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EFGP 2020 Events

Due to the current situation with COVID19, we are cancelling all in-person events through the summer. We hope to see you again once things return to normal.

Upcoming events

    • 05/01/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06/30/2020
    • (EDT)


    NOW accepting applications for the 2020 Philadelphia100®

    What started as an idea to bring recognition to our region has emerged as a new standard – a standard of excellence. The Philadelphia100® is a merit based program. Only companies that are among the fastest growing, privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia100® designation. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia100® one of the most sought awards in the region.

    Started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Wharton SBDC, the Philadelphia100® has recognized some of the region’s finest companies when they were just beginning to emerge: Mothers’ Work, Fiberlink, Urban Outfitters, Forman Mills, Kremer Laser Eye Center, and Primavera Systems, just to name a few.

    Instructions

    1. Applications for the 2020 Philadelphia100® will be accepted through June, 30 2020. There are absolutely no costs to apply or win.

    2. After you submit your application, researchers at Wipfli LLP will contact you to gather information about company revenue for 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Researchers at Wipfli LLP will use this information to rank the top 100 fastest growing companies based on their percentage increase in sales from 2017 to 2019.

    3. Winners will be notified in late August 2020 and will be celebrated at an award gala in October 2020.

    APPLY HERE: https://www.philadelphia100.com/apply/


    • 06/16/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    EFGP Peer Discussion Series: Managing to the Other Side

    While there is a myriad of excellent content from service providers on managing through the impact of COVID-19, there is nothing more powerful than learning from your peers. Join your fellow EFGP members for a three part series focused on peer-to-peer learning and guided discussion on a variety of topics relating to how COVID-19 has changed and will continue to change the way you manage your business.  Join us for one webcast or for all three!

    Session 1: Managing Through the Impact of COVID-19 and Preparing for Reopening of the Workplace

    We all know that COVID-19 has changed the rules of the entrepreneurial game, but what are the impacts on your business format and where are the opportunities for innovation, restructuring or transformation? And as we enter the next phase of the response, are you ready for reopening the workplace? What will this look like in terms of changes in the business environment, team management, overall culture, confidence and trust? Join us!

    Virtual Event

    June 16th, 12:00-1:30 PM

    Discussion let by Marc Sinkow, Executive Coach & Principal, Synch-O LLC

    Registration Questions:

    To enhance the peer to peer discussion, we’d like to hear from you.  When you register, please pick one of the following topics that you are willing to address and share your experience with your peers on June’s webinar.

    • How has your virtual work environment impacted your business?  What are some things you have done to get creative in operations, sales, finance, technology?  What new tools are you using?
    • What have you learned about your team and culture during this crisis, positive and negative?  How will you address this moving forward?  What changes are you considering?
    • Are you in a position to rehire, hire or top-grade your team?  How will you recruit differently?
    • What are your plans for returning back to the office and creating a safe environment? What changes can you make now & how will you communicate this information this to your team?

    About our Moderator: 

    Marc Sinkow is a serial entrepreneur having founded a half-dozen companies over the past 30 years primarily in the healthcare sector.

    Marc earned a BS degree from Ithaca College and took post graduate work in accounting at Wharton. 

    Marc began his career in sales working for a healthcare products distribution firm servicing the alternate care market; physicians, nursing homes, and home health care. His first foray into business was the formulation of a specialty home medical equipment company providing orthopedic and physical therapy products and billing third-party payers. In the mid-80s he was part of a team negotiating a compensation trade agreement with China for latex examination gloves. Seizing the opportunity he formed a Malaysian glove manufacturing firm producing powder free latex examination gloves.

    In the late 1990’s realizing wholesale margins were restrictive Marc developed a domestic financial and marketing model for distribution. This model produced an annual growth rate of 36% and a one-year high of 148%.

    Concurrently in the 1990s, along with a partner, Marc established a highly profitable medical transcription service focusing on physician and physical therapy offices.

    Marc brings a wealth of experience having managed sales and marketing, finance/accounting, and operations. Today he shares this perspective both individually and in forum type settings. He has devoted the last several years to facilitating senior level peer advisory groups working both independently as well as with the DVIRC with manufacturers and distributors in the five counties surrounding Phila.

    Marc has been an adjunct professor at Drexel, and evaluates business plans for both Drexel’s Baida Center and Temple’s Fox Business school annual entrepreneur challenges.


    • 07/14/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    EFGP Peer Discussion Series: Managing to the Other Side

    While there is a myriad of excellent content from service providers on managing through the impact of COVID-19, there is nothing more powerful than learning from your peers. Join your fellow EFGP members for a three part series focused on peer-to-peer learning and guided discussion on a variety of topics relating to how COVID-19 has changed and will continue to change the way you manage your business.  Join us for one webcast or for all three!

    Session 2: Operating While Restructuring

    This session will focus on what interactions will look like as we move further into the next phases of reopening (and how this will affect your business), ongoing financial implications, operational efficiencies, and continued innovations. 

    Registration Opening Soon!

    Virtual Event

    July 14th, 12:00-1:30 PM

    Discussion let by Marc Sinkow, Executive Coach & Principal, Synch-O LLC

    About our Moderator: 

    Marc Sinkow is a serial entrepreneur having founded a half-dozen companies over the past 30 years primarily in the healthcare sector.

    Marc earned a BS degree from Ithaca College and took post graduate work in accounting at Wharton. 

    Marc began his career in sales working for a healthcare products distribution firm servicing the alternate care market; physicians, nursing homes, and home health care. His first foray into business was the formulation of a specialty home medical equipment company providing orthopedic and physical therapy products and billing third-party payers. In the mid-80s he was part of a team negotiating a compensation trade agreement with China for latex examination gloves. Seizing the opportunity he formed a Malaysian glove manufacturing firm producing powder free latex examination gloves.

    In the late 1990’s realizing wholesale margins were restrictive Marc developed a domestic financial and marketing model for distribution. This model produced an annual growth rate of 36% and a one-year high of 148%.

    Concurrently in the 1990s, along with a partner, Marc established a highly profitable medical transcription service focusing on physician and physical therapy offices.

    Marc brings a wealth of experience having managed sales and marketing, finance/accounting, and operations. Today he shares this perspective both individually and in forum type settings. He has devoted the last several years to facilitating senior level peer advisory groups working both independently as well as with the DVIRC with manufacturers and distributors in the five counties surrounding Phila.

    Marc has been an adjunct professor at Drexel, and evaluates business plans for both Drexel’s Baida Center and Temple’s Fox Business school annual entrepreneur challenges.


    • 08/11/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    EFGP Peer Discussion Series: Managing to the Other Side

    While there is a myriad of excellent content from service providers on managing through the impact of COVID-19, there is nothing more powerful than learning from your peers. Join your fellow EFGP members for a three part series focused on peer-to-peer learning and guided discussion on a variety of topics relating to how COVID-19 has changed and will continue to change the way you manage your business.  Join us for one webcast or for all three!

    Session 3: Registration Opening & More Details Coming Soon!

    This is the third webcast in our Members Only COVID-19 series. Join us for just one webcast or for all three!

    Virtual Event

    August 11th, 12:00-1:30 PM

    Discussion let by Marc Sinkow, Executive Coach & Principal, Synch-O LLC

    About our Moderator: 

    Marc Sinkow is a serial entrepreneur having founded a half-dozen companies over the past 30 years primarily in the healthcare sector.

    Marc earned a BS degree from Ithaca College and took post graduate work in accounting at Wharton. 

    Marc began his career in sales working for a healthcare products distribution firm servicing the alternate care market; physicians, nursing homes, and home health care. His first foray into business was the formulation of a specialty home medical equipment company providing orthopedic and physical therapy products and billing third-party payers. In the mid-80s he was part of a team negotiating a compensation trade agreement with China for latex examination gloves. Seizing the opportunity he formed a Malaysian glove manufacturing firm producing powder free latex examination gloves.

    In the late 1990’s realizing wholesale margins were restrictive Marc developed a domestic financial and marketing model for distribution. This model produced an annual growth rate of 36% and a one-year high of 148%.

    Concurrently in the 1990s, along with a partner, Marc established a highly profitable medical transcription service focusing on physician and physical therapy offices.

    Marc brings a wealth of experience having managed sales and marketing, finance/accounting, and operations. Today he shares this perspective both individually and in forum type settings. He has devoted the last several years to facilitating senior level peer advisory groups working both independently as well as with the DVIRC with manufacturers and distributors in the five counties surrounding Phila.

    Marc has been an adjunct professor at Drexel, and evaluates business plans for both Drexel’s Baida Center and Temple’s Fox Business school annual entrepreneur challenges.


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