AmericanHort Mastery Series

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Ready to really dig into improving yourself and your business? AmericanHort Mastery Series are multi-part, virtual courses that build your knowledge with each class to let attendees learn mastery over specific skills and practices. From E-Commerce to Visual Merchandising, Biophilic design, and more – Mastery Series are the best way to gain in-depth knowledge from the experts.

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Inventory Management Mastery Series

October 25-27, 12-1:30 PM, ET

Presented by Jason Bader; Principal, The Distribution Team

One of the largest challenges faced by growers and wholesalers in the horticulture industry is green inventory management. Especially for those plants and products with long grow times or tight distribution schedules. In AmericanHort’s Inventory Management Mastery Series, inventory expert Jason Bader, principal of The Distribution Team, will walk attendees through best practices and inventive strategies for managing this process while minimizing excess.
The Inventory Mastery Series is $199/class.
AmericanHort members can register for the Inventory Mastery series for a reduced price of $99/class.

About Our Presenter

Jason Bader is the principal of The Distribution Team. The Distribution Team specializes in providing strategic business coaching, inventory management training and technology utilization to the wholesale distribution industry. Jason brings over 30 years of experience working in the distribution field. He has overseen various operational teams, managed small and large facilities, and served in an executive management capacity for the last 10 years of his distribution career. 

Jason is a regular speaker at distribution industry events and a featured contributor to several trade publications, such as The Wholesaler, Construction Supply, Industrial Supply, FEDA News & Views, The American Fastener Journal and Today’s Electrical Distributor. In 2019, Jason took his love for distribution to the virtual airwaves. As creator and host of the niche podcast Distribution Talk, he has the opportunity to interview some of the most fascinating people in the wholesale distribution industry. 

Mastery Series Part I: Fundamentals of Inventory Accuracy

This class will cover the importance of inventory accuracy, tips for doing annual counts, why cycle counting is a superior methodology, implementing a perpetual cycle count, and applying technology to inventory management. 

Mastery Series Part II: Turning Buyers into Investors

Learn how to let Enterprise resource planning (ERP) do the heavy lifting, analyze performance and reporting, diagnose problems with return on investment (ROI), product movement analysis, and managing dead inventory.

Mastery Series Part III: Understanding Inventory Replenishment

Wrap up the series by learning when to buy triggers, how to adjust for seasonality, calculating how much to buy, buying ahead of price increases and how to utilize tiered buying opportunities.

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Succession & Exit Planning Mastery Series

November 2, 9 & 16 1-2:30 PM, ET

Presented by a panel of succession & exit planning experts

There’s one indisputable fact—100% of owners eventually will exit their business. In the horticulture industry, there are many stories of successful transitions to new owners and to family members in the horticultural industry. However, in these times there are even more stories of unnecessary closures and liquidations, family disagreements, disasters, and owners passing away without a business continuity plan in place or even a will. The critical difference is that planning leads to successful outcomes.

AmericanHort is proud to present this timely Mastery Series on Succession and Exit Planning consisting of three classes hosted by a panel of experts ranging from CEPAs (Certified Exit Planning Advisors), accounting, legal, financial planning, and organizational development professionals who will help you form a succession plan for your business.

Meet Our Expert Speakers

  • Chris Cimaglio, CEPA®, MBA Managing Partner, Best Human Capital & Advisory Group
  • Todd Downing Managing Partner, Best Human Capital & Advisory Group
  • Lawrence Turow, CFP®, CEPA® APMA®, MBA Managing Director, Pivotpoint Business Solutions
  • Bryan Harasty Financial Advisor, Pivotpoint Business Solutions
  • Mike Einterz Partner & Attorney, Einterz & Einterz

This Mastery Series occur over three classes that will cover topics such as:

  • What to do in each of the three exit planning stages; discovering, preparing, and deciding.
  • The basics of valuing your business, financial planning for business owners, business continuity planning, and business value acceleration
  • Exit or succession options and estate planning
  • And so much more!

The opportunity will be given to peer share and discuss options with other owners who are planning a third-party sale or family succession. We will also take an in-depth look at your personal, business, and financial readiness for the next step of your journey.

The time to start is now — whether you are in your 30s and find yourself as a new owner of a growing operation, or you are in your 60s with no one to hand the reins over to. Collectively, our experts have never had a client complain that they spent too much time planning for their succession or exit.

Mastery Series Part I: Discovery

Mastery Series Part II: Prepare

Mastery Series Part III: Decide

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AmericanHort Mastery Series E-Commerce

The Marketing Mastery Series is a three-part program that addresses three key pillars to any successful marketing plan – the strategy, the message, and the execution.

AmericanHort Mastery Series E-Commerce

Whether you’re just getting started in E-commerce or been at it for years, this three-part E-Commerce Mastery Series will help you improve your e-commerce business. 

This three-part series on will allow you to master the skills needed to have effective visual merchandising in your retail operations that will drive sales and your bottom line. 

The Biophilic Design Mastery Series focuses on biophilic design which fosters the human-nature connection in the built environment. This connection is essential to support human and physical health, creativity, healing.

AmericanHort Mastery Series E-Commerce

The Marketing Mastery Series is a three-part program that addresses three key pillars to any successful marketing plan – the strategy, the message, and the execution.

AmericanHort Mastery Series E-Commerce

Whether you’re just getting started in E-commerce or been at it for years, this three-part E-Commerce Mastery Series will help you improve your e-commerce business. 

This three-part series on will allow you to master the skills needed to have effective visual merchandising in your retail operations that will drive sales and your bottom line. 

The Biophilic Design Mastery Series focuses on biophilic design which fosters the human-nature connection in the built environment. This connection is essential to support human and physical health, creativity, healing.

Interested in sponsoring a Mastery Series?

Contact Meagan Nace at MeaganN@americanhort.org to secure an opportunity today.

THE POWER OF AMERICANHORT MEMBERSHIP

As a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association, you will be connected to the mentors, leaders and knowledgeable resources you need – when you need them – so that you can Perform Better day in and day out, Grow Faster than you ever dreamed possible, and Prepare both Yourself and Your Business for the Future.

If you’d like to save $100 on your Mastery Series and receive all the great benefits of membership in AmericanHort, join us today.