ICA Business Growth Strategy Series

Featuring The 8 Factors taught by Michael C. Bush

** UPDATE **

The participants for the 2013 Business Growth Strategy class at Mills College have been selected and applications for the in-person class have been closed. Sign up for the free live stream below.


ICA has received far more applications for our 2013 Business Growth Strategy Series than there are seats available, and as a result of this uptick in demand, we want to create a way for more entrepreneurs to access these proven, practical resources.

So this year, we'd like to offer everyone a FREE live stream of each class in the entire series!

In this exclusive live-streamed webinar series, you will learn how to systematically assess your business in total and identify where to make adjustments that will yield the greatest results. This webinar series will also show you how to align your business to achieve optimum performance and position your business for success in 2013 and beyond.

You should attend this webinar series if you are interested in:

  • Launching a business
  • Growing your business
  • Working on your business, not just in your business
  • Learning proven strategies that keep your cash in your pocket
  • Improving your business leadership skills
  • Learning how to increase profits by ridding waste from your operations and a system for improving your business processes
  • Seeking new ways to tackle seemingly intractable problems
  • Learning how to find and develop people for high performance and how to eliminate “people” issues
  • Creating a culture that both retains talented employees and attracts customers

400 people need to be registered by March 30, 2013:

In order to get the financial support needed to make this FREE webinar happen, at least 400 people need to be registered by March 30, 2013. So get yourself registered and share this with everyone in your network that is running a business, thinking about starting a business, or just wants to improve his or her ability to speak the language of business. If 400 people don't register, we'll have to pull the plug on the live stream.

Register for the FREE Business Growth Strategy Webinar Series now so we can email you the webinar streaming specifics!

To be clear, registration grants you access to watch the live stream, but DOES NOT enroll you in the class or provide in-class benefits. We must be fair to the entrepreneurs who are paying for those resources.


Live Stream Schedule

Friday, April 5th 2013 at 7:30-9:15am

This is an online event.

The webinar series begins on Friday, April 5, 2013 and continues weekly with a different webinar session every Friday morning through May 31, 2013. Each session will start at 7:30AM and ends about 9:15AM.

About The 8 Factors Business Framework

8 Factors - The Framework

Meet Michael C. Bush

8 Factors – Meet Michael C. Bush

More about Michael

Michael developed The 8 Factors Business Framework while struggling with the rapid growth of his own company. Fighting fires and running from one crisis to the other was the norm, until he started looking at the roots of his problems and discovered that he could put them into 8 categories that he now refers to as The 8 Factors: Mission, Cash, Strategy, People, Culture, Processes, Structure, Leadership. Understanding the interconnected nature of these factors and how a change in one impacted the others, Michael used this business framework to grow his business into the world's largest telecommunications infrastructure development provider which was eventually acquired, publicly traded, and MIchael was named CEO of Tetra Tech Communications Group.

As a prolific entrepreneur, turnaround consultant, business advisor and educator, Michael C. Bush has more than 30 years of experience and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs learn how to increase business. Michael's paradigm-shifting approach to business, distills the best content from business books, MBA theory, and personal insight into a powerfully simple and practical business framework for people who are currently running or just starting a small business: The 8 Factors.

A champion of small businesses and job creation, Michael offers refreshingly honest straight-talk with the compassionate tone of someone who has been there. A charismatic speaker, Michael draws on lessons from his childhood, to offer personal accounts that are revealing, humorous, and insightful. Through his entertaining, honest, and inspiring style, Michael forges immediate and lasting connections with audiences.

Michael received his M.S. in Management from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In addition to his management consulting work, he sits on the board of Inner City Advisors and teaches entrepreneurship courses at a number of institutions including: Stanford University, Mills College, Holy Names University, and St. John's University. Michael is also a member of President Obama's White House Business Council, a group of business advisors that meets at the White House to help shape policy on issues that impact small businesses and promote economic prosperity and job creation in urban areas.

See the Success Stories:

8 Factors – Student Testimonials

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