The California Business Opportunity Expo
Sacramento Convention Center
June 23 & 24, 2012
OPPORTUNITY EXPO –– SPEAKERS
International Speaker,Trainer,and Business Coach
“6 Step Formula to Create a
Thriving and Successful Business”
In this energy packed workshop you will:
- Discover your natural strengths and accelerate your results.
- Uncover the number 1 thing stopping you from getting what you want.
- Find customers beating down the door to work with you.
- Create massive and passive income for your business.
- Leave with the exact next steps to improve your existing results.
Jason Everett has worked with hundreds of businesses and thousands of individuals, increasing their profits from $500 to $500,000 in as little as 4 weeks. He works with business owners to help them discover the strengths within themselves and hold them accountable to their results.
Presented by John Siebert
Senior Consultant and CFE, iFranchise Group, Inc.
"How to Franchise Your Business"
Franchising is the most dynamic method of expanding a business in the 21st Century. Yet, not all of those that venture upon this strategy will find that to be a "road to riches." Business owners should gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in franchising in terms of franchise law, resources, costs, and personnel. While your business may be ready to franchise, there may be legal, financial, operational, or resources barriers that should be overcome before proceeding with this strategy.
Assuming that you have a franchisable business and the resources necessary to succeed, your next step should be to determine if franchising is the best strategy based on your own personal goals and objectives.
This session will include a series of 12 predictive criteria that assess the readiness of a company for franchising and 3 takeaways the audience can utilize immediately in their organization:
More info: www.ifranchisegroup.com
- Overview and definition of franchising
- Why do businesses franchise?
- Is your business franchisable, and the proper steps to take.
Author, Founder and CEO of Authority Publishing
“Own Your Niche on the Internet and Beyond: Simple Strategies to Increase Website Traffic and Build Buzz Online”
Ms. Chandler makes complex topics easy to understand by sharing proven, simple tactics to increase website traffic and get visibility online. In this information packed presentation, you will learn how to:
- Choose a niche and establish authority in your field
- Unlock the power of community to grow your audience
- Improve website ranking with simple search engine optimization (SEO) tactics
- Leverage blogging to increase traffic and win clients
- Use articles, podcasts, and videos to drive traffic to your site
- Distribute information products including ebooks, books, and reports
- Utilize Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn—all without a big time commitment
Whether you want to reach customers in your own backyard or your business spans the globe, there are tremendous opportunities to leverage the power of internet marketing, social media, and content to grow your business.
Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired Magazine, and she is currently a blogger for Forbes.
Additional information is available at www.StephanieChandler.com
American Business Women's Association Panel
facilitated by Syndee Hendricks,
Founder of SAC chapter ABWA
“ABWA: Changing Women's Lives, One Woman at a Time”
- Opening and introduction of Panel––Syndee Hendricks
- ABWA history: Syndee Hendricks, President of #6527
- Benefits of ABWA: Why a business woman would want to join ABWA
- Q & A: directed to Panel
- Meet the Panel Members
More info: please contact Syndee through www.GetConsulting.biz
MBA, Speaker, Author and Life Coach at
“How Happiness in the Workplace will bring a Smile to your Bottom Line”
Edwin Edebiri has 28 years of experience coaching and mentoring individuals and small business owners for quantum success when they are tired of small incremental growth. He is a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader on the subjects of Networking for Success, Time Management, The Happiness Factor and Dream Fulfillment.
Edwin Edebiri is now the Founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) for the international organization I Am Happy Project, bringing happiness to the world one person at a time. He now has chapters across the United States and around the world.
He specializes in Focus and Clarity of Purpose, High Achievement, Collapsing Time Frame, Team Building, Networking Skills, Management Development, lead Business Mastermind Alliance.
Visit www.iamhappyproject.org for more information about Mr. Edebiri.
Green2Gold International Director
“Cashing in on the Green Economy” Alan Tratner is a pioneering, world expert on environmental inventing, innovation and entrepreneurship presents an intensive workshop about the following topics:
- What the "Green Economy" is, has been and where it's going
- Opportunities and Pathways to entering the Green Economy for existing small, medium businesses and new enterprises
- Intellectual Property, Marketing, Certification
- Funding, financing options, resources
- Examples: case study of eco-inventing entrepreneurs
- Responsibility and Sustainability: People ,Planet and Profit
Alan Tratner helped establish the first Earth Day and contributed to the First Int'l. United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972.
He is a prolific inventor in renewable energy and transportation as well as a serial entrepreneur. He has helped over 100,000 members of Green2Gold for over 40 years and conducted over 4,000 workshops and seminars around the globe.
Alan created and managed the Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center. He has been dubbed the "Minister of Ideas" by the media, and has appeared on, and been featured in most of the leading media including CNN, CNBC, Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, Newsweek, etc.
For additional information: www.fd3.me; www.green2gold.org; www.techbrewmegamixers.org
Author of The Soul of Selling
Carol Costello is a master sales coach and the author of The
Soul of Selling: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with
Remarkable Ease (and not lose your soul in the process).
She offers six simple, powerful tools to get the sales results
you choose—with ease, in the spirit of service, and in
a way that feeds your soul.
Learn how to:
- Guarantee your results, every time, in a way that is easy,
fun, and shapes you into the person you have always wanted
- Respect and appreciate everyone with whom you speak
- Sell based on personal values, authentic relationships,
and real contribution—so that you feel good about what
you are doing
- “Sell yourself” with ease, confidence and grace
- Handle objections, and even rejection, in a way that honors
- Let go of negative beliefs about selling, and find the
core of your passion
Carol developed the Soul of Selling method to bring more meaning and enjoyment to the extraordinary results she produced as Sales Director for three vital start-up companies over her 30-year career.
Learn more at www.carolcostello.net and www.soulofselling.com
President of Tarlow Design LLC
"Turn your Inventions and Ideas into Millions"
Tarlow Design is a full service product development company in the San Francisco area. With 35 years experience in all phases of consumer product design, Tarlow has developed over 400 products worth over 1 billion dollars in retail sales.
Ken has developed products for individual entrepreneurs as well as for major corporations including Matel, Ronco, Casblanca Fan Company and Sharper Image. As an inventor and co-inventor, Tarlow has been awarded more than 80 US patents. He is the author of “Mind to Money”, a guide on how to take your product idea from concept to store shelf. Ken will be able to answer all your questions about the product development process in a down to earth way to help you make money from your great new product idea.
Info at www.tarlowdesign.com
Principal Consultant of JS Crockett Consulting
"Start a Nonprofit and Create a Job of Your Own"
Since 1997, Crockett Consulting has provided solutions to organizations throughout the State of California. Our solutions include planning services, workshops, and products. We specialize in solutions in the areas of project management, process evaluation/analysis, strategic planning, vision/mission development, and nonprofit start-up.
JSCC's most recent launch is a Nonprofit Start Up Portal that makes it easy for people to do their 501 c 3 paperwork with videos and downloadable templates.
For more info go to: http://www.jamilacrockett.com/nonprofit-start-up.html/
Founder of Kern & Hillman, LLC
“Conducting a Thorough Investigation of a Franchise Investment”
Learn how to investigate a franchise investment. What questions should you ask? What data do you need? Where can you get that data? And how do you analyze the information once you've got it? Prospective franchisees can talk to operators already in the target business, so franchises present a unique opportunity to do a very thorough investigation before investing. Learn how to exploit that opportunity.
Scott represents franchisors nationwide—both startups and established brands. He also represent franchisees in the investigation and closing of franchise acquisitions.
Learn more at: www.franchiselawsource.com or email to: email@example.com