Dinner & A Movie February 15, 2015

Join us for good food and the premiere of Kingsman: The Secret Service

When: Sunday, February 15 at 3:00pm

Location: AMC Star John R 15
32289 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Dinner Serving Time: 3:15 pm

Movie Starting Time: 3:55 pm

Tickets: $21.50 in advance or $25 at the door (includes Dinner and a Movie). Seating for the dinner is at 3:00pm (no early birds)

Limited seats are available. To get your ticket go to http://dbsonline.net/dinner-movie/ or contact Kewsi Mann at 313 673-7836

Good food is the cornerstone of any great event. We promise that we will make your taste buds come alive.

Dinner menu items include fried chicken, smothered chicken, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, string beans, various salads, sweet rolls and dessert.

 

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Strategic Business Consulting

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The vast majority of CEOs are currently changing their company’s strategy, and a third of them describe that change as fundamental. These staggering numbers are reflective of today’s rapidly changing businesses environment. DBS will help your business create clear objectives, a distinct business model, innovative culture, technologies and metrics to achieve growth. From strategy to execution, DBS’ advisers work with you to translate boardroom strategy into action and results that work.

Strategic planning: We help you set your ambition, generate and evaluate key initiatives, identify other options to fill any gap versus your ambition, and deliver your plan.

Growth strategy: Successful growth strategies are based upon commercializing innovations that deliver new sources of value to your organization and its stakeholders. We help you develop the structures and culture that enable new innovations to emerge so that you can accelerate and successfully deliver the benefits from your innovations to the market.

Financial: We help you achieve an in-depth understanding of your market through modeling, competition and pricing analysis. 

Customer strategy: Customers are at the heart of every business, from business strategy through to delivery. We help you improve the way you; 

  • Target customers
  • Sell product and services
  • Deliver better customer service
  • Engage customers in person or online
  • Use business insight to make better decisions

Organizational strategy: Achieving strategic alignment requires congruence between an organization’s strategy, and its structures, processes and people. We help you transform your strategic intent into long-term shareholder value, enabling better execution of your strategies in complex and dynamic situations.

Indications that you may be facing these issues:

  • Costs growing faster than revenues.
  • Your company is under-performing relative to its competitors.
  • You are losing market share to either traditional or new competitors.
  • Your innovation strategy does not link to your growth objectives.
  • Recent products have failed to deliver expected margin improvements.
  • You want to improve the total customer experience and monitor drivers of customer satisfaction, retention or experience.
  • Your business can’t keep pace with the rise in mobile devices, social media and changing customer demands.
  • You want independent, objective evaluation and validation of your management strategy, including whether you have the right mix of businesses.
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Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient: Part 1 of 4

Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient

Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a vital skill to have when developing your leadership style. It is your greatest tool that will help you perceive the impact of your presence within any given environment. Assessing your EI will help you to become aware of:

  • Perceiving the emotions of oneself and others.
  • Understanding the emotions of oneself and others.
  • Expressing the emotions of oneself and others.
  • Influencing the emotions of oneself and others.

Emotional Identification, Perception

Stay in touch with your feelings. Pay attention to what triggers them and how you react.

Pay attention to your body when you’re upset, sad or angry. What are the signs? Learning to recognize how you react in response to different sentiments can help you become more in tune with your emotions.

Be honest with yourself. Everyone feels things, and it’s nothing to hide or be nervous about. Emotions are important signals that we need to listen to in order to feel more fulfilled in life.

Get to know yourself better. For example, make a list of your strengths and limitations. The more in touch you are with who you are, the better you will be able to understand and handle your emotions.

Take small steps if you’re not used to expressing emotions. Start with those that are the least intimidating and you will surely find that it’s not as bad as you think. On the positive side, begin with genuine compliments and then take it further to an expression of appreciation. When you need to communicate a negative feeling, try writing it if you feel too intimidated to say it. Like learning any new skill, it will get easier with practice.

Consider the implications of not releasing your feelings. A lack of intimacy with others, pent up feelings, health problems, etc.

Remember that communication involves a lot more than what is just said. Our gestures, expressions and tone of voice send just as strong (or even stronger signals) than the words we choose, and can let us know how others are feeling (and lets other know how we are feeling).

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Brand Integration

Brand Integration

We understand that web development projects often occur in conjunction with other marketing and brand/identity initiatives for an organization. Whether you’re a startup establishing a new message and value proposition, or a well-established organization seeking to refine your existing public image, it’s important that your brand identity can be communicated consistently across media, particularly on the web.

We can take your logo, collateral print materials, advertisements, photos, reports, notes and ideas, and synthesize them to produce an integrated brand identity for your website an identity that strategically reinforces your message and desired public image, both visually and contextually.

We will work closely with your internal marketing team, or hired consultants, for an integrated team approach toward putting your brand on the web. We can also bring our own partners to the table to help drive your brand strategy in conjunction with web development efforts. Whatever works for you.

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Brand Integration

Brand Integration

We understand that web development projects often occur in conjunction with other marketing and brand/identity initiatives for an organization. Whether you’re a startup establishing a new message and value proposition, or a well-established organization seeking to refine your existing public image, it’s important that your brand identity can be communicated consistently across media, particularly on the web.

We can take your logo, collateral print materials, advertisements, photos, reports, notes and ideas, and synthesize them to produce an integrated brand identity for your organization.  It is important that the identity that you project to the public strategically reinforces your message and desired public image, both visually and contextually.

We will work closely with your internal marketing team, or hired consultants, for an integrated team approach toward putting your brand on the web. We can also bring our own partners to the table to help drive your brand strategy in conjunction with web development efforts. Whatever works for you.

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Conversion Optimization

Conversion Optimization

Regardless of whether you’re a for-profit business or a nonprofit organization, getting visitors to your website is only the beginning. There are certain actions you want your website visitors to take. Motivating your site visitors to act is known as a “conversion,” and it’s the goal of most websites.

Conversions may take many forms, depending on your business/organizational model, including:

  • Placing a sales order

  • Sending a service inquiry

  • Making a donation

  • Completing a volunteer form

  • Signing up for a newsletter

  • Downloading a trial or special offer

Unfortunately, many organizations are so focused on driving visitor ”traffic” to their websites that they lose sight of the reason they want those visitors in the first place to get users to take a desired action, to convert those visitors into new customers, clients, supporters, or volunteers.

What Conversion Optimization Involves

Conversion optimization is the process of modifying your site’s target landing pages in ways that will inspire a greater number of site visitors to take the desired actions. This process borrows from several areas of web development, including:

  • Content & Messaging: Letting visitors know what you want them to do, and providing them with a compelling reason to do so (i.e. “call to action”)
  • User Psychology: Understanding what it is that will appeal to your target visitors
  • Design & Layout: Presenting the action triggers (e.g., signup form, shopping cart) in a user-friendly manner that makes it easy for visitors to take the desired action
  • User Experience:  Making it easy for visitors to navigate your site and find what it is they’re looking for, and guiding them toward action triggers while building a general sense of comfort and credibility

Why You Need Conversion Optimization

Conversion optimization goes hand-in-hand with other Internet marketing efforts such as SEM/SEO/PPC. If you’re spending money on PCP or SEO campaigns to drive traffic to your site, make sure you’re realizing the greatest possible return on investment (ROI) by converting the maximum number of site visitors. Sound conversion optimization principles make websites instantly more productive and profitable without a single new visitor because you’re increasing the conversions among the visitors you already have.

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Why Let DBS Manage Your Organization’s Projects

Why Let DBS Manage Your Organization’s Projects

 

Web Development

Social Media Management Consultant

Operations Management Consultant

Marketing/Sales Management Consultant

Customer Relationship Management Consultant

Our project manager’s methodologies are great for small businesses. Oftentimes, upper management stretch themselves too thin. Managers simply cannot take on another responsibility and does not have the staff that possesses the necessary skill set to manage short-term projects. This is where DBS’s project managers can bridge the gap and fill your organization’s need for project leadership.

Late Deliverables
Uncontrolled Spending
Unscheduled Delays

These are just a few of the many warning signs of an at-risk project. When companies recognize these signs, they often turn to project management experts to keep their projects on course. But not all project management organizations are alike. DBS provides immediate project management solutions and long-term assistance that can transform the way your company manages projects, enabling you to achieve consistently successful results.

Doing-It-Yourself Can Cost You 

Organizations often time lose money when they take their best and brightest away from value added activities to work on short-term projects. We’re focused exclusively on managing your organization’s short-term projects and our people are chosen and trained for that purpose. We employ rigorous assurance processes to make sure all management consultants continually meet our quality standards within budget.

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We’re Not Just Theory-based Consultants

DBS Center of Expertise

We don’t stop at strategic consulting; our senior executives have the experience and the ability to take the solution all the way to tactical success.

We’re Not Just Theory-based Consultants

We are a group of successful business people who have worked in the trenches and built successful companies. With an average of 10+ years of successful individual experience, we can help you get where you want to go because we’ve been there. DBS will help you to perform the analysis, develop the action plan, design the solution and take it through execution.

Expertise at Your Fingertips – Proven Professionals Helping You Succeed

Whether you need a thorough analysis of your business and its processes, Strategic Management Solutions or Brand development DBS offers you a team of seasoned experts that deliver insightful analysis and plans that work…at a price that fits your budget.

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Accounting And Financial Services

We support CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimize the structure of their finance functions to improve their contribution to the business. We structure our support to ensure that finance addresses the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge.

Recently, the emphasis of finance has been control and efficiency characterized by a heavy focus on SOX compliance delivered through streamlined back office models. Now, the focus for many has turned to Insight. These three competing priorities will continue to be the challenge for the finance function.

·Maintaining compliance and control: Being accountable to the business and to the financial community, CFOs have put compliance and control to the top of the agenda. For many, responses have been tactical rather than strategic. More deeply embedded and sustainable solutions are now required. Flexibility to response to future regulatory change is also increasingly important.

Driving efficiency: The pressure to release money, resources and capacity has never been greater. Gains may come from the elimination of redundant activities, consolidations of activities (for example, through shared services), standardization and automation of processes. These steps have in some instances resulted in cost savings in excess of 50%.

Providing insight and challenge: Insight takes different forms in different organizations. It involves delivery of a effective performance management framework, understanding the key business drivers and challenging and supporting business decisions around these drivers. Equipping finance to deliver effective support on these aspects requires tools and capabilities that are often new to the function.

Balancing the tension of these demands means keeping an eye on the details and the other on how to realize the vision.

We can help if:

  • You are concerned about what governance standards you need to establish to align finance with the business.
  • You are seeking to reduce the costs and improve the efficiency of the finance function.
  • You are trying to align finance with the business to provide an effective performance management and challenge mechanism.
  • You are concerned about having the appropriate balance of controls and that they are not constraining the business.
  • You are encountering more challenges than expected in setting up shared service and outsourcing arrangements and are keen to ensure sustainable benefits.
  • You want to recognize change as the “normal” state and want to explore how to embed change capabilities into your finance organization.
  • You want to explore a vision for finance.

 

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