Five years ago, in 2017, the idea for the Global Blue Ocean Leadership Awards was born. The aim was to create an award given out every five years that would recognize and shine a light on individuals who have led and fostered the creation of blue oceans that have made a meaningful difference and [...]
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Ted Dacko of Arbor Dakota conducted a sales training webinar for and sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, entitled "Challenger Sales For Startups and Small Business". The webinar was to help early stage, entrepreneurial companies overcome sales obstacles and learn to better move prospective customers to a successful close. To view [...]
Arbor Dakota conducted 2 webinars, one for The Desai Institute on March 30, 2020 and another for Ann Arbor SPARK on April 15, 2020 entitled "Decision Making in Tough Times". These webinars drew on the extensive background and experiences of President Ted Dacko who has led multiple companies through challenging times.
Working through an Ann Arbor SPARK EIR grant, Arbor Dakota helped shopwindow, a SaaS retail company blow out its revenues. https://annarborusa.org/news/executive-in-residence-program-helps-ann-arbor-startups-excel/
Arbor Dakota customer, Groundspeed Analytics receives series B funding and an outstanding valuation. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180726005176/en/Groundspeed-Analytics-Announces-30-Million-Series-Funding
Dacko to lead expansion of national program empowering high school entrepreneurs ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 19, 2018 –Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp (BOSE), the organizer of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, the premier entrepreneurial competition for high school students, today announced Ted Dacko is appointed to the role of Executive Director – a critical leadership [...]
Early-stage companies struggle with the concepts of financial reporting. Financial reporting is not accounting. It is the art and science of marrying together sales, marketing HR and financial information to better understand both your history and forecast of your business. Join us at Ann Arbor SPARK at 9:00 am on June 27, 2018 to learn [...]
Arbor Dakota is proud to host world-renown author of Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift, Renée Maugborne for two fireside chats in Ann Arbor on Friday March 30. The first talk will be at 10:00 am at Ann Arbor SPARK Central and the other will be at 12:30 pm Stamps Auditorium at the University [...]