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Thursday, October 25
 

9:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
Tag a SmallBiz Selfie with your colleagues by taking a picture of your group at the entrance to the Expo and posting to your social media with hashtag #smallbizexpo.

Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Booth 328

9:45am

MAIN STAGE: VIP Expert Panel
Come & Learn from top Business and Philanthropic Global Leaders on the specifics required to create Success. Each panelist will share  priceless concepts on what it takes to breakthrough your biggest   challenges & achieve your biggest goals! A must attend!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Main Stage

10:00am

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Get Dotted Industry Connection

10:00am

Activate the One Critical Element of Success
There’s a danger to being too busy that you become ordinary.  It’s a huge risk having something great that can serve the world and keeping it locked beyond an invisible bottleneck.  Being too busy "doing" causes you to miss out on the one extraordinary power in you that can make or break your health, your business, your level of freedom and your ability give to those you love and to serve the world. If you haven’t truly tapped into this element, you’ll always find yourself in a state of “almost” or “if this happens, then I’ll win” – working too hard and too long, all while waiting for the break – and not making room for it.  

When it comes to monetizing your products, services and ideas, scaling your business profitably and creating the freedom to live in a state of constant fulfillment and success  - you only need one simple guide. Discover…  The GIFTS® Formula 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 1

10:00am

Better Leads, More Appointments, More Sales
In this workshop you will learn how to identify better lead sources, get more appointments with qualified prospects, and close more sales while minimizing the follow-up marathon.  You will learn practical tactics that you can use immediately to accelerate your sales results.

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 2

10:00am

Export 101-Access to Asia
This workshop will be focusing on getting U.S. companies prepared to sell their products and services to the Asian market. It will provide how to identify export readiness and target markets, how to conduct marketing research, how to leverage the U.S government export support programs and funding, how to meet with potential buyers through outbound trade mission and conducting efficient follow up with partners overseas etc.  

Speakers
avatar for Henan Li

Henan Li

Global Initiatives Project Manager, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
Henan Li joined CalAsian Chamber of Commerce as Global Initiative Project Manager since 2016. Her duties include enhanced development and implementation of the MDCP Export Program and MBDA Export Center under cooperative agreement with U.S Department of Commerce. In addition, she... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 3

10:00am

How to Get $10,000 to $150,000 for Your Business Today!
This workshop will walk you through how to use your personal credit to raise $10,000 to $150,000 in unsecured seed capital.  WCAP Financial has helped over 30,000 entrepreneurs secure over $2 Billion in unsecured seed capital since 2008.  The majority of this creative funding resource come in the form of 0% interest credit.  We work with business owners who use this type of funding for investing in real estate, education, online media campaigns, design and development for their businesses, and any other business expense new and existing business owners are in need of.  Come learn the tricks and tips to leverage your personal credit to secured seed capital for your business! 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 8

10:00am

The Freedom Lifestyle Experience: How to Build a Multiple 6 or 7-Figure Lifestyle Business Without The Stress, Hassle or Overwhelm
Every day, your desires, your beliefs, and your drive PULL you toward your goals. Just when you start to make progress… Your mind PUSHES you back! Join Freedom Lifestyle Mentor and bestselling author, Noah St. John as he reveals his proven formula to build a multiple 6 or 7-figure lifestyle business without the stress, hassle or overwhelm. If you’re tired of trading “hours for dollars” and not having the time or financial freedom you’re working so hard for, this workshop will show you how to do it quickly and easily.

You’ll discover...
* The only two things you need to create a multiple 6 or 7-figure Freedom Lifestyle business
* How to avoid The L.O.S.S. Virus that’s keeping you and your business STUCK
* How Noah’s clients are using his G.A.I.N. Method to grow their business 200% to 1,500% while working LESS
* How to turn “too much information” into lasting TRANSFORMATION... and much more! 

Speakers
avatar for Noah St. John

Noah St. John

Owner, SuccessClinic.com



Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 9

10:00am

The Path to Passive Income
In this workshop Daniel will share the first 3 secrets for creating a solid foundation for investing in passive income.  Daniel has successfully created a stream of passive income that exceeds his expenses which means he has the option to retire today.  Based on 10+ years experience, investing, and countless interactions with successful millionaire investors, Daniel will answer these 3 questions: How can I break down the fear that typically surrounds money?  What should I invest in?  and How do I get started? This workshop is great for anyone interested in building some long term passive income! 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Workshop Room 7

10:15am

The Power of the Inbox - Tips for Successful Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Can email marketing work for your business? Yes, it can.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a marketer, you’ll leave with a plan of tested tips to effectively market your business with email.

This powerful presentation takes you step-by-step through the five keys to effective email marketing to deliver real results for your business.  

You’ll find out:
  • How to create an email marketing plan that really works
  • How to drive action with the seven essential elements of email design
  • The simple, persuasive formula that works in any marketing email
  • How to see the impact email marketing is having on your business or nonprofit
  • How to grow a healthy and engaged contact list  

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Booth 212

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking

10:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Booth 328

10:30am

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By 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. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Elena Duron

Maria Elena Duron

Google
Maria is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. She helps businesses profitably harness their personal brand, content, and referral marketing. Her wide range of clients includes hotels, restaurants, inventors, authors, and web series creators. Maria is a guest... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage

11:00am

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Get Dotted Industry Connection

11:00am

3 Super Powers of a CRM - Presented By: Thryv
You know you need a CRM for your business to communicate to your customers.  But, what should you look for if you don’t have one? What are some current best practices?  Join us to hear a few basics and stay to learn how utilizing a CRM to its full potential can influence and improve your email marketing, text marketing and social presence. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Mationg

Melissa Mationg

Thryv
Melissa has been in the digital marketing industry for 18 years. Her experience includes digital sales, marketing, production and business development. She is a technical solutions and digital media expert including SEO, Search, websites, video, display (desktop & mobile), and business... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 3

11:00am

Business Credit Basics - Presented By: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Business credit, like personal credit, can help you get funding or more favorable interest rates. Without business credit, your company could struggle to get a bank loan, pay higher premiums, or lose out on contract opportunities. In this presentation, we’ll cover the basics of business credit – what it is, how to build it, and what it can do for your business. We’ll also talk about the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number, which is the first step in building your business credit and the key to growing your business. Find out how to get your D-U-N-S Number for free! 

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Benitez

Cynthia Benitez

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.



Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 4

11:00am

Discover How To Generate Instant And Passive Income In The Health And Wellness Industry
At this fascinating workshop you will learn about a brand new way to get paid working from home in the health & wellness industry. Our speaker is a highly successful entrepreneur that has been on TV & Cable media for years. Her passion to drive for success and create magic in business will blow you away! The step by step process that she will share will give you the opportunity to build a business that just might span the globe.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 1

11:00am

Earn 5-6 Figures in One Hour as a Public Speaker
Come & Learn the key SECRETS on how to utilize public speaking to generate more leads and build your business. Bill will also share how to sell from the stage and turn what you are passionate about into a successful public speaker business. It is a must attend for authors, coaches and consultants as well as anyone that is seriously interested in  making money as a public speaker. 

Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 2

11:00am

How to Become a Rockstar Leader & Build a Right Team That Has the Proven Systems to Build a Successful Company
Scott Warga will empower you in this workshop as you learn to uncover the top 3 business strategies that will position you as the number one go-to expert in your niche, the mechanics of exponentially growing your sales, and the main drivers behind expanding your skill-set, so that you can shatter every expectation you have ever had for you, and your business! A primary focus will also be on becoming accountable in every area of your life.

Speakers
SW

Scott Warga

Powerteam International


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 8

11:00am

How to Find Sponsorships For Your Books, Products or Events
This workshop will discuss hot to get your book, website, events, products and ideas sponsored and be able to breathe knowing the bills are paid. Learn how to find the “right” person for your sponsorship so, you won’t spend countless hours making sales calls and how to connect with the person writing the sponsor check! Roberto has seen too many talented people panic and lose hard earned money only to scramble to find a day job because they didn’t know how to approach a sponsor to get funding for their great ideas. Don’t let this happen to you.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 7

11:00am

How To Protect And Monetize Your Intellectual Property
How many times have you or someone you know had a great idea, but let it slip away? In this fun and informative session, patent attorney and best selling author Rich Goldstein will show you how to take advantage of your next IP opportunity.  

When you attend this session, you will learn:
* How to evaluate your IP opportunities to find one that is worthy of pursuing
* How to take effective action to protect your ideas
* Proven steps for monetizing your ideas and inventions
* More practical tips to profit from your IP 



Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 9

11:00am

Marketing to Generation Z and Beyond - Presented By: USA Link System
Presented as a live panel, USA Link System Marketing Executives Ally Spinu, Yvonne Mih and Hayleigh Sawdaye will discuss marketing to Generation Z, adjusting to the rapid changes in technology and digital marketing, and the biggest tips and trends for small businesses to follow this year. 

Speakers
YM

Yvonne Mih

USA Link System
HS

Hayleigh Sawdaye

USA Link System
AS

Ally Spinu

USA Link System



Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 10

11:00am

Rewiring the Small Business Economy - Presented By: Xero
The cloud isn't just a place to store music and pictures any more. It's an efficiency and productivity solution.

The cloud is providing small businesses access to tools and information like no other time in our history. From anywhere at any time you can collaborate with advisors, source goods from across the oceans and provide world class service to your customers in your back yard.

In this session we'll discuss how to access your current technology, identify...

  • Identifying cloud technologies
  • Bigger views to your Small Business financials 
  • Improved productivity 
  • Accounting solutions 

Exhibitors


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Workshop Room 5

11:15am

Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.

In this session you’ll learn:
  • How to turn more website visitors into new email contacts
  • How to automate timely engagement with new contacts
  • How to do more business by sending more relevant emails 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Booth 212

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Booth 328

11:30am

MAIN STAGE: Create Lifetime Cashflow Buying Apartments Using OPM (Other People’s Money)
Come learnt the 5 Profit Pillars to Legacy Wealth
  • The Secret to Raising Private Money
  • The Secret Language of Apartments
  • The Secret of Analyzing Phat Deals
  • The Secret to Apartment Deal Flow
  • The Secret of Operating for Profits

Speakers
avatar for Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson

The Kahuna, Kahuna Wealth Builders


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Main Stage

12:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

12:00pm

26 Year Old Internet Rockstar Shares How To Make Money Online
In this workshop, you will learn exactly how to drive more traffic to your website and increase your sales. This is great information, if you own a brick & mortar business or conducting your business online. Austin will walk through the key drivers that are required on your website to make it simple, functional & productive at creating qualified leads that become great customers.  If you feel confused by all of the options including social media to generate traffic, you will love this fresh approach to optimize your internet marketing strategy. 

Speakers
avatar for Austin Walsh

Austin Walsh

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 1

12:00pm

Advertising Online - How To Buy Likes, Tweets, Clicks And More - Presented By: AT&T
Join a powerful and engaging presentation on how you can buy advertising to help reach more potential customers for your business. While organic (free marketing) has its place, owners of growing businesses know they must spend advertising dollars to reach a wider audience, more consistently. Join four time entrepreneur, global speaker and best-selling author Ramon Ray as he gives you the insight you need to advertise your product and solutions. 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 3

12:00pm

Artificial Intelligence for Business - Presented By: thedevMasters
AI is being likened to a “Fourth Industrial Revolution" because of it’s potential for creating profound change in people’s lives & business. IDC Report says Cognitive Systems/AI Market Revenue to Surge From $8bn in 2016 to $47bn in 2020.

Topic Highlights:
  • How AI can help SMBs Increase sales revenue
  • How SMBs can take cost leadership with use case
  • How AI can help SMBs to have a Differential Or focus on market/product with a  business use case
  • AI for SMBs – Key Takeaways 

Speakers
avatar for Zia Khan

Zia Khan

Senior Data Scientist / Lead Instructor, thedevmasters
Zia Khan is our Senior Data Scientist at theDevMasters. He frequently is the instructor for the beginning Python classes in our programs as well as the instructor for the remaining few classes. He joined us from Bell Canada after 12+ years as a cloud architect & finds California to... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 10

12:00pm

Branded Youth: Pushing the Branding Truths in the Modern World - Presented By: Movetic
Josh Roush, Co-Founder of an award-winning brand strategy & digital agency, will be facilitating a dialogue around modern day expectations and how brands can connect with the next generation of digital-savvy consumers. In his presentation, he will be exploring 10 Branding Truths that are used to make your brand stand out in the modern world.  

Speakers
avatar for Josh Roush

Josh Roush

Executive Director, Brand Strategy, Movetic
Josh Roush has experience working with brands such as HP, Reef, The Dew Tour, YMCA, Verizon, Hilton, FSC Paper, Aurasma, agencies such as OMG, Gyro, Porter Novelli and several start-ups to Enterprise businesses.



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 5

12:00pm

Discover Your Superpower, Eliminate All Competition, And Lead Your Way Becoming A Success Magnet
This workshop will teach you the fundamental principles of leadership and success that has been utilized by the most successful individuals in the world for centuries to produce real sustainable total life prosperity and solid income streams. This will encompass five modules including discovering and exploiting your strengths, mindset, generating genuine success magnetism, and building and leading powerful single-minded teams for optimal results. The principles the bestselling author, Travon Taylor, will share are proven methods that will work for anyone looking for, not just business, but total life success. It is a must attend for all that are serious about taking their life and business to levels they possibly could not have imagined! 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 9

12:00pm

Franchising 101 - How to Succeed in Franchise Ownership - Presented By: The Franchise MBA
#1 Bestselling author of The Franchise MBA and CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company shares his 20 years of experience in how to analyze franchise concepts for profitability. 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

THE FRANCHISE MBA



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 6

12:00pm

How to Get More Leads & Sales Using Radio, Print & Social Media
Being interviewed on the radio, podcasts, and traditional media opens doors of opportunity, creates credibility, and expands your influence. Angel has broadcasted over 2000 radio shows and she will teach you the steps to attracting journalists, writing a compelling pitch, and most importantly, how to turn your radio interviews into ongoing marketing campaigns to attract more leads and make more money. Let’s turn you into a media celebrity!

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 7

12:00pm

Learn How to Build Your Business Through Mobile Marketing
When you attend this workshop you will learn how get more leads for your business using the hottest new Google technology, nearby proximity marketing. Imagine increasing your business' visibility directly  through their Bluetooth on other mobile devices...the more people you are around daily, the more exposure your business gains 24/7. Kelly and Tina are masters at lead generation through beacon marketing. 

Speakers
avatar for Tina Malsom

Tina Malsom

Founding Affiliate, Asirvia



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 8

12:00pm

Managing Credit For Business Success - Presented By: Wells Fargo
Good credit is one of a business owner’s most valuable assets. But strong credit isn’t something that you simply have or you don’t have. Building credit is an active, ongoing process that takes careful management. This workshop we will be focusing on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. We’ll cover how credit and lending work, explore the possibilities of credit financing, and show you how to make the most of your credit opportunities – both traditional and nontraditional. 

Speakers
avatar for Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla

Program Manager, Wells Fargo
Jose Padilla serves as the Wells At Work Program Manager supporting the Greater San Diego area. In this role, Jose partners with retail and business banking leaders to build and execute Wells Fargo’s strategy of supporting the financial health of small businesses and their employees... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Skura

Kristin Skura

Regional Banking Sales Consultant, Wells Fargo
Kristin Skura serves as the Greater California Small Business Sales Consultant for Wells Fargo. In this role, Kristin partners with retail and business banking team members to build and execute Wells Fargo’s strategy of supporting small businesses in our local communities. A 14-year... Read More →



Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 4

12:00pm

Sales & Communication Mastery: How To Become An Industry Top Producer
When you attend this workshop, you will learn how to accelerate your business growth with breakthrough results. You will discover the top three reasons why people self-sabotage and how to stop it. In addition, you will understand how to leverage a powerful communication tool to negotiate real life business deals and close more sales. Plus, you will accelerate your income when you know how to align your goals with your values using our cutting-edge technology. Dawn is a master at language & communication. 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Workshop Room 2

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

1:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

1:00pm

The Power of the Inbox - Tips for Successful Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Can email marketing work for your business? Yes, it can.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a marketer, you’ll leave with a plan of tested tips to effectively market your business with email.

This powerful presentation takes you step-by-step through the five keys to effective email marketing to deliver real results for your business.  

You’ll find out:
  • How to create an email marketing plan that really works
  • How to drive action with the seven essential elements of email design
  • The simple, persuasive formula that works in any marketing email
  • How to see the impact email marketing is having on your business or nonprofit
  • How to grow a healthy and engaged contact list  

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Booth 212

1:30pm

Speed Networking Session 4
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Booth 328

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By 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. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Elena Duron

Maria Elena Duron

Google
Maria is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. She helps businesses profitably harness their personal brand, content, and referral marketing. Her wide range of clients includes hotels, restaurants, inventors, authors, and web series creators. Maria is a guest... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

2:00pm

Build, Deliver And Close Your Perfect Presentation - To Generate More Leads And Make More Money
Learn the skill of influential communication and how it will improve your sales and influence with your prospects, clients and other relationships.  Sales people who learn to elevate their communication skills to a level of influence experience more success in their sales, client retention and relationships, receive more promotions, and much more. Influential communication is not simply about the words you use but how they are presented,  choice rhetoric, info and body language can drive relationships and sales.  Attend this workshop and learn a few key skills to transform your everyday sales presentations into ones that get the results. 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 2

2:00pm

Client Retention Workshop
In this workshop, Andy will show you How to Keep Your Customers Forever, How to Make Even More Money from the Customers That You Already Have, and How to Get Even More Referrals.  He will share techniques that were a game changer in his 20+ year-old business, and why he still has customers from his first year in business.  This system helped him sell another business to a world-wide competitor, because they wanted those customer relationships.  Imagine what your business would be like if you had never lost a customer.  Andy is a Master of Client Retention, and is going to show you how to make that happen. 



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 1

2:00pm

Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.

In this session you’ll learn:
  • How to turn more website visitors into new email contacts
  • How to automate timely engagement with new contacts
  • How to do more business by sending more relevant emails 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Booth 212

2:00pm

How to Attract, Engage, and Grow Your Social Media
This workshop will teach you the ultimate social media system used by international business leaders and social media influencers to generate sustainable passive income streams. This system will encompass four separate areas of expertise: platform maximization, shortcuts, tools and insider secrets,  which can drive online attraction to your business with engagement and growth of ideal and high-paying customers. You will leave this session with a focused social media game plan with proven strategies to implement immediately! 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 7

2:00pm

The 5 Keys To Master Your Business
In this workshop, Allen, who spent 25 years in global leadership positions in IBM, motivating winning teams that exceeded their goals—will teach you how to identify and break through barriers that are holding you back from achieving even greater personal and business success. You will leave with a set of proven, breakthrough, no-nonsense techniques that can propel you and your business to higher levels of achievement and success in far less time and with much less effort. 

Speakers


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 9

2:00pm

Your Belief System: Make it Work For You!
Come visit us and hear about why, above all else, what you believe about yourself is one of the most important things you need to understand for your personal and professional success. During our 45 minutes together, we will discuss: 1. Re-building your personal and foundational belief system so it is yours and yours alone. 2. Understanding how your belief system works at its most basic level and why understanding yours is so vitally important for success in your personal, professional, and all other relationships. 3. How you can leave our time together with a heightened level of awareness of how powerful what you say, how you say it, and who you say it to is, especially when you are talking to yourself. 



Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop Room 8

2:30pm

Speed Networking Session 5
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Speed Networking

2:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Booth 328

2:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Seven Steps To Write Your Book, Become A Speaker And Grow Rich!
In Brian's Session You Will Learn:
  • Why You MUST Have a Book to be a High Paid Speaker!
  • How to use Your Book to Market You and Your Business!
  • How to Start, Write, and Finish Your Book Quickly!
  • How to Engineer Your Book to Your Desired Result.
  • Why Using Your Own Book is so Effective!


Speakers
avatar for Brian Nieves

Brian Nieves

Powerteam International


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage

3:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

3:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Booth 328

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM on the Exhibitor Floor (directly before our Final Main Stage Presentation). For our VIP Attendees (Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Exhibitor Badge Holders) there is a special VIP Bar just for you. (Upgrades available in the Registration Area). Drinks are first come, first served. Limited availability. You must be 21+ years of age to consume alcohol.

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Success Dynamics - The 7 Keys to Build an Unstoppable Business!
  • Turn Your Passion into Cash Flow
  • How to 10X Your Leads & Sales
  • Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets
  • How to Attract Powerful Partners
  • How to Build Million Dollar Daily Habits


Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Powerteam International


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage

9:30pm

San Diego After Party
Join us after Small Business Expo San Diego starting at 9:30pm at the awesome OMNIA NIGHTCLUB in the Gaslamp Quarter for our Exclusive Networking After Party.  Your Badge gets you in for FREE!  There will be a FREE Hosted Vodka Bar from 9:30pm-10:30pm.  You must show your SBE Badge for admission.



Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
OMNIA NIGHTCLUB 454 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101