After the session, business owners will have a clear understanding of how each strategy applies to their business and some actionable steps to move them forward.
- Lasting through a Recession
- Good to Great, by Jim Collins – a study of 1435 good companies that were examined for their performance over 40 years. Find the 11 companies that became great and the resulting strategy that follows.
- Managing Money
- Lean Six Sigma – a strategy originating in Japan analyzing your overall systems and processes to eliminate waste.
- Pivoting Your Business
- BCC Matrix – a strategy created by the founder of the Boston Consulting Group. Understanding what value propositions are most suited for today’s COVID19 – era consumer.
*Brought to you in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and South Los Angeles Business Source Center. Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Jonathan Kinnard, a native of Nashville, TN, moved to California after completing his
Masters in Management from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. With a passion for
public service, he started working for an insurance company that specialized in helping union
members and working class families across America. Within 3 short years, his performance led
him to become the regional manager for all of Orange County. Two years later, his office was
awarded Top 5 Workplaces in all of OC by the OC Registry in 2017. This success in business
management led Jonathan to make the big leap into owning a business of his own and in July of
2019, he launched Coffee Del Mundo, the first non-european coffee establishment here in
Coffee Del Mundo is a 100% dairy free establishment owned and operated by people of
color. It works directly with small farmers around the world to import their beans and present
them to the world. When his coffee shop is not in operation, he turns the space into a create
studio where he hosts events for the community and conducts business coaching for other small
business owners. Past events have included, anti-anxiety sound baths, mental health brunches,
yoga, art experiences, and more. In January 2020, Jonathan joined the team at the Vermont
Slauson Office of Economic Development to expand his abilities to aid other minority business
owners to success.