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2016 Women Mean Business Summit: Up Your Game!

April 07, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Prairie Meadows Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Dr
Altoona, IA 50009
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERSusan Solovic — THE Small Business Expert

Susan will help you up your game by teaching you how to create a 1% competitive edge and leverage it to produce outrageous success.  You’ll define your business and leave your competitors in the dust.  

A woman of many talents, Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com top 100 and USA Today bestselling author, media personality, sought-after keynote speaker, and attorney.

An Internet pioneer, Solovic was the CEO and co-founder of one of the first video-based Internet sites, a company she grew from its infancy to a million dollar plus entity.   In 2006, she accepted the Stevie Award (the Oscar’s of business) on behalf of the company for the Most Innovative Company under 100 employees; that same year the company was voted the Best Investment Opportunity at a Venture Forum in the Silicon Valley.

A media personality, Solovic is a former small business contributor for ABC News and hosted a syndicated radio program, It’s Your Biz. She appears regularly as a small business expert on Fox Business, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break”, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and many other stations across the country.  She hosted her own PBS special called Reinvent Yourself Now:  Become Self-Reliant in an Unpredictable World.  In addition to television and radio appearances, Solovic is a featured blogger on numerous sites, including Constant Contact, Entrepreneur, AT&T Business Circle, FoxBusiness.com, MasterCard, Intuit, The Pulse of IT (HP) and Samsung.

AGENDA (tentative)

8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am - Welcome

9:30 - 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker
               Susan Solovic - "The One Percent Edge"

10:30 - 11:00 am - Exhibit Hall Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45 am - Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
               "Up Your Leadership Style"
                Success + Sustainability Isn't About What You Do or Say -
                It's About EQ   - Kim 
                Designing an Intentional Culture - Kim Augspurger

               "Up Your Sales and Marketing"
                From Need to Purchase: Marketing Along the Buyer's 
               Journey - Kris Winter
               Using Technology to Drive Organic Growth - Cindy Kool

12:00 - 1:15 pm - LUNCH
               "Up and Coming Iowa" including 
                Chris Garrett, LPGA (Solheim Cup)

                "Public Leadership Panel"
                 Women Mayors: Diane Hall, Barb Van Wyk, Paula Dierenfeld,
                 plus Mary Ellen Miller of 50-50 in 2020

1:15 - 1:45 pm - Networking Round

1:45 - 2:30 pm - Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
               "Up Your Personal Self"
                Getting to the Core So You're Free to Soar - Alicia Economos
                Today Matters: Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's
                Success - Beth Steffensen Montpas

               "Up Your Client Service"
                What the Customer Wants - Tiffany Tokarz
                Exceptional Service Starts With You - Michele Matt

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Exhibit Hall Networking Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm - General Session
                          Strategic Negotiations - Going Beyond Compromise
                          - Rowena Crosbie

4:00 - 4:15 pm - Wrap Up Success

4:15 - 5:15 pm - Networking Reception

To show support of hundreds of women business owners across Iowa and have your name, product and services in front of them, please consider becoming a Women Mean Business Conference Sponsor.
Many sponsorship opportunities and levels are available.

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$159.00 NAWBO Member
$119.00 Earlybird rate before March 18

$199.00 Non-member
$159.00 Earlybird rate before March 18