GAME is winning accolades. The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College was awarded the 2017 Innovation Award for its GAME program by The League for Innovation.
GAME (Growth through Action, Measurement and Engagement) is a strategic implementation workshop series designed for businesses that have been in operation for more than three years with annual sales of $250,000 or more. The average annual revenue of those enrolled is $700,000.
Each session provides owners of growing businesses the opportunity to work on their business with the assistance of industry experts, business peers and Kansas SBDC advisors.
A long-term goal of the GAME program is to produce higher economic impact in businesses in the surrounding community. Nearly 100 businesses have participated.
The Innovation Award was established over 30 years ago and recognizes significant community college innovations that improve the ability of institutions to serve their students and communities.
GAME participants are poised to gain focus, set a growth agenda and take action to improve the business.
“I have taken the GAME program,” said Jason Wright, owner of Jason Wright Electric. “You need to know this is an amazing program. I think about some of the things the other business owners shared and the changes I have made in my own organization in the last couple months, and they will pay dividends for years.”
The next GAME series, “Define Your 2018 Growth Strategy,” begins Thursday, Feb. 1. More information is available here, or contact business adviser Stephanie Landis at 913-469-4485 or Slandis1@jccc.edu.