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Company:Kim Flynn Consulting, Orem, UT, USA
Company Description:Kim Flynn is the CEO of Kim Flynn Consulting, and a bestselling author, speaker, and workshop leader and the founder of the Plug & Play Business System. The company hosts 50+ live events a year, teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses using systems and automation.
Nomination Category:Company/Organization Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category:Women-Run Workplace of the Year - 10 or Less Employees

Nomination Title:Kim Flynn Consulting

Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated organization since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):

Kim Flynn Consulting is passionate about helping women play BIG in business. Since 2010, they have been hosting monthly Business Intensive Retreats to teach women (and a few brave men) how to automate, systematize, and grow their businesses. Since July 2014, they have hosted 42 live events to educate women, (including 16 three-day luxury retreats) purchased a lodge to host the retreats, and grew the business revenue 39%, continuing a track record of double and triple digit growth each year since 2010.

Kim Flynn Consulting has a unique team strategy that has lead to their success. The company employs mostly work-from-home, part-time women, which allows the mother majority on her team the opportunity to develop their careers while raising children. Kim Flynn Consulting provides free yoga classes and leadership training for all team members, as well as free day care services for the women as they come to meetings. Because of the woman and mom-friendly environment, employees are fiercely loyal to the company, and are willing to work hard.

Because of the team's work ethic, Kim Flynn Consulting has never met a problem that they haven't tackled head-on. After spending over one hundred thousand in short-term rentals for the retreats, they wanted to find a way to purchase their own event space. In early 2015, the company purchased and renovated a 12,000 square foot lodge in the resort community of Park City, Utah. They renovated the vacant property, hooked up a well system, eliminated multiple gas leaks, eradicated a massive rodent and "critter" problem, furnished and decorated the property to sleep 50, and remodeled to create a 2,000 square foot conference room. They now host their Premiere Business Intensive Retreats at the lodge, as well as local retreats in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and Seattle.

Kim Flynn Consulting employs mostly female trainers to teach entrepreneurs how to use the company's trademarked Plug & Play Business System. The company's Business Intensive Retreats provide real business education for women, taught by women who understand a unique women's perspective. The trainers teach both tools and processes for project management, marketing strategy and campaign building, sales tracking with revenue projections and profit margins, lead tracking & nurture, and finance tracking.

Kim Flynn Consulting has a 98% satisfaction rate among their retreat attendees. Their clients are not just happy: they are raving fans. Some client success stories include two clients with Oprah appearances, multiple clients with bestselling books, a client with a 7-figure book deal, a client growing her business from 3k/month to 25k in six months, and a single mom closing 38K in sales in her first two months working with the company.

Since January, the entire team has been madly working to transition the company from Kim Flynn Consulting to Entrepreneur Simplified. The changes in the company branding will allow them to work with a larger audience (including men) as well as launch an online entrepreneur MBA program. They are working with 15 professors to get the course content filmed and hosted on the new platform. Entrepreneur Simplified and the online MBA school will launch in January 2016.

Provide a brief biography of the person or persons who lead the nominated company (up to 125 words):

Kim Flynn is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, and workshop leader for entrepreneurs. She has four kids, is the founder of seven businesses, and the creator of the Plug & Play Business System. Kim hosts over 50 live events per year, teaching business owners how to automate, systematize, and grow their businesses to their potential.

Kim started her first business when she was 23 years old. She grew that business to employ over 30 people while working 3 hours per week. She went on to build and sell three more service businesses before launching Kim Flynn Consulting.

Kim is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs like Fox Business and Forbes and was in the Top 40 under 40 in Business Q Magazine.

Choose one (even if both apply):

The CEO (or other principal manager) of this company is a woman, and at least 40% of the management team is comprised of women.