ASI Show Chicago Education Tracks
  Entrepreneur's Essentials
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019 • EDUCATION DAY
       
10:00 a.m.-
10:50 a.m.
  Made to Make It: Starting & Growing Your Business
Starting and growing a business is fun, exciting, hard work and sometimes frustrating. You’ll learn what it takes to build and run a successful business in this session with advice from Ryan Moor, founder and CEO of Ryonet, and Brett Bowden, owner of Printed Threads. Built from the content of Moor’s book Made To Make It, they’ll cover specifics for crafting and implementing a long-lasting business plan and reveal the techniques that help them thrive in a competitive market. You’ll learn new ideas and proven methods to ensure ongoing success, including:
  • Creating a compelling vision for your company, driven by core values and positive culture
  • Honing in on your niche and creating value for your clients
  • How to identify simple things you can implement immediately to bring about high-impact changes in your business.
About Ryan Moor

About Brett Bowden

       
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
  Diversity Opens Doors: Selling to Major Corporations and the Fortune 500
Today more than ever before, companies both large and small are realizing the value of buying their promo products from distributorships that embody diversity. In fact, many Fortune 500 corporations are tasked with developing business relationships with under-represented ownership groups, including women, veterans, visible minorities, LGBT and others. To get in front of these potential buyers and take advantage of the huge growth opportunity, it’s vital to have your business officially certified. During this session, you’ll discover the tools you need to have a fair opportunity to be considered for contracts and other purchasing requirements. Plus, you’ll hear why your choice of supplier partners that exemplify diversity can help your distributorship thrive in the years to come.

About Kathy Cheng

       
Noon-
12:50 p.m.
  Forget Market Fluctuations: Succeed Regardless of the Economy
Today’s economy is constantly changing … and it crushes businesses that can’t keep up. Your success depends on your ability to build a business and develop a team that thrives on change and eats stagnation for lunch. In this vital session, you’ll discover:
  • The business-growth strategies you need to dominate your market
  • How the economy impacts your ability to grow your business
  • Proven strategies to get out of the price war
  • Powerful techniques to build long, loyal and highly profitable relationships
  • Tools to engage every member of your team in the business-growth process
  • A plan of action you can implement today.
About Meridith Elliott Powell

       
1:00 p.m.-
2:00 p.m.
  Build Your Skill Set to Enhance Your Sales Effectiveness
It’s a fact: People buy from people they like. This is especially true in the promo products industry, where long-term success depends on gaining and retaining valuable clients. In this session, 25-year industry veteran Conrad Franey will help you achieve greater success in your career and personal life through cultivating high-level people skills. Whether you’re a distributor or a supplier, you’ll leave armed with the specific actions you can implement immediately to improve your relationships, sell more, be more effective and attain happiness.
About Conrad Franey

       
2:10 p.m.-
3:00 p.m.
  Family Business Success: Turn Differences Into Dialogue
Family businesses are a vital part of this industry. In this unique session for those who are part of a family business, you’ll discuss ways to examine family dynamics as they pertain to running a company. The interactive conversation, led by Dr. Steve Treat, will include specific insights and skills that can help family members of all ages get past their differences and lead to better business practices and relationships alike.
About Dr. Steve Treat

       
3:10 p.m.-
5:00 p.m.
  Vision, Strategy, Execution: How to Run Your Company Like a Boss
Building a sustainable, profitable and competitive business while leading a company has never been more challenging than it is today. In this session, you’ll discover how to apply three simple and effective strategies to increase your cash flow and compound your profitability right away. You’ll learn techniques that all millionaires use to create wealth and ensure the financial strength of their businesses, and leave knowing how to:
  • Increase your profitability by 46%
  • Double your sales without bringing in new customers
  • Triple your productivity and crush your business goals.
About Meridith Elliott Powell