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South Sound Business Summit

May 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$10 – $35

WHAT IS THE EVENT?: Created in 2015, The South Sound Business Summit’s purpose is to support the South Puget Sound’s (South King, Pierce and Thurston County) businesses through an educational event that inspires and connects the community.

WHY DOES THIS EVENT EXIST?: We believe that the local business community needs a place to learn from other business owner’s success and failures, marketing techniques and other ways to grow and expand your business. We do this to give back, not to make a profit, so that everyone can succeed in business.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs looking to make the most of their business, employees and profitability. Businesses with large or small revenue should attend; the topics help all businesses regardless of size.

This event participates during the national celebration of the contribution of businesses and entrepreneurs, National Business Week.

General Admission Tickets: $35 | Veteran Tickets $30 | Student Tickets: $10

All profits will benefit: Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

For more information about the South Sound Business Summit visit:

The 2020 South Sound Business Summit is proud to announce this years speaker line up!

Normally to hear these speakers would cost $250-$500, but because of their commitment to small business its only $35!

Mike Michalowicz
Hear from Mike from Trenton, NJ

Author of Fix This Next, Clockwork, Surge, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Profit First

(Click the Book name to order your book today!)

Eradicating Entrepreneurial Poverty

Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies before his 35th birthday

Mike was awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26

Mike sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500

Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal

Mike is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, and an augmented reality tech firm

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the entrepreneur’s cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Today Mike travels the world as entrepreneurial advocate speaking to groups just like ours. He is globally recognized as the guy who “challenges out dated business beliefs” and teaches us what to do about it.

Mike will talk about his mission to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty and look at various aspects of a business to provide a simple framework that helps a business grow profitably and sustainably and make a difference.

Details include:

What he means by entrepreneurial poverty – it’s not just money! And steps to eradicating it.

Bio-mimicry – learning from nature

The Entrepreneurial Hierarchy of Needs

How The GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) formula for determining a business’s profit is Sales – Expenses = Profit. It is simple, logical and clear. Unfortunately, it’s a lie.

Elisa Hays
Empathy Fueled Solutions and Author of “Letters to My Daughter“

(Click the book name to order your book today!)

IMPACT: A Crash Course In Leadership

Sponsored by: The Port of Tacoma

Leadership is about what you do, the choices you make, when confronted with adversity. Learn what separates a genuine leader from someone in a position of authority. Be inspired to become the leader people can’t resist. Discover how you can lead through any adversity with four powerful, simple actions.

IMPACT: A Crash Course in Leadership will help you transform your life. By applying the lessons, you will turn weakened staff into star performers, and refashion your organization into a whole-hearted, connected community.

Barry Long
Talk & Roll

Choosing the Positive Path to getting where you want to go

Sponsored by: Evergreen Business Capital

Bungee jumping, international travel, parenting, are all examples of very challenging tasks. And from Barry’s perspective, even more so while sitting in my wheelchair. In this presentation Barry will share how embracing the power of asking for help, having fun and ones own attitude will help everyone see they have the ability to achieve anything they want and truly enjoy life!

For over 20 years, Barry has had the pleasure of traveling all over the world to make hundreds of presentations to organizations, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, inspiring audiences to strive for greater levels of accomplishment by setting goals that lead to success.

Barry was 22 years old when a near-fatal motorcycle crash completely and permanently altered almost everything I knew about life. Barry discovered early in recovery that choosing to live with a genuinely positive attitude, setting realistic and achievable goals and learning to ask for help makes anything possible.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Paul T Long- Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound

Timberland Bank

Evergreen Business Capital

Port of Tacoma

Copy Wrights Printing & Mailing

South Sound Magazine

South Sound Business Magazine

Elevated Image Productions

Once Upon a Time Photography

Anthem Coffee & Wine Bar

Maestro Strategic Solutions

Soundview Eyecare- University Place

Our Local Chamber of Commerce Sponsors

Tacoma Pierce County Chamber

Thurston County Chamber

Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce

Yelm Chamber of Commerce

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce

Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce

Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Funds contributed toward this event are not tax deductible. This is a crowdfunded event and is not run by any business or entity.


May 5, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $35


Timberland Bank
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McGavick Conference Center
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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