The Australian Owner Manager Program is a unique business acceleration and development program designed for the owners of mid-sized ($3m-$100m) companies who are looking to take their business to the next level….. such as growth, new markets, new products, succession, or exit
This is an entirely practical program that brings together 15-25 business owners with 2 lead facilitators, 30+ business experts, and guest speakers in a unique way. It’s not an academic program.
The program is exclusive to business owners. In order to participate you must have a reasonable equity stake and management role in a mid-sized company, $3m-$100m revenue (No tyre kickers, no managers, no consultants, just business owners)
The program content is focused on
- The Business
- You in the Business.
Each of these areas is considered as part of your business growth, expansion, and transformation.
The original program was established in 2001 by the Icehouse, Asia Pacific’s leading business accelerator. Since that time over 700 business owners have completed the program in Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s leading business school have run the program in QLD for the past 4 years.
On average across the 700 businesses that have completed the program:
- Grow 2.5x faster than industry norms,
- Show earnings growth and triple their profit every 4 years
- Grow their staff numbers by 7% every year
- Generate 3.5x more export revenue than industry norms.
From 2017 the program will move into the Institute of Business Owners (IBO) with UQ Business School and The Icehouse as Foundation Partners. This change will accelerate the national expansion of the program while continuing the connection with Australia's leading Business School and Australasia's leading business accelerator.