10th Annual Small Business Expo & Conference Presentations And Workshops To Provide Solutions For Growing A Business In An Economic Downturn

An event that got it?s start in the gymnasium of a SE Minneapolis elementary school celebrates its tenth anniversary as the American Association of MicroBusinesses (AAM) presents two keynote and four featured speakers offering presentations to help small businesses weather the current economic climate.

Keynote Presentations by Chief Rainmaker and Street Performer Focus on Action Plans and Harnessing and Releasing Natural Energy to Grow Businesses. The Small Business Expo & Conference, one of the largest small business events in the Midwest, is holding it?s 10th annual event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Thursday, May 15, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The theme this year is helping small businesses weather the current economic climate. The expo is produced by the American Association of MicroBusinesses (AAM), a non-profit professional association and resource for microbusinesses and entrepreneurs.

Keynote Presentations:
Betsy Buckley, President and Chief Rainmaker, What Matters. Be Your Best Rainmaker: Use Your Strengths to Bring in More Revenue, Profits and Clients. 9:00am?10:00am. Attendees to this highly interactive rainmaking session will be able to map their own 100-day EveryDayRain? action plan. And take back a rainstick to keep it pouring.

Carr Hagerman, Professional Street Performer, Co-Author of Top Performer ? a Bold Approach to Sales and Service, part-time Rat Catcher

Top Performer, a Bold Approach to Sales and Service...1:00pm?2:00pm

Carr Hagerman has taken the lessons learned from 30 years as a professional street performer on the best ways to harness and release natural energy to help grow people and companies.

Featured Presentations:

Nicole Middendorf, CDFA, CDS, Owner, Strategic Financial, Inc., Host of "More Than Money" on FM 107.1 WFMP.

Managing Your Money Personally and Professionally. 10:30am?11:25am

Gene Marks, ?The Penny Pincher,? author of Streetwise Small Business Book Of Lists, columnist for American City Business Journals, Forbes.com.
Penny Pinching Tips for Small Business Owners. 11:30am?12:30pm

John Risdall, Chairman/CEO, Risdall Marketing Group, LLC (RMG)
Don't Be a Victim of Economic Circumstance, Create Your Own Outcome. 2:15pm?3:10pm

? Steven Schussler, Founder and Chairman, Schussler Creative, Inc., founder and creator of Rainforest Cafe and T-REX

? Passion and Enthusiasm: The Most Powerful Engines of Success. 3:15pm?4:10pm

? 45-Minute Workshops will be held throughout the day with a "start-up? track and an "established" track of small-business topics:

? Terry Slattery?Differentiating Value: Translating Competitive Advantage Into Cash. 10:30am-11:15am

? Patricia Buttweiler?IRS Resources and Services. 10:30am-11:15am

? Don Raleigh?This Isn?t Your Father?s Internet. Marketing In the Age of Web 2.0. 11:30am?12:30pm

? Roger Belfay?Traps and Pitfalls in Intellectual Property Law. 11:30am?12:30pm

? Mick Lunzer?Top Performing Teamwork. 2:15pm?3:00pm

? Pamela Muldoon?Five Ways to Grow Any Business. 2:15pm?3:00pm

? Sam Richter?Is Your Business Consultant Some Yahoo Named Google? 3:15pm?4:00pm

? Jeffrey Millunzi?Big Tax Savings for Small and Home-Based Businesses. 3:15pm?4:00pm

Advance tickets are $35 and may be purchased at www.usamicrobiz.org or at the door for $40. For more information on the presentations, workshops, and the Small Business Expo & Conference, go to www.USAMicroBiz.org/expo or call 612-721-4249. To arrange an interview with a speaker, call Bonnie Stanley
at 612-721-4249.

About the Small Business Expo & Conference
The event is designed for both emerging and established entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to enhance their businesses, minimize risk, and discover business solutions through education, networking, commerce, and mentoring. It is also geared to individuals interested in becoming self-employed and who are examining business opportunities. In addition, the expo is a platform for finding new vendors, strategic partners, and clients and features regional government agencies and non-profit organizations that serve small businesses. Over 50 exhibitors will be featured in a tradeshow environment from 10:00am-4:30pm.

About AAM
AAM is a non-profit professional association and resource for microbusinesses and entrepreneurs. AAM provides education, networking, commerce, and mentoring to its members. For more information, visit the American Association of MicroBusinesses at www.USAMicroBiz.org or call 612-721-4249.


Contact Details

Company Name: Curtis Stanley
Issued By: Curtis Stanley
Phone: 612-721-4249
Zip: 55421
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by Curtis Stanley (few years ago!)

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