • Brad Fleming - North Risk Partners


About the Speaker:

Jim Mayne has delivered improved business results for Deerwood Technologies’ clients and filled key roles in enterprise technology organizations at a variety of major financial institutions over the past 40 years.
Jim has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas; a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota along with various security, technical and sales certifications from industry groups and vendors.  He is a US Navy veteran.
He’s a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood, is involved and engaged with 3 area Chambers of Commerce, president of Deerwood Civic & Commerce and is an active member of both the Deerwood American Legion and the Brainerd Area Sertoma service clubs.
Together with his wife, Sheila, they enjoy various activities and outdoor events with their grandchildren, children and their extended family and friends in the Deerwood and Cuyuna Lakes areas.  Golfing, fishing and preparing for his 2nd 5K walk (maybe a little running) are Jim’s current priorities.


About the Blue Ox Business Academy and Success Series:
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable, and high-quality training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed. By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence, and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real-world experience. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and ideas to immediately put into action. 



Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
CTC Training Room
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact Information:
Paula Chapulis 218-822-7113
$55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided

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