February 27, 2010 Phoenix Convention Center 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Many businesses have started or thrive in a recession or even a depression because they have set up or know how to fight in environments such as these...they have the Guts to hang on, get lean, know what they have to do to survive. Once they get through it, they can then reap the rewards as well as the Glory! On Saturday February 27th; the “Valley of the Sun” will experience an event packed with motivational, educational, and entrepreneurial masters of their art of creating and operating success business enterprises. The speakers of the forum are internationally known in the industry and will provide any small business owner, serial entrepreneur and corporate executives and professionals with the knowledge to “jumpstart” their goals in the year 2010! Nothing But Spectacular! The entire event will be spectacular and designed to appeal to entrepreneurs who dream of being successful. The overall theme is based on creating miracles, taking risks and “making” your dream happen, instead of hoping it will. Walt Disney said, “All of our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ABOUT THE EVENT
The event pricing is $275 per person at most seats; VIP reserved seats are $375, and limited student seats are priced at only $192. There is also a live online streaming via webcast of the event for $45, that will make it very affordable for students or people who cannot attend the live event. These tickets will include gifts of books and DVDs as well. The event will feature a Morning Keynote, Afternoon Keynote, Special Motivational Speaker, and Featured Keynote speaker; plus seven (7) other notable international speakers ranging from marketing, social media, business development, self-focus, real estate, young entrepreneur development, and networking. Meals will be supplied through the food court at the facility; “Metro Marche” for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The forum price includes a $20 food voucher to be used at the event. There will be over 14 different workshops, some will be shown twice and one will have a VIP Only participation by Brian Tracy for those who want a more personal discussion with him. The VIP ticket will also allow a meet and greet with the Keynote speakers as well as a gift bag. There will be several book & DVD signings by Chris Gardner, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Dr. Farrah Gray, Robert Van Arlen, and Louis Lautman. TICKETING
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Featured Keynote Address Christopher Gardner is the owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Conquering grave challenges to become a successful entrepreneur, Gardner is an avid motivational and inspirational speaker, addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. Gardner is also a passionate philanthropist whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. The amazing story of Gardner’s life was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, (Amistad/Harper Collins) in May 2006, and became a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller. See his video clip on “Start Where You Are” Morning Keynote Address: Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. See Videos on home page
Afternoon Keynote Address: Dr. Farrah Gray has recently been featured by AOL Black Voices as making Black History 2008. He was also named as one of the most influential Black men in America by the National Urban League's Urban Influence Magazine. Ebony Magazine recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon, business mogul and best-selling author. Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Dr. 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, Dr. Gray has inspired millions around the world. At the age of 24, he has achieved more than many achieve in a lifetime. See his Video OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Featured Motivational Speaker: Les Brown is a top Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach, and Best-Selling Author, loving father and grandfather, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives. Les Brown's straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness, providing them with the motivation to take the next step toward living their dream. Les Brown's charisma, warmth and sense of humor have impacted many lives. "My mission is to get a message out that will help people become uncomfortable with their mediocrity. A lot of people are content with their discontent. I want to be the catalyst that enables them to see themselves having more and achieving more." See his Video
Speakers Forum: Focused Synergy – Orchestrating Your Purpose, Path and Performance Mr. Robert Van Arlen ; an internationally-known business results speaker, author and emcee, will speak about building a road map for the importance of living your purpose to achieve success in relationships, careers and business. Robert Van Arlen demonstrates through the creative art-form of music how to bring about change in your life to create harmony and balance. His supporting book “Focused Synergy”, provides specific guidance on vision and values alignment for individuals and organizations. Speakers Forum: The Time Is Now! Louis Lautman ; Founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Society (Y.E.S.) will enlighten us with words on “What have you been planning to do for more than a few days or weeks, or even longer? Have you scheduled it? Are you committed to doing it, if so, by when? How do you feel when you keep talking about it, but now that you haven't even taken the first step toward its achievement? Are you willing to do something right now that moves you toward its attainment? Then do it...NOW! Mr. Lautman, the Producer of his new movie ” The Y.E.S. Movie ” which is featuring in selected theaters throughout the U.S. will provide us with commentary and a sneak preview of what’s to come. Ira Rosen and Cory Sanchez – Co-founders of Mojo Video Marketing ; A presentation of why the “ Gorilla Marketing ” using the services of Mojo Video Marketing. Their expertise and innovative video marketing machine not only allows you to market using videos but integrate it into your existing customer relationship management campaign as well. Their services enable sales and marketing teams to more than double their response rates and open rate of emails sent to prospects and customers. Their “turnkey” packages are effective, economical and something you need to enhance your overall sales bottom line. Nathan Dominguez – Executive Director of Business Networking Inc. (BNI) ; he is a dynamic individual who presents the “best Way to Network” your business effectively and economically. His experience with BNI is immense and his insight into ideal networking techniques is what any company or executive needs to know! OUR SPECIAL TOPIC SPEAKERS
OUR WORKSHOPS Business Builder Workshops: Take the Right Steps Starting a business is hard and without the support necessary to get it off the ground, the task of doing it right is almost impossible. The Business Builder Workshops will enable you to see what it takes to get your business started, conventional & unconventional marketing techniques, online campaign management, business financing, getting involved with the Biz eXpress, and many other business resources that are vital to developing a sustainable business. “ The End of the Email Era!” – by Mojo Video Marketing – presented by Co-founders, Ira Rosen and Cory Sanchez. Mojo Video Marketing will provide insight into the video marketing age and how it will become mainstream pushing out common uses of email and conventional means to generate leads. Their services are state-of-art enabling intricate campaign management, and turn-key set up of your personal video website and initial videos. Don’t miss this seminar, it could literally save your business! www.mojovideomarketing.com Joey Borane; the Chief Marketing Officer with Spark Design & Advertising; provides their turnkey solution to Internet Marketing, brand management and interactive lead management. Their custom “Business Builder” Internet Campaign packages will get you up and running quickly, efficiently and economically. www.sparkdesign.com Kevin Kelly – CEO of Mobius Loop and Mobius Creative will present Mobius Loop; the first system born to run online businesses. Your website and a central customer database. Email marketing and eCommerce. Web analytics and customer profiling. It's one, central console with everything you need to run your online business. www.mobiusloop.com
Frank Lopo – CEO of PCM Credit Management; Frank will take you through his services that specialize in all aspects of your Credit: from Credit restoring, consulting, to a customized Credit Management Plan individually tailored to the client. You will be able to rely on a proven process, years of experience and state of the art technology to remove inaccurate, unverifiable and incomplete information from your credit report, including bankruptcies, judgments, repossessions, foreclosures, collection accounts, etc... At PMC they are not a “credit mill”. They have extensive knowledge of the Fair Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003, Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Consumer Credit Reform Act, and the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act . His professional team provides a complete confidential and personal review for each client for as long as the client deems our service necessary. www.pcm-credit.com SBA Loans; Presented by Mr. James Pipper, a veteran, who is the Business Development Specialist at SBA Loans in Phoenix ; will take you through the process of applying and qualifying for an SBA Loan. He will let you know the “inside” information on maximizing your potential for success in getting an SBA loan. His expertise in this field is notable and his team along with supporting organizations such as S.C.O.R.E. will help you get the funding you need to start, maintain and grow your business. You don’t want to miss this seminar if you are seeking capital, have a business that needs to catch up on your bills, and are a Veteran; special programs are in place to help! The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov/localresources/district/az/ OUR WORKSHOPS
Denise Meridith Consultants – a professional business consultant who concentrates on the areas of Business Development, Community Relations, Lobbying, Marketing, Public Relations, and Education. She will be discussing the following topics in two separate seminars. Denise is a certified MBE/DBE firm, which specializes in community and public relations. DMCI helps organizations get and stay connected to clients, customers and the community. Denise Meridith, the CEO/President, has a long, successful career in public, private and non-profit sectors, with special emphasis on lands, recreation, tourism & hospitality. Ten Hurdles Businesswomen Must Hurdle Throughout her 36-year career, Denise Meridith has been a pioneer, being the first professional woman in every position she held. Unfortunately, many of the obstacles she faced are still being faced by women today. In a humorous talk, Meridith describes these "hurdles" and provides practical advice on how women entrepreneurs can, not just survive, but thrive. What Will the New Customers Look Like and How Do I Find Them? The customer of 2010 will be very different from the customer of 1990 or even 2005. How can you identify new customers and how can you attract them to your business? Denise Meridith engages the audience in identifying the traits of new customers, trends and how different industries have to adjust their marketing approaches. www.denisemeridithconsultants.com Chance Carpenter – CEO of Essential Event Technologies; will provide way you can connect with your audience online through the use of media. His company concentrates on Conference Content Capture and Online Delivery, Web-Based TV Show Production, eLearning Video Content and Course Creation, Video Production for the Web, Audio Visual Production and Staging Services, Webcasting, Web Conferencing and Webinars, Social Media Marketing, Website Development and Content Distribution, and the “inside” information on video marketing on “You Tube” and other similar type video sites. www.essentialet.com OUR WORKSHOPS
Dr Bob Roth and Katherine Halpin – partners of HalpinRoth; presents their “innovative” Quantum Leap Growth SM Approach to the 4-P’s to preparing CEOs and their teams to be who they need to be and also to do what they need to do, to produce and sustain quantum leap results. Their coaching process is very different in terms of velocity, simplicity, individual support, team members working at their real jobs, team members stepping up or stepping out and accountability for delivering "hard" sales and profit improvement results. Most CEOs dream about delivering quantum leap sales and profit growth. But, most CEOs also equate pursuing big growth with taking big risks. That is why, under current economic conditions, so many CEOs have to answer “No” to the question: “ Got Growth ?” In a broad based two decade study, working with Fortune 100 and hundreds of smaller companies, the authors identified four risks that frequently cause growth initiatives to fail. When CEOs understand these four risks they frequently conclude that they can manage and mitigate them. As a result, they feel more confident pursuing quantum leap revenue and EBITDA growth. Both the presentation and workshop discuss the three most common approaches that CEOs are taking in response to these difficult economic times. Those approaches include 1) folding their tent, or 2) choosing to just survive, or 3) choosing to thrive by pursuing quantum leap growth. www.halpinroth.com OUR WORKSHOPS
Be a Sponsor at the “No Guts, No Glory” Entrepreneurs Forum! The Entrepreneurs Forum is an Annual event that will be an event you will not want to miss each year. Full of high-impact, and energetic entrepreneurs who are ready to conquer the world will be there. A mixed audience of business people will be attending including business professionals, CEO’s & Founders, and Senior Executives. The event is focused on the building of businesses and your company’s products and services will be promoted to this influential & professional business audience! SPONSORSHIP To Sponsor – Go to website
Why Sponsor? Our sponsors will benefit from pre-event, at-event and post-event exposure and access to our database of participants for future marketing campaigns. Our full-service email marketing and video marketing services will enable you to promote your products and services to your most valuable prospects and clients. Creating long-lasting relationships through our marketing services is an advantage our sponsors will receive. Our main sponsors will also have the convenience of selling their products and services at the event at dedicated booth space. Access to participants will be yours including selected booths by special speakers. Our event bags will hold your special offers to get participants to come to your store and/or your site for more information and purchases. Our sponsorships allow you : Tangible benefits. We provide quantitative benefits in our packages, such as impressions in measured and non-measured media, program book advertising, televised/video signage, tickets and hospitality, on-site ID and sampling. Intangible benefits. We provide qualitative benefits, such as the level of audience loyalty, degree of category exclusivity and awareness of your company marks and logos. Geographic reach/impact. Our reach will reflect the size and value of the market(s) in which you will promote your products and services effectively. Cost/benefit ratio . Our cost/benefit ratio recognizes the unique risks and rewards associated with your sponsorship — this ratio is calculated and applies to all sponsorships. Price adjusters/market factors. We recognize that sponsorship fees are impacted by factors unique to each sponsor, such as competitiveness of a category, the number of categories a sponsor purchases, the length of a sponsor’s commitment, and the current rights fee. To Sponsor – Go to website SPONSORSHIP
The attendees of this years Entrepreneurs Forum will include a wide spectrum of business people; some will be serial entrepreneurs, others will want to be an entrepreneur, and many will be employees, CEOs, Founders and Senior Executives who might be looking at starting another career, or a second business. They will be attracted by successful entrepreneurs and business people who have stood the test of time and can tell you about “their: story and how you can make it too. The Entrepreneurs Forum is ideal for: The Entrepreneur - full of spirit and hope, coming up with $Million ideas The Start-up & Early Stage Companies - seeking new information, ways to persevere through hard times, seeking stronger relationships Intrapreneurs - those looking for new global horizons and ideas Investors - hoping to meet an entrepreneur who has that one great idea Corporate Executives - taking in the entrepreneurial spirit to possibly re-tool their company to be more sustainable Professionals - those offering legal, financial, marketing, IT, and creative services Social Entrepreneurs - seeking a place to belong, a cause to get involved in, wants to make the world a better place Vetpreneurs - the Veteran who is leaving the service and needs answers WHO’S COMING!
Welcome to Arizona’s latest greatest wonder Whether you are attending a seminar or lunchtime event, multi-day conference or formal gala at the Phoenix Convention Center, the experience will be one you will not soon forget – We guarantee it! The Phoenix Convention Center, expanded in 2008, offers more than 900,000 square feet of meeting and event space and more than two million in total square footage, making it one of the top 20 convention venues in the United States. Breathtaking building features The soaring Arizona-inspired architecture of the Phoenix Convention Center is designed to share the wonders of our Southwestern culture, stimulate the imagination, and welcome guests to this premier meeting destination at the center of it all – downtown Phoenix. The Sonoran Desert’s natural environment, history and culture were the inspiration for our facility’s design. Thousands of images of Arizona from cultural, historic and geographic points of view are combined with indigenous materials, stones and native metals to form our unique design concepts. Every detail – from colors and textures to lighting, angles and entrances – inspires guests to explore the marvels of Arizona. State-of-the-art services Our cutting-edge audio-visual, telecommunications and information technology services are customized to fit any individual or group needs. For the best presentations, programs, connectivity, interactive programs and building automation, we will ensure your needs are met…and exceeded! OUR VENUE
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