Entrepreneur Magazine's 6TH Annual Growth Conference
Erik Wahl Keynote Speaker

Business Thought Leader and Acclaimed Graffiti Artist

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Drawing from his history as both a business strategist and artist, Erik Wahl will take you through an unforgettable experience of visual storytelling to unleash your most innovative thinking in business. Come watch as Wahl's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor for the core of his message, moving you toward increased profitability, creativity and performance.

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A Day of Ideas for a Year of Success

Challenge your thinking and get fresh ideas, hands on tools, powerful insights and strategies that work. Plus, get in on the conversation with how-to sessions, invaluable networking, and an unforgettable luncheon honoring the Entrepreneur of 2013 winners.

Breakout Session #1
10 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 348
Mentoring in Minutes

Room 350
What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

Room 352

Room 354
PR Perspectives from Media Pros

Room 356
Customer Acquisitions Through Social Media

Entrepreneur of 2013

Entrepreneur magazine Entrepreneur of 2013 Finalists

Meet the Winners at the Conference

Join us in honoring the Entrepreneur of 2013 award winners and gain insight from their experiences as the leaders of growing businesses. Winners will be announced from each of three categories during the complimentary luncheon portion of the event.

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Pitch the Editors

Pitch Your Business To Be Featured In Entrepreneur

Pitch Your Business To Be Featured In Entrepreneur

Get ready to show your business off for a shot at being featured in Entrepreneur magazine and/or on Entrepreneur.com. It's up to you to sell yourself and your story―and you've got three minutes to do it with an editor's full attention. To increase your chances of being featured, tell the editors what makes your business newsworthy, what you do that's innovative, and what opportunities and challenges you've leveraged to get your business to where it is today. Remember, Entrepreneur is about helping business owners like you―so be sure to include unique strategies and insights that others may learn from.

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Network with Your Small Business Community

Network with Your Small Business Community
Connect with like-minded peers, develop new business partnerships, and ignite your collective business power throughout the day.
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The UPS Store

Event Details

Date: January 22, 2014
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm


New Orleans Convention Center
La Nouvelle Ballroom
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

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These bestselling authors, business experts and leaders will be available to answer your questions and get down to brass tacks on how to build your business.

Amy Cosper
Amy Cosper
Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine
Recognized by Fast Company as one of the 25 smartest women on Twitter, Entrepreneur's editor in chief Amy Cosper will moderate our Failure Fest panel event.
Ray Hennessey
Ray Hennessey
Editorial Director at Entrepreneur.com
Ray will bring his own unique perspective to our panel with PR pros on how small-business owners can perfect their pitch to the media.
Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor
Staff Writer at Entrepreneur.com
Kate covers the franchise industry and offers a fresh perspective for ambitious individuals sorting out what matters in business, entrepreneurship, tech, leadership and more. She has previously written for Forbes and Mental Floss.
Find her on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor.
Tim Williamson
Tim Williamson
Co-Founder & CEO of The Idea Village
Tim Williamson is the co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village, a private, independent non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans.
Robbie Vitrano
Malcolm Schwarzenbach
Principal at Trumpet
Malcolm is the president and executive director of client service for Trumpet, a local branding agency that has been recognized in the top 10 of the most innovative companies in the world in the advertising/marketing category by Fast Company.
Jason Falls
Jason Falls
Leading Digital Strategist And Social Media Marketing Influential
Jason Falls is an author, speaker and CEO, the latter of Social Media Explorer, a digital marketing agency and information products company.
Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone
Television Producer, Radio Show Host and Author
Grant Cardone is a New York Times best-selling author, star and executive producer of the reality TV show Turnaround King, host of the Cardone Zone radio show and is regularly seen on Fox Business, NBC and Business Insider.
Mark Kohler
Mark Kohler
Attorney, CPA and Entrepreneur
Mark J. Kohler is an attorney, certified public accountant, entrepreneur, and author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You: Life-Changing Tax Strategie (Entrepreneur Press) and Lawyers are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets (Life's Plan Publishing).
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