This webinar topic isn't meant to scare you. It's not meant to make you feel guilty either. But, it is meant to help you--by forcing you to think about your important business assets and a recovery plan.
Disaster is an ugly word. It's not something that you think about everyday. It's something you read about or hear about in the news that affects someone else. But you should think about it--and you should be concerned if you don't have a contingency plan for business-as-usual operations after a catastrophic event.
Especially in the past couple of years, Americans have been exposed to increasing national disasters, including floods, tornados, hurricanes and wildfires. And that doesn't begin to speak to fires, break-ins and robberies, etc.
The question is "could your business survive any of these types of events"?
Recent University of Texas research suggests that only 6% of companies could survive a catastrophic data loss, and that 43% would never re-open, and of those that do re-open--51% would be forced to close within 2 years. Plus, Gartner Research estimates that only 35% of America's small/medium businesses have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place.
We thought this would be a good time to introduce your small business to some very nice and very knowledgeable guys from a company called Firestorm. Founded in 2005, Firestorm is working hard to protect and to serve small businesses, like yours! During this webinar, Firestorm will provide you with tools and information you'll need to begin preparing your business--should any type of disaster strike in your area.
The best way that you can help your business today is to be prepared for whatever tomorrow may bring. This is your chance to learn how you can protect all of your company's assets--and an opportunity to ask our panel of experts about your individual concerns.
Whether you’re moving up from Quickbooks or have an enterprise level ERP, you know that you can’t mess around with tax compliance. Imagine getting ready for IPO or hit that big buy from a major Fortune 100 company – and then find that the acquisition tanks due to a major liability in mismanaged sales tax. Ouch! Unfortunately, we’ve seen it happen time and again.
Let us help you get your organization ready for the next growth phase that will put you into the three comma club. We’ve rounded up some top-notch tax experts with lots of experience working with public and private high-growth tech companies – and they’re not going to let you down in the clutch.
Tax partners Malcolm Ellerbe, David Sordello, and Jon Davies of the Silicon Valley company Armanino will sit down for an interactive chat with the VentureBeat audience – and are happy to take your questions as you navigate the ins and outs of sales tax in a mobile and startup culture.
In this webinar, you’ll:
* Gain greater visibility to common sales tax loopholes that often snag hot tech startups and entrepreneurs
* Determine whether sales tax is even an issue for your organization -- you might be surprised.
* Learn ways that international tax in growth stage companies can be the make or break point for that next IPO
* Get a high level overview of other tax considerations like net operating losses, impact of stock compensation, and the states that are currently taxing cloud computing services.
Malcolm Ellerbe, Tax Partner, Armanino
David Sordello, CPA, Corporate Tax, Armanino
Jon Davies, Tax Partner, International Tax, Armanino
Few people actually calculate the true cost of bad meetings, in fact, the Harvard Business Review discovered:
- 15% of an organization's time is spent in meetings
- 67% of meetings are rated as ineffective
- 92% of people multitask in meetings
- $32 Billion dollars is wasted in bad meetings
The reality is, meetings are still a crucial part of running an effective business. The value of effective meetings saves companies an average $2,600 per employee per year.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to save time + money through the power of Integrated Meetings, we'll show you a process we've taken over 15+ years of research to perfect and refine meetings that you can apply immediately in your company and with your team.
It’s no secret – any well-known brand you see on a regular basis is already playing with a localization strategy to increase market reach. For your message to resonate, you need to be thinking not just at a regional level, but about your global customer experience.
Localization isn't limited to simple translation -- you can't set it and forget it. Companies shouldn't assume, for instance, that a campaign created for Spain will be equally as effective to all Spanish-speaking consumers in the U.S. or Mexico. It's not just language, but cultural differences. Consider the message you might send to someone in Berkeley, California, versus one you might send to someone in Phoenix, Arizona or New York City. And once your unique branding content has been sent out to different geographies, your localization efforts aren't over just yet. True experts understand that the campaign as a whole is not a sum of its parts -- a campaign's success can be in the granular regions, creating a truly unique customer experience with that added local flavor to resonate within the audience.
We'll walk you through the most common challenges that companies make and help you improve your campaign's quality, accuracy and relevance to reach the right consumer. We'll give tips on not only improving the localization process but help you deliver better metrics to senior leadership that tell the true story of your brand’s globalization.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to:
- Re-think campaign creation at the regional level -- and the global one
- Effectively use in-market experts to drive better impact
- Make your branding as world-ready as possible.
- Use metrics to show the truest picture of your campaign's effectiveness
- Enhance the customer experience through storytelling and added local flavor
Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
Dave Fish, SVP, Expert Services, MartizCX
This webinar will consider the complementary disciplines of security, crisis, business continuity and disaster response, blending theoretical and practical applications. It should interest practitioners and students of organizational resilience at advanced levels as it will bind together the various complementary disciplines necessary to become resilient into a single holistic approach. The webinar will aim to develop insights and discussion about how to match the needs of security and risk to the requirements of business continuity and impact management; and to identify the intuitive and learned skills to anticipate, respond to and recover from the many unwanted issues that can arise and threaten organizational capability.
It will be set in the context of a dynamic, changing world where new threats such as embedded terrorism, social media risk generation, food and logistics security, environmental issues, governance and legislation (as examples) can affect resilience significantly. Many of us look at single elements – this will combine many complementary and potentially conflicting elements in a single analysis and discussion.
Data breaches strike all industries, but for the hospitality industry the stakes are extremely high, and the financial impact to a company can be significant. As an owner, controller or CFO, your responsibility now includes the safety of corporate data. We will explore how you can effectively work with IT to develop a risk management profile that protects your data and maintains your financial success.
Meet the Panel: H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB, President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Julie Eisenhauer, CPA is a shareholder at Clark Nuber, a CPA and consulting firm in Bellevue, Washington, where she provides audit, assurance and consulting services to privately owned companies. Peter Henley, CPA, CITP, serves as Clark Nuber’s Senior Director of IT, and is responsible for aligning IT with the firm’s strategic business plan and making Clark Nuber the most technologically advanced accounting firm in the Northwest.
Discover how to gain more control over the performance of your vehicles and stop risks from harming your drivers, vehicles, and bottom line. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to significantly reduce risks—and the costs that go along with them.
If you’re a software or high tech company ready to jumpstart your growth phase, do you understand how much of your limited resources are being sapped trying to manage the tax compliance for every transaction? We didn’t think so. Sales tax compliance is probably the last thing anyone wants to think about – and yet, it can make or break your revenue stream.
We’re talking to a VP of e-commerce of a major high end retailer, a highly sought-after sales tax guru and our own CFO, each of whom have solved the sales tax compliance equation – and have figured out a way to keep the government happy while streamlining their organizational process flow. By offloading these non-value add activities, business owners, CEOs, and CFOs can focus on what really matters – kicking up all kinds of revenue and adding value back into the business while making the competition weep into their pillows each night.
Join us for an interesting hour of real-life rock stars who have solved their nightmares with innovative sales tax compliance tactics and strategies. By registering for this webinar, you’ll
* See real world scenarios of several organizations who have mastered sales tax compliance and requirements
* Learn action items to prepare your organization to optimize non-value-add business admin activities and reporting time
* Get your questions answered regarding sales tax strategies by the industry’s top experts during our live exec roundtable Q&A
* Hear the latest update on the Congressional “internet sales tax” (Marketplace Fairness Act)
Scott Cohn, Vice President of eCommerce, Chinese Laundry
Lisa Serwin, CFO, VentureBeat
Jordan Goodman, Sales and Local Tax Partner, Horwood Marcus & Berk
Register today for this free learning opportunity with VentureBeat and Avalara
Since the beginning of time, marketers have understood that location matters. From putting guys on corners wearing sandwich boards to having airplanes dragging message banners, marketers use proximity marketing to snag hot prospects and leads when the moment is hot. Knowing where your customers are has never been easier, thanks to their own smartphone's internal GPS. Now you can target those prospects who are in the same state, city or even the same block as your salesman. Through geo-fencing and iBeacons you can even send a message to them the moment they step inside your store -- or try to lure them out of your competitor's store too.
The flip side? You risk creeping out and alienating your customer base. Don't know where to start? Want that next great idea? Our experts will talk through the basics to master level geolocation triggers through mobile marketing automation in a fast-paced discussion. Register today!
In this webinar, you'll
* Learn the difference between geo-fencing, geo-targeting and geolocation
* Discover the savvy geolocation techniques being used by today's top marketers
* Integrate geo-fencing or geo-targeting technologies into your marketing strategy, regardless of budget
* Understand how competitors may be luring your customers out of your business through their own geo-fencing activities on your own home turf.
John Koetsier, VP of Research, VentureBeat
Joe Megibow, SVP/Chief Digital Officer, American Eagle Outfitters
Register today for this free discussion on how geo-location mobile marketing automation can take your marketing initiative to the next level.
Well-known writer and presenter Nathaniel Forbes MBCI offers three simple steps to help you give more persuasive presentations.
Whether you’re pitching business continuity management to the C-suite, pleading for your department’s headcount or reporting post-exercise successes, you can move your audience to action with these three steps to a persuasive presentation.
1.Develop a ‘story’.
The human brain has been wired for story since our ancestors drew on cave walls. Every disaster, every invocation, every successful recovery reveals stories of sacrifice, personal resilience and individual initiative. Behind the facts, there’s a story in your presentation, too – one your audience will remember.
2.Make an emotional connection.
People may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. To move people to action - to make them care about business continuity - you must reach for their feelings. Gently…but intentionally.
It’s impossible for anyone to read and listen at the same time. Speaking over text bullets on a screen behind you is distracting and confusing to the audience. Instead, choose powerful images that make your point and support your story. The best ones are often the photographs you take yourself.
Dealing with what most businesses would classify as emergencies or serious incidents on a regular basis, the Armed Forces and emergency services have a high degree of built-in resilience, being primarily structured for contingencies. Having moved into business continuity after serving 10 years in the British Army Intelligence Corps, Laura Mazzara shares some of the key lessons she has identified from her Army experiences, and how they can be applied to business continuity. Charlie Maclean-Bristol will consider these lessons from a training perspective and how they can be practically applied to BC training.
The Founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine, Susan L. Taylor will present: ·The Courage to Change in a Shifting World Order
·A Better Way of Living: Creating Balance, Meaning & Joy
·Bold, Visionary Leadership: From the Inside Out
· A Revolution of Values
Dr. Randal Pinkett, Founder, Chairman and CEO, BCT Partners
Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and scholar, and as a leading voice for his generation in business and technology. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of his fifth venture, BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management consulting and information technology solutions firm headquartered in Newark, NJ.
Companies with great products and services shouldn’t struggle to generate enough qualified leads to meet their growth goals. Join #1 bestselling author Justin Blaney to learn how to build awareness, excitement, demand and trust for your brand with less financial investment. Double your leads in 2015—and not just any leads. Not lists of names, or appointments that don’t happen, or people who signed up to win an iPad. We’re talking about prospects who know you, want you and can afford you. In less than an hour, Justin will share 3 simple, yet powerful steps to produce more leads with less investment that you can start implementing today. This webinar will include a time for Q&A to ensure your questions are answered and you can apply these steps to your unique business.
When longtime This American Life and Planet Money producer Alex Blumberg decided to start his own company, he faced a lot of barriers. He'd never been a CEO. He'd never run a company. In fact, the last time he'd even worked in the private sector was over 30 years earlier, as a bagger at a grocery school when he was in high school. And yet, in just 6 months, he'd successfully raised 1.5 million dollars at a 10 million dollar valuation, all while documenting his journey in a podcast called StartUp. Alex shares story and the lessons he's learned along the way.
Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Industry Pioneer, and Marketing Expert
An incredible opportunity to Ask Daymond John about how to get your business started!
A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in business and motivational genres.
Daymond’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the marketplace created one of the most iconic fashion brands in recent years. FUBU, (“For Us By Us”), represented a lifestyle that was neglected by other clothing companies. Realizing this need in the marketplace, Daymond helped to create the
untapped urban apparel space and laid the groundwork for other companies to compete in this newly established market.
In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, produced by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett. As one of the “Sharks”, Daymond and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Investing his own money in every project, Daymond becomes partners with the entrepreneurs helping turn their dreams into a reality. Millions of viewers tune into the show as Daymond demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights, which have earned him his nickname as “The Shark.”
Jean Chatzky, Personal Finance Expert & Journalist
Small business owners are different where their personal finances are concerned. They have more (often better) options when it comes to retirement, but all too often their business becomes their retirement plan. Personal finance expert and best-selling author Jean Chatzky has pulled together Money Rules to get small business owners on the right track for financial success personally, because only then can you focus your all on your business.
Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and the host of Money Matters with Jean Chatzky on RLTV. She is a longtime magazine columnist and the best-selling author of eight books, the latest of which is Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. She believes that knowing how to manage money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and has made it her mission to help simplify money matters by increasing financial literacy. To that end, she recently launched Jean Chatzky's Money School—online classes on crucial financial topics like saving, budgeting, getting out of debt, and planning for retirement—that she teaches herself at JeanChatzky.com.
Farrah Gray, Celebrity Entrepreneur, International Bestselling Author, and Philanthropist
Join Farrah Gray,Celebrity Entrepreneur, International Bestselling Author, and Philanthropist, as he shares Strategies to Breaking the Mold - Reinventing Your Management and Marketing Mindset.
Now more than ever every entrepreneur needs to rethink the way their company has to face their brand recognition challenges in a marketplace that has succumbed to social media. Small businesses will grow and prosper in the social media marketing competitive climate, when founders, owners and managers initiate and enforce radical change.
Farrah Gray was named as one of the most influential Black men in America by the National Urban League. Ebony Magazine and Black Enterprise recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon and best-selling author. Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. At the age of 21, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University. This was in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to the development of values such as leadership, integrity and scholarship. In his rise from poverty to national and international prominence as an entrepreneurial icon and pre-eminent power speaker, Farrah Gray has inspired millions around the world. At the age of 29, he has achieved more than many achieve in a lifetime.
For more information and to get a copy of Gray’s complimentary eBook Comfort Is the Enemy of Achievement, visit www.farrahgray.com
Join Dan Rather as he shares leadership principles of the world’s most powerful leaders and how small businesses can benefit from them in the Verizon Small Business Ready Webinar Series.
For more than 40 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid broadcast journalist. From the Kennedy assassination—where he was the first to break the news that the president had been killed—to the Indian Ocean tsunami, he has covered every major story of our time, with distinction and a fierce dedication to hard news. For his unparalleled devotion to his craft, he was named the 2012 recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Rather’s reporting skills are legendary, and his single-minded pursuit of the story has taken him to datelines as far ranging as Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, China, Russia, and Cuba.
On the domestic front, Rather has covered every presidential campaign since 1952. Rather’s latest journalistic venture is the hard-edged news show Dan Rather Reports, broadcasted on AXS TV, on which he acts as both host and managing editor. With his renowned in-depth interviews and his love of investigative reporting, Rather is able to accurately report on major issues facing our nation today. From politics and the global economy to international affairs and the environment, he gives each story the time and commitment that it deserves.
In May 2012 his memoir, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, was published.
John Meyer, Company Corporation and David Crocker, Chase Paymentech
Learn from the pros and discover how using simple tactics can help you expand your business legally and financially.
John Meyer is the marketing leader for The Company Corporation, the Small Business Unit at Corporation Service Company® (CSC®), which incorporates tens of thousands of new businesses annually and provides ongoing compliance services to hundreds of thousands of companies located throughout the U.S.
Meyer is a small business start-up expert with The Company Corporation. He leads the organization's educational programs and moderates the company's popular webinar series which features small business owners, authors and business experts.
Erika Martin is an Entrepreneur and Independent Consultant with CAbi LLC, a social selling company specializing in Women’s Clothing, and previous owner of Options llc, a personal concierge company. Erika is born and raised in Washington DC but after graduation from University of Maryland College Park, she traveled the globe with then MCI Telecommunications for 14 years in various corporate management positions. Erika began her entrepreneurial quest after MCI was purchased by Worldcom and never looked back. Erika is engaged
to be married to prominent DC lawyer, A. Scott Bolden, and through blended families she has a son Cole (9 years old), Twin daughters Mckay and McKenzie (18 years old), daughter Shayla (30 years old), and a granddaughter Ashanti (11 years old). Balancing life/work is a large part of why Erika chose to go into business for herself.
Kristie Arslan is the President & CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed. Kristie has been with the NASE for the past 12 years, most recently as its Executive Director. With years of advocating on behalf of the self-employed nationwide and her own personal experience working for her family's small business, she provides critical insight into the issues affecting our nation's entrepreneurs.
Arslan's main goal is to help NASE Members achieve their American dream of successful business ownership. Kristie works closely with policymakers in Congress and the Administration and strives to increase the visibility and influence of the NASE to ensure that the self-employed have a seat at the table in Washington D.C.
Currently, Arslan serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) and the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC). In addition, she is the Chair and founding member of the coalition supporting Equity for Our Nation's Self-Employed. Arslan has been quoted and published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill and CQ Weekly, and has appeared on MSNBC, FOX, CNBC and C-SPAN. She is also an active blogger on the Huffington Post and Small Business Trends.
As the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, Monica Smiley has spent the last decade building the national and now global magazine she leads into a strong voice for women entrepreneurs. Founded as the only national magazine published exclusively for women business owners, the print and digital editions of the magazine now reach a million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe. The company also hosts the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, considered the most prestigious awards program for outstanding women business owners from around the globe. While Enterprising Women began its tenth year in May 2009 serving the women business owner community, Monica has been the president of a magazine publishing and marketing communication business for nearly 30 years, publishing both consumer and trade magazine titles.
Considered a national thought leader on women’s entrepreneurship, Monica serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners National Advisory Council and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. EW is a founding coalition partner of Women Impacting Public Policy, and she has represented the United States six times as a delegate to the Global Summit of Women (in Morocco, Germany, Chile, China, Turkey, and Greece), a gathering of nearly a thousand women entrepreneurs, women business leaders, and women Cabinet or Ministerial level government leaders from more than 90 countries actively involved in the Peace Through Business program, sponsored by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), Monica has served as a mentor in the program for the past four years, hosting women business owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda in her North Carolina home. She founded the Enterprising Women Foundation in March 2011 to benefit the growth of women’s entrepreneurship here and around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, she is a native of Bay City, Michigan.
As founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block businesses from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase value. Ferrazzi has perfected techniques of collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies that positively transform behavior.
Verizon Live presents Author, Executive Momentum Coach and Global Leader, Denise J. Hart is fulfilling her life's purpose by helping people define their Don't Quit attitude and KICK fear to the curb as they radically transform their mindset for a more meaningful life and career.
From graduating from college at the age of 32, to becoming a tenured college professor and owner of a brand and soul message, Mindset Mojo, llc, that helps millions of people around the world live a better life than they could have even imagined, Denise's life is a testament to her optimistic Don't Quit attitude!
Denise is a member of world renowned speaker and breakthrough specialist Lisa Nichols' Global Leaders Team and a featured weekly blogger at ForHarriet.com. Her work is guided by her 18 years as an entrepreneur and her service as a tenured professor of theatre where she has immersed herself in studying the principles of creativity and the transformative impact of creative thought and expression, and her study of the teachings of thought leaders such as Lisa Nichols, Andrea Lee, Marianne Williams, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Eric Maisel, Michael Beckwith, Edward deBono, Charles Haanal, Wallace D. Wattles, Rollo May and Louise Hay.
A lively, dynamic speaker and facilitator, known for delivering her message centered on truth, love and unlimited possibility in her signature style filled with humor and kick-in-the-pants honesty, Denise is also the author of the go-to-guide for people who want to thrive, "Your Daily Mindset Mojo - 365 power thoughts to help you change your mindset and transform your life!" Visit her blog for more insightful tips to help you thrive! http://www.motivationmama.com
Join Robby Hill, HillSouth, as he discusses Your Business and the Cloud Evolution. Learn how cloud applications apply to your small business and understand some of the complexities and amazing features that the technology offers. Get firsthand information on the shift from just selling PCs to focusing on the many cloud computing products that are flooding the marketplace and understand what to look for to meet your needs.
Robby Hill is an entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of an information technology consulting firm called HillSouth.
Robby has received numerous accolades for his work through the years. The US Small Business Administration honored him as Young Entrepreneur of the Year for South Carolina and the Southeastern US in 2007. His company, HillSouth, was honored by the South Carolina Department of Commerce in 2007 with the Palmetto Workforce Partnership Award. HillSouth is ranked 994 on the 2012 Inc 500|5000 list, received honors in 2012 from CRN magazine as both a FastGrowth 100 company and NextGen 250 company for exceptional innovation and growth in the technology consulting industry. Robby has also been named Small Business Person of the year by the Florence Chamber of Commerce and for two years was honored at the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country, as ranked by the Empact group.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Pee Dee Workforce Investment Board (WIB). In November 2012 he was elected to serve as Councilman for the City of Florence, which is South Carolina’s tenth-largest municipality.
View his LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/robbyhill/
Based on an excerpt from "The Small Business Bible," Steve Strauss will share creative, inexpensive marketing ideas like overnight radio, social media, pay-per-click, personal letters, e-newsletters, webinars, and more to help small businesses excel.
Steve Strauss is often called “the country’s leading small business expert.” The senior USATODAY small business columnist and best-selling author, Steve’s latest book is the all-new, 3rd edition of The Small Business Bible. A lawyer, author, and public speaker, Steve is also a frequent guest on TV and radio. He sits on the board of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and regularly speaks across the globe about small business strategies and global trends in business. His company, The Strauss Group, creates cutting-edge business content for everyone from Fortune 100 companies to small chambers of commerce. If you would like Steve to speak to your group, help your business grow, or if you would like to sign up for his free newsletter, “Small Business Success Secrets!” please visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed.com
January signals a time for all of us that the holidays are over, and it’s time to get back to the business of making money and growing our businesses. So, we're kicking off our 2013 webinar series to business owners with one that’s inspirational, aspirational and motivational! “The Most Important Secrets to Success...from the greatest sports coaches of all time”, will be hosted by Damien and Derek Hoffman. They are co-founders of the online news and investment guide, Wall Street Cheat Sheet.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet is a leading financial media company, providing top insights specifically for investors, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. Wall St. It also provides premium investment newsletters for serious investors in stocks, gold, commodities, and ETFs. The company was named the #1 Social Media Influencer on Wall Street according to Forbes, a finalist for Forbes List of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2011, as well as a top financial outlet according to the Wall Street Journal.
There, Damien Hoffman is currently Editor-in-Chief of Wall St. Cheat Sheet. He has also worked for boutique sports investment bank Inner Circle LLP where he worked on the sale of the NBA franchise New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn real estate development firm Forest City Ratner Companies. He also appears on Yahoo Finance, Fox Business Network, and is a frequent guest speaker.
Derek Hoffman is currently the CEO of Wall St. Cheat Sheet. He is a regular contributor to CNNMoney and Fox Business Network. Mr. Hoffman has handled media investment and tactical strategy planning for Procter & Gamble and Gillette’s national asset portfolio. He has also worked in private wealth management for Morgan Stanley.
Please plan on joining us for an informative and motivating discussion, and maybe a few tips on how and where to put your money in 2013. As always, our webinars are free. So tell your friends and business associates--and help us to start this year’s webinar series with a bang!
Chris Dessi is a CEO of Silverback Social. He is also an award winning digital thinker, television & radio commentator, author, blogger, and public speaker.
Throughout his career in New York and London Chris has worked with Fortune 500 businesses and start-ups alike. To Chris, social media is much more of a spiritual awakening rather than a technological one. This revolutionary perspective has propelled his personality into the New York media landscape.
Dessi is a regular social media expert contributor on Fox Evening News, and Good Day New York. He has appeared on the Steve Adubato show One to One, and has made Radio appearances on the John Gambling show on WOR Radio in NYC, and the Mary Beth Marsden show in Baltimore on WBAL.
His first book “Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change With It”, shot to #1 on Amazon.com’s Hot New Releases in it’s first two weeks of publication.
We've asked Chris to join us, and talk about this. As you may have experienced, Social Media can be a real challenge for time-deprived small business owners. Between maintaining a company website and managing email communications with your customers and prospects, its difficult to stay on top of all the other Social Media tactics--and figure out which ones are working for your business.
Chris helps you sort through this jungle. But he also explains "why" you need to stay on top of this technology and provides you with insights on how its helping businesses to grow. If you're not convinced that you need to be on Facebook or Google+ or LinkedIn, and if you stll haven't sent your first Tweet to a customer, then you need to find out what you're missing.
It may be time to update your business plan for 2013!
Mark your calendars! And don't forget--Verizon webinars allow you to ask our industry experts about your specific business challenges...so register today!
The Company Corporation is a highly useful resource for Small Business owners, dedicated to helping small businesses with products, services and information that you might not be able to afford ala carte on your own.
Our presenter today will be John Meyer. John wears many hats at The Company Corporation. He’s a Start-Up Specialist, helping small business owners to get the information they need to launch their dreams. He’s also in charge of their Marketing efforts and manages all of their Strategic Partnerships. And, he’s a seasoned pro at webinars, managing The Company Corporation’s own webinar schedule,guest topics and promotions.
During this webinar, John will start by discussing the pros and cons of becoming incorporated—and whether this step is right for your small business and “why”. He’ll outline the various types of corporations that can be set up and clarify why you might consider one type of corporation over another. Finally, he'll talk about how you can get your business incorporated in 10 simple steps.
It’s not something you need to tackle on your own. And, you don’t need to worry if you have more questions after today’s webinar. The Company Corporation is also in the business of helping you through this process, and more!
So, plan on joining us to ask John Meyer and The Company Corporation all of your questions about "how" and "what" decisions you should be making for financial well-being and protection of your business.