Ensuring Growth and Sustainability

April 6, 2018

“Creating long-term value with limited resources is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs, but it’s hardly a novel one.” In Fast Company’s article, The 7 Fundamentals of Sustainable Business GrowthFaisal Hoque explores how even though circumstances vary, the fundamentals of sustainable growth remain the same.

  1. Authentic Purpose - “why we do what we do” – your school’s mission
  2. Powerful Brand - build brand equity with emotional connections with customers by developing and sustaining those relationships over time
  3. Partnership and Collaboration
  4. Customer Retention - acquiring new customers can cost an organization around five times more than retaining current ones
  5. Community - adds structure and spreads “stakeholdership” out into society
  6. Repeatable sales - design and implement sales processes that can be successfully deployed again and again
  7. Flexible, Adaptive Leadership - To continue growing, entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners must become the leader the business needs for each stage of growth. Since a company’s needs change at each stage, its leaders need to keep evolving at the right pace.

In these uncertain economic times, it is more important than ever to focus on sustainable growth in the education sector. PAISBOA is committed to ensuring growth and sustainability not only for the association, but for our member schools and universities.

What better theme for this year’s Annual Meeting at Springfield Country Club on April 26!

In addition to our annual business meeting for PAISBOA and the PAISBOA Services Corporation, we will be delving into some of the contributing factors of sustainable growth in educational institutions with a General Session and two Breakout Sessions featuring leaders from PAISBOA schools and some of our vendor partners.

Joe Bosch and Dan Froelich from Janney Montgomery Scott, Mark Cardone from ConnectOne Bank and Miriam Fisher Schaefer from Friends Central School will present Debt Financing for Independent Schools. This program will be applicable to schools/universities of all sizes and will highlight the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Concurrently, Scott Barron of School Growth will present How Healthy is Your School? in which he will discuss organizational health and will guide participants through a preliminary assessment of school health and some best practices to improve it. 

We have scheduled a General Session for all participants, in which Dr. Marisa PorgesJoanne Brasberger, and Michael Locurcio from the Baldwin School will present a program on balancing school safety and security with school culture. Dr. Porges, Baldwin's Head of School, brings a unique perspective to this topic from her experience in the United States Navy, as a Foreign Policy Advisor for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as a counterterrorism policy advisor for the United States Department of the Treasury. She and her team will share how they are addressing this complex issue at Baldwin.

In addition, our vendor partners will be on hand to discuss the goods and services they offer our schools and communities at the annual Vendor Fair. This is a very important part of the day! Our consortia relationships and your participation in the PAISBOA Health Benefit TrustPAISBOA Business Insurance GroupPAISBOA Energy Purchasing Program and PAISBOA Purchasing Consortium directly impacts PAISBOA’s ability to keep dues reasonable and all inclusive. Thank you in advance for making this a priority at the Annual Meeting!

While the invitation is sent to the Business Officer to attend the Annual Meeting, all members of every school’s Business Office team are welcome to attend.  We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting as PAISBOA continues ensuring growth and sustainability for all our member schools.

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