Second Wind Financial Management Seminar Returning to Chicago in September

WYOMISSING, Pa., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Second Wind, the leading trainer of advertising agency professionals worldwide, is getting ready for another seminar for agency bookkeepers, controllers, owners and CFOs. The Certified Agency Financial Management Seminar, hosted at The Gleacher Center in Chicago, will be held on Tuesday, September 16, and Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

This seminar offers two jam-packed days of trade secrets on margins; markups; maximizing time billings; capturing lost hours; monthly executive reports; P&L statements; improving cash flow; plus, special segments on agency compensation strategies for the 21st century and how to write great client contracts.

"As we enter into the fourth quarter of 2014, agency financial managers must remain on their toes to finish the year in strong standing. You must take the money you made in 2014 and turn it into something even bigger for 2015," says Tony Mikes, Second Wind's founder and managing director. "This seminar presents a great opportunity to 'compare notes' with other agency owners and managers. See what other financial managers are doing to gear up for the end of the year. You'll walk away with valuable knowledge and a fresh, strategic approach to your agency's financial practices."

The seminar will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. over the two-day period. Second Wind members and non-members are welcome to attend. The fee for Second Wind members is $1,050 and $1,375 for non-members. The seminar is sited convenient to Chicago hotels.

Founded in 1988, Second Wind is a thought leader and innovator to the advertising and marketing community, dedicated to helping members and users "BE better." Second Wind serves advertising, graphic design, public relations, interactive and marketing firms across the US, Canada and internationally. Second Wind is celebrating its 25th year of service.

Second Wind's Certified Agency Financial Seminar will be led by Anthony Mikes and Laurie Mikes. As Second Wind's Managing Director, Tony has advised advertising agencies for over twenty-five years using a combination of old-school wisdom and up-to-the minute strategies and tactics. A seventeen year veteran of Second Wind, Laurie is deeply involved with agencies on a daily basis providing guidance about financial matters, agency growth and operations. Their combined years of experience bring valuable insight and perspective to agencies looking to build a successful, sustainable business.

For the latest information on Second Wind membership, to learn more about the Certified Agency Financial Management Seminar, or to register for on-site seminars, visit, email or call 610-374-9093.

Media Contact: Laurie Mikes, Second Wind, 610-374-9093,

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