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Thursday, October 18
 

8:00am

Small Business Expo VIP Entrepreneur Welcome Breakfast - Collaborative Government in LA: How Public Agencies Help Your Business Start & Grow
Join us in kicking off Small Business Expo! Network with Small Business Expo exhibitors & attendees and hear from speakers who provide resources for small business owners. A continental breakfast including refreshments and breakfast treats will be served. The breakfast begins promptly at 8am. As the breakfast concludes, Small Business Expo will be opening its doors.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Kay Blake

Sonya Kay Blake

Director of Community Business, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Sonya Kay Blake is the newly appointed Director of Community Business in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Economic Development.  Formerly serving as the Governor's Small Business Advocate, CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners in Los Angeles, and a small... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Conroe

Lillian Conroe

Small Business Specialist, Governor;'s Office of Business and Economic Development
Lillian Conroe serves as the Small Business and Permit Specialist for the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). GO-Biz provides assistance to new and existing small businesses in Southern California. Lillian was appointed by Governor Brown in... Read More →
avatar for Janine Genovese

Janine Genovese

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration
Janine Genovese is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is comprised of eight health care systems serving 1.2 million veterans residing in Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. As Network... Read More →
avatar for Christian Olmos

Christian Olmos

Chief-Office Of Small Business, Dept. Consumer and Business Affairs
Mr. Olmos received his B.A in Consumer Affairs at California State University Long Beach in 2007 and soon after began his career in the County with the Department of Consumer Affairs (now known as Consumer and Business Affairs). During the last eleven years Mr. Olmos has assisted... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
California Market Center 110 E 9th St A727, Los Angeles, CA 90079

9:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
Tag a SmallBiz Selfie with your colleagues by taking a picture of your group at the entrance to the Expo and posting to your social media with hashtag #smallbizexpo.

Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
California Market Center 110 E 9th St A727, Los Angeles, CA 90079

9:45am

MAIN STAGE: VIP Expert Panel
Come & Learn from top Business and Philanthropic Global Leaders on the specifics required to create Success. Each panelist will share  priceless concepts on what it takes to breakthrough your biggest   challenges & achieve your biggest goals! A must attend!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Main Stage

10:00am

Activate the One Critical Element of Success
There’s a danger to being too busy that you become ordinary.  It’s a huge risk having something great that can serve the world and keeping it locked beyond an invisible bottleneck.  Being too busy "doing" causes you to miss out on the one extraordinary power in you that can make or break your health, your business, your level of freedom and your ability give to those you love and to serve the world. If you haven’t truly tapped into this element, you’ll always find yourself in a state of “almost” or “if this happens, then I’ll win” – working too hard and too long, all while waiting for the break – and not making room for it.  

When it comes to monetizing your products, services and ideas, scaling your business profitably and creating the freedom to live in a state of constant fulfillment and success  - you only need one simple guide. Discover…  The GIFTS® Formula

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Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 1

10:00am

Artificial Intelligence for Business - Presented By: thedevMasters
AI is being likened to a “Fourth Industrial Revolution" because of it’s potential for creating profound change in people’s lives & business. IDC Report says Cognitive Systems/AI Market Revenue to Surge From $8bn in 2016 to $47bn in 2020. Topic Highlights: How AI can help SMBs Increase sales revenue. How SMBs can take cost leadership with use case. How AI can help SMBs to have a Differential Or focus on market/product with a  business use case. AI for SMBs – Key Takeaways 

Speakers
avatar for Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Founder / Chief Scientist, thedevMasters
Arshad Khan is an entrepreneur, with 15-plus years of technology architecture, design, leadership into software development, Artificial intelligence industry. He has Bachelor in Engineering (Computer Science ) with concentration into Artificial intelligence. He has MIT professional... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 3

10:00am

Build Your Seven Figure Empire By Monetizing Your Life Experience & Knowledge As A Speaker, Author, Or Coach
This workshop will teach you a 3-Step process for building a seven-figure business and a a global brand, that is utilized by thought leaders, speakers, authors and coaches.  This will reveal the inner game of building a million-dollar business in this unquestionably expanding 100 billion-dollar industry of coaching and consulting. 



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 2

10:00am

How to Find Sponsorships For Your Books, Products or Events
This workshop will discuss hot to get your book, website, events, products and ideas sponsored and be able to breathe knowing the bills are paid. Learn how to find the “right” person for your sponsorship so, you won’t spend countless hours making sales calls and how to connect with the person writing the sponsor check! Roberto has seen too many talented people panic and lose hard earned money only to scramble to find a day job because they didn’t know how to approach a sponsor to get funding for their great ideas. Don’t let this happen to you.



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 8

10:00am

How to Get $10,000 to $150,000 for Your Business Today!
This workshop will walk you through how to use your personal credit to raise $10,000 to $150,000 in unsecured seed capital.  WCAP Financial has helped over 30,000 entrepreneurs secure over $2 Billion in unsecured seed capital since 2008.  The majority of this creative funding resource come in the form of 0% interest credit.  We work with business owners who use this type of funding for investing in real estate, education, online media campaigns, design and development for their businesses, and any other business expense new and existing business owners are in need of.  Come learn the tricks and tips to leverage your personal credit to secured seed capital for your business!

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Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 9

10:00am

Linking HR to your Business Strategy - Presented By: American Business TV
Each and every day people consider launching a new business venture. The owner identifies a great business ideas, clearly defines the vision and mission statements and for some reason, the business does not grow as anticipated. Could this be due to the absence of the long-term human resource (HR) strategy that is clearly linked to the overall business strategy? This brief workshop is designed to provide information to assist you in developing a basic understanding of ways to create a profitable company by linking your HR and Business Strategy. You will learn:  When to Engage HR, The Role of HR in when developing the business strategy, Determining your HR People Strategy, and HR’s role in executing the strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

Editor, American Business TV
As CEO of the American Business Television Network, American Institute of Corporate Development, Vice President of SCORE in Houston, Interise StreetWise ‘MBA’™ instructor, and member of The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA), Office of International Trade-Export Outreach... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 7

10:00am

The Freedom Lifestyle Experience: How to Build a Multiple 6 or 7-Figure Lifestyle Business Without The Stress, Hassle or Overwhelm
Every day, your desires, your beliefs, and your drive PULL you toward your goals. Just when you start to make progress… Your mind PUSHES you back! Join Freedom Lifestyle Mentor and bestselling author, Noah St. John as he reveals his proven formula to build a multiple 6 or 7-figure lifestyle business without the stress, hassle or overwhelm. If you’re tired of trading “hours for dollars” and not having the time or financial freedom you’re working so hard for, this workshop will show you how to do it quickly and easily. You’ll discover... The only two things you need to create a multiple 6 or 7-figure Freedom Lifestyle business, How to avoid The L.O.S.S. Virus that’s keeping you and your business STUCK, How Noah’s clients are using his G.A.I.N. Method to grow their business 200% to 1,500% while working LESS, and How to turn “too much information” into lasting TRANSFORMATION... and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Noah St. John

Noah St. John

Owner, SuccessClinic.com



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 10

10:00am

VIDEO SUCCESS STRATEGIES - THE SECRETS TO WINNING WITH VIDEO! presented by Web Commercial Pro
We'll be revealing the Secrets to Video Marketing! You'll leave this workshop with knowing how to ...
* Get Seen and Grow your Audience from Likes to Leads
* Consistently create viral content
* How, when, and where to use video to get the greatest ROI!
* Make money from your own videos and do it all on a dime.

Web Commercial Pro is an award-winning approved Google Engage Video Agency and Premier YouTube Producer Partner. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Guy

Melissa Guy

Web Commercial Pro



Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 5

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking

10:30am

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. 

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

Google
Roberto is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program and a Google Digital Coach. He has over 12 years of experience helping companies better use digital marketing tools. He has led over 100 Google digital workshops and has trained thousands of entrepreneurs on how... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage

11:00am

Advanced Social Media “Hacks” & Tips to Dominate Your Industry
When you attend this amazing workshop with one of the world's top underground internet marketer, you will be blown away with his tips on Facebook marketing. You will discover how to find your ideal prospects and customers on all social channels. In addition, you will learn that online & offline you must begin to use social media ads to survive & thrive. A special bonus will be on how to generate organic leads & sales from your personal profile.

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Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 2

11:00am

Business Credit Basics - Presented By: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Business credit, like personal credit, can help you get funding or more favorable interest rates. Without business credit, your company could struggle to get a bank loan, pay higher premiums, or lose out on contract opportunities. In this presentation, we’ll cover the basics of business credit – what it is, how to build it, and what it can do for your business. We’ll also talk about the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number, which is the first step in building your business credit and the key to growing your business. Find out how to get your D-U-N-S Number for free! 

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Benitez

Cynthia Benitez

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.



Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 7

11:00am

Discover How To Generate Instant And Passive Income In The Health And Wellness Industry
At this fascinating workshop you will learn about a brand new way to get paid working from home in the health & wellness industry. Our speaker is a highly successful entrepreneur that has been on TV & Cable media for years. Her passion to drive for success and create magic in business will blow you away! The step by step process that she will share will give you the opportunity to build a business that just might span the globe.

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Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 1

11:00am

Global Rockstar Shares Secret To Build Multiple Streams of Income
This workshop will teach you the ‘4M’ system that is utilized by international business leaders, speakers, and authors to generate sustainable passive income streams. This will encompass four separate modules: money, mind-set, manifest, and mastermind. The first module describes passive income vehicles, proven in Singh’s time as an investor, international speaker, and book author, whilst the second module will cover the mind-set required to think like a wildly successful investor. In the third module, you will learn seven of his top tips for manifesting everything you desire. Lastly, the fourth module will show how to leverage expert networks in order to become a mastermind.

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Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 9

11:00am

How to Become a Rockstar Leader & Build a Right Team That Has the Proven Systems to Build a Successful Company
Scott Warga will empower you in this workshop as you learn to uncover the top 3 business strategies that will position you as the number one go-to expert in your niche, the mechanics of exponentially growing your sales, and the main drivers behind expanding your skill-set, so that you can shatter every expectation you have ever had for you, and your business! A primary focus will be on becoming accountable in every area of your life.  

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Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 8

11:00am

How to Navigate Social Media, PR and Influencers in a Changing Retail World - Presented By: ChicExecs
It can be difficult to navigate the tools needed to build and sustain a successful business in the US market.  Even the simplest questions can feel polarizing for an entrepreneur. What is the difference between marketing and PR?  How does PR relate to retail and my bottom line? Is social media really that  important?  Do influencers really work, and how do I engage them?  How do I get to my end consumer?  What does a buyer need to see to give my brand a chance?  Where does Amazon fit into it all?  As an entrepreneur you are faced with many questions and few clear answers. This workshop is made for any business owner looking for tools to succeed! 

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Vargo

Lydia Vargo

Director of Strategic Accounts, ChicExecs
From Canada to Australia and finally California, Lydia knows first hand the unique struggles (and opportunities) that brands face in entering the US market. Lydia works closely with companies of all levels to build awareness, retail placement and sell-through strategies to ensure... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 4

11:00am

How To Protect And Monetize Your Intellectual Property IP
How many times have you or someone you know had a great idea, but let it slip away? In this fun and informative session, patent attorney and best selling author Rich Goldstein will show you how to take advantage of your next IP opportunity.  When you attend this session, you will learn:
* How to evaluate your IP opportunities to find one that is worthy of pursuing
* How to take effective action to protect your ideas
* Proven steps for monetizing your ideas and inventions
* More practical tips to profit from your IP



Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 10

11:00am

Marketing to Generation Z and Beyond - Presented by: USA Link System
Presented as a live panel, USA Link System Marketing Executives Ally Spinu, Yvonne Mih and Hayleigh Sawdaye will discuss marketing to Generation Z, adjusting to the rapid changes in technology and digital marketing, and the biggest tips and trends for small businesses to follow this year. 

Speakers
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Yvonne Mih

USA Link System
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Hayleigh Sawdaye

USA Link System
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Ally Spinu

USA Link System
Born to an Eastern European military family, Ally has come a long way and risen just as high, earning a VIP membership in the National Association of Professional Woman during her over eleven years of hard-won experience as an administrator and manager.An adaptable leader, Ally sits... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 3

11:00am

Stand Above Your Competition Leveraging the 3 Pillars of Content Marketing - Presented By: Carle Publishing
We know that you have ideas worth sharing and that it’s important to create powerful content to showcase those ideas. We believe that getting that content in front of the right people at the right time will help you stand out from your competition. The problem? Publishing custom content is expensive and hard work. In this session, Andy will share strategies regarding the Three Pillars of Marketing (Digital, Print Marketing and Interactive Marketing) and how "Owning the Ink in Your Industry" will help position you as a thought leader in your marketplace. 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Buyting

Andy Buyting

Founder & CEO, Carle Publishing
Our purpose at Carle Publishing is to help our Client-Partners stand above their competition. Our customized magazine and digital programs enable Client-Partners to “Own the Ink in their Industry”, and position themselves as a leading authority in their market.



Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 5

11:00am

Using Cryptocurrency To Grow Your Business and Invest - The Hilton Way - Presented By: Hilton Institute
J. Bradley Hilton from the world famous Hilton Hotel family and Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Manager M. K. Kelley will show you how to use Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to increase sales and profits for your business.  They will also share their trading strategies that have returned incredible results with great accuracy.  J. Bradley Hilton will be at the workshop in person.

Speakers
avatar for J. Bradley Hilton

J. Bradley Hilton

Hilton Institute
J. Bradley Hilton is a proven business builder and venture capital executive. Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, U.S. Hotel icon Conrad Hilton, Brad has a keen eye for new opportunity. As head of the Hilton Hotels Information Technology group, J. Bradley spearheaded an... Read More →
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M. K. Kelley

Hilton Institute


Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 6

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: Create Lifetime Cashflow Buying Apartments Using OPM (Other People’s Money)
Learn the 5 Profit Pillars to Legacy Wealth
* The Secret to Raising Private Money
* The Secret Language of Apartments
* The Secret of Analyzing Phat Deals
* The Secret to Apartment Deal Flow
* The Secret of Operating for Profits

Speakers
avatar for Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson

The Kahuna, Kahuna Wealth Builders


Thursday October 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Main Stage

12:00pm

26 Year Old Internet Rockstar Shares How To Make Money Online
In this workshop, you will learn exactly how to drive more traffic to your website and increase your sales. This is great information, if you own a brick & mortar business or conducting your business online. Austin will walk through the key drivers that are required on your website to make it simple, functional & productive at creating qualified leads that become great customers.  If you feel confused by all of the options including social media to generate traffic, you will love this fresh approach to optimize your internet marketing strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh

Austin Walsh

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 1

12:00pm

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be More Persuasive (Even If You're an Introvert) - Presented By: Malibu Design
In this workshop you will learn five hyper-effective strategies of ethical persuasion and how to implement these even if you're the most shy or introverted person. You'll discover practical applications and hear how these, principles of persuasion have inspired small changes that have huge impacts on businesses just like yours. This is great information if you own a brick & mortar business or are conducting your business over the internet. If you  are confused by all of the marketing fads that constantly change, you will love this fresh, timeless approach to growing your business. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Deseno

Matt Deseno

Malibu Design



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 7

12:00pm

Advertising Online - How To Buy Likes, Tweets, Clicks And More - Presented By AT&T
Join a powerful and engaging presentation on how you can buy advertising to help reach more potential customers for your business. 
While organic (free marketing) has its place, owners of growing businesses know they must spend advertising dollars to reach a wider audience, more consistently. Join four time entrepreneur, global speaker and best-selling author Ramon Ray as he gives you the insight you need to advertise your product and solutions. 

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Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 3

12:00pm

Discover Your Superpower, Eliminate All Competition, And Lead Your Way Becoming A Success Magnet
This workshop will teach you the fundamental principles of leadership and success that has been utilized by the most successful individuals in the world for centuries to produce real sustainable total life prosperity and solid income streams. This will encompass five modules including discovering and exploiting your strengths, mindset, generating genuine success magnetism, and building and leading powerful single-minded teams for optimal results. The principles the bestselling author, Travon Taylor, will share are proven methods that will work for anyone looking for, not just business, but total life success. It is a must attend for all that are serious about taking their life and business to levels they possibly could not have imagined!

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Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 10

12:00pm

Get Cloud Ready: Helping Your Business Make the Transition to the Cloud - Presented By: Jungle Disk
The Cloud in it’s modern context started becoming widely known in 2006 when large companies such as Google and Amazon began using “cloud computing” to describe the new paradigm in which people are increasingly accessing software, computer power, and files over the Web instead of on their desktops. Has your business made the move? Join Amanda Matthews and Jorge Rodriguez from Jungle Disk to hear more about what that means, why it’s a good move for a small business and how you can start the transition. 

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodriguez

Solutions Engineer, JUNGLE DISK
avatar for Amanda Sanchez

Amanda Sanchez

Director of Customer Experience, JUNGLE DISK



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 5

12:00pm

How to Get More Leads & Sales Using Radio, Print & Social Media
Being interviewed on the radio, podcasts, and traditional media opens doors of opportunity, creates credibility, and expands your influence. Angel has broadcasted over 2000 radio shows and she will teach you the steps to attracting journalists, writing a compelling pitch, and most importantly, how to turn your radio interviews into ongoing marketing campaigns to attract more leads and make more money. Let’s turn you into a media celebrity! 

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Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 8

12:00pm

Learn How to Build Your Business Through Mobile Marketing
When you attend this workshop you will learn how get more leads for your business using the hottest new Google technology, nearby proximity marketing. Imagine increasing your business' visibility directly  through their Bluetooth on other mobile devices...the more people you are around daily, the more exposure your business gains 24/7. Kelly and Tina are masters at lead generation through beacon marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Malsom

Tina Malsom

Founding Affiliate, Asirvia



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 9

12:00pm

Managing Credit For Business Success - Presented By: Wells Fargo
Good credit is one of a business owner’s most valuable assets. But strong credit isn’t something that you simply have or you don’t have. Building credit is an active, ongoing process that takes careful management. This workshop we will be focusing on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. We’ll cover how credit and lending work, explore the possibilities of credit financing, and show you how to make the most of your credit opportunities – both traditional and nontraditional. 

Speakers
avatar for Luanna Lindsey

Luanna Lindsey

Senior Vice President, Small Business Segment Manager, Wells Fargo
Luanna Lindsey, an 18-year veteran of the company, is a senior vice president and small business segment manager for the Los Angeles, North County Inland, Orange County, San Diego and San Fernando Valley regions in Greater California.Within these regions, Lindsey is responsible for... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 6

12:00pm

Position, Promote and Profit- Presented By: Kilter
Marketing a small business is hard. I know, because I do it every day as the CEO and co-founder of Kilter, an L.A.-based agency that serves small businesses. I have more than 20 years of experience in brand marketing and advertising, from tiny startups to mega brands with Disney, Mattel, and Nike. At this session, you’ll learn practical techniques for positioning, digital and traditional promotion, and evaluating the success of your marketing efforts. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica First

Jessica First

CEO, Kilter
I am the CEO and Chief Strategist of Kilter, an agency that focuses on branding and advertising to grow small businesses. Come talk to me and my team about effective marketing strategies. Attend our workshop Position, Promote and Profit (12:00 PM, Workshop Room 4) or visit us in Booth... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 4

12:00pm

Sales & Communication Mastery: How To Become An Industry Top Producer
When you attend this workshop, you will learn how to accelerate your business growth with breakthrough results. You will discover the top three reasons why people self-sabotage and how to stop it. In addition, you will understand how to leverage a powerful communication tool to negotiate real life business deals and close more sales. Plus, you will accelerate your income when you know how to align your goals with your values using our cutting-edge technology. Dawn is a master at language & communication.

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Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 2

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

Speed Networking Session 4
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Using Data To Drive Growth - Presented by Google
Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms. 

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

Google
Roberto is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program and a Google Digital Coach. He has over 12 years of experience helping companies better use digital marketing tools. He has led over 100 Google digital workshops and has trained thousands of entrepreneurs on how... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

Avoid Crippling Lawsuits and How to Win Them - Presented By: Klein & Wilson
Even the best run company can be destroyed by litigation.  Sometimes, legal fees alone can drive an otherwise successful company into bankruptcy.  Like a disease, it is much easier to avoid litigation than solve the problem once it arrives.  This presentation will show business owners the best ways to say out of litigation – but if you find yourself in litigation, the presentation will show you how to win it and manage your legal fees. 

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Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 6

2:00pm

Build, Deliver And Close Your Perfect Presentation - To Generate More Leads And Make More Money
Learn the skill of influential communication and how it will improve your sales and influence with your prospects, clients and other relationships.  Sales people who learn to elevate their communication skills to a level of influence experience more success in their sales, client retention and relationships, receive more promotions, and much more. Influential communication is not simply about the words you use but how they are presented,  choice rhetoric, info and body language can drive relationships and sales.  Attend this workshop and learn a few key skills to transform your everyday sales presentations into ones that get the results.

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Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 2

2:00pm

Client Retention Workshop
In this workshop, Andy will show you How to Keep Your Customers Forever, How to Make Even More Money from the Customers That You Already Have, and How to Get Even More Referrals.  He will share techniques that were a game changer in his 20+ year-old business, and why he still has customers from his first year in business.  This system helped him sell another business to a world-wide competitor, because they wanted those customer relationships.  Imagine what your business would be like if you had never lost a customer.  Andy is a Master of Client Retention, and is going to show you how to make that happen.



Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 1

2:00pm

Franchising 101 - How to Succeed in Franchise Ownership - Presented By: The Franchise MBA
#1 Bestselling author of The Franchise MBA and CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company shares his 20 years of experience in how to analyze franchise concepts for profitability.   

Speakers
avatar for Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

THE FRANCHISE MBA



Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 7

2:00pm

How To Attract, Engage, And Grow Your Social Media Followers For Big Profits
This workshop will teach you the ultimate social media system used by international business leaders and social media influencers to generate sustainable passive income streams. This system will encompass four separate areas of expertise: platform maximization, shortcuts, tools and insider secrets,  which can drive online attraction to your business with engagement and growth of ideal and high-paying customers. You will leave this session with a focused social media game plan with proven strategies to implement immediately!

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Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 8

2:00pm

How to Maximize Revenue, Customer Loyalty, and Market Awareness through Unified Digital Marketing - Presented By: SkyWriter
You will learn about many communication channels available to your business. I will show you how to easily leverage these marketing platforms with a simple tool to maximize your revenue, optimize your customer’s loyalty to your brand, and greatly increase market awareness of your offerings.  Key Takeaways: Create compelling content that engages your audience, informs them of your offerings, and make you the authority. Deliver your message proactively and consistently across all communication channels. Bring customers to you instead of passively hoping they find you with SEO. Make more money, spend less money, grow your business. 

Speakers
avatar for John Dicconson

John Dicconson

VP / Marketing & Business Development, SkyWriter Systems, Inc.



Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 5

2:00pm

Rewiring the Small Business Economy - Presented By: Xero
In our world today,  it is important that we know how to use cloud operating systems. As a business owner, using cloud apps can be helpful in order to run your business from your phone, whether it is tracking your mileage, receipts, and even your accounting. Using a good cloud accounting software that integrates with multiple apps allows you to run your business just as easy inside or outside of the office. People on the go do not want to be tied down to a computer, but need to effectively manage their business from wherever they are. In this era of technology being able to access what you need, when you need it, is a top priority for business owners.  This is the session you need to attend if you want to propel your business past your competition. 

Exhibitors


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 4

2:00pm

Small Business Owners Role in Digital Marketing - Presented By: Websites Depot
This workshop we can help small or growing businesses grow reputably through online marketing strategies to get more exposure and bring in more customers online. Educating small business owners about the benefits of online marketing through Website Development, Content Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Our focus is to create impactful digital experiences that convey our client's vision with the unique and personal design while maintaining best practices and SEO optimized with the result driven concept!  

Speakers
avatar for Danny Star

Danny Star

CEO, Websites Depot




Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 3

2:00pm

The 5 Keys To Master Your Business
In this workshop, Allen, who spent 25 years in global leadership positions in IBM, motivating winning teams that exceeded their goals—will teach you how to identify and break through barriers that are holding you back from achieving even greater personal and business success. You will leave with a set of proven, breakthrough, no-nonsense techniques that can propel you and your business to higher levels of achievement and success in far less time and with much less effort.

Speakers


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 10

2:00pm

Your Belief System: Make it Work For You!
Come visit us and hear about why, above all else, what you believe about yourself is one of the most important things you need to understand for your personal and professional success. During our 45 minutes together, we will discuss: 1. Re-building your personal and foundational belief system so it is yours and yours alone. 2. Understanding how your belief system works at its most basic level and why understanding yours is so vitally important for success in your personal, professional, and all other relationships. 3. How you can leave our time together with a heightened level of awareness of how powerful what you say, how you say it, and who you say it to is, especially when you are talking to yourself.



Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 9

2:30pm

Speed Networking Session 5
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Speed Networking

2:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Seven Steps To Write Your Book, Become A Speaker And Grow Rich!
In Brian's Session You Will Learn:
* Why You MUST Have a Book to be a High Paid Speaker!
* How to use Your Book to Market You and Your Business!
* How to Start, Write, and Finish Your Book Quickly!
* How to Engineer Your Book to Your Desired Result.
* Why Using Your Own Book is so Effective!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nieves

Brian Nieves

Powerteam International


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage

3:30pm

Speed Networking Session 6
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.

Thursday October 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Speed Networking

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM on the Exhibitor Floor (directly before our Final Main Stage Presentation). For our VIP Attendees (Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Exhibitor Badge Holders) there is a special VIP Bar just for you. (Upgrades available in the Registration Area). Drinks are first come, first served. Limited availability. You must be 21+ years of age to consume alcohol.

Thursday October 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
California Market Center 110 E 9th St A727, Los Angeles, CA 90079

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Success Dynamics Keynote: The 7 Keys To Build An Unstoppable Business
* Turn Your Passion into Cash Flow
* How to 10X Your Leads & Sales
* Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets
* How to Attract Powerful Partners
* How to Build Million Dollar Daily Habits

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage