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US President Donald Trump has complained about China's trading practices since before he took office in 2016. The US launched an investigation into Chinese trade policies in 2017. It imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese products last year, and Beijing retaliated in kind. MORE >The trade war between the two largest economies shows no sign of easing. What's next? Who will blink first? This presentation will guide you through the trade war and lead you to rethink the future of US-China relationship.
Entrepreneurs and business owners who are looking to GET THE EDGE in their business. You will walk away looking at yourself and business in an entirely new light. High Performance Coach, Scott Hansen, shares key strategies to help any business owner get to the next level in their business. MORE >In this riveting 60 minute presentation, Scott will leave you with key strategies on how to Increase Sales, Become More Productive, and Dominate Your Industry and Stand Out from the Competition.
In this session, participants will be challenged to uncover their challenges that are stopping them from succeeding by utilizing their strengths and tools they didn't know they had. Out of this, they will be able to lead their people more effectively.
Many companies fail to utilize marketing automation. Most do not know what Marketing Automation is! Marketing automation refers to the software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. MORE >The technology of marketing automation makes these tasks easier (Hubspot). Even more importantly, marketing automation is like hiring a sales force to pre-qualify prospects without having to hire a sales force. Franklin will cover why marketing automation is so critical for the growth of your company and share the best software and practices for utilizing this amazing tool.
I love to talk about my experience starting a new company and growing it to $1 million in monthly recurring revenue. We've made a lot of mistakes and we've identified several strategies that work really well for us. MORE >I'm happy to speak about any aspect of the entrepreneurial journey including bootstrapping, fundraising, hiring, training, marketing, selling, and everything in between. I have experience speaking at meetings and conferences of any size – from United Nations conferences with thousands of attendees to user group meetings with a few dozen attendees. My promise is that we'll have a good time and learn a lot together.
Drawing on thirty year's experience shipping internationally, Lauren will discuss current supply chain challenges and provide strategies to navigate today's uncertain and competitive marketplace. Plan for success by increasing your company's flexibility while driving down transportation costs and risk. MORE >In this session, Lauren will cover specific strategies to capitalize on today's market opportunities by:
- Reducing supply chain risk
- Increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness
- Incorporating new tools
I have been writing for trade publications for more than 20 years. I write how-to, educational articles that weave in the value of my client’s products and services. This presentation will cover the following: MORE >- Why trade publications are still strong and still important
- The steps to take to get an article about your company published in a trade publication FOR FREE
- What editors are looking for in their publications
- What is the difference between a quality, educational article, and an advertorial?
- Steps to take once an article is published.
The majority of law firms make the same mistakes when it comes to marketing their services. In this one hour presentation, LawFull Attorney Marketing President Barry Zlotowicz can provide attendees 5 or more simple tips to enhance their marketing efforts that cost the firm nothing. MORE >In addition, if provided advance notice of who will be attending the presentation, Barry can audit/analyze 5 or more attendees' internet presence and provide real life examples how they might improve their marketing efforts.
Soliciting external funding can be a tedious and exhausting process for any organization. Creating a clear, complete and comprehensive proposal is a first critical step in that process. MORE >There is a fun and engaging why to write and submit a solidly completed proposal that represents you and your organization’s ability to get the job done. Also understanding the essential components of the review process is critical toward any award winning application.
Many small businesses struggle with how to start marketing their businesses online. They know that it is the future and the right thing to do, but are confused with where to start. Agencies are telling them that they need social media, or SEO or a new website. But how do you know what you need and how do you know what to spend to reach your goals? MORE >Franklin has taken his 20+ years of sales and marketing experience with Fortune 100 companies and combined it with his knowledge of business and finance to create a model for digital marketing that has helped many companies achieve double-digit growth through online efforts. Franklin will share this process with you to help your business develop a laser-focused online marketing strategy that will generate real results.