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Think You Don't Need a Board of Advisors? Think Again.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 - 11:00

In the past, only a few small to mid-sized LSPs have utilized a Board of Advisors to help them map their growth. However, this trend appears to be changing as the language industry becomes more complex. During this session, participants will learn how both small and large companies can use best practices to set up and utilize Boards of Advisors, and how these outside perspectives can help expand business and create time for business owners to perform higher-value and more enjoyable tasks. Myths about the negative impact of Boards will be dispelled, and participants will be presented with information to help them consider the viability of creating a Board of Advisors for their own businesses. The process of selecting Board members will also be described.

Corporate Strategy, Short Talk

Lynn Elfers, Affordable Language Services

Lynn Elfers calls herself “The Accidental Entrepreneur” because her mission in life was to help improve lives and serve others, not start a booming business. She worked as a full-time volunteer for 20 years, leading to an assignment as a missionary in Central America. In 1997, due to a surprise addition to the family, she returned home to Cincinnati, Ohio. There she became involved with the Hispanic community. Lynn has a strong desire to see people equalized through language communication. Through her volunteer work in Cincinnati, she became known for helping Hispanics connect through her community interpreting, which directly resulted in the birth of Affordable Language Services, now in its 17th year. Focusing on training and education of interpreters, Lynn’s company has gained a solid reputation for quality and service. In 2014 and 2015, a CSA report named Affordable Language Services one of the larger interpreting companies in the world.