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Thursday, December 13
 

9:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
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Thursday December 13, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Houston 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

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!

Exhibitors
avatar for Powerteam International

Powerteam International

Powerteam International is one of the leading Success Education Companies in the world! We provide Corporate & Entrepreneurial training programs, Venture Funding and Business Coaching in cities around the world. Through Online Success Coaching, live events and full-service business... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Main Stage

10:00am

Informed Delivery - Presented By: United States Postal Service
The U.S Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery. With over 13 million customers enrolled, our Omni-Channel consumers are experiencing new avenues of mail innovation and notification. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature that integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from and online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today. Grow your business through the USPS. www.usps.com/smallbusiness


Speakers
avatar for Sonya Mackey

Sonya Mackey

Business Development Specialist, United States Postal Service
I began my postal career as a Rural Carrier. After several years as I carrier, I held several positions to increase my knowledge of the different aspects within the Postal Service. I was on the safety team, route inspection team and I was a 204b supervisor. I detailed into the Business... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Booth 321

10:00am

27 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 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 →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 1 (Arboretum V)

10:00am

3 Superpowers of a CRM - Presented By: Thryv
You know you need a CRM for your business to communicate to your customers.  But, what should you look for if you don’t have one? What are some current best practices?  Join us to hear a few basics and stay to learn how utilizing a CRM to its full potential can influence and improve your email marketing, text marketing and social presence. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken Mofford

Ken Mofford

Thryv
Ken has been with DexYP since 2007 and is currently leading teams in Houston and Corpus Christi serving South Texas businesses. Ken has trained hundreds of employees and helped thousands of business through the years and has a ton of knowledge on how digital and software can help... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 6 (Cottonwood)

10:00am

Advanced Social Media “Hacks” & Tips to Dominate Your Industry
When you attend this amazing workshops 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 for online & offline that you must begin to use social media ads to survive & thrive. One section of the talk is on the exact way you must use video in your business & how to stand out right now in your market. A special bonus will be on how to generate organic leads & sales from your personal profile.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 3 (Arboretum III)

10:00am

Digital Marketing for SMBs in 2019 - Presented By: Optidge
Come learn what you need to know in order to get found on Google and grow your business online in 2019. Perfect for intermediate or beginner digital marketers and small to medium size business owners.

Session will cover:
  • Digital marketing 101: SEO vs PPC
  • Keywords: How to find them and what to do with them 
  • Context: Going Beyond The Keyword
  • Topic and Content Sculpting: Tying It All Together
  • Top SEO Quick-wins in 2019 

Speakers
avatar for Danny Gavin

Danny Gavin

Optidge
Danny Gavin has developed a reputation as someone who is highly motivated and provides results. He is a persistent and creative problem-solver who utilizes his extensive experience to strategically develop cutting-edge digital marketing campaigns.  Through his vast experience in... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 5 (Arboretum I)

10:00am

Discover How to Generate Instant & Passive Income in Health & 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 been on TV & Cable media for years. His passion to drive to success and create magic in business will blow you away! The step by step process that he will share will give you the opportunity to build a business that just might span the globe. He  currently runs a multi-million dollar global business. 

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 8 (Dogwood)

10:00am

Expand Your Business, Go Global - Presented By: American Business TV
Exporting is BIG Business! Did you know that 97% of all US exporters are small businesses? And 95% of the world's customers live outside of the USA? Join Us and learn how to expand your small business into a new global market. Learn from the experts in this 3-hour seminar on "How to Take Your Business Global." This workshop will cover all the essential operational issues related to exports such as product classification, Logistics, Shipping, Terms of Delivery, Terms of Payments, Letters of credit, Export controls, licensing requirements, export declarations, PGAs, etc. to maximize profits, increase efficiencies and minimize the risk of violations.  

Speakers
avatar for Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

CEO, American Business TV
As CEO of American Business TV, Executive Vice President of SCORE in Houston, Interise Streetwise ‘MBA’™ Instructor, an expert in business development and teaching "How To Make Your Business Bankable." Mr. Muhammad’s work with entrepreneurs, multinational corporations and... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 4 (Arboretum II)

10:00am

How to Find Sponsorships For Your Books, Products or Events
What Sponsorship Is… And Why You Want Sponsors!
Why Sponsors Need YOU… Get Paid To Help Them Reach Their Business Goals.
Get your book, website, events, products and dreams sponsored… Finally be able to breathe knowing the bills are paid. How to find the “right” person for your sponsorship… You won’t spend countless hours making sales calls. How to connect with the person writing the sponsor check!



Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 7 (Redbud)

10:00am

How to Monetize Your Gifts and Elevate Your Business
Are you ready to take your life & business to the next level?
As a leader of your life and success, are you ready to get outside your comfort & take it to the next level! Are you ready to go from Being busy to being wildly successful. You will discover the secret to unleash your super power and get to the top of  your industry. In addition you will discover the leadership skills, business systems and accountability concepts. If you haven’t truly tapped into this element, you will definitely understand the power of powerful connections and how to increase your leads, sales and processes to WIN! When it comes to monetizing your products, services and ideas, scaling your business profitably and creating the freedom to live in a state of even greater success  - you only need one simple guide.  Discover…  The Rainmaker Summit Success System.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 2 (Arboretum IV)

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 December 13, 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 Maria Elena Duron

Maria Elena Duron

Google
Maria  is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. She helps businesses profitably harness their personal brand, content, and referral marketing. Her wide range of clients includes hotels, restaurants, inventors, authors, and web series creators. Maria is a guest... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage

11:00am

Discover How to 10x Your Business Through the Power of Influencer Marketing
How many times have you or someone you know had a great idea, but were not able to monetize it? In this fun and informative session, influencer specialist and top business coach Matt Deulley will show you how to take advantage of becoming a influencer in your industry and turn your purpose into a wildly successful business. When you attend this session, you will learn:
• How to evaluate your success plan through business intelligence
• How to take effective action to make money from your idea
• Proven steps for building your success from the HOW
• More practical tips to get your best partners ever!!

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 3 (Arboretum III)

11:00am

Earn 5-6 Figures in One Hour 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. 



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 7 (Redbud)

11:00am

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 Consulting Company



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 5 (Arboretum I)

11:00am

How to Double Your Company Profit in 90 Days - Presented By: Sterling Staffing Solutions
A definitive plan on how to increase revenue, increase profits, decrease expenses and improve customer service. Presented by ForbesBooks authors and multi-millionaire twin brothers Stephen Levi Carter, MBA and Dr. Sterling L. Carter. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Levi Carter

Stephen Levi Carter

Sterling Staffing Solutions
avatar for Dr. Sterling L. Carter

Dr. Sterling L. Carter

Sterling Staffing Solutions



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 4 (Arboretum II)

11:00am

How to Generate Leads & Build a Following Through Instagram
At this workshop you will learn some of the latest secrets on how to utilize Instagram marketing to grow your business. Our speaker  is an Instagram specialist that works with top clients from all over the world. Be ready to take lots of notes and learn about the key drivers on how to build your Instagram following and how to monetize it for your business.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 8 (Dogwood)

11:00am

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


Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 2 (Arboretum IV)

11:00am

How to Overcome Your Biggest Challenges and Live Your Greatest Life Ever
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! 



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 1 (Arboretum V)

11:00am

Rewiring the Small Business Economy - Presented By: Xero
The cloud isn't just a place to store music and pictures any more. It's an efficiency and productivity solution.  The cloud is providing small businesses access to tools and information like no other time in our history. From anywhere at any time you can collaborate with advisors, source goods from across the oceans and provide world class service to your customers in your back yard. In this session we'll discuss how to access your current technology, identify... Identifying cloud technologiesBigger views to your Small Business financials Improved productivity Accounting solutions 

Exhibitors
avatar for Xero

Xero

Xero is a New Zealand domiciled public software company that offers a cloud-based accounting software platform for small and medium-sized businesses. The company has offices in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Asia and South Africa.



Thursday December 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 6 (Cottonwood)

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 December 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: Create Lifetime Cashflow Buying Apartments Using OPM (Other People’s Money)
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 December 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Main Stage

12:00pm

350 Strategies to Maximize Your Business Growth & Profits for an Exceptional Life - Presented By: ActionCOACH
In this action-packed session, award winning, international speaker, and author, Doug Winnie will teach which of over 350 strategies will provide a massive impact to bottom-line profits in your business. Come learn which strategies will increase leads, improve sales, get customers/clients to buy more, buy more often, and ultimately increasing profitability by at least 61% in your business!  Every business owner will walk out with at least 10 specific strategies to implement in their business immediately creating instant impact to the most import key business performance indicator, PROFITS!  When you implement just 1 of the strategies from this session you will have paid for all your educational seminars for a year; the challenge is, will you implement even one strategy?  Only 3% of those who learn new and powerful strategies actually take action.  Come learn and be in the 3% who make more profits because they are action-oriented business owners!! 

Speakers
avatar for Douglas J. Winnie

Douglas J. Winnie

Certified Million Dollar Business & Executive Coach, ActionCOACH
International award-winning Coach Doug Winnie started his first entrepreneurial experience selling holiday greeting cards door‐to-door at 14.  Nearly 40 years later he has built several of his own multi-million-dollar companies, sold two, and now teaches leaders and business owners... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 5 (Arboretum I)

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Ray, Global Speaker, Entrepreneur,  & Best Selling Author

Ramon Ray, Global Speaker, Entrepreneur, & Best Selling Author

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 →



Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 4 (Arboretum II)

12:00pm

Build your Automagic® Digital Escape Plan for Passive Income & Freedom
Creating massive passive income takes huge ACTIVE DECISION MAKING AND 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. Steve will walk you through what he did to go from trapped to living in a 5 star tropical resort, doing the work he loves and spreading new ways to live a healthy and wealthy lifestyle to thousands of people globally.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 8 (Dogwood)

12:00pm

Discover the TOP Social Media Tips to Generate Money NOW
One of today's most highly regarded social media experts Gia Heller will teach you the most relevant current Social media tips to drive your business. With over 4000 endorsements and testimonials from business owners who have used Gia's strategies to propel their businesses you know you'll get the actual techniques being used by smart entrepreneurs today. Gia went from food stamps to a multi-million business using only Facebook before most people even understood the power of Facebook as a marketing tool.  Today Gia is ahead of the game again  helping every day people become powerful Influencers and Relationship Marketers in a cluttered social media landscape.
Gia will also reveal her #1 Pick for creating monthly residual income & be interviewing local business owners & influencers during a bonus workshop by invite only.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 2 (Arboretum IV)

12:00pm

How to Create Even More Success Through Building a Local Mastermind
At this amazing workshop you will learn how to team up with Powerteam and build your very own local mastermind in the local marketplace. If you enjoy working with people and elevating your business this workshop is a must attend! You will also discover about the power of building high level relationships with entrepreneurial super stars as a great way to scale and build your business. 

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 3 (Arboretum III)

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 being able to get more eyes on your business directly to peoples mobile devices through their bluetooth...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 December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 1 (Arboretum V)

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 Tracey Prieto

Tracey Prieto

Business Development Officer, Wells Fargo
Tracey Prieto is a Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo. For more than 10 years, she has helped small business owners across the Greater Houston area meet their financial goals and grow their businesses. Prieto’s banking career spans over 15 years. She began as a personal... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 6 (Cottonwood)

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 3 reasons people self-sabotage and how to stop. In addition, you will understand how to leverage a powerful communication tool to negotiate real life business deals to 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.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 7 (Redbud)

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 December 13, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

1:00pm

Informed Delivery - Presented By: United States Postal Service
The U.S Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery. With over 13 million customers enrolled, our Omni-Channel consumers are experiencing new avenues of mail innovation and notification. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature that integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from and online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today. Grow your business through the USPS. www.usps.com/smallbusiness


Speakers
avatar for Sonya Mackey

Sonya Mackey

Business Development Specialist, United States Postal Service
I began my postal career as a Rural Carrier. After several years as I carrier, I held several positions to increase my knowledge of the different aspects within the Postal Service. I was on the safety team, route inspection team and I was a 204b supervisor. I detailed into the Business... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm

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 December 13, 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 Maria Elena Duron

Maria Elena Duron

Google
Maria  is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. She helps businesses profitably harness their personal brand, content, and referral marketing. Her wide range of clients includes hotels, restaurants, inventors, authors, and web series creators. Maria is a guest... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

International Shipping - Presented By: United States Postal Service
The U.S Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  With over 13 million customers enrolled, our Omni-Channel consumers are experiencing new avenues of mail innovation and notification.  Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature that integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from and online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS. www.usps.com/smallbusiness

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Mackey

Sonya Mackey

Business Development Specialist, United States Postal Service
I began my postal career as a Rural Carrier. After several years as I carrier, I held several positions to increase my knowledge of the different aspects within the Postal Service. I was on the safety team, route inspection team and I was a 204b supervisor. I detailed into the Business... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Booth 321

2:00pm

27 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 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 →



Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 1 (Arboretum V)

2:00pm

Advanced Social Media “Hacks” & Tips to Dominate Your Industry
When you attend this amazing workshops 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 for online & offline that you must begin to use social media ads to survive & thrive. One section of the talk is on the exact way you must use video in your business & how to stand out right now in your market. A special bonus will be on how to generate organic leads & sales from your personal profile.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 3 (Arboretum III)

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 so 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 you want.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 7 (Redbud)

2:00pm

How the U.S. SBA Can Help Your Small Business - Presented By: SBA
An overview of the 4 main areas of service that the SBA provides to small businesses: (1) sources of counseling, (2) sources of capital, (3) developing your business via federal contracts, and (4) disaster assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Maher

Valerie Maher

US Small Business Administration
Valerie Maher is the Lead Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.  Ms. Maher collaborates with an extensive network of public and private sector partners across 32 counties and represents the SBA at a variety of public functions to educate... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 4 (Arboretum II)

2:00pm

How to Monetize Your Gifts and Elevate Your Business
Are you ready to take your life & business to the next level?
As a leader of your life and success, are you ready to get outside your comfort & take it to the next level! Are you ready to go from Being busy to being wildly successful. You will discover the secret to unleash your super power and get to the top of  your industry. In addition you will discover the leadership skills, business systems and accountability concepts. If you haven’t truly tapped into this element, you will definitely understand the power of powerful connections and how to increase your leads, sales and processes to WIN! When it comes to monetizing your products, services and ideas, scaling your business profitably and creating the freedom to live in a state of even greater success  - you only need one simple guide.  Discover…  The Rainmaker Summit Success System.

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 2 (Arboretum IV)

2:00pm

Learn the 7 Simple Steps to Your Greatest Breakthrough Ever
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 preserve like a NINJA to achieve the results you want. 

Speakers


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 8 (Dogwood)

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 December 13, 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 YOU using Your Own Book is so Effective!


Speakers

Thursday December 13, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage

3:00pm

EDDM + USPS Approved Online Direct Mail Affiliates - Presented By: United States Postal Service
The U.S Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  With over 13 million customers enrolled, our Omni-Channel consumers are experiencing new avenues of mail innovation and notification.  Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature that integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from and online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS. www.usps.com/smallbusiness

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Mackey

Sonya Mackey

Business Development Specialist, United States Postal Service
I began my postal career as a Rural Carrier. After several years as I carrier, I held several positions to increase my knowledge of the different aspects within the Postal Service. I was on the safety team, route inspection team and I was a 204b supervisor. I detailed into the Business... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Booth 321

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 December 13, 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 December 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Houston 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: 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


Thursday December 13, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage