Free Business Topics in Chicago

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  • Customer Communication

    Thomas Herman, Managing Director, CRO RoundTable

    Customer communication is hard work, really hard work. Any business/organization, of any size, should have a strategy for delivering their value to all customers, prospects, investors, donors, etc. etc. Whether your communication is to retain existing customers, attract and win new customers, attract and win new donors your communications styles, techniques and execution needs to be well thought out. Do all employees (and even volunteers) understand the importance of each communication regardless of method? We will explore strategies and techniques that can work in your operation. MORE >

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  • LinkedIn Top 5 Tips

    Dee Reinhardt, Social Media Strategist, Time2Mrkt, Inc.

    LinkedIn is THE professional social networking tool. Are you using it to your advantage? This session talks about the top 5 things you should do with your personal profile to help drive your business forward. As a bonus, we can discuss 3 tips to employ to make your business profile top notch. All in all, each of the tips help you show up higher in LinkedIn search results and ultimately warm-up cold leads. MORE >

    This session works best in a 20-30 minute time slot.
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  • The Power of Social Media For All Businesses

    Troy Sandidge, Growth Strategist • Author • Speaker • Podcaster

    Looking to grow your business primarily using social media? The undeniable truth is Social Media is a platform for real networking, growth, and engagement for any business irrespective of the industry. Social media marketing, when done right, allows you to amplify your content to a highly targeted audience with content that connects. MORE >

    This session will break down social media to key concepts and give the tools to expand your reach with social.

    ** This session can be customized for audience type and social media platforms you would like to put emphasis on.

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  • How to Live and Earn Well with a Business You Love

    Tikoshia Davis, CEO and Founder, Business Made Simple Coaching & Consulting

    Self-care is a right, not a privilege. This means that you can have a business you love, without sacrificing your well being in the process. Yes, really. MORE >

    My name is Tikoshia and I am a holistic business coach that specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to build sustainable and profitable businesses that complement their quality of life — not consume it.

    Running your own business is hard! There’s a never-ending to-do list, long nights, and bouts of fear that can plague you on a daily basis. But, you know what? While all of that can be true, it doesn’t have to overtake you.

    Once upon a time I've tried doing things the imbalanced way. And, right when my coaching practice was starting to take off, I received the most devastating news of my life: I had breast cancer. I knew that if I had made it to the other side of that fight, I would do even more to make my dreams and the dreams of my clients, a reality, but not at the expense of my health. And that’s exactly what I did.

    You can run your business and still enjoy a happy, healthy quality of life. I’m here to show you how.

    In this talk, I will offer support with the following challenges:

    *Need clarity in how to align your business with your spirituality
    *Lack of systems in your business to promote growth
    *Recovering perfectionist, high achiever and/or professional that wants success in your own terms without the guilt of not doing “enough”
    *Want to find the confidence and the faith in yourself to go after their dreams


    *Professional women (leaders and administrators in higher education)
    *New entrepreneurs (2-3 years’ experience)
    *Aspiring entrepreneurs
    *Conferences and events that are about women in business/entrepreneurship, self-care, wellness, faith based groups


    *Keynote address
    *Trainings and Workshops
    *Conference Breakout Sessions and Panels

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  • Customer Experience And How To Drive Retention

    Joshua Reed, Founder, Tier One Consulting LLC

    Too often we get caught up in other parts of the business and lose focus on the outside perspective. Creating the perfect atmosphere for your customers is crucial to growth and expansion of the business. We will cover everything from presentation of the business down to how you interact with your customers. The key to a happy customer is making them comfortable and wanted throughout their experience with your business. MORE >

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  • Civility in the Workplace During Turbulent Times

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

    While a discussion on workplace manners and courtesy may seem like overkill, the reality is: rudeness is an epidemic costing industry millions a year. Indeed, what society seems to be gaining in terms of both knowledge and technological advancement, it’s losing out on basic social values that directly impact the bottom line. MORE >

    This discussion introduces the concept of civility, its importance to an organization, as well as its typical causes and effects. Audience leaves with skills needed to effectively practice civil behavior, as well knowledge of different ways organizations can systematize civility in the workplace.
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  • Building Trust to Enhance Excellence in Your Organization

    Laura Lewis-Barr, Founder, Training 4 Breakthroughs

    In decades of research across all industries, the presence or absence of trust is the most important ingredient in an organization’s performance. High trust teams collaborate more effectively, operate faster, and achieve sustainable results. The number one job of any leader is to inspire trust. Trust releases the creativity and capacities of individuals to do their best work. The great news is that trust can be repaired and high trust cultures can be created and sustained. MORE >

    Participants will:
    • Examine two dimensions of trust
    • Explore the costs of low cost and the benefits of high cost cultures.
    • Use EI to increase congruence and trust at work.
    • Understand the power of stories communicate positive intent and build a trusting culture.
    • Analyze organizational structures that build or decrease trust.
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  • Creating A Culture Your Employees Thrive In

    Joshua Reed, Founder, Tier One Consulting LLC

    The happiness of your employees is vital to creating lasting and continued success. This presentation breaks down the employee thought process and what we can do to unlock their potential and create an environment they can thrive in. Happy employees means happy customers.

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  • Where’s the Cash?

    John Y. Lafferty, Founder, CFO-Pro

    Helps business owners understand why profits and cash flow differ and how to manage the business more efficiently using this knowledge.

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  • Globalizing Innovations in Management Consultancy

    Haris Ahmed, Founder and Managing Partner, Pragmatium Consulting Group

    Innovative methods of the 21st century will be discussed. Haris provides strategic clarification, organizational alignment and leadership effectiveness in order to drive organizational performance.

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