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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: http://www.southsoundbusinesssummit.com
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!
Hear from Mike from Trenton, NJ
Author of Fix This Next, Clockwork, Surge, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Profit First
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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.
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.
Empathy Fueled Solutions and Author of “Letters to My Daughter“
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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.
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
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.