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Wednesday, June 5
 

10:00am

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
Network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking

10:30am

Coach and Grow Rich - Presented By: Professional Life Coaches of America
How to make all the money you need to achieve your goals and dreams in life.  Scott only became a millionaire after quitting Wall Street and becoming a coach!
  • How to make big money from the experience and abilities you already have
  • Why you’re qualified to help others win at life
  • Discover freedom for yourself, take three to four vacations a year, and spend time with the people you love
  • Grow a business that's fun and in demand
  • Feel great about what you earn by helping others!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Shane Holt

Scott Shane Holt

Professional Life Coaches of America
Scott expertly guides aspiring and experienced coaches through the process of starting and scaling lucrative businesses that provide more income, security and freedom. This allows them to pursue their highest purpose in life.  Coaches often face three “sucky” challenges when... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 6

10:30am

Cyber Security for Small Businesses - Presented By: Power Consulting Group
This workshop presents cyber security recommendations for small business. Many business owners and operators are unclear about how to “right-size” cyber security protection and investment for their business.  We present simple, practical guidelines to investing in cyber security for your business.  How much security is enough?  How much is overkill? Our workshop will answer some of the most pressing security concerns facing small businesses today.  

Intended Audience
Business owners and operators

Key Takeaways 
  • How do you protect your small business to prevent intrusion and data loss? 
  • How do you protect your client’s data to satisfy their security, privacy, and compliance needs?
  • How much protection is sufficient; what is over-kill?
  • How much cyber security insurance should you have?
  • What are the most common cyber security vulnerabilities facing small businesses?
  • What are the nastiest malware and hacking exploits you are likely to face, and that you must protect yourself against them?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Power

Chris Power

CEO, Power Consulting Group
Chris Power is the founder and CEO of Power Consulting Group, Inc., a New York IT Managed Services firm with a focus on technology for small and medium sized business. For more than 25 years, helping people and organizations achieve their goals through technology and training has... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 9

10:30am

Franchising 101 - An Overview for Buying and Creating a Franchise - Presented By: The Franchise Consulting Company
Thinking about how to create or buy a franchise?  This is the seminar you want to learn from.  The Franchise Consulting Company is the global leader in franchising with over 140 team members in the US and locations in 5 countries.  They are the experts on all things franchising.  From creation to purchase to growing your system - they are the 1st call for the most successful brands around the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

The Franchise Consulting Company



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 7

10:30am

How to Create Even More Business Marketing on Facebook
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 over the internet. 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 that that you are 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, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

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 →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 1

10:30am

Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success - Presented By: Constant Contact
The idea of getting your business online can often feel scary and even confusing. With so many moving parts, figuring out what to do and how to do it presents a unique challenge for time-starved small business owners. Don’t worry, once you understand how it all works together you can stop wasting time and focus on the things that actually benefit your business. 

If you’re just getting started with online marketing or not seeing the results you’ve hoped for...this session is for you. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help you get the word out about your business and you won’t need a marketing degree to do it!

In this session you’ll learn:
  • How people find you online
  • How to set yourself up for success
  • How to encourage new and repeat business

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Director of Content Marketing, Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to provide small businesses and nonprofits practical, step-by-step marketing advice so they can do more business and more for their cause. With over twelve years experience, Dave travels the country showing audiences how to make... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Booth 530

10:30am

Show Me the Funding Plan!
82% of businesses fail from undercapitalization. There's nothing worse than having an outstanding or inspiring business idea.... and not having the ability to implement it because of lack of funding.  Cash flow does not have to be an issue. Every business should have access to alternative financings such as lines of credit and loans. Don't let your business fall victim to the statistics.  Learn the 5 Reasons it's vital to have access to revolving lines. We're going to show you exactly how you can receive a complimentary Funding Success Plan!

Speakers
avatar for Krista Garren

Krista Garren

Together, Krista Garren and Benjamin Bjornstad have over 10 years of combined experience in the real estate and financial industry.  Investing nationwide in single and multi-family they are experts at creatively raising and combining capital for themselves and other business owners... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 4

10:30am

The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television - Presented By: American Business TV
Join business, sports, and entertainment executives, Yusef Muhammad, and Quinella Minix, also known as Dr. Que, as they conduct their workshop on, “The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television.” This “straight talk” session will give insider TIPs on how 1,000’s of business owners are making $1,000,000’s growing their business using the Power of TV. Learn how to attract capital and credit even if you’re a startup business or a growing company, learn how to scale your business and protect the health and safety of your employee’s.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Small Business Owners, C-Level Executives, CFO’s, Consultants, and Entrepreneurs. Startup and growing businesses in need of money—don’t miss this workshop! If you want to how to promote your business more efficiently and successfully, build your business reputation and retain loyal customers. We’ll share insider secrets from network executives.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
Attendees will learn about the The Power of Building Your BRAND on Television and how to:
1. Promote your business more efficiently & successful
2. Build your business reputation & retain loyal customers
3. Differentiate yourself from competitors
4. Building Brand Recognition with Video 

Speakers
avatar for Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

CEO, American Business TV
As CEO of American Business Television Network we help you promote your business to high-caliber strategic partners, investors and industry executives, and get matched with the right partners and investors; enjoy online/onsite matchmaking meetings that lead to deeper collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Quinella A. Minix

Dr. Quinella A. Minix

American Business TV
Dr. Quinella A. Minix, also known as Dr. Que. Dr Que is a Performance Coach/Licensed Behavioral Health Professional. Dr Que's expertise in substance abuse ranges from community-based organizations, EAPs, universities and substance abuse treatment centers. Most recently she was the... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 10

10:30am

The Secrets of Buying, Selling and Valuing a Business - Presented By: Inbar Group Inc.
Ed Pendarvis will be giving a 45 minute seminar on the secrets of buying and selling a business. He will also discuss how to value a business for both buyers and sellers, how business size makes a difference, how to find the right business and the importance of financing the right business.

Intended Audience:
Business buyers, Business Sellers, CEOs, Presidents, Owners, Principals, and Entrepreneurs searching existing businesses to acquire.

Key Takeaways:
Learning how to value a business for both buyers and sellers, fundamentals of finding the right business, negotiating a fair deal and importance of Cash Flow, importance of financing the right business, buying existing successful businesses
 

Speakers
avatar for Ed Pendarvis

Ed Pendarvis

Certified Business Intermediary (Lifetime) Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Sunbelt Business Brokers, Inbar Group Inc. - Business Brokers
Ed Pendarvis, Certified Business Intermediary (Lifetime), Ed has been responsible for the sale of literally thousands of businesses, helping countless individuals achieve their goal of independence and financial freedom. He is the Author of 4 Books about Buying, Selling and Valuing... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 8

10:30am

Watch What You Say Your Is Body is Listening
This workshop will teach you how powerful your words are. That in our day to day life we diminish our personal power in our business life and in our minds.  What if you learned a different way to think and act and your life suddenly shifted? In business today you must be on top of your game, but if you are feeling less than, everything suffers. Learn the 3 tips that shift your outlook into the successful entrepreneur that you are meant to be. Movement, meditation, and mindset are the modules that get you in the peak performance level we are all meant to function in.
“Living a pain-free ageless life is only possible when we understand the power of creating a harmonious connection with our mind-set, emotions, and physical bodies.”

Speakers
avatar for Conni Ponturo

Conni Ponturo

Conni Ponturo is a leading authority in the field of pain-free living. Respected for her unique approach to transformational movement that merges Pilates, meditation, and mindset, Conni teacher her clients to flourish at any age. As an acclaimed and enthusiastic, her greatest joy... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 5

10:30am

Wells Fargo Works for Small Business - Presented By: Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Works represents our commitment to small business. By delivering a wide range of products, resources, and tools across four key areas of need – growth, knowledge, capital, and community – we help businesses take steps to reach their goals.

Intended Audience – Entrepreneurs and small business owners

Key Takeaways – Free resources to help your business take the next step for both customers and non-customers. 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres

Senior Business Banking Specialist, Wells Fargo
Chris started his career at Wells Fargo soon after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Montclair State University in 2012. Specializing in Business Banking services, Chris has established a consistent client base in the New York City area while cultivating... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lagnese

Mark Lagnese

Business Development Officer, Wells Fargo
Since 1997, Mark has been committed to developing customized strategies for his clients, to help them maximize the value of their present and future wealth. Mark has become a trusted consultant to his clients, friends, families, businesses and institutions. Mark Lagnese began his... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 2

10:30am

What Every NY Employer Needs to Know About Navigating Unemployment Compensation - Presented By: Avitus Group
Many people mistakenly believe that unemployment insurance (UI) benefits come from a fund paid into by employees—like Social Security or Medicare. However, it’s employers who are financially responsible for unemployment benefits, and the costs are far higher than just the amount of a claim. Many employers view unemployment taxes as just the cost of doing business. They either don’t realize that many of their former employees may be ineligible for unemployment benefits, or they don’t want the hassle of fighting claims. We will discuss how employers can prevent UI benefit charges in order to keep their unemployment tax rate low.

Intended Audience - CEOs, Business Owners, HR Managers, Employers Who Have Dealt With an Unemployment Claim or Hearing

Key Takeaways
  • How unemployment claims occur & how they impact your business
  • How to prevent claims from happening
  • Managing Exposure and Controlling Cost
  • How Properly Managing Payroll limits liability


Speakers
avatar for Corey Daspit

Corey Daspit

I am a dynamic HR leader offering over 15 years of experience in employee relations, management consultation, benefits planning, risk advisement, and employee training and development. I am often recognized for my ability to provide expert people management advice to all levels of... Read More →
avatar for Michael Smiling

Michael Smiling

Experienced Director Of Payroll with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Payroll, Sales, Professional Employer Organization (PEO), and Management. Strong human resources professional with an Associate's degree focused in Accounting... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 3

10:45am

MAIN STAGE: VIP Expert Panel - Break Through Your Biggest Challenges & Achieve Your Goals
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!

Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Stage

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
Network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

Building Massive Success by Building Your CEO Mindset
With cutting-edge technology, Tim will show you how your subconscious mind can open the door to endless possibilities in your life.  The average person has over 70k thoughts per-day that can become negative or repetitive. This talk helps people turn challenges into opportunities! He will show you how to train your brain to make you millions.  Get on the Fast-Track to Success Now!

Speakers


Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 5

11:30am

How to Build a Great List, Generate Customers & Get Paid as a Public Speaker
Come & Learn the key SECRETS on how to utilize public speaking to generate more leads and build your business. Bill will also share how to sell from the stage and turn what you are passionate about into a successful public speaker business. It is a must attend for authors, coaches and consultants as well as anyone that is seriously interested in  making money as a public speaker.



Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 1

11:30am

How to Get More Leads & Sales Using Radio, Print & Social Media
Being interviewed on the radio, podcasts and traditional media opens new 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!

Speakers
avatar for Angel Tuccy

Angel Tuccy

Media Specialist, Vedette Global



Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 4

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By: Google
Learn how customers find your business online. In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results (on all devices), creating a free listing on Google My Business, and advertising your business on Google with Smart Campaigns.

Speakers
avatar for Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks, Google-supported trainer

Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks, Google-supported trainer

Google
Angelina is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She helps Google bridge the digital divide by offering free coaching and resources to over 2,500 N.Y.-based diverse small businesses. She’s helped these businesses strategically revamp their digital outreach strategies... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Main Stage

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
Network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

12:30pm

6 Things You Must Know Before Buying A Franchise
In this informative session you will get an overview of franchising; learn what it takes to become a successful franchise owner; understand the research and award process; and learn the six things you must know before you buy a franchise. You will come away with an understanding of business models (franchise, business opportunity, license, B2B, B2C, retail, home-based); types of franchise units (single, multi-unit, master), and how to Fund your Dream Business; and what to look for in a “great” franchise.
You will also get access to a special “franchisee assessment” tool matches your skills with the best franchises and helps predict franchisee performance!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Gantz

Tina Gantz

CEO, Global Franchise Associates



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 1

12:30pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

editor, AT&T
Ramon is an entrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author. He also loves burnt pancakes, bacon, eggs, 2 cold glasses of milk and pancake syrup on the weekends.If you're looking to have someone inspire, energize, and inform the attendees at your next event, ask Ramon to speak.Few... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 2

12:30pm

How to Elevate Your Sales, Success & Confidence By Mastering Your Mindset
The Belief System: Creating Heroes by addressing the belief's we have come to operate under in every area of our lives. Beliefs determine our behaviors and we owe it to ourselves to address and know what these are in your life. This workshop is for anyone who wants to address behaviors to make long-lasting change from health and fitness to increasing sales and relationships with clients or personal life. We have this great opportunity to live this life to the fullest with the intention to Finish Well.


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Boone

Tracy Boone

Tracy has worked in the fitness/sales industry for over 25 years.  She owned three multi-million-dollar larges fitness facilities for seven years in Denver, Colorado. Tracy and her son Elijah are co-founders of Elijah's Path to Healing foundation that assists families who have lost... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 4

12:30pm

Make Small BIG! - Presented By: A.S.A.P Mortgage Corp.
Join Irene Amato, CEO of A.S.A.P. Mortgage, a serial entrepreneur and a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business program for a session that will change the way brand your business. To compete with the Big Banks Irene had to design a unique marketing plan that would put her in the front line without the high costs. Gain this knowledge along with the mindset and lead your business to the next level. One Small Business to another is how together we Make Small Big!

Intended Audience
CEOs, COOs, Marketing Directors Strategists, Attendees looking to expand their business to the next level.

Key Takeaways
1. Build an organic social media following.
2. Maximize your networking experience
3. Apply innovative ways to grow your Brand
 4. Stand out from your competition  

Speakers
avatar for Irene Amato

Irene Amato

ASAP Mortgage



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 3

12:30pm

Making Money with Chinese Imports
Learn a repeatable process and make unlimited streams of revenue. Turn your ideas into physical products that has potential to make millions or pitch your ideas on Shark Tank. Learn different ways to make money online, sell products direct to business, and direct to consumers. Learn why China is the best place to source your products. Learn to create a product/brand at a minimal cost and make money even before it’s made.  Gain insight on essential tools to help with researching products, communicating with manufacturers, and vetting your source to create massive success.

Speakers


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 5

12:30pm

Minimize Taxes & Maximize Your Bottom Line - Presented By: Brooks Alliance
All Successful business owners focus on ways to minimize their expenses. With taxes being one of the most expensive line item, you cannot afford to ignore taxes. During this workshop we will discuss how to reduce taxes, the advantages & disadvantages of business entities, tax deductions, what the IRS considers income, and key things business owners should be doing all year to prepare to file taxes.

AUDIENCE:
Freelancers, CEOs & COOs of small - medium sized businesses.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
How to minimize personal & business tax liability
Advantages & Disadvantages of business entities (LLC, S-Corp, Corp, etc. )
Key steps business owners can implement throughout the year to prepare to file taxes.
 

Speakers
avatar for Shaquanna Brooks

Shaquanna Brooks

CPA, CEO, Brooks Alliance
Shaquanna Brooks, CPA (AKA Ms. Business) brings more than 7 years in diverse tax, finance, business formation and consulting experience to her role as a Certified Public Accountant. She feels obliged to not only service her clients but also to educate them. Very early on in her career... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 10

12:30pm

Online Accounting Basics: What you need to know to be successful - Presented By: Xero
Xero and Bookkeeper360 partner together as an accounting and business advisory platform to enable small business success. Come hear from expert advisors at Bookkeeper360 about the benefits of online accounting and how accountants can help small businesses avoid common financial mistakes.

Key Takeaways
Customer Success Stories
Key Features
Cloud Accounting
Why Xero is the key to small business success

Speakers
avatar for Nick Pasquarosa

Nick Pasquarosa

Founder & CEO of Bookkeeper360, Xero
A passion for technology is an understatement for Nick, who has made it his mission to share this passion for tech, with small businesses owners across the globe. Filing his first tax return at 16, Nick also discovered his fondness of accounting at a young age. Combining technology... Read More →
avatar for Steven Muller

Steven Muller

Vice President of Sales of Bookkeeper360, Xero
Steven Muller has over six years of experience in the accounting industry advising business owners on accounting solutions. He helps business owners streamline their bookkeeping and back-office allowing them to focus on growing their business. Steven's mission is to help as many business... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 9

12:30pm

The Power of the Inbox - Tips for Successful Email Marketing - Presented By: Constant Contact
Can email marketing work for your business? Yes, it can. 
Even if you don’t consider yourself a marketer, you’ll leave with a plan of tested tips to effectively market your business with email.
This powerful presentation takes you step-by-step through the five keys to effective email marketing to deliver real results for your business. 
You’ll find out: 
  • How to create an email marketing plan that really works 
  • How to drive action with the seven essential elements of email design 
  • The simple, persuasive formula that works in any marketing email 
  • How to see the impact email marketing is having on your business or nonprofit 
  • How to grow a healthy and engaged contact list 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Director of Content Marketing, Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to provide small businesses and nonprofits practical, step-by-step marketing advice so they can do more business and more for their cause. With over twelve years experience, Dave travels the country showing audiences how to make... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Booth 530

12:30pm

The SMART Way to Fund Your Business - Presented By: CreditNerds
In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage multiple types of funding to secure the future of your business. More than half of all failed businesses listed "Lack of Capital" as the reason for their demise. Don't become another statistic. Come learn how to find access to the money your business needs to grow.

Intended Audience:
CEOs, CFOs, Start-Ups, and anyone looking to access additional funding.

Key Takeaways:
1. Gain access to the funding you need to grow.
2. Stop maxing out your personal credit to grow your business.
3. Learn exactly what lenders are looking for during underwriting. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Counts

Eric Counts

Founder of FundingNerds.com, CreditNerds
Eric Counts is an author, business trainer, and nationally featured speaker. His vast knowledge of the credit and financing systems have gained him audiences with the likes of Wells Fargo and Century 21 offices across the country. As a certified expert witness, Mr. Counts has been... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 8

12:30pm

The SMB Threat Landscape & How to Close the Gaps in Your Security Strategy - Presented By: WebRoot, Inc.
Complex, multi-layered cyberattacks are the new norm. From DNS-layer threats, like cache poisoning and man-in-the-middle attacks, to self-replicating ransomware that spreads to every device on the network, to phishing and social engineering attacks that trick naïve or unaware users into handing over funds or credentials, businesses face numerous risks. And with recent data protection laws and fines resulting from breaches, preventing a single attack could make all the difference for a business’ survival.

Join this session to learn more about the SMB threat landscape and existential risks facing businesses and how next-gen cybersecurity solutions can help you close the gaps in your security strategy. 

Speakers
avatar for Phil Seigenfeld

Phil Seigenfeld

Supervisor, Channel Sales, WebRoot, Inc.
Phillip has been in the software/technology industry for over 20 years with a specific focus on security for the last 15 while at Webroot.  Phillip currently manages our Channel Sales team consisting of our traditional distribution partners and a few named platform accounts.  Phillip... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 7

12:30pm

Train your Head to Think on its Feet - Presented By: iainnovation.com
Learn how the tools and techniques of Improv can immediately help you communicate and listen more effectively, work together as a team, build off the ideas of others and think fast on your feet. Experience the power of "Yes..And" and see how those simple words can create a more innovative you! This interactive and fun session, delivered by Improv Asylum’s CEO, Norm Laviolette, will show you how to "Train your Head to Think Fast on its Feet" by giving you skills that will help you lead and succeed!
 
Intended Audience 

Human Resource and People Leaders, All levels of Management, All levels of Leadership

Key Takeaways 
Enhanced Communication
Active Listening
Build off of the ideas of others
Power of saying “Yes”
Creating a Common Bond
Adapting to change
Innovative thinking
 

Speakers
avatar for Norm Laviolette

Norm Laviolette

Founder and CEO, iainnovation.com
As Founder and CEO of Improv Asylum, and IA innovation, Norm brings the experience of building companies from the ground up into multi -million dollar businesses. Norm understands first hand why culture is integral to long term success and has built a team that exemplifies why communicating... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 6

12:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Internet Marketing Master Class - Internet Rockstar Shares How to Make Money Online
• Internet Marketing Made Simple
• Building Successful Marketing Campaigns
• Make your Website Generate leads Everyday
• How & Why people buy online
• How to maximize your Internet Marketing Dollars

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

Austin Walsh, Internet Marketing Specialist

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 →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Main Stage

1:30pm

Speed Networking Session 4
Network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

Access to Capital: Helping You Understand the Various Options for Obtaining Financing for Your Small Business - Presented By: TD Bank
To help you understand the various options for obtaining financing for your small business, TD Bank's partner Louis Scamardella from the NYS Small Business Development Center will review the critical information to help you understand the ins & outs of Accessing Capital for your small business. Topics include: borrowing from yourself, borrowing from others, conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, alternative lenders, non-profits & how to leverage grants. 

Speakers
avatar for Louis Scamardella

Louis Scamardella

Business Adviser; NYS Small Business Development Center, TD Bank
Mr. Scamardella has worked for the New York State Small Business Development Center for over 20 years. He received his MBA from Baruch College.  His expertise is  in helping small business get access to capital. Toward that goal he has achieved 10 to 20 million dollars a year of... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 9

1:30pm

Breakthrough Mastery in 7 Simple Ways
Come learn about the Woman Impossible Living Life (WILL) Breakthrough mastery program where you can apply the principles for positioning your service and significance into successes. Gain Insights on how to eliminate self-sabotage and turn your challenges into opportunities of a lifetime. The messages you will get today will arm you with the information you need to move from inertia to action, and how to transform breakdowns to breakthroughs. How to gain clarity on your purpose, persist rather than resist, answer the call to adventure, explore possibilities, and learn how to persist and persevere like a NINJA to achieve the results you want.

Speakers


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 5

1:30pm

Bridging The Gap: The 7 Ancient Secrets to Even More Productivity and Less Stress in the Workplace
This workshop will center around some of the most highly regarded secrets of our ancestors, used to attain intensely deep levels of clarity and awareness.  The discussion will empower participants with a range of high quality, easily deployable practices that can be used to immediately start increasing levels of productivity while halting stress instantaneously.  Attendees in the talk may be asked to participate in hands-on activities in order to reinforce learning points and embed teachings.


Speakers
avatar for Drew Grossmann

Drew Grossmann

Born and raised outside Philadelphia, PA; Drew Grossmann has attended and received many honors and degrees from multiple prestigious universities, including Harvard University, Penn State University, New York University, and Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg Russia... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 1

1:30pm

Easy Ways to Protect your Small Business: - Presented By: AT&T
Natural disasters and cybersecurity threats happen, but that doesn't mean your business has to suffer. Join small business owner and technology advocate, Ramon Ray, for a learning session on how even the busiest small business owner can easily protect their business from the unexpected.

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray

editor, AT&T
Ramon is an entrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author. He also loves burnt pancakes, bacon, eggs, 2 cold glasses of milk and pancake syrup on the weekends.If you're looking to have someone inspire, energize, and inform the attendees at your next event, ask Ramon to speak.Few... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Get Seen and Be Known Online - Presented By: DG Studios LLC
In today’s extremely competitive online marketplace, it seems harder than ever to compete with all the noise and be seen and known online. Through our interactive workshop, learn the key ingredients for a successful digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) campaign.  Our Founder and CEO of DG Studio, Dishan Jayasinha, will take you through 10 proven steps that will help you properly plan and execute a campaign which correctly targets and encourages your ideal client to find your company.

Key Takeaways:
Marketing isn’t as complicated as you may have been led to believe.
Learn the basics of how to take the effort out of attracting your desired customers.
Understand why it is better to take a holistic approach to all of one’s marketing efforts, rather than have them divided up amongst different teams.
If you think you can’t afford marketing, that means you NEED marketing more than ever.
Marketing done right should result in more customers and revenue.  

Speakers
avatar for Dishan Jayasinha, MD

Dishan Jayasinha, MD

CEO, DG Studios LLC
Dishan Jayasinha is a Sri Lankan American, MD turned entrepreneur, creative mastermind and humanitarian. He is the founder, CEO and creative head of Multi-National Creative Agency DG Studio, based in Los Angeles, with Sister companies in India and Mexico. Dishan Jayasinha is also... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Help Accelerate Growth With Data​ - 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 Amber Colley

Amber Colley

Business Credit Expert and Senior Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Amber Colley is a Business Credit Expert and Senior Vice President with Dun & Bradstreet  who brings 20 years experience working with businesses of all sizes to help them grow and prosper.  She has coached thousands of business owners on establishing a business credit profile that... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 7

1:30pm

How to Drive TRAFFIC to your Online Store & BOOST Sales once They're There! - Presented By: Fashion Angel Warrior
The key to making more money and getting more online sales is to first drive more traffic to your website.  But not just any traffic, you want YOUR specific target customer who is ready to BUY!  Once there, the next step is to CONVERT them to customers!  In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do this as well as how to rank on the 1st page of Google without paying for Ads, how to bypass the algorithm on social media, and a sneaky way to test new product ideas before wasting any money.  By the end you’ll walk away with 10 key strategies that you can implement immediately!  

Speakers
avatar for CHRISTINE DAAL

CHRISTINE DAAL

CEO, Fashion Angel Warrior LLC
Christine Daal is the CEO & Founder of the fashion consulting agency, Fashion Angel Warrior LLC.  Her experience spans over 15 years in the industry, reaching the position of VP of Design and Merchandising by the age of 30 and then starting her own successful fashion line.  Today... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 6

1:30pm

How to Increase Profitability in Your Professional Service Business - Presented By: SmartBooks
Profitability is easy enough to understand but putting it into practice is another matter. Companies often get lost in the weeds, chasing incremental improvements to revenue or employee efficiency without seeing how all the pieces coordinate to impact the firm's bottom line.

In this workshop, you'll learn about:
  •  The 4 key levers of profitability
  •  How to calculate profitability by client
  •  Key metrics to help you optimize your firm's profitability
  •  Tips and tricks generated from our extensive experience with professional service firms
  •  And much more!

Intended AudienceBusiness Owners and CEOs
Key Takeaways
Learn the 4 key profit drivers of professional service firms

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Wear

Timothy Wear

SmartBooks
Small business is at the core of Timothy Wear‘s soul. A former entrepreneur, he’s dedicated his life to helping companies thrive, from his roles in traditional banking to his home at SmartBooks as a client success manager. Tim is thrilled when SmartBooks implements a solid solution... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 10

1:30pm

No Coding Required: How Personalized Software is Transforming Small Business - Presented By: Method Integration
Every small business is unique. Unfortunately, most of the software available today provide solutions with a one-size-fits-all mentality; forcing small businesses to adapt to clunky workflows. The alternative-building custom software- is simply too difficult and expensive. Or is it? Learn how personalized, no-code platforms are helping small businesses stay competitive in the digital age. 

Speakers
avatar for Valbon Shabani

Valbon Shabani

Method Integration



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 3

1:30pm

Uncover the Hidden Secrets to Your Dream Life
Imagine your dream life; Health, Wealth, Family and Friends. Everything in tune, sending out vibes to the universe saying, “I’m ready for the next big thing”. What doors of opportunity are waiting for you to open? In this workshop you will learn how everything is inter-related from our Health, Lifestyle, Careers, Spirituality, Relationships. When one thing is out of whack our WHOLE life is affected. Instantly Identify the areas on your “Wheel of Life” that need nourishment and create a plan of action. Learn the importance of creating healthy habits because habits are the number #1 determiners of someone’s quality of life. The power pull of habit is what often keeps us STUCK!



Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 4

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Secrets to Create Customer Loyalty For Life and Wow Your Customers Using Successful "Disney" Strategies
Have you ever wondered how the Disney Company continues to produce a dynamic model of business excellence, leadership, teamwork, sales and customer experience? Imagine if you could learn how to run your business just as successfully as Disney. What would that look like? It would be Magical!

John, a leading authority in the service industry and business growth, is “America’s Best Customer Experience Speaker and Coach. “As a former Disney Leader, John will share his incredible experiences, best practices and proven Disney Success Strategies to help you attract more customers, blow away your competition, build customer loyalty for life, establish a winning team culture and Business Empire! You will be empowered to achieve extraordinary results right away!

Speakers
avatar for John Formica, Leader at Disney & Renowned Author

John Formica, Leader at Disney & Renowned Author

John, the “Ex-Disney Guy”, and former Disney Leader, is a highly sought after internationally known speaker and author of the top selling book, “Making the Customer Experience Magical Now!-How to Succeed in Business and Beat Out Your Competition Today”. John has appeared on... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Main Stage

2:30pm

Speed Networking Session 5
Network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time. Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Speed Networking

2:30pm

Coach and Grow Rich - Presented By: Professional Life Coaches of America
How to make all the money you need to achieve your goals and dreams in life.  Scott only became a millionaire after quitting Wall Street and becoming a coach!
  • How to make big money from the experience and abilities you already have
  • Why you’re qualified to help others win at life
  • Discover freedom for yourself, take three to four vacations a year, and spend time with the people you love
  • Grow a business that's fun and in demand
  • Feel great about what you earn by helping others!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Shane Holt

Scott Shane Holt

Professional Life Coaches of America
Scott expertly guides aspiring and experienced coaches through the process of starting and scaling lucrative businesses that provide more income, security and freedom. This allows them to pursue their highest purpose in life.  Coaches often face three “sucky” challenges when... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 6

2:30pm

Cyber Security for Small Businesses - Presented By: Power Consulting Group
This workshop presents cyber security recommendations for small business. Many business owners and operators are unclear about how to “right-size” cyber security protection and investment for their business.  We present simple, practical guidelines to investing in cyber security for your business.  How much security is enough?  How much is overkill? Our workshop will answer some of the most pressing security concerns facing small businesses today.  

Intended Audience
Business owners and operators

Key Takeaways 
  • How do you protect your small business to prevent intrusion and data loss? 
  • How do you protect your client’s data to satisfy their security, privacy, and compliance needs?
  • How much protection is sufficient; what is over-kill?
  • How much cyber security insurance should you have?
  • What are the most common cyber security vulnerabilities facing small businesses?
  • What are the nastiest malware and hacking exploits you are likely to face, and that you must protect yourself against them?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Power

Chris Power

CEO, Power Consulting Group
Chris Power is the founder and CEO of Power Consulting Group, Inc., a New York IT Managed Services firm with a focus on technology for small and medium sized business. For more than 25 years, helping people and organizations achieve their goals through technology and training has... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing - Presented By: Constant Contact
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.
 
In this session you’ll learn:
  • How to turn more website visitors into new email contacts
  • How to automate timely engagement with new contacts
  • How to do more business by sending more relevant emails

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Director of Content Marketing, Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to provide small businesses and nonprofits practical, step-by-step marketing advice so they can do more business and more for their cause. With over twelve years experience, Dave travels the country showing audiences how to make... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Booth 530

2:30pm

How to Breakthrough Your Limiting Beliefs & Build the Ultimate Blueprint for Success!
When you attend this vital 45 Minute workshop you will discover the mental blocks you carry from early childhood and life experiences that stand in your way to maximize your health, and to have an amazing relationship in creating even more money.  Once discovered, you will learn the tools to overcome these and free yourself, providing you the opportunity to achieve an even healthier you and and start creating even more wealthy NOW!

Speakers
avatar for Merri-jo Hillaker

Merri-jo Hillaker

CEO, Global Mindset Mastery



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 1

2:30pm

How to Create Consistent Cash Flow and Increase Profits in your Business
This program will teach you the top business tactics used by world-leading entrepreneurs and business leaders that will increase your revenues, decrease your expenses, and optimize your business to prevent burnout. You will learn how to: Create a system to automate your business,  Identify your key performance metrics and how to optimize them to earn even more now, Learn creative ways to find new financing for your business, Use the laws and rules of money to your benefit, & Expand your business to increase profits.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Pomelnikov

Alex Pomelnikov

Co Founder, Worldpreneur



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 5

2:30pm

Keep More of What You Earn using the Profit First Cash Management System - Presented By: Moxie Bookkeeping
If you are running what looks like a successful business but aren’t getting paid what you should, something is wrong but you may not know what. Based on the book Profit First, this workshop will show you how to turn your cash-eating business into a sustainable company - no matter what size you are.

Intended Audience

Small business owners & freelancers who have income but not enough profit or feel like they just don't understand finance.
 
Key Takeaways
You don’t need to love math, you don’t need to use to excel, and you don’t need a budget to have financial clarity and know what you can afford
Learn HOW to pay yourself first, grow sustainably, and have money to pay your tax bill
Eliminate debt and STILL get paid 

Speakers
avatar for Ean Price Murphy

Ean Price Murphy

Founder of Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching, Inc, Moxie Bookkeeping
As a small business owner herself, Ean understands the difficult and sometimes complicated tasks of budgeting, hiring, managing staff, and picking software. Ean is certified as a Quickbooks ProAdvisor since 2004, Xero Gold Partner since 2012, professional business coach since 2012... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 3

2:30pm

Save 20-50% on your Group Health Insurance with a PEO - Presented By: Gosset Group Planning
This workshop will help you determine if a PEO is right for your business. The workshop will discuss the advantages of a PEO and how your business can benefit from lower health insurance costs, better benefits, greater employee retention, HR administration and support, reduced employer liability and ensured compliance. It will also address some of the most common concerns and frequently asked questions that we receive from employers exploring the PEO market. There will also be a question and answer period at the end of the workshop.

Intended Audience 
CEOs, COOs, CFO’s Controller, HR benefits, benefit administrators, CPA’s, employees that have input in the benefits decision making process.

The workshop is for companies that currently have conventional group health insurance and would like a permanent solution to rising health insurance costs and/or have a need for HR and compliance support. It Companies currently in a PEO that would like a competitive analysis of their current PEO are also welcome.

 Key Takeaways 
1. Learn how PEO’s can offer significant savings on Group Health Insurance while offering Fortune 500 type benefits
2. Learn how PEO’s insulate you from liability, ensure compliance and streamline HR administration
3. Learn why PEO’s give you a competitive advantage, enabling you to grow faster and have less turnover
 

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Gosset

Mitchell Gosset

President, Gosset Group Planning
Mitchell Gosset has specialized in employee benefits for over 16 years. He is knowledgeable in all lines of employee benefits and has years of experience in the PEO market. He generates and evaluates proposals on behalf of clients with multiple PEO outsourcing solutions. He has helped... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 7

2:30pm

The Digital Marketing Mystery: Solved - Presented By: Salem Surround New York
With the right digital marketing strategy, you can connect directly with your ideal customer base. What’s the secret? Salem Surround will help you to decode the mystery and show you the latest, cutting-edge digital marketing tactics that can help you GROW your business right now. From small business to enterprise – from startup to Fortune 500 – we’ll give you solutions that will immediately impact your bottom line.

Key Takeaways
Understanding: learn what moves the needle for today’s online consumers
Answers: ask questions about your specific business marketing needs
Ideas: gain insight about actual advertising campaigns that work
Strategies: learn practical things you can do right now to increase leads and revenue
Free Analysis: get a complimentary digital marketing analysis for your business with recommendations for growth 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Sambolin

Matt Sambolin

Media Strategist, Salem Surround New York
Greg Cooper is Media Strategist with more than 32 years of experience in radio, television and digital marketing. He currently leads the digital marketing team for Salem Surround New York. 


Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 2

2:30pm

The Missing Piece - How to Monetize Your Mindset For Even Bigger Profits
This workshop will unlock the secrets of how many of the world’s top international business leaders, speakers, and authors have gone from stuck to unstoppable simply by learning how to consistently master the potential of their mindset. You will leave with real strategies for transforming your own “worst enemy” into your secret recipe for even more success.The GRIT system will give you the tools to turn your big hits into your big wins and help you to achieve even more influence, impact and income in every aspect of your life. This workshop helps you learn how to accelerate your progress and consistently perform at your highest level so that you can gain new clarity and stay out of your own way and go on to unleash significantly higher profits and a life that you love.

Speakers
avatar for Meridith Alexander

Meridith Alexander

Bestselling Author and elite business coach Meridith Alexander specializes in training professionals and entrepreneurs in high pressure environments to increase their influence, income and impact even in the midst of great challenge and change so that they can reach unparalleled levels... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 4

2:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Book Writing Master Class - How to Write Your Book & Get Paid As A Public Speaker
• 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!


Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Main Stage

3:30pm

Becoming a Beach Boss: 3 Steps to Creating Greater Freedom & Fulfillment in Your Life and Business
Do you dream of having more time to spend with your loved ones, travel the world, & do exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it? What if you really could work less & travel more without compromising profits? This workshop will take you through the 3 key steps to creating a business that thrives without wearing you out so that you can get more out of life. Our first module outlines our proven method for creating greater time freedom in your business. Next, you'll learn techniques for attaining the freedom of mind to enjoy your new-found time off. Last but not least, we will cover how to increase productivity through rewards & learn how to receive discounted access to high value travel.

Speakers
avatar for Gini Trask

Gini Trask

Born into a family of entrepreneurs, business is simply second nature to Gini. She began her first business at the age of 16 and never stopped.  She has owned and grown numerous small business from incubation into the multimillions and continues to help other small business owners... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 4

3:30pm

Build your Digital Escape Plan to Create Passive Income
Creating Accelerated passive income takes elevated learning & MASSIVE ACTION.  Learn how this one guy had suffered enough in the cubicle of the corporate American dream that he finally did something about it.  Learn how he escaped, by combining marketing automation, systems automation and multi-level marketing. He will walk you through what he did to go from trapped to living the lab top Lifestyle. He is now doing the work he loves and spreading new ways to live a healthy and wealthy lifestyle to thousands of people globally.

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 5

3:30pm

3:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Create Your Own American Dream - Turning Dirt Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business
Brandon’s speech captures serial entrepreneurism of how he chased his dream and ultimately created a sports marketing empire. He started out with just $4,000 and a Macintosh computer, and worked tirelessly through relationships and building his brand into the largest sports marketing and memorabilia-company of its kind. Brandon focuses on the concept of “don’t chase the money, chase the things that make the money.” He shares great stories and wisdom from his 30+ years of running his own company, and how he was able to make millions off dirt and baseballs.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO, Steiner Sports

Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO, Steiner Sports

Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia
Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia. Brandon grew up as a poor kid in Brooklyn with a passion for sports and drive for success. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon started Steiner Sports in 1987 and built it into a $50 million... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Main Stage

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour - Proudly Sponsored By: indeed
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour. For our VIP Attendees (Silver, Gold & 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.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet & Greet Lounge

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Success Mastery Session - How to Build a Successful 7 Figure Business
• How To Monetize Your Greatest Ideas
• Lead Generation Through Social Media & Internet Marketing
• 5 Innovative Ways To Market Your Business For FREE
• How To Live Your Life With Passion, Purpose & Power
• Design & Optimize Perfect Days


Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage
 

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