VISTAGE SMALL BUSINESS (SB) GROUP
Vistage provides a unique setting for successful leaders form diverse, non-competing industries to gather once a month in a confidential, problem-solving meeting with up to 16 business owners, company presidents and chief executives. For the VSB group, the guidelines generally followed are that members must be the final decision maker of their organization. The company will have revenues in less than USD 10 Million and an established executive team.
The meeting is professionally facilitated by the Vistage Chair. This meeting is a half day advisory board meeting, and is focused on business opportunities and challenges. Each member is focused on assisting his or her colleague and in return, expects only that they will receive the same sound, thoughtful, selfless advice for their opportunities or challenges. Once each quarter, the group will meet for a full business day and work with an expert speaker on a specific area of business interest.
The member will meet the Vistage Chair, each month, for a one-to-one session focused on the individual member’s needs. The chair is an objective trusted business advisor offering advice, insight, accountability and support.
EXPERT SPEAKER WORKSHOP:
Recognized experts in critical business topics deliver fresh perspectives and practical insights, and inspire breakthrough ideas — all in the small-group environment of the monthly meetings. Each speaker meeting (usually 4 per year out of 12 meetings) is tailored to the group membership to provide the best possible experience for the group.
REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
These gatherings offer members the opportunity for peer-to-peer networking beyond their own groups. Expert speakers and interactive workshops create extraordinary learning experiences.
WEB-BASED BEST PRACTICES LIBRARY:
The Vistage online library (Vistage View) puts a comprehensive collection of practical tips, advice and best practices at every member’s fingertips with the click of a mouse.
Vistage is NOT a networking group. In practice, “doing significant business” with members of your own group would destroy the objectivity of our advisory board. It would be very difficult to advise your “supplier” that she or he needs to raise their prices! On the other hand, we can gain significant advantage from access to the ever-expanding global network of more than 13,000 businesses in 16 countries.