Growth & Success Con 2017

March 21, 2017   Lawrenceville , NJ

8:00 - 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

Tuesday
March 21
  • 8:00 AM

    8:45 AM
    Registration & Networking Breakfast

    Arrive and enjoy a bountiful continental breakfast complete with fresh baked goods, fruit, coffee, tea and juice while networking with like-minded business leaders.

  • 8:45 AM

    9:00 AM
    Welcome Greetings

    Greetings to all attendees and overview of what to expect throughout the day.

    • Jason Dukes, CEO & Business Success Coach , Captain's Chair Coaching
    • Shakira Brown , CEO, Award-Winning PR & Branding Expert, SMB Strategic Media LLC
  • 9:00 AM

    9:50 AM
    The Shadow of Success: Getting Out of Your Own Way - Panel Discussion

    Do you find yourself avoiding the specific actions you know you need to take? Do you ever second guess yourself even though you know you are good at what you do? Are you ready to shut down your negative inner voice? Learn how to reframe the thoughts that once kept you stuck into opportunities that propel you into action. In this interactive session you’ll learn:  How to take confident action in the face of fear, self-doubt or insecurity.  How to choose empowering perspectives that entice you into action.  Tools that you can start using immediately to take action and get results.

    • Jason Dukes, CEO & Business Success Coach , Captain's Chair Coaching
    • Willard Barth, Peak Performance Coach and Business Consultant, Willard Barth Enterprises
    • Alan Samuel Cohen, Connection Coach and Speaker
    • Michael Miller , Business Coach & Founder, Cutting Edge Coach Program, The Vacation Never Ends
  • 10:00 AM

    10:50 AM
    Proven Strategies for Highly Successful Small Businesses - Panel Discussion

    In this interactive session with business owners and executives who have successfully lead or advised small businesses to the next level. Apply lessons-learned from their proven strategies in management for resource, delivery, infrastructure as well as financial management, investment and innovation to win deals, deliver, and grow.

    • Lorraine Allen, Regional Director, America's Small Business Development Center @ The College of New Jersey
    • Freda Thomas, MBA, Business Consultant
    • Michael Shapiro , CEO and Publisher , TAPinto.net
    • Matt White , President, JoltCMS
    • Sheri Kurdakul, President , Holistic Business Solutions
  • 11:00 AM

    11:50 AM
    Build Your Brand, Grow Your Business - Panel Discussion

    Building your brand is often an intangible aspect of running your business, but it is vitally important! Branding is the reason customers pay twice as much for one product over another. Creating and establishing brand awareness will generate leads that grow your business for you! Learn specific (and often very easy, cost-effective) things you can do to build a well-conceived brand name. Turn intangible concepts into easy action steps to create a positive and impressive customer experience. In this workshop you will learn: - Your Brand’s Story - Identify Your Brand - Describe what differentiates Your Brand - Your Brand: visibility, credibility and trustworthiness

    • Shakira Brown , CEO, Award-Winning PR & Branding Expert, SMB Strategic Media LLC
    • Ian Loew, Founder & Creative Director , Lform (Website Design/Digital Marketing)
    • Vicky L'Lerena , CEO, Host & Social Media Expert , Social Vibes Media
    • Sarah Matista , Marketing Communications Manager, Vistaprint Digital
    • Bill Walton , President , Bill Walton Sales Training
  • 12:00 PM

    12:15 PM
    Lunch/Break A Delightful Lunch Will Be Provided!
  • 12:20 PM

    1:10 PM
    Keynote Lunch Presentation - Get Unstuck! Don't Get It Right Get It Done - How to Transform Your Business and Life Every Day with Eric Taylor

    GET UNSTUCK! DON’T GET IT RIGHT GET IT DONE - HOW TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS AND LIFE EVERY DAY

    • Eric Taylor , CFO Studio, GetLean USA & Keynote Speaker
  • 1:20 PM

    2:10 PM
    Creating a Recipe for Growth & Success - Panel Discussion

    There are three key success ingredients: staying true to your passion, responding to customer feedback, and capitalizing on innovations to stay ahead. This session explores what it takes to turn your passion into a thriving, sustainable business. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to innovate and leverage trends to turn them into new business opportunities

    • Lorraine Allen, Regional Director, America's Small Business Development Center @ The College of New Jersey
    • Dany Nohra, Entrepreneur
    • Ayana Iman , Certified Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker
    • Tayo Rockson, CEO, UYD Media
    • Karen Pisciotta, President , KQ Consulting
  • 2:15 PM

    2:45 PM
    Closing Remarks and Q&A
    • Jason Dukes, CEO & Business Success Coach , Captain's Chair Coaching
    • Shakira Brown , CEO, Award-Winning PR & Branding Expert, SMB Strategic Media LLC
    • Freda Thomas, MBA, Business Consultant