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2017 GWINNETT SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

OCTOBER 12, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: INFINITE ENERGY FORUM

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT?

Learn how to Start, Sustain and Succeed!

The Gwinnett Small Business Summit offers educational opportunities, resources, and inspiration for every industry, stage of business, title/position, or level of expertise—there’s truly something for everyone.

Our 2016 Speakers

Our 2017 speakers will be posted as they are confirmed

Keynote Speaker: Jim Beach

Keynote Speaker: Jim Beach

Radio host and author of “School for Startups”

Erica Bracey

Erica Bracey

Business Management and Marketing Consultant, Small Business Development Center, University of Georgia

Christopher Hanks

Christopher Hanks

Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Center, Management & Entrepreneurship, Kennesaw State University

Gregg Burkhalter

Gregg Burkhalter

LinkedIn Training & Strategy | Branding Coach

R. Pamela Alexander

R. Pamela Alexander

Owner of BizLynks Consulting Group, LLC & Executive Producer of BizLynks TV Network

John Ray

John Ray

Owner, Ray Business Advisors, LLC

Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens

Owner, Entreholic – Fueling Your Passion

Al Simon

Al Simon

President, Sandler Training by Simon, Inc.

A.C. Chan

A.C. Chan

Founder, President, Power Slide

Peter Hildebrandt

Peter Hildebrandt

Gwinnett Lead, SCORE

Audra Wallace

Audra Wallace

CEO, YFusion, LLC

Demming Bass

Demming Bass

Regional Development Director, GA, AL, TN – Constant Contact

Ticket Options (subject to change)

Platinum Pass (All-Day Access to All Events)

Chamber Members: $69
Guests/Non-Members: $79

AM Pass (Access to All Morning Sessions)

Chamber Members: $39
Guests/Non-Members: $49

PM Pass (Access to All Afternoon Sessions)

Chamber Members: $39
Guests/Non-Members: $49

AM Pass + Pinnacle (Access to All Morning Sessions + Pinnacle Luncheon)

Chamber Members: $59
Guests/Non-Members: $69

PM Pass + Pinnacle (Access to All Afternoon Sessions + Pinnacle Luncheon)

Chamber Members: $59
Guests/Non-Members: $69

Bronze Pass (Access to Small Business Resource Fair/Expo)

$10

Pinnacle Luncheon Only

Chamber Members: $55
Guests/Non-Members: $65

Summit Schedule (subject to change)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Attendee Check-In08:30 AM
2AM Session I
3Breakfast & Open Networking8:30 - 9:00 AMLake & Atrium Gallery
4Welcome9:00 - 9:15 AMSalons 6 & 7
5Keynote: Rock Stars In An ElevatorOctober 18, 2016 , Keynote Speaker: Jim Beach 9:15 - 10:30 AMSalons 6 & 7
6AM Session II:10:45 AM
7Top Ten Tools to Fuel Your Business GrowthBrad Stevens 10:45 - 11:45 AMRoom 6A
8How To Really Start Your Own BusinessPeter Hildebrandt 10:45 - 11:45 AMRoom 6B
9Transforming Your Business with Better Pricing.John Ray 10:45 - 11:45 AMRoom 6C
10Create An Annual Fundraising Plan - Non-ProfitsAudra Wallace 10:45 - 11:45 AMSalon 4
11Resource Round Tables Open10:45 - 11:45 AMSalon 5
12Pinnacle Small Business Awards Luncheon12:00 - 1:30 PMSalons 1, 2 & 3
13PM Session III:
14Building Rapport With Prospects – Quickly!Al Simon 1:45 - 3:00 PMRoom 6A
15Marketing Your Small BusinessErica Bracey 1:45 - 3:00 PMSalon 4
16The Cure for "Death By Powerpoint"A.C. Chan 1:45 - 3:00 PMRoom 6C
17LinkedIn: The 3 D’s of Personal BrandingGregg Burkhalter 1:45 - 3:00 PMRoom 6B
18Resource Round Tables Open1:45 - 3:00 PMSalon 5
19PM Session IV:
20Entrepreneurship Is Not About Creativity, Risk, or Passion!Keynote Speaker: Jim Beach 3:15 - 4:30 PMRoom 6B
21Linking Technology To Business GrowthR. Pamela Alexander 3:15 - 4:30 PMRoom 6C
22Speed Networking Event3:15 - 4:45 PMSalons 6 & 7

Our Event Partners

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!

Presenting Sponsor

Small Business Champions

Speed Networking Partner

Small Business Hero Partner

Pinnacle Small Business Award Partners

Small Business Advocates

Small Business Allies