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About the Event
Breakfast Presentation, 7:30-8:30 am
Honing Your Elevator Pitch
Kevin Puckett, On the Top Search
To make effective new connections you need to be interesting and memorable. Learn to efficiently introduce yourself and give a quick pitch about your business. Practice in our Speed Networking session following breakfast.
Kevin Puckett is the founder and CEO of On the Top Search, LLC. Kevin founded OTTS back in 2015 while earning his Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Kevin is recognized as an expert in Facebook/Instagram advertising & marketing, Google Adwords, website development, and email marketing. Kevin’s certification of expertise includes, but are not limited to: Facebook BluePrint certification, Google Academy of Ads certification, and Hubspot Academy Email Marketing Certification.
Speed Networking: 8:30-9:00
Make new connections as we practice our elevator pitches in quick introductions among attendees.
Breakout Session 1: 9:10 - 9:50 am
The Three Most Important Things - Building a Balanced Business
Keli Morris, Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation
Building a balanced business is a three pronged approach we call the “Trinity of Management”. Assessing your strengths and weaknesses in each area can help you build a successful business. We will dive into each prong and help you analyze your business management structure.
Keli Morris is the facilitator with Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation, a non profit organization that provides free and confidential one on one consulting with entrepreneurs and small business owners in the 6 northwest counties of Missouri. Prior to this Keli was the Vice President and Manager of a local bank. She has spent her career working with the business community and enjoys helping people be successful in their endeavors.
Avoiding Employee Issues
Kamara Roach, SBG Midwest
Whether you have 1 employee or 101, when you have employees, you have issues. This session will discuss common HR pitfalls and ways to avoid them.
Kamara Roach has an impressive HR background. She is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified and holds a Master’s degree in HR Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to starting SBG Midwest, Kamara was the top HR executive for an international railroad and construction contractor.
Breakout Session 2: 10:00-10:30 am
Facebook 101 - Make a Business Page & Use It
Justin Turner, On the Top Search
Bring your laptop or smartphone or be ready to take lots of notes. Learn how to set up a Facebook business page and make your first post. Pick up pro tips about how, when and what to post to make the most of this social media tool.
Justin Turner is the Vice-President and Creative Director of On The Top Search, LLC. His experience includes supply chain management, dropshipping, intellectual property patent processes, Facebook advertising, Instagram marketing, SnapChat marketing, social media branding, SEO, PPC, video marketing, website development, email marketing, and conversion rate optimization. Full bio here.
Getting it All Done. Tips, Tricks and Apps to Save you Time
Mary Ingersoll, Savannah Chamber of Commerce & Inspirations Dance Center
Entrepreneurship ever leave you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin? You're not alone. Learn pro tips, tricks and apps to help you stay organized, work efficiently, and delegate effectively to get results.
Mary Ingersoll has owned Inspirations Dance Center in Savannah for 11 years. She and her staff of 8 teach nearly 200 children and teens each week, producing two annual recitals with hundreds of costumes. Ingersoll has also served as Executive Director of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce for 3 years where she oversees all aspects of the organization.
Coffee Break: 10:30-10:45 - provided by Savannah United Methodist Church
Google Session 1: 10:45-11:45
Get Found on Google Search and Maps
Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website.
Breakout Session 3: 11:45-12:15
Risk & Loss Management
Ross Ingersoll, Ingersoll Insurance Agency
Risk Management sounds complex, but it's usually simple solutions that can save you a big problem. Learn how to protect your business from the most common risks.
Ross Ingersoll owns Ingersoll Insurance Agency in Savannah where he has worked as an agent since 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Missouri State University and is a Certified Insurance Counselor. He enjoys working with local and regional businesses, helping them to reduce risk and protect with insurance in case of a loss.
Justin Turner, On The Top Search
You have a business page on Facebook, now what? Learn best practices of how, when and why to use Facebook to maximize your business.
Lunch & Google Session 2, 12:15 -1:15 pm
Reach Customers Online with Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.
- Chamber Member$25$250$0
- NonChamber Members$30$300$0