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What can you expect at the Small Business Success Summit?

February 26, 2024
What can you expect at the Small Business Success Summit?

The Small Business Success Summit is a breakthrough, one-day hybrid event designed to power your business to new heights. It will be a day full of learning from industry experts, connecting with other business owners, and you will leave with meaningful ways to meet key challenges!

Wondering what you should expect when you attend? We’re here to share a breakdown on the schedule, speakers, and networking opportunities!

The Summit kicks off right at 8am on Wednesday, April 3rd with registration and an opportunity to start networking (in-person only). The morning will begin with a welcome and keynote speaker then it’s off to the races with Session 1 Workshops.

For the first batch of Workshops, you’ll be able to learn and tune in to sessions on:

Strategies for Successful Hiring presented by Carly Richter from HR Annie Consulting & True Calling Recruitment Cultivate E-Commerce Excellence presented by Charlene Ruell from Panache Consulting Think Like A Leader: Panel Discussion presented by Jon Bebe from Craft3, Reggie Gaines from OnPoint Credit Union, Kyle Balsch from Oregon Pacific Bank, and Corey Werle from US Bank, moderated by Anna Shapiro from Small Business Administration (SBA) Develop your Business Growth Strategy: A Roadmap to a Successful Exit, presented by Mark Grubbs from WestPac Wealth MarketLink: Aprovechando los Datos para la Expansión Empresarial - Spanish Only presentador del taller Sharo Reyes from Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)

For in-person attendees, expect a networking break after Session 1 Workshops, then it’s onto Session 2.

For Session 2 Workshops, attendees will get to choose from the following session topics:

Grant Writing Success presented by Joshua Jacobs from Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) Building Loyalty & Engagement in Employees in the First 90 Days presented by Carly Richter from HR Annie Consulting & True Calling Recruitment Unlocking AI Potential in Business Operations presented by Ryan Mark from Winship Labs Financial Empowerment presented by Nancy Zacharias from Livelihood NW Maximiza tu Estado Financiero para Ganancias y Crecimiento - Spanish Only presentador del taller Laura Navarrete, SRTP from Total Business & Tax Solutions

For everyone joining the in-person event, we’ll have lunch and round table discussions before heading into Session 3 Workshops to kick off the afternoon sessions. Take your pick from the following sessions:

Cyber Security in the Digital Age presented by Daaniël van Siereveld from Issue53 and Chris Landis from KAMIND IT Adding AI to Supercharge Your Marketing presented by Lauren Teague from Teague FC Business Contracts Unveiled presented by Michael Jonas from Rational Unicorn Dive into Business Structures & Entities presented by Trevor Leahy from the Oregon Secretary of State Office of Small Business Assistance and Chris Cox from the Department of Revenue Técnicas Potenciadas por la Inteligencia Artificial para Captar la Atención de tu Audiencia – Spanish Only presentador del taller James Reyes and Ivette Heredia from Birdee Media

We’ll have another networking break in the afternoon and finally, the Sessions 4 Interactive Wrap-Up for those in-person attendees where you can choose your own hour of active learning and innovation. Don't just attend – dive hands-first into a dynamic experience, rolling up your sleeves to craft your own success story!

The full Summit day will conclude with a final Summit Partner Meet & Greet before we say our farewells. If these topics and speakers intrigue you and you haven’t registered for the Summit yet, register here - We hope you can join us on April 3rd!

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