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Thursday, May 24
 

8:00am

Small Business Expo VIP Entrepreneur Welcome Breakfast - (Powerteam International)
Join us in kicking off Small Business Expo! Network with Small Business Expo exhibitors & attendees and hear from speakers who provide resources for small business owners. A continental breakfast including refreshments and breakfast treats will be served. The breakfast begins promptly at 8am. As the breakfast concludes, Small Business Expo will be opening its doors.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday May 24, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

9:00am

ABC's Hit Show "Shark Tank" Open Casting Call Begins
If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or an inventor with a great idea you don't want to miss the chance to audition for ABC's hit show SHARK TANK at Small Business Expo 2018 - Dallas.  Please arrive between 9am-11am to receive a wristband.  You will also need to fill out an application with Shark Tank, further details to come.


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

9:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
Tag a SmallBiz Selfie with your colleagues by taking a picture of your group at the entrance to the Expo and posting to your social media with hashtag #smallbizexpo.


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

9:30am

26 Year Old Internet Rockstar Shares How to Make Money Online
In this workshop you will learn exactly how to sell your product and services online. You will learn specifically what it takes to build a website that generates more leads and sales. In addition during this session you will also learn some critical drivers to create residual income by selling some of your own intellectual property over the Internet.  

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh

Austin Walsh

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Workshop Room 3

9:30am

Build, Deliver and Close Your Perfect Presentation - To Generate More Leads and Make More Money
Learn the skill of influential communication and how it will improve your sales and influence with your prospects, clients and other relationships.  Sales people who learn to elevate their communication skills to a level of influence experience more success in their sales, client retention and relationships, receive more promotions, and so much more.  Influential communication is not simply about the words you use but how they are presented,  Choice rhetoric, info and body language can drive relationships and sales.  Attend this workshop and learn a few key skills to transform your everyday sales presentations into ones that get the results you want. 

Speakers


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Workshop Room 5

9:30am

Drive More Traffic, Sales, & Qualified Leads Online - Presented By Logical Position
Experts from Logical Position and Google will show you how to spend less and earn more with your digital marketing. You’ll learn valuable strategies for growing your business with pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, and website tracking. By the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to improve your site’s ranking in Google’s search results, and how to use AdWords, Google’s pay-per-click platform. You’ll also know how to gain insights into your customers through Google Analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brunner

Kevin Brunner

Logical Position
Kevin Brunner is one of Logical Position’s experts on AdWords best practices. He’s analyzed hundreds of small businesses’ AdWords accounts to eliminate wasteful spending and identify new areas for growth. When he’s not helping businesses grow, Kevin enjoys working with his... Read More →
avatar for Jessie H.

Jessie H.

Logical Position
Jessie joined Google as a Partner Enablement Manager in 2015. She has a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley (go Bears!), as well as an MBA, with a focus on Entrepreneurship, from CLU. She is incredibly passionate about the SMB space, as well as Harry... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Workshop Room 4

9:30am

Entrepreneur & Small Business Marketing Workshop
When you attend this amazing workshop you will learn from a top executive with Powerteam International specifically how to market your company with some of the latest online & offline systems for your business. Imagine learning 3 key processes to 5-10X your lead flow via the internet and through the power of referrals & Marketing partnerships! Everyone that learns from this speaker discovers that through these concepts they will elevate there success in 30 days or less! It is a must attend!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nieves

Brian Nieves

Powerteam International



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Workshop Room 2

9:30am

The Quick Cash Flow Fix - Presented By JeanKuhn.com
The 3 Simple Strategies I Used to Turnaround 2 Bankrupt Businesses and Added $100K to Their Bottom Lines Within 12 Months...and How You Can Apply These Same Strategies for Your Business Immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Kuhn

Jean Kuhn

Business Owner, Bounce Solutions/JeanKuhn.com
Jean Kuhn, Speaker, Author and Serial Entrepreneur, began her career on April 29, 1985, when the nurse put that first baby in her arms, and she knew she was not going back to a J-O-B she hated. Jean has started and operated more than 10 small businesses since 1985. In 2002, Jean... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Workshop Room 1

9:45am

MAIN STAGE: VIP Expert Panel
Come & Learn from top Business and Philanthropic Global Leaders on the specifics required to create Success. Each panelist will share  priceless concepts on what it takes to breakthrough your biggest   challenges & achieve your biggest goals! A must attend!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Main Stage

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
Organized, fast-paced networking where you’ll meet like-minded people, exchange information and discuss strategy.


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking

10:30am

Are you Cyber Secure? - Protecting Your Small Business and Reducing Your Liability - Presented By Jungle Disk
Every small business has critical information they need to keep safe and when it comes to protecting this data, modern businesses face unique challenges in the technology-focused time we live in. Spend time with Huw Edwards, CFO of Jungle Disk, on what is happening in the cyber world, what you should know, and how you can manage your cyber liability.

Speakers
avatar for Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards

Jungle Disk



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Workshop Room 1

10:30am

How to Create a Memorable Brand for Your Small Business - Presented By FourStar Branding
A recognizable name, an eye-catching logo, a distinct color palette, and legible type fonts are the key ingredients to creating a memorable small business brand identity. Your brand image should be unique, relevant and speak clearly to your customers. A consistent brand identity will ensure your product and service will convey trust and build loyalty with your customers. This workshop is an in-depth brand identity development session that will explain the importance of a having a brand “vision,” defining a clear strategy in support of that vision, and how to ignite, empower, increase, and promote your brand strategy over a variety of media.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Aguilar

Patricia Aguilar

President & Founder, FourStar Branding
Punctuated by decades of delivering the best in branding and marketing to Fortune 500 companies, Patricia charges into the future by founding FourStar Branding. As a passionate entrepreneur, Patricia's newest endeavor promises to make high-end creative services attainable to small... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Workshop Room 4

10:30am

MAIN STAGE: Intro to Online Marketing - Presented By Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.

Speakers
avatar for Sixcia Devine

Sixcia Devine

Google
Sixcia (pronounced six-see-ya) is a bilingual speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. As a recognized and sought-after speaker, Sixcia helps businesses and organizations use technology to connect with communities and clients within growth markets. Sixcia is the author... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
Organized, fast-paced networking where you’ll meet like-minded people, exchange information and discuss strategy.


Thursday May 24, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: How to Find, Fund & Flip Houses in Your Area for Big Profits! - Presented by Armando Montelongo
• How to Create Instant & Passive Income
• How to FIND Big Profit Deals
• How to Get FUNDING
• 3 Keys to FLIP in Less Than 30 Days

Speakers
avatar for Armando Montelongo

Armando Montelongo

Armando Montelongo Seminars



Thursday May 24, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Main Stage

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
Organized, fast-paced networking where you’ll meet like-minded people, exchange information and discuss strategy.


Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

12:30pm

Advertising Online - How To Buy Likes, Tweets, Clicks And More - Presented By AT&T
Join a powerful and engaging presentation on how you can buy advertising to help reach more potential customers for your business.

While organic (free marketing) has its place, owners of growing businesses know they must spend advertising dollars to reach a wider audience, more consistently. Join four time entrepreneur, global speaker and best-selling author Ramon Ray as he gives you the insight you need to advertise your product and solutions.

Speakers


Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Workshop Room 1

12:30pm

Global Rockstar Shares Secret to Build Multiple Streams of Income
This workshop will teach you the ‘4M’ system that is utilized by international business leaders, speakers, and authors to generate sustainable passive income streams. This will encompass four separate modules: money, mind-set, manifest, and mastermind. The first describes passive income vehicles, proven in Singh’s time as an investor, international speaker, and book author, whilst the second will cover the mind-set required to think like a wildly successful investor. In the third module you will learn seven of his top tips for manifesting everything you desire. Then finish with knowing how to leverage expert networks in order to become one.  

Speakers


Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Workshop Room 2

12:30pm

Learn How to Build Your Business Through Mobile Marketing
When you attend this workshop you will learn how get more leads for your business using the hottest new google technology, nearby proximity marketing. Imagine being able to get more eyes on your business directly to peoples mobile devices through their bluetooth...the more people you are around daily, the more exposure your business gains 24/7. Kelly and Tina are masters at lead generation through beacon marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Malsom

Tina Malsom

Founding Affiliate, Asirvia



Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Workshop Room 5

12:30pm

Managing Credit For Business Success - Presented By Wells Fargo
Good credit is one of a business owner’s most valuable assets. But strong credit isn’t something that you simply have or you don’t have. Building credit is an active, ongoing process that takes careful management. This workshop we will be focusing on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. We’ll cover how credit and lending work, explore the possibilities of credit financing, and show you how to make the most of your credit opportunities – both traditional and nontraditional.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Whipple

Jeff Whipple

Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Jeff is responsible for the small business and consumer lending growth, strategy and development for a $5.5 billion credit portfolio across 370+ community banking locations for the multi-state region. Jeff works with executives across Wells Fargo to help define strategy and create... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Workshop Room 4

12:30pm

Sales & Communication Mastery: How to become an industry top producer.
When you attend this workshop, you will learn how to accelerate your business growth with breakthrough results. You will discover the top 3 reasons people self-sabotage and how to stop. In addition, you will understand how to leverage a powerful communication tool to negotiate real life business deals to close more sales. Plus, you will accelerate your income when you know how to align your goals with your values using our cutting-edge technology. Dawn is a master at language & communication.

Speakers


Thursday May 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Workshop Room 3

1:15pm

Speed Networking Session 4
Organized, fast-paced networking where you’ll meet like-minded people, exchange information and discuss strategy.


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

Franchising 101 - How to Succeed in Franchise Ownership - Presented By THE FRANCHISE MBA
#1 Bestselling author of The Franchise MBA and CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company shares his 20 years of experience in how to analyze franchise concepts for profitability.  

Speakers
avatar for Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

THE FRANCHISE MBA



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Workshop Room 1

1:30pm

The Map to Your Exit Strategy Patch The Potholes In Your Business For Maximum Value! - Presented By FocalPoint Business Coaching
Whether selling your business, transferring ownership or seeking retirement this presentation will help you prepare for the process of smoothly exiting your business. What are your business exit plans? You should start planning now! We can help. Learn proven methodologies and concepts used by business coaches with clients to make this process go as smoothly and successfully as possible – Learn:

•The tools to determine the value of your business

•What must be done to maximize the business value prior to the sale

•5 “Potholes” which could prevent the successful sale of your business

Speakers
avatar for George Schulz

George Schulz

FocalPoint Business Coaching
avatar for Jeff Vekony

Jeff Vekony

FocalPoint Business Coaching



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Workshop Room 4

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Intro to Online Marketing - Presented By Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.

Speakers
avatar for Sixcia Devine

Sixcia Devine

Google
Sixcia (pronounced six-see-ya) is a bilingual speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. As a recognized and sought-after speaker, Sixcia helps businesses and organizations use technology to connect with communities and clients within growth markets. Sixcia is the author... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Public Speaking Master Class - Speak your Way to Success - Presented by Powerteam International
• How to Get Over the Fear of Public Speaking
• How to Get Booked & Paid to Speak
• How to Build a List of Super High Quality Leads
• How to Create & Sell your Own Digital Products
• Convert your Content into your Legacy

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International



Thursday May 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage

3:15pm

Speed Networking Session 5
Organized, fast-paced networking where you’ll meet like-minded people, exchange information and discuss strategy.


Thursday May 24, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Speed Networking

3:30pm

Financing business. How to get a Working Capital Line of Credit - Presented By Working Capital of America
One of the toughest and most critical aspects to starting, operating, and expanding a business is the business owners ability to finance the company’s growth and day-to-day operations. The most successful business owners in history like Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Vanderbilt were masters at using investors, banks, and finance companies to grow their companies into empires. In this 45 minute workshop geared specifically for B2B companies we will provide you with knowledge and resources of how you can finance your business for long term success. Hosted by a Certified Treasury Professional and VP at Working Capital of America. 

Speakers
avatar for Alex Tovstanovsky

Alex Tovstanovsky

VP Small Business Lending, Working Capital of America
Alex Tovstanovsky is a managing partner at Working Capital of America located in Naperville Illinois. Alex has direct ownership and management experience in a variety of industries including construction, retail, automotive, and financial services. Alex is a serial entrepreneur that... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop Room 4

3:30pm

How to Find Sponsorships For Your Books, Products or Events
What Sponsorship Is… And Why You Want Sponsors!
Why Sponsors Need YOU… Get Paid To Help Them Reach Their Business Goals.
Get your book, website, events, products and dreams sponsored… Finally be able to breathe knowing the bills are paid.
How to find the “right” person for your sponsorship… You won’t spend countless hours making sales calls.
 How to connect with the person writing the sponsor check!

Roberto has seen too many talented people panic and lose hard earned money only to scramble to find a day job because they didn’t know how to approach a sponsor to get funding for their great ideas. Don’t let this happen to you.



Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop Room 2

3:30pm

How to Get More Leads & Sales Using Radio, Print & Social Media.
Being interviewed on the radio, podcasts and traditional media opens new doors of opportunity, creates credibility and expands your influence. Angel has broadcasted over 2000 radio shows and she will teach you the steps to attracting journalists, writing a compelling pitch, and most importantly, how to turn your radio interviews into ongoing marketing campaigns to attract more leads and make more money. Let’s turn you into a media celebrity! 

Speakers


Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop Room 5

3:30pm

How to Leverage the Power of Your Personal Brand on Social Media
With over a decade of sales and marketing experience Rey Perez will teach you 5 proven strategies to sell more with less resistance and help you build an even more successful business. You will learn how to create a highly effective personal brand, gain massive exposure, leverage the power of social media, increase your lead flow, and lastly, convert more sales.

Speakers
avatar for Rey Perez

Rey Perez

iAMPyourbrand



Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop Room 3

3:30pm

Rewiring the Small Business Economy - Presented By Xero
The cloud isn't just a place to store music and pictures any more. It's an efficiency and productivity solution.

The cloud is providing small businesses access to tools and information like no other time in our history. From anywhere at any time you can collaborate with advisors, source goods from across the oceans and provide world class service to your customers in your back yard.

In this session we'll discuss how to access your current technology, identify...

Identifying cloud technologiesBigger views to your Small Business financialsImproved productivityAccounting solutions

Exhibitors


Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop Room 1

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM on the Exhibitor Floor (directly before our Final Main Stage Presentation). For our VIP Attendees (Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Exhibitor Badge Holders) there is a special VIP Bar just for you. (Upgrades available in the Registration Area). Drinks are first come, first served. Limited availability. You must be 21+ years of age to consume alcohol.


Thursday May 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Success Dynamics: The 7 Keys To Build An Unstoppable Business! - Presented by Powerteam International
• Turn Your Passion into Cash Flow
• How to 10X Your Leads & Sales
• Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets
• How to Attract Powerful Partners
• How to Build Million Dollar Daily Habits


Thursday May 24, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage
 


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