St. Louis Business Expo & Business Growth Conference April 19, 2017 11am-5pm
St. Louis Business Expo & Business Growth ConferenceApril 19, 2017  11am-5pm

Seminars

St. Louis Business Expo & Business Growth Conference Seminars, April 19, 2017
ALL SEMINARS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Kickoff Seminar-Rooms 104-105
10am-11am

Overcoming Sales Slumps
Are declining sales bumming you out?            
Let’s Face it – you’re not alone. Downturns can happen to everyone. It can be said in sales you are either pushing forward or falling back. Onward movement requires a proactive approach.  Successful strategies integrate 3 actions: Remind, Review, and Respond.
Join Katheryn Hunt, Founder & President of Cornerstone Solutions as she shares specific actions we can all take to overcome the sales slump. Katheryn Hunt is a dynamic speaker and sales building enthusiast that teaches marketing and sales strategies based upon over 18 years of sales management and field experience. Katheryn Hunt will equip you to stay ahead of the pack.


Social Media Lab (Stage 1)

11:30-12:20
Social Media Marketing That Gets Results

Learn how to effectively use and manage a digital social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram.
Presented by: Saptarshi Ghosh, Hexagon Technologies

 

12:30-1:20

How to Use Email Marketing to Sell More
Email is among the most effective digital marketing tools for marketing a business and selling more. Tom Ruwitch will reveal how to use email to unlock more sales and how to save time and money in the process.

Tom Ruwitch is an interactive marketing expert with nearly 20 years’ experience helping businesses grow using interactive marketing. He is the founder and president of MarketVolt, an interactive marketing firm that is best known for its industry leading email marketing engine. At MarketVolt, Tom is the company's lead consultant for clients who seek web site, email, and other marketing guidance. Tom is an experienced web developer, copy-writer, and direct response marketer. He has experience designing and executing marketing campaigns for businesses of all sizes in a variety of segments and industries.

 

1:30-2:20
How to create video in :60 seconds, :30 second, :10 and :05 seconds!
In this presentation, you will learn how to create a video message that speaks to your audience.
Presented by Ruth Gerchen, Silverback Video. Ruth Gerchen has been an account executive for 20 years at KPLR TV 11 and now is a Senior Account Manager at Silverback Video, LLC-a full service video production company

 

2:30-3:20
From Experience to Expectation

The customer no long wants an experience, they demand it. Learn why we have changed and how to break through the social media noise by delivering wow moments that create conversations and customer loyalty for a lifetime.

Presented by: Matt Ruedlinger, Triple R Marketing. Matt Ruedlinger of Triple R Marketing has been featured on several national podcast including #3 rated business podcast "Eventual Millionaire" discussing his unique approach on Customer Experience.


Sales & Marketing (rooms 104-105)

11:30-12:20
Blacklisted - What not to do in Sales

It can happen to anyone. What starts as a simple oversight can transform into something bad – really, bad. Mistakes don’t have to be purposeful to be damaging. Protect yourself by identifying common sales pitfalls and things not to do while interacting with prospective customers.
Join Katheryn Hunt, the Founder & President of Cornerstone Solutions, as she takes an in-depth look at ways professionals can damage their sales. Learn from her mistakes! The audience will get to re-live her worst sales call experience to-date.  
Katheryn Hunt is a sales building enthusiast and proven leader in guiding companies on their march towards sales growth and market share dominance. She will equip you to stay ahead of the pack.

 

12:30-1:20
2017 Marketing Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not!
In this live seminar we are going to discuss 8 marketing trends we see emerging in 2017 to help you make smart decisions about which marketing tools and best practices to embrace and which to ignore in 2017.
In This Seminar You Will:
- Learn what marketing trends and tools you need to implement in 2017?
- Understand the 4 marketing truths that still apply in 2017.
- See if you should even bother with email marketing in 2017?
-Walk-Away with best practices, tips and tools to help you “Rev Up” your marketing in 2017.

Note: Expo Gift for Attendees Only: Use Constant Contact to send professional holiday greetings, thank you’s, and promotional email campaigns to up to 10,000 of your customer emails for only $5 a month for 3 Months. Receive a free custom-designed and mobile responsive email template [value: $99] plus free marketing coaching and support. You can NOT receive this offer anywhere else only from attending this seminar or coming to our Constant Contact Booth.
Presented by Paige Cahill, Constant Contact. Paige Cahill is ready to help you make your online marketing simple and successful. For 7 plus years, Paige has been with Constant Contact. Constant Contact is a national online marketing company who provides affordable and easy online marketing tools to over 5 million small businesses and nonprofits. Paige is the Constant Contact Regional Development Director for the Midwest and Mountain states.  She is a national speaker and Constant Contact’s marketing expert who “coaches and connects” small businesses and nonprofits to effective online marketing tools, tips and best practices. As a national speaker, Paige and her authorized local marketing expert team educates, empowers and inspires over 10,000 small businesses and nonprofits annually.

 

1:30-2:20
Get and Keep More Customers!

See How Easy and affordable it is to Nurture, Reward and Thank Your Customers with Email Marketing Campaigns.
In this seminar, you will learn how to use email marketing to nurture, reward and thank your customers. See how affordable and easy it is to grow your business and marketing results with email marketing campaigns. Walk-Away with email best practices to help get your emails open and help you create successful email campaigns for 2017. See how easy it is to link customers up to your business, nonprofit, products, services, website, events, donations and social media channels. Understand how to measure and perfect your email marketing success by using your email reports. PLUS Receive an exclusive gift for attending the seminar. See details below.

Note: Expo Gift for Attendees Only: Use Constant Contact to send professional holiday greetings, thank you’s, and promotional email campaigns to up to 10,000 of your customer emails for only $5 a month for 3 Months. Receive a free custom-designed and mobile responsive email template [value: $99] plus free marketing coaching and support. You can NOT receive this offer anywhere else only from attending this seminar or coming to our Constant Contact Booth.

Presented by Paige Cahill, Constant Contact. Paige Cahill is ready to help you make your online marketing simple and successful. For 7 plus years, Paige has been with Constant Contact. Constant Contact is a national online marketing company who provides affordable and easy online marketing tools to over 5 million small businesses and nonprofits. Paige is the Constant Contact Regional Development Director for the Midwest and Mountain states.  She is a national speaker and Constant Contact’s marketing expert who “coaches and connects” small businesses and nonprofits to effective online marketing tools, tips and best practices. As a national speaker, Paige and her authorized local marketing expert team educates, empowers and inspires over 10,000 small businesses and nonprofits annually.

 

 

2:30-3:20
Networking or Cold calling? The way to properly sell!

Learn how to properly network and connect with individuals in the marketplace and make yourself known. Be able to brand who you are and what you stand for. Guests will  also learn about the right ways to go about selling your service and how to gain more clients.

Presented by Bryan Buesking, Alliance Technologies LLC. Bryan Buesking has 10 plus years in the Sales industry. He is currently Director of Sales for Alliance Technologies LLC and has helped the organization grow rapidly over the last several years.

 

Building Better Owners (Stage 2)

11:30-12:20
"What is possible in Health, Wealth, and Business Prosperity"

Dr. Eric Nepute grew his business from working by himself straight out of college in his tiny office in STL into the largest and most successful Wellness Center in this region! On an average day we see 500 patients! Dr. Eric will explain ways to grow not only a business but a culture that keeps customers/clients coming back and referring! Business owners will also take away how to add value to their business so that price is not an obstacle for customers/clients. They will definitely be inspired and motivated!
Presenter: Dr. Eric Nepute


12:30-1:20
Planning For the Business Owner

For most business owners their largest asset is the business; and unlocking the value for retirement income and succession planning can be difficult.  Many flourishing businesses do not survive an owners retirement; and only one-third succeed in the second generation.
 The key is planning early, to avoid conflicts between heirs and surviving owners; and provide sufficient funding for retirement. Business owners must rely on a team of tax, legal and financial professionals to plan for ownership succession; put funded buy-sell arrangements in place; and, implement insurance-based techniques to attract, retain and reward key management.
We will review the most popular strategies to protect business value today, and help provide for succession plans in the future.
Presenter: Rochelle Freeman and Allen Hensley, New York Life Insurance Company

 

1:30-2:20
The ESSENTIAL Aspects of lead Generation (Direct Mail, PPC and More)!
Direct Mail. Email. Print ads. Websites. Search Engine Optimization. Pay Per Click… Are you out in the cold? PostcardMania’s Sarah Coziahr shows you which marketing options are best for your particular industry AND how to use them effectively as a small business to produce a flood of high-quality leads.
By the end of this presentation, you’ll know how to:
•    Avoid wasting money marketing to the wrong people
•    Curate a valuable, results-generating mailing list
•    Improve your organic search engine rankings for FREE
•    Run a cost-effective pay per click campaign
•    Generate more high-quality traffic to your site
•    Effectively communicate with interested prospects to turn them into customers
•    Close 80% MORE sales with systematic follow-up
Presented by Sarah Coziahr. As a small business owner and marketing specialist, Sarah Coziahr is an in-demand speaker, educator and marketing consultant who loves helping small businesses. As a business owner and a PostcardMania speaker, Sarah is continuing to expand her mission to empower small businesses with the marketing tools they need to grow and prosper.

 

2:30-3:20
Plant Cyber Security-Design Strategy For The Future

The seminar is about the rise in cyber security threats and the flaws in the current design that is used by most companies.  We will challenge companies to re-think their methods and take a new approach to securing their systems.

Presenters: Erick Harlow and Dave Moye, Forensic IT, Inc.

 

 

Growth Strategies (Stage 3)

11:30-12:20
3 Secrets to Building a Brand that Pops - a Mini Masterclass

Entrepreneurs and Small - Mid size Business owners will leave the presentation having learned the power of Brand Identity Design and how it fosters improved Brand Equity and overall Profitability.
Presenter: Miranda Myles Jackson, M.A., Posh Creative

 

12:30-1:20
Using The Power and Science of Social Networking To Explode Your Business

Everyone is part of a social network, but not everyone understands the intricacies and power of networks. The science is in, and utilizing social networks to grow your business or influence your business is the wave of the future. Come and learn about the power of weak ties, and so much more.
Presenter: Greg Sanders, Town Life EZ Marketing

 

1:30-2:20
5 Legal Mistakes in Small Business

Avoid the top legal mistakes that are holding companies back. The following topics will be discussed:
 -LLC  - yes, you can be personally liable
 -Insurance - why it matters
 -Personal Guarantees - what do they really mean?
 -TOD - Protecting your family is easy
 -Non-Compete Agreements - they DO matter
 Presented by Jim Borchers, InNovare Law LC

 

2:30-3:20
TBA

 

 

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EXPO FAST FACTS

 

-St. Louis Business Expo is Missouri’s largest business-to-business shopping mall.
-Ability to creatively sell yourself and your company to a very targeted qualified audience.
-Great opportunity to market new products, services and technology.
-Excellent ways to get name out and let customers learn about your company.
-An opportunity to meet top executives and business decision-makers in a positive environment.
-Person-to-person interaction. Fantastic selling, prospecting and networking opportunity!
-Best one-day networking available with leads and prospects surrounding you.
-Promotional mentions in the St. Louis Small Business Monthly announcing you as a participant.

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Exhibit at the show.  Booths are still available.  Click here to see how others have grown their businesses at the show.

 

Kickoff Seminar, 10am-11am

Overcoming Sales Slumps

 

Are declining sales bumming you out?  Let’s Face it – you’re not alone. Downturns can happen to everyone.
It can be said in sales you are either pushing forward or falling back.
Onward movement requires a proactive approach.
Successful strategies integrate 3 actions: Remind, Review, and Respond.

 Presented by: Katheryn Hunt, Founder & President of Cornerstone Solutions
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