Entrepreneur Magazine's 7TH Annual Growth Conference

This day is jam packed with everything you need to know to grow your business! It's your opportunity to get the kind of business-building advice you can't afford to ignore. 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 2014 winners.

Conference Schedule

Check out the can't-miss schedule of events happening throughout day.

7:30am - 8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 9:45am
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Presentation with Erik Wahl
9:45am - 10:00am
10:00am - 11:15am
Breakout Session #1
11:15am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:45pm
Breakout Session #2
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Entrepreneur of 2014 Awards Luncheon
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Session #3
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cocktail Networking Hour

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.

Customer Acquisition Through Social Marketing

The purists may say you can't sell through social media. They're wrong. Through both case studies and practical applications of many of today's most popular social technologies and techniques, Mr. No "BS" Social Media will show you how to acquire customers through social media, how your marketing funnel changes in today's social and digital-first environment, and give you ideas on how to build an online brand that can acquire, sell and measure success.

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

Everything in life is a SALE and everything you want is a COMMISSION. In this workshop, Grant Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any arena. Cardone will cover:

  • How to sell in ANY economy
  • It's almost NEVER price
  • Overcoming call reluctance/fear of rejection
  • Filling/working your pipeline
  • The MOST important sale
Speaker: Grant Cardone

Brand Strategy and Execution

Are you looking to create a powerful, impactful brand? Join us for this season of tips and tricks on building and launching a new brand and the qualities needed for sustained success.

Speaker: Robbie Vitrano

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

CPA Mark Kohler shares tips on tax and legal topics every small-business owner needs to know, including:
  • Learn how to select the proper entity for your business without getting pressured to buy
  • Avoid the scams when structuring your business
  • Implement the hottest tax strategies for business owners
  • Choose the best health care strategy to save money AND taxes
  • Use the proper procedure to put your family members on payroll to save taxes legitimately
  • Learn how you can self-direct YOUR retirement plan in business deals
Speaker: Mark J. Kohler

Mentoring in Minutes

Meet with a variety of business experts from SCORE in this unique speed-mentoring session to get coaching tips and make connections. Sign-up for one of three sessions to get ideas and answers to your toughest challenges from experienced professionals in marketing, finance, accounting, sales, business management, human resources and more. You'll move from coach to coach in quick-format pacing, so be sure to come prepared to share your challenge succinctly to get the most from this session.

Moderators: SCORE and The UPS Store

Failure Fest

Is your fear of failing inhibiting your business from succeeding? Come learn how successful business leaders overcame their fears and responded to setbacks that ultimately laid the groundwork for their success. During this panel, successful local entrepreneurs will discuss some of their biggest failures, as well as lessons learned along the way, with the hope of encouraging others in the New Orleans community to get out there, fail, learn and thrive.

Moderator: Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Panelists:

PR Perspectives from the Media Pros

Media coverage can be just the lift your business needs, but getting your brand into the headlines isn't as easy as it looks. Get an inside perspective on what it takes to get coverage, what makes for a great pitch, and when and where to do it right. With social forums like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn presenting new pitch opportunities, our panel of editors, entrepreneurs and PR professionals will share with you how to go about forging strong connections in ways that work.

Moderator: Ray Hennessey, Entrepreneur.com Editorial Director Panelists:

Starting a Franchise Business

Franchising is an affordable business platform with proven systems that work well for many entrepreneurs. Panel members in this session will go over the franchise model and some of its merits over starting a business independently. They'll share their perspectives on what owning a franchise business entails, how to go about researching opportunities, and what to consider in order to select the right one for your needs. Research, insights and findings from Entrepreneur's authoritative annual Franchise 500® ranking will give you an overview of the many different kinds of opportunities out there, from category leaders to fast-growing and even low-cost businesses.

Moderator: Entrepreneur.com Editor
Panelists: Randy Davis of The UPS Store
Presented By
The UPS Store

Event Details

Date: February 4, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Miami Beach Convention Center
Palm Ballroom
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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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
Entrepreneur's editor in chief Amy Cosper will kick-off the day’s events and present the Entrepreneur of 2014 award winners during the luncheon.
Ray Hennessey
Ray Hennessey
Entrepreneur.com editorial director Ray Hennessey will bring his own unique perspective to our panel with PR pros on how small-business owners can perfect pitches to the media.
Jeremy Bloom
Jeremy Bloom
Jeremy is an Olympic skier and NFL football player turned entrepreneur and philanthropist. He co-founded Integrate in 2010, a leader in marketing technology.
John Jantsch
John Jantsch
John is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network, which trains and licenses small-business marketing consultants around the world.
Mark Kohler
Mark Kohler
Mark is an attorney, certified public accountant, entrepreneur, and author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You: Life-Changing Tax Strategies.
Perry S. Marshall
Perry S. Marshall
As president of Perry S. Marshall & Associates, Perry consults both online and brick-and-mortar companies on generating sales leads, web traffic, and maximizing advertising results.
Sally Outlaw
Sally Outlaw
As co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform peerbackers.com, Sally has helped thousands of entrepreneurs reach their crowdfunding goals.
Denise Lee Yohn
Denise Lee Yohn
Blending a fresh perspective, 25 years of experience working with world-class brands such as Sony and Frito-Lay, and a talent for inspiring audiences, Denise is a leading authority on building and positioning exceptional brands.
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