8:30 - 10:30 AM

SESSION I

Salons 6 & 7

An Atlanta native, Tiffany was awarded $50,000 on the inaugural episode of Shark Tank, which aired on ABC in 2009. Tiffany’s brainchild was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down syndrome who fought like a Sumo wrestler when it came time to take his medicine. As his nanny, Tiffany tried her best to sooth his anxiety, but still had to get the job done. With lightning creativity, she cobbled together fabric, sponges, and a plastic medicine dropper, and breathed life into her creation by imbedding a recordable sound chip from a greeting card. Ava the Elephant is now one of Shark Tank’s most well-known and beloved successes.

Tiffany’s infectious spirit not only attracted a $50,000 shark, Barbara Corcoran, who was the first guest on “The Tiffany Krumins Show”, but also the attention of media heavy hitters such as Dr. Oz, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, and Forbes, to name just a few. She was even touted in The Huffington Post as a modern day Mary Poppins.

Tiffany cruised from nanny to entrepreneur on a wave of uncanny creativity, cunning business strategies, and substantive causes that tugged at her giving heart. But a perfect storm can destroy everything in its wake and detour even the most
enchanting trips.

A few months after her Shark Tank windfall, Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer. She was 27 years old. While a team of doctors attacked her cancer, Tiffany set up a command center from her hospital bed and encountered potential threats to her fledgling business. These unchartered retail waters, swimming with vendors, investors, potential partnerships, and manufacturers, could have drowned Tiffany and her business. Instead, Tiffany gleaned an education even the most prestigious business schools cannot provide. Buried in the darkest of wrappings, she unearthed a treasure trove of business opportunities and valuable connections when she redirected her focus from her own troubles to helping others.

Ultimately, Tiffany beat cancer and saved her business.

She now lives out a daily intention that business success and personal fulfillment are not mutually exclusive. There is no doubt, Tiffany’s inspired comeback after cancer is transforming her brand and expanding her already impressive sphere of influence.

Tiffany charms audiences with an all-inclusive, verbal hospitality. Whether participating in one of her workshops at a breathtaking Beaches resort or hearing her deliver a dynamic keynote at a Disney Social Media Mom event, following Tiffany on social media or tuning into Business RadioX to learn from Tiffany and her accomplished guests, listeners are drawn in by her authenticity towards lessons learned.

Presenter: Tiffany Krumins
Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Winner, and Founder of “Ava the Elephant”

Salons 6 & 7

10:45 - 11:45 AM

SESSION II

According to estimates, there are four burglaries every minute in the United States, and businesses that are not prepared run the risk of being more vulnerable to safety and security threats.

Every business and organization need to think about safety and security – prevention is critical, Safe-guarding your business requires time and effort, but it pays off.

This workshop will help organizations of every size to create a safer, more secure environment by taking the necessary steps to protect your business, your property and your people.

The key learnings will include:

  • Working with employees to understand the top security threats
  • Designing fast, efficient incident response plans
  • Identifying actions that owners and employees can take to deter crime and limit resource loss
  • Reducing business vulnerability to external threats

Presenter:
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

SALON 4

Big company branding and small business branding are different. For most small businesses (and especially in the first years of your business), YOU are the brand.  Potential customers are attracted to you first, then your company. Because of this, your Personal Brand (and the Personal Brand of your employees) is very important.

Today, people are influenced more by what others are saying about your company than the marketing hype they hear from the company. The employees of your company and their activity on social media contributes greatly to this positive, digital “word of mouth”.

In this session, these questions (among others) will be answered:

  • What is a Personal Brand as compared to a Company Brand?
  • How do I go about deciding what I want my Personal Brand to be?
  • Is it correct to assume that my LinkedIn Profile is my Personal Brand?
  • How exactly does a strong Personal Brand help my company’s brand?
  • Is building my Personal Brand a one-time project or an ongoing process?
  • What should I be doing daily on LinkedIn to grow my Personal Brand?

Attendees will leave with a full understanding of how to define, develop and grow their Personal Brand, both in person and online using LinkedIn.

You’ve thought about having an intern before. You probably want one now, but not sure if you could really pull it off (the answer is, yes, you can).

This productive workshop will efficiently cover the basics of internships and move quickly to attendees generating ideas and documentation for an internship for their company. Participants will walk out with everything they need to start an internship immediately:

  • Knowledge of types, forms and structures of internships
  • Unique, documented internship job/project description(s)
  • Intern hiring requirements
  • Defined mentor/manager responsibilities
  • Identification & referral to appropriate sources of local interns
  • Establishing, managing and executing to expectations (including legal & compensation)

Learn specific skills to ‘step up your game’ to be more effective by achieving greater results in any/all networking situations/environment.

This is a high energy, content rich, inter-active session that guarantees results for attendees!

1:45 - 3:00 PM

SESSION III

Board engagement is more than email reminders and good conversations at board meetings. Engagement is a strategy that includes a number of activities that can result in more successful boards and ones engaged in fundraising for the organization. Learn about 5 key action items to better engage your board and how to use some tools to improve board effectiveness and contribution to the organization. Fundraising is an essential board activity and needs to be staffed and supported. Find out how others make it work and what you might need to do if you want fundraising participation from your board. This session will equip you with just that!

Attendees Will Learn:

  • What makes engagement work for the board
  • How to use some common tools to improve engagement
  • How to use board development planning to support fundraising
  • What are the 3 roles of boards in fundraising and how to activate your board
  • Quick and easy tools to use in any nonprofit

Do these sound familiar?

  • We need lower cost, higher quality leads to close more sales
  • Our dollars need to stretch as far as possible
  • We need more cost effective ways to execute digital marketing
  • There is never enough time to get it all done
  • We all need more time to work “on” the business than working “in” the business

We live in a different world and there are faster, more efficient ways to get things done in your business you might not even know existed!  To overcome growing pains in the modern economy, businesses must continually leverage time, money and resources.  In this  interactive masterclass, Brad will teach you actionable strategies with case studies that he and thousands of companies of all sizes are using to drive revenue with high quality, low cost leads, optimize their sales funnel, cut marketing costs, improve cash flow and maximize productivity. Specific topics covered include:

  • Leveraging the new workstyle economy: How his team uses 35  freelancers and virtual assistants globally to get more done with less time and money
  • Empowering staff to maximize their time and capabilities.
  • The simple and cheap (often free) tools to take care of tasks most people never knew could be automated, saving you time and money.
  • Growth hacking strategies to optimize your sales funnel,  generate inexpensive, targeted leads and close more deals
  • Other creative tactics and tools to get more done with less

This is not a course on theory or concepts. It is based on concrete systems with case studies that work. You will leave with actionable information you can put into place immediately!

Presenter:
Brad Stevens
Founder & CEO
Entreholic

SALONS 6/7

How many of you would like to improve audience engagement when you speak?

Come learn 10 tips from openings to presentations to hook and keep the attention of your audience.

Whether you are a seasoned presenter or novice speaker, you will walk away some with some new ideas to go from “myeh” to memorable.

Presenter:
AC Chan
Founder/President
PowerSlide, LLC

Rooms 6A/6B

Launching and sustaining a small business can seem like an emotional and financial rollercoaster.  Overcoming hurdles, and moving past failures, is not only possible, but more times than not can be a more instructive path than having realized uninterrupted success.

Join us for this session and hear real stories on being up, falling down, finding the strength and determination to start over, and how the power of perseverance can help you rebuild in order to find success again.

We promise you will leave motivated and inspired to continue your journey of business ownership.

Presenter:
Doug Ireland
President
Freeland Painting

Room 6C

3:15 - 4:30 PM

SESSION IV

The business and media communities have discussed and debated the millennial generation at length. Some general impressions have taken hold. Millennials are entitled, needy and self-centered.

This counter-intuitive speech looks at management best practices. A list of them is created. And then the desires of millennials are examined, and surprise! We learn that running your division or office using the common best practices will produce loyal, happy, and satisfied millennial employees!

What is Inbox Zero?

Today’s professionals have an albatross around their necks, preventing them from staying focused on what’s mission critical and crippling their productivity. This weight is your email.

As an executive, you receive so many emails in just an hour that it’s easy to get distracted and weighed down. How many messages do you currently have in your inbox? How much time do you spend just sorting through them?

The fewer items you have demanding your attention in your inbox, the more time you have to stay focused on more productive tasks. It’s time to work towards your own Inbox Zero.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is Inbox Zero?
  • How to get to Inbox Zero
  • Best practices to help you stay at Inbox Zero
  • How to automate your Inbox Zero process as much as possible

ROOMS 6A/6B

Get ready to make some new connections! This Speed Networking event will deliver an exciting, high-impact and structured networking opportunity.

Held in a round robin format, over a period of one hour, participants will meet individuals one at a time. Each interaction will last three minutes (90 seconds each), with a one-minute rotation time, allowing for 15-20 interactions at the event.

Rounds will begin with the event leader sounding a bell. Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and even business collateral. A few questions and answers back and forth can quickly clarify if there is any potential for a follow up phone call or meeting. At the halfway point, the conversation switches to the second person, who introduces themselves and their reason for attending. After a second exchange of information, the event leader rings a bell and you move on to the next person.

Participants attending from the same company will be placed at separate rotation tables in order to maximize everyone’s networking opportunities.

SALON 5