Business owners seeking ways to bring in more money can learn from someone who has found tools that helped her more than double her revenue in a year.
Sonia Petkewich, CEO of Taurean Consulting Group, will present a workshop entitled “Proven Productivity Tools to Increase Your Revenue” from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Coop, 1925 Village Center Circle, Suite 150.
“I think it’s important to share your knowledge. Someone showed me these tools, and it resulted in success for my company, so it’s time to pay it forward,” Petkewich said. “Hopefully it will spark interest in someone, and maybe by giving them these tools, they will have success even more quickly than I did.”
During the workshop, she will highlight three tools for business owners:
• Trello: The web-based list-making application uses the Kanban method of project management. Users can create cards that can be dragged and dropped, making it a versatile productivity tool. Using Trello as a job order management and candidate and client process management tool, Petkewich said, helped Taurean increase its revenue by about 148 percent from 2017 to 2018.
• Traction: The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) developed by Gino Wickman helps business leaders organize their business around vision, culture, process and data. EOS is just one tool that gives leaders an organized way of running their business to get traction, which is necessary to getting a grip on the business.
• The mastermind: A mastermind is a group of people who come together on a regular basis to share wisdom, experience, networks and resources. Members offer each other honest feedback in situations that will help each other work through difficult times and avoid the same mistakes someone in the group may have faced, Petkewich said. She will draw on her own experience with the BOAR community mastermind to emphasize the benefit of such groups.
“The typical business owner tends to be a visionary, but we get distracted, and all these things will help bring you to a focus point, bring you down to earth and out of the stars,” Petkewich said. “Right now, we have about four months left in the year and lots of goals still to be hit. But there are lots of opportunities for distractions — holidays, school, kids’ events. So we need something to help us focus on things that will allow us to be the most productive so we can hit the goals we have for the rest of the year and going into 2020.”
Tickets for the workshop are free for members of The Coop and $20 for nonmembers, with the nonmember fee donated to a nonprofit of the speaker’s choice. Petkewich has chosen Rebel Science Camp, which allows fifth-grade students from Title I schools to attend sessions at UNLV during which they participate in hands‐on science activities facilitated by College of Sciences undergraduate student leaders. It’s an organization she wants to support because, as the CEO of an IT recruiting firm, she wants children to be exposed to science and engineering technology. Taurean also is a woman-owned company, so she likes to build up other woman-owned businesses.
To get tickets for the event, visit www.thecoopcowork.com/events or www.facebook.com/events/3108740445819488.
MORE ABOUT SONIA PETKEWICH/TAUREAN CONSULTING
Sonia Petkewich launched Taurean Consulting Group, an IT staffing and project solutions company, in September 2015 after running another company for eight years. She said she launched the company because she wanted to do staffing differently and provide service in a better way. The company places IT professionals in jobs on a contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire basis. “Companies count on us to solve their biggest problems … and help them hit their IT goals,” Petkewich said. “At the same time, we work with candidates to help them achieve their dreams in the IT field. I love doing that.”
For more information, visit www.taureanconsulting.net or call 702-529-0378.
MORE ABOUT THE COOP
The Coop provides a coworking space and community spirit to inspire entrepreneurs and spur them toward success. Members and nonmembers alike can rent out two conference rooms and have access to a kitchen, open desks, a communal table, sofas, Wi-Fi. There are also private offices available for members.
For more information, visit www.thecoopcowork.com, call 702-636-9101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search for @thecoopcowork on Facebook.