The Next Level Group was founded in early 2006 by Mitch Evans and Mike Kind. The objective is to create peer groups or forums for printing and print related owners with the objective of allowing the participants a mechanism to take their businesses from where they are to where they want to be. Or, as we like to say –
“Imagine if you could turn your dreams into reality. We help you make it happen.”
The commercial and quick print segments of the domestic print industry have become commoditized and most print shops are finding it hard to grow their businesses. Trade associations have found that membership and attendance at their meetings have decreased but the need for printing owners to learn and share ideas has not decreased. In fact, the need is greater today than at any time before, due to the fast changing technology and greater competition.
The overall concept is to create peer groups where selected members will have a safe environment to allow them to discuss their issues, help make better decisions, create accountability, assist in managing change, grow profitably and not feel isolated.
The mission will be to use a proven process to propel the members to get their businesses to The Next Level.
Both of the founders have extensive experience in the printing industry, have sold their printing interests and do speaking and consulting in both the printing and mailing industries. They were partners in Renaissance Executive Forums of South Florida and as such, worked with a variety of CEO’s in various industries with companies that range in size from $1 million to $400 million in revenues.
Mitch & Mike currently facilitate four Next Level Groups. Three of the groups are CEO/Owner groups and one group is a Key Employee group which consist of general managers, operations managers or plant managers. Their initial group is in their fifth year of operation. A new group was just launched in August of 2010.
The founders will be interviewing candidates for their fifth group in the 2nd quarter of 2011. Please contact them if you would like to be considered for membership.