Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Prepare Your Business with B2B CFO

Early Bird Dick Anderson found his way to the well plowed parking lot at The Woman’s Club this morning where he was soon joined by others for coffee and fellowship.

President Kelsey Wolter kicked off today’s meeting with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence.

Our guest Shirley tagged along with Karen Holtmeier as they were on their way to Super Bowl training.

Honorary Members in attendance were Mark Simon, Russ Bremner, and Martin Peyer.

Please continue to sign up for 2018 Craft Talk slots with Craig Blixrud at blixrudhomes@gmail.com. We have a vacancy next Wednesday, January 31st and February 21st. Contact Craig if you have a guest speaker in mind or would like to fill a slot for your business!

Final directory updates are underway! Please review the master directory ASAP and send any changes to Tom Ashbaugh at tlashbaugh@gmail.com. Ad requests for the directory should be sent to Dwain Coleman at dwain@zipcopyshop.com. Prices for 2018 are $120 for a full-page ad and $80 for a half page ad.

Scott Wiyninger of Success Computer Consulting has been approved as the newest Breakfast Club member. Welcome, Scott!

Forget about this week’s race to be named “craziest socks.” Jim Erickson has solved the puzzle, “How to calculate the distance to the Moon!”


This Week’s Craft Talk

Peter Eaton is a Duluth, MN native who received a bachelor’s degree from Union College and a MBA from Notre Dame. Prior to joining B2B CFO he was the CEO of the Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie where he oversaw the clubhouse and course remodel.

B2B CFO is a nationwide consulting firm that brings expertise and tools to help business owners transition from “hands on” owners to sellers or “hands off” owners. The process to transition takes at least one month, and can span across years, depending upon the complexity of the task.

B2B CFO works effortlessly to prepare your business to sell by: maximizing its valuation, creating due diligence documentation for potential buyers, making sure your business “knows its numbers,” and making sure your company has competent management who can survive and thrive during the transition.

Studies have shown that there will be 1.4 million businesses in transition over the next 15-20 years with the annual number of businesses for sale expected to rise dramatically resulting in the creation of a buyer’s market. How will you position your business to maximize your value in this highly competitive market?

Please Register for next week’s Pot of Gold with Peter Eaton by email to petereaton@b2bcfo.com

or by phone at: 612-227-6436.


Today’s Business Exchange found the following members extending thanks: Armor Mechanical, Summit Companies, and Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Table Introductions were made individually at Table #5 where each member introduced themselves and shared their Super Bowl plans.

Today’s Pot of Gold was drawn by Matt Crane, who named Russ Bremner the winner!

Matt Crane introduced our Craft Talk speaker, Peter Eaton of B2B CFO.

Next week’s meeting will be held onsite at The Woman’s Club. Our Craft Talk speaker is TBD. Please contact Craig Blixrud at blixrudhomes@gmail.com if you wish to fill the opening. Table Introductions will be made at Table #7 by LVC Companies.