Speaking to Small Business
The Golden Gate Business Association is proud to announce their 2013 Talk of the Town Speaker Series presented by Southwest Airlines.
This monthly program focuses on issues facing businesses of all sizes and gives attendees the opportunity to experience dynamic, informative and interesting presenters.
The program is structured so that attendees have the opportunity to network while enjoying the atmosphere and cuisine of each unique Joie de Vivre property. Speakers present promptly at 6pm and typically speak for one hour. Attendance is open to both members and non-members of the GGBA.
Take a look at GGBA’s calendar for the next Talk of the Town Speaker Series.
July 2010: Above & Beyond Coaching
Join members and friends of the GGBA in learning tangible techniques to maximize your employees’ performance. Providing tips to help you be a better leader by showing you how to leverage the strengths and passions of all your people – whether they work above or below your position. About the Speaker: Judith Wilson is one of only six hundred International Coach Federation-master certified coaches. She regularly provides leadership coaching and training globally and is the author of Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders: Developing People to Achieve the Mission. Learn more about her at judithwilson.com.
April 2010: How to Get a Flood of Referrals
Learn how to get referral clients to come to you. Based on more than ten years of research, this system shows you the best way to get more and better referrals. It is more than twice as effective as other referral techniques. Learn how you can grow your business by 25% to 250% in one year! Topics covered include: How to pick a target market to get exactly the kind of business you want; How to find many referral sources at one time; How to work with referral partners to maximize referrals; How to leverage your referral relationships to get even more new clients. About the Speaker: Dan Conrad is a principal in the Referral Lab, a San Francisco based company that trains marketing and sales professionals and small business owners. Dan has spent years building his own business by referral. He has increased his business over 50% in each of the last four years by using these referral techniques. Now you can learn the secrets he uses to grow your own business.
September 2009: Choosing the right IT company for your business
Working with a computer service provider can be similar to working with an auto mechanic: you don’t know exactly what the problem is with your vehicle, you are not always sure how to find an honest, reliable mechanic, and you can be easily over charged due to your lack of experience or understanding of the technology. CEO of Parachute, Ashley Smith, discussed simple strategies behind choosing the right IT support team for your business. She gave information about the important questions to ask a potential tech company and most importantly, how to save money while receiving excellent service.
July 2009: Branching your business into social media
Matt Skallerud is a GLBT Internet Entrepreneur and founder of PinkBananaMedia.com, a company specializing in helping companies large and small reach GLBT consumers online. Matt shows you some of the current trends in making outreach to consumers using the latest Web 2.0 tools including MySpace, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube, RSS/XML and more. Find out how and why other companies are utilizing these technologies to get the word out to consumers online, and learn more about some of the unique opportunities in the GLBT Web 2.0 space in targeting gays & lesbians online. For more information, take a look at his presentation.
May 2009: Secrets of Entrepreneurship?
Helen Russell, Co-founder and CEO of Equator Estate Coffees & Teas, has achieved 10-20% annual growth over the last 12 years and maintained a competitive edge by focusing on sustainability and social responsibility. Learn about her experience starting and growing a lucrative business in an impacted industry. Read more about Equator Estate Coffees & Teas and Helen’s presentation on GGBA’s blog.
March 2009: Are you ready for astounding success?
Regardless of the current economy, opportunities are out there for each of us to reach Astounding Success! Join Speaker, Income Acceleration Coach and Law of Attraction Expert, Kathy Eppley. She inspires and empowers entrepreneurs and sales professionals to stretch beyond perceived boundaries, take action and get results fast. A former teacher, real estate agent and broker and current entrepreneur and businesswoman – Kathy understands today’s challenging times.
January 2009: How to thrive in challenging times
This interactive workshop will be packed with practical and innovative ideas that you can begin to immediately apply to build a more profitable and sustainable business. Caterina Rando, MA, MCC shows entrepreneurs how to have huge business breakthroughs by establishing themselves as experts, implementing strategies to attract clients with ease and growing their revenue with new income sources.