Entrepreneurs are great at turning ideas into businesses, but lack the skills needed to promote themselves, putting their initial trust and reputation at risk. This webinar will help new business owners build credibility before launch.Read more >
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
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.
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.
Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of CJP Communications (CJP), a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, Connecticut and London. Prosek built the firm using a management strategy she developed called an "Army of Entrepreneurs." The "Army" model is the subject of her first book, Army of Entrepreneurs: Create an Engaged and Empowered Workforce for Exceptional Business Growth, which was published in February 2011.
CJP and Prosek have won numerous honors. CJP was named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing company, has been recognized as one of the "Top Places to Work in PR" by PR News, and was named "Small Agency of the Year" by The Holmes Report.
Prosek lectures frequently at leading business schools, including Columbia, and entrepreneurial and business groups, such as the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute.
She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City and Westport, Conn with her husband and daughter.
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.”
Seminar topics will include:
* Immigration considerations for starting a business in the U.S.
* Visa options for essential personnel
* Corporate business formation and establishing a business presence
* Tax considerations for new businesses
Will Virtual Reality connect us to the world or separate us?
Join world creator Rob Crasco and speaker Ryan A Bell for a special live discussion on immersive media, tipping points and the future of creating. In this session you’ll learn how to get started in VR, the mentality of the future creator, building worlds and, of course, what will happen in the future.
Virtual Reality puts you on the other side of the computer screen, but it isn’t all about games. VR has the ability to enable individuals, bring them together and invoke true empathy and feelings. This technology has the potential to change people’s lives for the better.
Join us for an informative discussion of the power of Social VR.
Ryan A Bell talks about the beginning of content creation in VR, how it fits into social and a very powerful case study of one nonprofit utilizing the empathy machine to reach the masses. Rob Crasco talks about the power of virtual worlds to empower people, bring them together and create true connections across the globe.
Self-Protecting, Self-Encrypting, Storage Devices (SP-SEDs) are already widely available and successful in the marketplace. This talk will focus on exciting new concepts that take existing standards, and existing Open Source code repositories to create opportunities for new wealth through security and privacy. Look to the clouds for guidance for what should be in the Personal Storage Device.Read more >
Mark Tibergien of Pershing Advisor Solutions and Shirl Penney of Dynasty Financial Partners discuss independent advisories as entrepreneurial opportunity in today's market.Read more >
Rhonda Kallman, Co-Founder of The Boston Beer Co. & Founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery, explains how she built her empire with no previously set ladder to climb, and how she managed success and failures as a married woman, mother of three children, breast cancer survivor and "serial entrepreneur," in the context of endurance, perseverance, hope and being a natural born fighter.Read more >
Not every path to success is paved with gold at every step — part of winning often means being nimble enough to turn pitfalls into pivots. In this presentation, Troy examines the snafus and setbacks in his own career that wound up sending him in new directions, ultimately making him the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. Going from high school drop-out in West Philly to shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Troy shares pages from his playbook on hustle that will inspire, educate and give purpose to your mission. During the session, he will share lessons from working with entrepreneurs in his ever-growing portfolio (currently 90+ companies), which ranges from Uber to Spotify, and how those once small businesses became household names by using their small size as an advantage.Read more >
In his recently published white paper, Pete Jenkins, Chair at Gamfed, examined the science behind driving engagement, and how marketers can leverage gamification, insight, proximity marketing and social media to generate exceptional engagement and influence behaviour.
But how do marketers go about implementing these techniques?
Pete has condensed gamified marketing down to just 6 critical strategies, and in this webinar he will present the 6 C’s of gamified marketing and how to apply them to gain the highest levels of customer engagement. He will take you through case studies where these ideas have been used successfully, and you’ll take away a practical framework to apply to your own marketing activities.
Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Eric Hanselman from 451 Research will interview Aneesh Chopra, President of NavHealth, Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics and former United States CTO on growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators.
They will discuss:
- Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs?
- What methods do you use to identify areas ripe for disruption and innovation?
- How do you compare your experience and efforts in Govt. and private sector?
In this session, you’ll hear about innovative ways start-ups are using emerging technologies. Microsoft’s own Entrepreneur-in-Residence will tell us what’s happening in the start-up world, and two start-up moguls, Kevin O’Brien of GreatHorn and Kristen Smith of littleBits, will tell us how their companies are using emerging tech.
In a constantly-evolving world of technology, it's near impossible to stay up to date with all the new advancements in tech. Whether you're launching a start-up, working for one, or in the planning stages, join us to hear from entrepreneur experts in cyber security, cloud communication, infrastructure, inventions and more!
This year marked the Seventh Annual SINET IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF) at Stanford University. The Forum's theme, Inspire - Innovate - Engage, resonated strongly throughout the day in a collegial setting that fostered robust, high level and energetic dialogue. View highlights from industry thought leaders on this year's forum and the value of SINET.Read more >