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Thursday 06/07/2012
Small Business Tour 2012: It's Time to Thrive, Houston!
Venue: Hotel Derek
Address: 2525 West Loop South, Houston, TX, 77027
Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $79 per person * $39.50 with 50% discount LBM promo code *
RSVP: http://thesmallbusinesstourhouston.eventbrite.com/

*** USE PROMO CODE "SKAY50" FOR LBM RADIO 50% DISCOUNT ***

 

LEARN SMALL BUSINESS 3.0

Join leading small business brands and peers in your city! We're bringing it all together for you -- networking, technology, experts, and education.  Learn what the "new small business" does to deal with today's toughest challenges.  You'll learn fresh ways to manage your MONEY, GROWTH & PEOPLE.

 

 

 

 

 

*** USE PROMO CODE "SKAY50" FOR LBM RADIO 50% DISCOUNT ***

 

 
7:30-8:30           

ARRIVAL, PORTRAITS & NETWORKING

Meet with experts, speakers and peers.  Get your executive portraits taken for your social media or speaking engagements! Grab some coffee and get ready for the day.

8:40-9:00

 
 

KICKOFF

Small Business 3.0

To thrive, owners take on a continuous process of setting goals, translating them into action plans, and motivating their team. Now, it's possible to to do more with fewer resources.  This is Small Business 3.0! Our emcee, Chris Widener, leads a live and streaming Internet audience through collaborative educational sessions with expert panelists!

 
9:15-10:15 
      

PANEL SESSIONS

Money:  Managing Your Business by The Numbers
 

Concur's Thomas Marks joins Corelytics' Tony Lael and Intuit Writer/Trainer Julie Gilmer, as they discuss best ways to capture, track, and manage a business by the numbers using new tools and techniques that will change the way you see your business. 

 

10:30-11:30

 
       
Growth:  Best Practices & New Techniques

What will it take to grow this year?  Sales, marketing; or maybe a cash injection?  This panel discussed how to create a growth path with customers and obtain the resources you need to get there. Shelley Roth with Constant Contact will join local SEO expert Timothy Black to discuss best practices around growing your customer base with new media marketing. 

 
11:30-1:00  
       

LUNCH:  FINANCE & MARKETING LABS 

Get hands on at lunch and learn how to make life easier back at the office:

 
Manage your Business by the Numbers in 30 Minutes a Month

Tony Lael will walk you through trends to watch, danger signs and techniques that it all easier.  You'll get a worksheet to take back to the office and get started.   


Social Marketing 101 with Real-world Examples from Constant Contact

Explore proven best practices and innovative new techniques to keep connected with your customers to see if you achieving sales and marketing relevance.
Shelley Roth partners with Constant Contact to deliver this valuable session. 

 
1:15-2:15  
       

PANEL SESSION

People Productivity: Make the Most of your Team

Terms like “workplace” and “work hours” are no longer relevant. Employees need to work their way -- from any location, any device, whenever we want. It’s how we ensure productivity, agility, and happy employees. Hear from Lief Koepsel from Cisco, Robert Keyslinger from Omnipotech Houston and Robert Chandler from Cloud9 Real Time with specific examples of how internet-based technologies are transforming businesses.  

     
2:15-2:30
       

WRAP-UP

Put It All Together - Take Action!

The day may have inspired you, but now it's time to get real.  Line up what you need to get started.  Each attendee will get the Small Business Management Pocket Guide with tips and how-tos in each of the areas they heard during each session and a lot more!

 
 

2:30-4:00

 
      

MAIN STREET MEET-UP

Your local SBA Director, Manuel R. Gonzalez, opens Main Street! Get a chance to meet the leaders and experts you heard on stage. Get freebies and network with your peers.


 

Drawings will be held at 3:45 for an iPad from Cisco and many other prizes*! 

    *Must be present for iPad drawing.  
Sponsors, speakers or organizers are not eligible to win the iPad.

 

 

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