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Thursday, June 20
 

10:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
Welcome to Small Business Expo, America’s BIGGEST business-to-business trade show, conference & networking event of the year, hosted in 17 Major US Cities!

Small Business Expo is here to help small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs like you take their business to the next level. Our FREE one-day event is packed with valuable insights and exclusive networking opportunities: 25+ business-critical workshops, seminars and presentations from top industry experts, Speed-Networking, Meetups, industry-leading exhibitors, a business card exchange & much more.

Whether you are in the start-up phase or a long-established company, Small Business Expo has the resources you need to stay a step ahead of your competition. If you’re looking to drive your business forward and take the next step to success, you’ve come to the right place.

Happy Networking!


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:00am - 5:30pm
Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum - Main Hall

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. 


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking (Located on the Show Floor)

10:30am

Building Massive Success by Building Your CEO Mindset
With cutting-edge technology, Tim will show you how your subconscious mind can open the door to endless possibilities in your life.  The average person has over 70k thoughts per-day that can become negative or repetitive. This talk helps people turn challenges into opportunities! He will show you how to train your brain to make you millions.  Get on the Fast-Track to Success Now!

Speakers


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

10:30am

Digital Signage and Zoom Rooms - Presented By: DSN Group, Inc.
Strategies and solutions for one of the fastest growing and most cost-effective methods of advertising.  Explore digital signage for small- and mid-size business.  Plus, Zoom rooms to improve your presence/professionalism for virtual meetings.

Intended Audience:
CEO’s, Marketing Leadership, Sales Leadership, attendees looking for marketing ideas

Key Takeaways
• Solutions and ideas to start digital signage and advertising initiative(s)
• New cost-effective methods for more professional virtual meetings
• Strategies to increase foot traffic and company awareness
 

Speakers
KW

Kevin Weiss

Sales Manager, DSN Group, Inc.
SW

Sean Warren

Senior Engineer, DSN Group, Inc.



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 2 (Located on the Show Floor)

10:30am

How to Create Even More Business Marketing on Facebook
In this workshop you will learn exactly how to drive more traffic to your website and increase your sales. This is great information if you own a brick & mortar business or conducting your business over the internet. Austin will walk through the key drivers that are required on your website to make it simple, functional & productive at creating qualified leads that become great customers.  If you feel that that you are confused by all of the options including social media to generate traffic, you will love this fresh approach to optimize your internet marketing strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

10:30am

Managing Credit for Business Success - Presented By: Wells Fargo
Good credit is one of a business owner’s most valuable assets. But strong credit isn’t something that you simply have or you don’t have. Building credit is an active, ongoing process that takes careful management. This workshop we will be focusing on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. We’ll cover how credit and lending work, explore the possibilities of credit financing, and show you how to make the most of your credit opportunities – both traditional and nontraditional.

Key Takeaways
· How to manage your business credit
· What potential lenders look for
· The business credit lifecycle and the considerations you might have when it comes to credit
· Making sense of financing options
· Free educational resources 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Linder

Mark Linder

Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Mark Linder is a 17-year veteran of the financial services industry. Mark is a graduate of Iowa State University and is finishing up his post graduate degree at Pacific Coast Banking School at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Mark currently serves as... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 5 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

10:30am

The Simple 3 Step SEO Strategy That Is Crushing It in 2019 - Presented By: SEOJet
Adam White is going to show you how to quickly establish brand authority with Google, build "power pages" and then promote those power pages with a strategic plan that works like magic.

Intended Audience
Digital Marketing Agency owners, SEOs, marketers, entrepreneurs.

Key Takeaways
Quickly establish brand authority with Google so they trust you as a big brand.
Consistently create SEO power pages that will shoot to the top of Google for your big key phrases.
Systematically build backlinks to your power pages that get you top rankings with less links. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam White

Adam White

SEOJet
Adam White is the founder of SEOJet, backlink management software that helps marketers build amazing backlink profiles and Jasper Holland Co, a t-shirt brand for grown up men. He has been an SEO professional since 2002 and in his spare time he wrote and directed a feature film. He... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 1 (Located on the Show Floor)

10:30am

Your Best Salesperson Doesn't Sleep: Is Your Website Working For You? - Presented By: Dorian Solutions
Are you leveraging your best salesman? 50% of business don’t have a website, but  In this workshop, you will learn the best ways to supercharge your sales funnel in the digital age. You will learn how to turn your website from a digital billboard to an active and engaging salesperson, delivering information to hungry potential clients.

Intended Audience
Business Owners, Sales Directors, CIOs

Key Takeaways
Is Your Website a Strong Brand Ambassador
Is Your Website Finding Your Target Market
Is Your Website Making the Best Sales Pitch
Is Your Website Equipped to Make the Close 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Ziolo

Jason Ziolo

CEO, Dorian Solutions
Jason is the owner and CEO of Dorian Solutions and has been at the helm for 8 years. His custom software development expertise and his dedication to process improvement has allowed him to generate ROI for hundreds of customers over a 20+ year history with technology process and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Jake Tlapek

Jake Tlapek

Director of Marketing, Dorian Solutions
Jake Tlapek, Dorian’s Director of Marketing, has a his unique, multifaceted, marketing background, grounded in structure from his days in the USAF. He is also a published game designer and cannot wait to add a new baby boy to his wife and two daughters this October.



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 6 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

10:45am

MAIN STAGE: VIP Expert Panel - Break Through Your Biggest Challenges & Achieve Your Goals
Come & Learn from top Business and Philanthropic Global Leaders on the specifics required to create Success. Each panelist will share  priceless concepts on what it takes to breakthrough your biggest challenges & achieve your biggest goals! A must attend!

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)

11:00am

Is Your Business Popular? How to be Found, Trusted, Liked & Drive New Business - Presented By: NetBlaze
As a small business owner you don’t have an excess of time, budget and expertise when it comes to your marketing game so the choices you make are critical. Join Jason Yormark, CMO of NetBlaze to help you identify what matters most, how to make it happen, and how to capture more new business easily and affordably.

Intended Audience
Small business owners

Key Takeaways
1. Learn what the key tactics are to getting your website to rank on the first page of google
2. Why it’s critical that you prioritize ongoing pursuit of positive online reviews
3. The power of easy and fast communication with your customers
4. Why social needs to be taken seriously to help tell your business’ story 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Yormark

Jason Yormark

CMO, Netblaze, LLC
Jason is currently the CMO for NetBlaze, a small business marketing platform and is a 20+ year marketing veteran having worked with brands such as Microsoft, Amazon & SAP but is truly passionate about helping small businesses thrive. In his spare time he’s an avid baseball player... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Booth 104

11:30am

EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) - Presented By: USPS
Integrate Every Door Direct Mail into your marketing strategy, Drive in-store foot traffic, Build customer loyalty, Increase brand recognition.

Speakers
avatar for Kim V. Ewing

Kim V. Ewing

Business Development Specialist, USPS
Kim V. Ewing, began her postal career as a Letter Sorting Machine Operator at the Main Post Office in Chicago in 1984. In October 2015, Kim was promoted to Business Development Specialist. Kim is responsible for planning, developing, and executing sales programs for small- and medium-sized... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Booth 220

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. 


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking (Located on the Show Floor)

11:30am

Getting Started on CRM - Presented By: Salesforce
This workshop is designed for CRM newbies and those looking to ditch spreadsheets and shared docs for something better. You’ll dive deep into Salesforce Essentials, the world’s #1 CRM reimagined for small businesses, and learn how you can start simply, sell faster, and make customers happier.

Intended Audience
CEOs, COOs, VP of Sales, VP of Customer Support, Solopreneurs, and small business owners

Key Takeaways
What CRM is and how it can help a small business grow
Salesforce has a product designed specifically for small businesses, Salesforce Essentials
How to map out your sales stages and create a dynamic customer support strategy 

Speakers
avatar for Andra Ely

Andra Ely

Senior Product Marketing Manager at Salesforce, Salesforce
Andra Ely is a Product Marketing Manager with 7 years experience at Salesforce, in roles ranging from Sales to sales training. Andra’s current focus centers around the AMER Small Business Sales strategy and training sales teams on best practices for selling Salesforce solutions... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 5 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

11:30am

Help Accelerate Growth With Data​ - Presented By: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Business credit, like personal credit, can help you get funding or more favorable interest rates. Without business credit, your company could struggle to get a bank loan, pay higher premiums, or lose out on contract opportunities. In this presentation, we’ll cover the basics of business credit – what it is, how to build it, and what it can do for your business. We’ll also talk about the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number, which is the first step in building your business credit and the key to growing your business. Find out how to get your D-U-N-S Number for free!  

Speakers
avatar for Amber Colley

Amber Colley

Business Credit Expert and Senior Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Amber Colley is a Business Credit Expert and Senior Vice President with Dun & Bradstreet who brings 20 years experience working with businesses of all sizes to help them grow and prosper. She has coached thousands of business owners on establishing a business credit profile that... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 6 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

11:30am

How to Breakthrough Your Limiting Beliefs & Build the Ultimate Blueprint for Success!
When you attend this vital 45 Minute workshop you will discover the mental blocks you carry from early childhood and life experiences that stand in your way to maximize your health, and to have an amazing relationship in creating even more money.  Once discovered, you will learn the tools to overcome these and free yourself, providing you the opportunity to achieve an even healthier you and and start creating even more wealthy NOW!



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

11:30am

How to Build a Great List, Generate Customers & Get Paid as a Public Speaker
Come & Learn the key SECRETS on how to utilize public speaking to generate more leads and build your business. Bill will also share how to sell from the stage and turn what you are passionate about into a successful public speaker business. It is a must attend for authors, coaches and consultants as well as anyone that is seriously interested in  making money as a public speaker.



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

11:30am

The State of Digital for Small Businesses - Learn How to Manage Your Online Presence to Attract, Engage and Retain Customers - Presented By: MarketSparx
The Zero Moment of Truth. Your buyer's journey has changed and it is influenced by the Zero Moment of Truth. Today, your customers know a lot about your business before they even set foot in your door. 90% of all buying decisions are made online. This means your customers must be able to find your business online and your information must be accurate. It means you must manage and monitor your online reputation. It means you must be able to convert! Come learn the critical path to success and how easily you can ensure success for your customer's Zero Moment of Truth with your business.

Intended Audience
Business Owners, CEO's, Marketing Professionals, Decision Makers


Key Takeaways
1. Learn what the Zero Moment of Truth means and how to use it to your advantage
2. Ensure your online reputation works for you, not against you
3. Learn how to use your competitor's marketing budget to increase yours  

Speakers
avatar for Steven Frusolone

Steven Frusolone

Founder, MarketSparx
Steve Frusolone is the Founder of MarketSparx. He is a successful Marketing & Customer Success Leader, Speaker and Writer who is driven by his passion to help people. His focus is on small businesses, regardless of industry, who are growth oriented with a desire to compete in today's... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 1 (Located on the Show Floor)

11:30am

Understanding Your Business Insurance - Presented By: State Farm
We understand that working for yourself isn’t the same as working for someone else. This isn’t just what you do for a living, it’s a huge part of who you are. And it needs to be protected against the everyday risks of doing business. This seminar will consist of a deep dive into Property and Liability insurance. Property Insurance covers the physical property your business owns, leases, or rents and protects against fire, theft, vandalism, etc. Liability Insurance provides coverage for bodily injury and property damage that you may be legally obligated to pay due to your negligence. We are here to make sure you are adequately covered to get your business up and running. Followed by Q&A.

Intended Audience
Small business owners looking to learn how to protect their business.

Key Takeaways
1) Learn how State Farm can protect their small business
2)    Understand Property and Liability insurance and how it applies to small business 

Speakers
avatar for Loc Vo

Loc Vo

State Farm
I grew up in Rockford, IL. After graduating from Illinois State in 1996, I moved to Chicago to work for companies like Sprint and AT&T. After my stint in the corporate world, I joined the State Farm family, opening my agency with zero book of business. 13 years later, I have one... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 2 (Located on the Show Floor)

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: How I Made Millions and Lost Millions in Business (What To Do and Not Do)
To succeed in business is not easy.  But it’s about to get a lot easier. In this keynote you’ll learn the key principles and strategies from a seasoned entrepreneur on what it takes to achieve massive success. Michael will share with you how he made millions and lost millions in business, and what you need to do to achieve the prior and avoid the latter. You will walk away with “Actionable” tips that you can immediately apply that will transform you and your business. This is a high-powered, interactive and entertaining program and is not for the meek at heart.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Altshuler

Michael Altshuler

Speaker & Peak Performance Coach, Altshuler International
Michael is first and foremost, a man strongly committed to his faith, family and friends. In business, Michael is a serial entrepreneur, nationally-recognized motivational speaker and peak performance expert. He is also the CEO of MastermindEdge, helping business owners accelerate... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)

12:00pm

Is Your Business Popular? How to be Found, Trusted, Liked & Drive New Business - Presented By: NetBlaze
As a small business owner you don’t have an excess of time, budget and expertise when it comes to your marketing game so the choices you make are critical. Join Jason Yormark, CMO of NetBlaze to help you identify what matters most, how to make it happen, and how to capture more new business easily and affordably.

Intended Audience
Small business owners

Key Takeaways
1. Learn what the key tactics are to getting your website to rank on the first page of google
2. Why it’s critical that you prioritize ongoing pursuit of positive online reviews
3. The power of easy and fast communication with your customers
4. Why social needs to be taken seriously to help tell your business’ story 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Yormark

Jason Yormark

CMO, Netblaze, LLC
Jason is currently the CMO for NetBlaze, a small business marketing platform and is a 20+ year marketing veteran having worked with brands such as Microsoft, Amazon & SAP but is truly passionate about helping small businesses thrive. In his spare time he’s an avid baseball player... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Booth 104

12:30pm

Informed Delivery - Presented By: USPS
It’s a consumer-facing feature that provides users the opportunity to digitally preview their household mail and manage packages arriving soon.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gonzalez

Greg Gonzalez

Business Development Specialist, USPS
Greg Gonzalez started his postal career as a Mail Processor in 1988 at Chicago’s old Main Post Office. He was promoted to Supervisor, Distribution Operations at the Irving Park Processing & Distribution Center in 1994. He also worked at the International Service Center in the same... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Booth 220

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. 


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking (Located on the Show Floor)

12:30pm

Advertising Online - How To Buy Likes, Tweets, Clicks and More - Presented By: AT&T
Join a powerful and engaging presentation on how you can buy advertising to help reach more potential customers for your business. While organic (free marketing) has its place, owners of growing businesses know they must spend advertising dollars to reach a wider audience, more consistently. Join four time entrepreneur, global speaker and best-selling author Ramon Ray as he gives you the insight you need to advertise your product and solutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

editor, AT&T
Ramon is an entrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author. He also loves burnt pancakes, bacon, eggs, 2 cold glasses of milk and pancake syrup on the weekends.If you're looking to have someone inspire, energize, and inform the attendees at your next event, ask Ramon to speak.Few... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 6 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Cybersecurity Essentials: What You Need To Know - Presented By: Shartega.IT
Your business uses, needs, and collects data.  Your business needs to ensure no downtime, data loss, or productivity is incurred due to a breach or cybersecurity incident.  Our workshop is to help with an overall understanding of Cybersecurity needs in your organization.  This is not a technical workshop for deep dive IT specifics.  This workshop is designed for business owners who need to ask the right questions to discuss how they are and are not protected, what processes internally need to be adjusted, and what user training that is needed.

Intended Audience
Business Owners & Operators, CEO, CFO, COO, President, Business Investors

Key Takeaways
1. 12 Key Cybersecurity Topics Reviewed
2. Best Cybersecurity practices & training exercises
3. Passwords, Cryptocurrency, backups, and risk.
 

Speakers
avatar for George Fassett

George Fassett

Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Shartega.IT
George Fassett holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science. He is a U.S. Patent Holder for intellectual property related to computer data identification systems. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt & Six Sigma Certified Champion. 40 under 40 recipient. Fassett founded, built... Read More →
avatar for Nic Connor

Nic Connor

President, Shartega Systems
Nic Connor holds a BS in Telecommunications Management. He started his IT career in 1998 on the help desk at ACCO Brands, Inc – a subsidiary of Fortune Brands – a Fortune 500 company. He worked his way up to become a network engineer and led several national projects. In 2003... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 1 (Located on the Show Floor)

12:30pm

Get Seen and Be Known Online! - Presented By: DG Studios LLC
In today’s extremely competitive online marketplace, it seems harder than ever to compete with all the noise and be seen and known online. Through our interactive workshop, learn the key ingredients for a successful digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) campaign.  Our Founder and CEO of DG Studio, Dishan Jayasinha, will take you through 10 proven steps that will help you properly plan and execute a campaign which correctly targets and encourages your ideal client to find your company.

Key Takeaways:
Marketing isn’t as complicated as you may have been led to believe.
Learn the basics of how to take the effort out of attracting your desired customers.
Understand why it is better to take a holistic approach to all of one’s marketing efforts, rather than have them divided up amongst different teams.
If you think you can’t afford marketing, that means you NEED marketing more than ever.
Marketing done right should result in more customers and revenue.  

Speakers
avatar for Dishan Jayasinha, MD

Dishan Jayasinha, MD

CEO, DG Studios LLC
Dishan Jayasinha is a Sri Lankan American, MD turned entrepreneur, creative mastermind and humanitarian. He is the founder, CEO and creative head of Multi-National Creative Agency DG Studio, based in Los Angeles, with Sister companies in India and Mexico. Dishan Jayasinha is also... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 5 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

12:30pm

How to Create Even More Success Through Building a Local Mastermind
At this amazing workshop you will learn how to team up with Powerteam and build your very own local mastermind in the local marketplace. If you enjoy working with people and elevating your business this workshop is a must attend! You will also discover about the power of building high level relationships with entrepreneurial super stars as a great way to scale and build your business.



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Increase Your Profits & Protect Your Network - Presented By: Lakeview Networks
Business owners often over spend on technology because they don’t fully understand what they are buying. They don’t get the best price for the best solution that is unique for their business to be productive as well as safe from online threats. In this fast paced presentation you will leave with key action items to take immediately to save money. And you will learn ways to improve your network security at little to no cost. After attending this session you will understand key technical terms so you can make wise buy technology decisions for your business.

Intended Audience
Business owners and operators

Key Takeaways
Five key technical terms you need to understand before you buy technology
Five action items you can take immediately to save money
The best five ways to protect yourself from online threats
Why an ITIL practitioner is a great resource for business technology decisions 

Speakers
avatar for Joanne A. Jensen

Joanne A. Jensen

Founder, Lakeview Networks
Joanne A. Jensen is the founder of Lakeview Networks LLC. She has worked in telecommunications and IT for over 20 years working directly for telephone companies like AT&T as a project manager, technical trainer and solution provider to business customers nationwide. She brings a passion... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 2 (Located on the Show Floor)

12:30pm

Watch What You Say Your Is Body is Listening
This workshop will teach you how powerful your words are. That in our day to day life we diminish our personal power in our business life and in our minds.  What if you learned a different way to think and act and your life suddenly shifted? In business today you must be on top of your game, but if you are feeling less than, everything suffers. Learn the 3 tips that shift your outlook into the successful entrepreneur that you are meant to be. Movement, meditation, and mindset are the modules that get you in the peak performance level we are all meant to function in.
“Living a pain-free ageless life is only possible when we understand the power of creating a harmonious connection with our mind-set, emotions, and physical bodies.”

Speakers


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

12:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Internet Marketing Master Class - Internet Rockstar Shares How to Make Money Online
• Internet Marketing Made Simple
• Building Successful Marketing Campaigns
• Make your Website Generate leads Everyday
• How & Why people buy online
• How to maximize your Internet Marketing Dollars

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)

1:00pm

Is Your Business Popular? How to be Found, Trusted, Liked & Drive New Business - Presented By: NetBlaze
As a small business owner you don’t have an excess of time, budget and expertise when it comes to your marketing game so the choices you make are critical. Join Jason Yormark, CMO of NetBlaze to help you identify what matters most, how to make it happen, and how to capture more new business easily and affordably.

Intended Audience
Small business owners

Key Takeaways
1. Learn what the key tactics are to getting your website to rank on the first page of google
2. Why it’s critical that you prioritize ongoing pursuit of positive online reviews
3. The power of easy and fast communication with your customers
4. Why social needs to be taken seriously to help tell your business’ story 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Yormark

Jason Yormark

CMO, Netblaze, LLC
Jason is currently the CMO for NetBlaze, a small business marketing platform and is a 20+ year marketing veteran having worked with brands such as Microsoft, Amazon & SAP but is truly passionate about helping small businesses thrive. In his spare time he’s an avid baseball player... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Booth 104

1:30pm

International - Presented By: USPS
Global Shipping Solutions – Opening the World to Your Business USPS helps you reach your growing international customer base.

Speakers
avatar for Nakesha Kemp-Hirst

Nakesha Kemp-Hirst

Manager, Business Solutions & Technical Support, USPS
Nakesha joined Global Business as the Manager, Business Solutions & Technical Support in July 2018.  In her role, she is responsible for both managing overall Global Business strategy and customer solutions.  Prior to joining Global Business, she has worked in several parts of the... Read More →
avatar for Louis DeRienzo

Louis DeRienzo

SR Sales Program Specialist, USPS
Louis DeRienzo, a (SR) Sales Program Specialist for the past 2 years, currently manages the small business sales employee lead & revenue generation programs for the USPS. Prior to this he served as the Communications Manager for the Global Shipping Dept. and was in charge of training... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Booth 220

1:30pm

Speed Networking Session 4
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. 


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Speed Networking (Located on the Show Floor)

1:30pm

10 Tiny Financial Habits of the Richest Small Business Owners - Presented By: SAP Concur
Most small business owners have no experience managing the finances of their company. But there are10 tiny proven habits that they can make a big difference in their bottom line. Barry shows 10 daily and monthly practices that can help boost any company’s profit and ultimately make a big payday for the owner.

Intended Audience
Small Business Owners

Key Takeaways
Learn what financial metrics should be reviewed every month
Learn how to tell the financial health of your business in 5 minutes
Learn 10 financial habits that can boost your bottom line 

Speakers
avatar for Barry Moltz

Barry Moltz

Small Business Expert, SAP Concur
Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has achieved a lot of success and failure after 25 years of being an entrepreneur. He is a keynote speaker, bestselling author and a radio talk show host.



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 2 (Located on the Show Floor)

1:30pm

Easy Ways to Protect your Small Business - Presented By: AT&T
Natural disasters and cybersecurity threats happen, but that doesn't mean your business has to suffer. Join small business owner and technology advocate, Ramon Ray, for a learning session on how even the busiest small business owner can easily protect their business from the unexpected. 

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

editor, AT&T
Ramon is an entrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author. He also loves burnt pancakes, bacon, eggs, 2 cold glasses of milk and pancake syrup on the weekends.If you're looking to have someone inspire, energize, and inform the attendees at your next event, ask Ramon to speak.Few... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 6 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

1:30pm

How to Get More Leads & Sales Using Radio, Print & Social Media
Being interviewed on the radio, podcasts and traditional media opens new doors of opportunity, creates credibility and expands your influence. Angel has broadcasted over 2000 radio shows and she will teach you the steps to attracting journalists, writing a compelling pitch, and most importantly, how to turn your radio interviews into ongoing marketing campaigns to attract more leads and make more money. Let’s turn you into a media celebrity!

Speakers
avatar for Angel Tuccy

Angel Tuccy

Media Specialist, Vedette Global



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

1:30pm

Make Money and Take Advantage of The Global Economy by Importing and Eporting
Learn a repeatable process and make unlimited streams of revenue. Turn your ideas into physical products that has potential to make millions or pitch your ideas on Shark Tank. Learn different ways to make money online, sell products direct to business, and direct to consumers. Learn why China is the best place to source your products. Learn to create a product/brand at a minimal cost and make money even before it’s made.  Gain insight on essential tools to help with researching products, communicating with manufacturers, and vetting your source to create massive success.

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Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

1:30pm

Mind the Gap: How to Spot and Avoid Dangerous Gaps In Your Insurance Coverage - Presented By: Berkshire Hathaway
Four? Seven? Six? How many insurance policies does your business have? Many small business owners are surprised to learn that regardless of how many policies they have, when the time comes they don’t have the coverage they need. Dangerous gaps between policies can be costly. In fact, 60% of small businesses are shuttered within six months of a cyberattack. 65% don’t last a year after encountering flood damage. In this workshop you’ll learn how gaps happen, how to spot them and how to better protect your business.

Intended Audience
Small Business Owners, Business Managers and Chief Financial Officers

Key Takeaways
  • Small Business insurance today is complex, cumbersome, and in many cases is not adequately serving the needs of its customers. 
  • Most small businesses today have significant gaps in their coverage, leaving them, their family and friends at risk.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Stanard

Dave Stanard

Berkshire Hathaway
Dave is a founding member of THREE, a completely new kind of small business insurance that finally delivers coverage that is both simple and comprehensive. He has seen the venture through from its infancy, as it was built from the ground up out of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the largest... Read More →
avatar for Michael Reilly

Michael Reilly

Michael is an executive in Accenture’s Insurance Practice with over 20 years of experience focused on commercial insurance organizations around the world. Michael has led Accenture’s research and initiatives focused on small commercial insurance and how the industry is responding... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 5 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

1:30pm

The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television - Presented By: American Business TV
Join business, sports, and entertainment executives, Yusef Muhammad, and Quinella Minix, also known as Dr. Que, as they conduct their workshop on, “The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television.” This “straight talk” session will give insider TIPs on how 1,000’s of business owners are making $1,000,000’s growing their business using the Power of TV. Learn how to attract capital and credit even if you’re a startup business or a growing company, learn how to scale your business and protect the health and safety of your employee’s.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Small Business Owners, C-Level Executives, CFO’s, Consultants, and Entrepreneurs. Startup and growing businesses in need of money—don’t miss this workshop! If you want to how to promote your business more efficiently and successfully, build your business reputation and retain loyal customers. We’ll share insider secrets from network executives.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
Attendees will learn about the The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television and how to:
1. Promote your business more efficiently & successful
2. Build your business reputation & retain loyal customers
3. Differentiate yourself from competitors
4.        Building Brand Recognition with Video 

Speakers
avatar for Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

CEO, American Business TV
As CEO of American Business Television Network we help you promote your business to high-caliber strategic partners, investors and industry executives, and get matched with the right partners and investors; enjoy online/onsite matchmaking meetings that lead to deeper collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Quinella A. Minix

Dr. Quinella A. Minix

American Business TV
Dr. Quinella A. Minix, also known as Dr. Que. Dr Que is a Performance Coach/Licensed Behavioral Health Professional. Dr Que's expertise in substance abuse ranges from community-based organizations, EAPs, universities and substance abuse treatment centers. Most recently she was the... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 1 (Located on the Show Floor)

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Secrets to Create Customer Loyalty For Life and Wow Your Customers Using Successful "Disney" Strategies
Have you ever wondered how the Disney Company continues to produce a dynamic model of business excellence, leadership, teamwork, sales and customer experience? Imagine if you could learn how to run your business just as successfully as Disney. What would that look like? It would be Magical!

John, a leading authority in the service industry and business growth, is “America’s Best Customer Experience Speaker and Coach. “As a former Disney Leader, John will share his incredible experiences, best practices and proven Disney Success Strategies to help you attract more customers, blow away your competition, build customer loyalty for life, establish a winning team culture and Business Empire! You will be empowered to achieve extraordinary results right away!

Speakers
avatar for John Formica, Leader at Disney & Renowned Author

John Formica, Leader at Disney & Renowned Author

John, the “Ex-Disney Guy”, and former Disney Leader, is a highly sought after internationally known speaker and author of the top selling book, “Making the Customer Experience Magical Now!-How to Succeed in Business and Beat Out Your Competition Today”. John has appeared on... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)

2:00pm

Is Your Business Popular? How to be Found, Trusted, Liked & Drive New Business - Presented By: NetBlaze
As a small business owner you don’t have an excess of time, budget and expertise when it comes to your marketing game so the choices you make are critical. Join Jason Yormark, CMO of NetBlaze to help you identify what matters most, how to make it happen, and how to capture more new business easily and affordably.

Intended Audience
Small business owners

Key Takeaways
1. Learn what the key tactics are to getting your website to rank on the first page of google
2. Why it’s critical that you prioritize ongoing pursuit of positive online reviews
3. The power of easy and fast communication with your customers
4. Why social needs to be taken seriously to help tell your business’ story 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Yormark

Jason Yormark

CMO, Netblaze, LLC
Jason is currently the CMO for NetBlaze, a small business marketing platform and is a 20+ year marketing veteran having worked with brands such as Microsoft, Amazon & SAP but is truly passionate about helping small businesses thrive. In his spare time he’s an avid baseball player... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Booth 104

2:30pm

USPS Shipping - Presented By: USPS
Affordable solutions USPS® helps you save money and achieve a solid ROI on your shipping. Predictable up-front and competitive pricing and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Roderick Price

Roderick Price

USPS
Roderick’s responsibilities include building and cultivating business relationships with existing and potential customers with a need for postal products, with the goal of maintaining and expanding USPS market share with competitors. His work involves analyzing customer and market... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Booth 220

2:30pm

Speed Networking Session 5
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. 


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Speed Networking (Located on the Show Floor)

2:30pm

6 Strategies to Double Revenues for Small Business Owners - Presented By: Scott Hansen Consulting
During this business growth workshop, you will walk away with new strategies that will help any business owner with getting new clients, closing more business, being more productive; while ultimately separating themselves from their competition. If you're a business owner looking to grow your business, this is a can't miss event! 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen

CEO, Scott Hansen Consulting
As a business strategist, Scott Hansen helps business owners increase sales, get booked solid with clients, double their revenues, break through barriers, and become high performers. His work has been seen in Entrepreneur magazine, NBC, FOX, CBS, Forbes, Inc, and Business Innovators... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 6 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

2:30pm

Becoming a Beach Boss: 3 Steps to Creating Greater Freedom & Fulfillment in Your Life and Business
Do you dream of having more time to spend with your loved ones, travel the world, & do exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it? What if you really could work less & travel more without compromising profits? This workshop will take you through the 3 key steps to creating a business that thrives without wearing you out so that you can get more out of life. Our first module outlines our proven method for creating greater time freedom in your business. Next, you'll learn techniques for attaining the freedom of mind to enjoy your new-found time off. Last but not least, we will cover how to increase productivity through rewards & learn how to receive discounted access to high value travel.

Speakers
avatar for Gini Trask

Gini Trask

Born into a family of entrepreneurs, business is simply second nature to Gini. She began her first business at the age of 16 and never stopped.  She has owned and grown numerous small business from incubation into the multimillions and continues to help other small business owners... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

2:30pm

Franchising 101 - An Overview for Buying and Creating a Franchise - Presented By: The Franchise Consulting Company
Thinking about how to create or buy a franchise?  This is the seminar you want to learn from.  The Franchise Consulting Company is the global leader in franchising with over 140 team members in the US and locations in 5 countries.  They are the experts on all things franchising.  From creation to purchase to growing your system - they are the 1st call for the most successful brands around the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

The Franchise Consulting Company



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 2 (Located on the Show Floor)

2:30pm

How to Expand Your Business Through Marketing on Instagram
When you attend this workshop  you will learn the key drivers necessary to utilize Instagram marketing for your business. This session is great if you are just getting started on Instagram or if you are a seasoned expert. You will also learn about Powerteam's latest global group of socially conscious entrepreneurs and how you can leverage that group to create even more success. The pace is great and the speaker is awesome as she has well over 50,000 followers and has been hired by some of the biggest companies in the world to help as a social media influencer.

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Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

2:30pm

No Coding Required: How Personalized Software is Transforming Small Business - Presented By: Method Integration
Every small business is unique. Unfortunately, most of the software available today provide solutions with a one-size-fits-all mentality; forcing small businesses to adapt to clunkly workflows. The alternative-building custom software- is simply too difficult and expensive. Or is it? Learn how personalized, no-code platforms are helping small businesses stay competitive in the digital age. 

Speakers
avatar for Valbon Shabani

Valbon Shabani

Director of Sales Enablement, Method Integration



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 5 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

2:30pm

Technology Security & Your Growing Business - Presented By: RTMB Technology, Inc
Are you entering The Perfect Data Storm?  In Today’s growing businesses data creation is doubling every two years. Are you prepared to fend off the storm? Are you prepared to handle any IT Emergency?  Join RTMB Technology and learn ways your business is open to risk and easy ways to prevent, protect, and recover.  This is an interactive classroom. Be prepared for questions and win prizes for staying awake.

Intended Audience:
Business Owners, Managers, IT Decision Makers

Key Takeaways:
Your Business is a Target
Not a Question of if, but when.
For Some Protection is a Legal Responsibility
IT Protection is Affordable 

Speakers
RB

Robert Byrne

Your IT Partner, RTMB TECHNOLOGY INC.
Robert Byrne has been in the world of IT Services and Support since 2001. He currently owns and manages RTMB Technology which provides IT Support for Small to Medium size companies in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin & Indiana. He graduated with is master’s in information technology after... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 1 (Located on the Show Floor)

2:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Book Writing Master Class - How to Write Your Book & Get Paid As A Public Speaker
• Why You Must Have a Book to be a High Paid Speaker!
• How to Use Your Book to Market You and Your Business!
• How to Start, Write, and Finish Your Book Quickly!
• How to Engineer Your Book to Your Desired Result.
• Why Using Your Own Book is So Effective!


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)

3:30pm

How to Create Even More Business Marketing on Facebook
In this workshop you will learn exactly how to drive more traffic to your website and increase your sales. This is great information if you own a brick & mortar business or conducting your business over the internet. Austin will walk through the key drivers that are required on your website to make it simple, functional & productive at creating qualified leads that become great customers.  If you feel that that you are confused by all of the options including social media to generate traffic, you will love this fresh approach to optimize your internet marketing strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 4 (Located on the 2nd Floor)

3:30pm

The Missing Piece - How to Monetize Your Mindset For Even Bigger Profits
This workshop will unlock the secrets of how many of the world’s top international business leaders, speakers, and authors have gone from stuck to unstoppable simply by learning how to consistently master the potential of their mindset. You will leave with real strategies for transforming your own “worst enemy” into your secret recipe for even more success.The GRIT system will give you the tools to turn your big hits into your big wins and help you to achieve even more influence, impact and income in every aspect of your life. This workshop helps you learn how to accelerate your progress and consistently perform at your highest level so that you can gain new clarity and stay out of your own way and go on to unleash significantly higher profits and a life that you love.

Speakers
avatar for Meridith Alexander

Meridith Alexander

Bestselling Author and elite business coach Meridith Alexander specializes in training professionals and entrepreneurs in high pressure environments to increase their influence, income and impact even in the midst of great challenge and change so that they can reach unparalleled levels... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 3 (Located on the 1st Floor)

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour. For our VIP Attendees (Silver, Gold & Exhibitor Badge Holders) there is a special VIP Bar just for you. (Upgrades available in the Registration Area). Drinks are first come, first served. Limited availability. You must be 21+ years of age to consume alcohol.


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
By the Show Entrance

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Success Mastery Session - How to Build a Successful 7 Figure Business
• How To Monetize Your Greatest Ideas
• Lead Generation Through Social Media & Internet Marketing
• 5 Innovative Ways To Market Your Business For FREE
• How To Live Your Life With Passion, Purpose & Power
• Design & Optimize Perfect Days


Thursday June 20, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Stage (Located on the 1st Floor)