Free Business Topics in Chicago

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  • “Establishing Your Professional Persona: 5 Steps to Crafting a Compelling Brand Identity”

    Tammy Cook, Productivity Coach, Tammy Cook Coaching

    Are you a small business owner trying to build your following and your list?
    Are you ready to create a clear, compelling voice for your business, that magnetically draws ideal prospects to you? MORE >

    If you are struggling to find followers and build your presence, no matter the amount of marketing and outreach you do, it could simply be because this key foundational piece is missing.

    This foundational piece is most often skipped over when beginning a business - crafting a compelling brand identity that connects with your target audience. Once you get this step right, you will be positioned as the go-to expert in your niche, and you will attract ideal clients with much less effort.

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  • “Learning” to Win

    Bob Miller, Founder and CEO, PFCC Group

    In a world who's knowledge doubles every 5 years we all have to be continuous learners. If you are not growing you are coasting and coasters go down hill. I'm sure many of your competitors aren't coasting. MORE >

    The good news is that we have access to more information and knowledge than any other generation. The bad news is we have access to more information and knowledge than any other generation! As business leaders and associates we have to answer some serious questions.

    1. What do we need to learn?
    2. Where do we begin?
    3. How much time can we invest?
    4. How much is it going to cost?
    5. How will we get a return on my investment

    "Learning" to Win, addresses these concerns and provides some insights into how you and your organization can build and strengthen a continuous learning culture.

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  • 10 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute your job duties is only one part of being the best you can be in the workplace. In addition to these “hard” skills, we also need “soft” skills. Soft skills are those skills which allow us to effectively work with others. No matter what your position, organization, or industry, you work with people! Taking the time to build effective soft skills can contribute to a more efficient, more harmonious, and more productive workplace, as well as to your own overall job happiness and satisfaction. MORE >

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  • 21st Century Leadership

    Scott Hansen, CEO, Scott Hansen Consulting

    In this high energy presentation, High Performance Coach, Scott Hansen, shares the importance of "21st Century Leadership Rules" that you must know. If you don't adapt these, your business might get left behind

    In 21st Century Leadership, you and your organization will walk away with the following: MORE >

    - Learn the importance of becoming a better leader
    - The (3) Income Producing Activities all business owners need to know
    - How to be more efficient and productive in your day
    - The importance of saying "NO" in your business
    - The One productivity strategy that Warren Buffet uses

     

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  • 3 Simple Steps For Women In Corporate America To Stop Being Left Behind

    Rosie Zilinskas, CEO, 19 Stages LLC

    Do you really want the title and money you deserve? Find out the 3 Simple Step For Women in Corporate America to Stop Being Left Behind

    -Discover the 2 characteristics must you possess to get started on your new career.

    -Find out how to uncover your blind spots. MORE >

    -Figure out how to ask for the support that you need.

    -Identify how you are holding yourself back through limiting beliefs.

    -Start taking simple action steps that make the difference in your career.

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  • 5 Must-Know Technology Tips for Business Leaders to Save Time and Money

    Daleele Alison, CEO, RooksDM

    As business leaders we have all heard the little voice in our head saying -- I know there is an easier way to do this. Sadly, we never explore it further, because we just don’t have enough time. Join us to learn must-know tips from Daleele Alison, founder and CEO of RooksDM, a technology consulting group. Daleele will share the secrets to success that he uses to help his clients every day. You will walk away knowing how to streamline processes to become more efficient... in-turn saving you time AND money.
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  • 8 Ways to Turn Your Service Into a Product

    Jason Pittman, President, ExitAdvisor

    Service companies have been among the worst hit by this pandemic. Consumers and businesses have drastically cut their expenditures on services to conserve cash and avoid human contact. However, we're still buying products that meet an immediate need: MORE >

    • Instead of buying open-ended consulting services, we're buying specific online training products (contributing to the rise of Zoom shares, which have doubled since January)
    • Instead of hiring personal training services, we're buying products that allow us to stay fit at home (in March, Italians bought 236% more home gym equipment from Amazon than they did during the same period last year)
    • Instead of enjoying a fantastic dining experience, we're buying alcohol to take the edge off (the sale of spirits, like Vodka, are up 75% from the same period last year)

    To capitalize on this flight to purchase products that meet an immediate need, service providers need to "productize their service," which is the topic of of this presentation/webinar.

    Sign up for this, and you will:

    • Discover 3 reasons service companies are getting hit hard now
    • Learn the surprising secret Harvard Professor Theodore Levitt taught his students about why we buy
    • See how 9 service businesses transformed themselves into product companies
    • Get the 8-step formula for productizing your service

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  • A Diverse Workforce is Smart Business

    Pamela Bozeman-Evans, Founder & Senior Consultant, ProPlanProject

    Workplace diversity impacts your bottom line. Pamela discusses best practices in recruitment, retention, target marketing, and product/service innovation. She provides valuable insights that will empower your team and impress your client base. Learn more about customized presentations, tailored to diverse stakeholders, including sales teams, C-Suites, boards, and investors.

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  • Beginners Guide to Social Media

    Nic Zito, Entrepreneur and Elected Official, NicZito.com

    Don't be overwhelmed- learn how to effectively market using a few platforms most important to you.

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