GROWTHCON 2015

December 15
Long Beach, Calif.

Presented by

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 awards ceremony presenting a total of $50,000 to the winners of the Project Grow Challenge.

SPEAKERS
Oliver Lucket
Oliver Luckett
Founder and CEO of theAudience, former co-head of innovation at The Walt Disney Company, tech mogul and serial entrepreneur

In 2011, Oliver Luckett founded theAudience, a digital content publishing platform that capitalizes on the exponential growth and influence of social-media networks. Today, Luckett and his 150 person team reach more than 1 billion people every month — that's one third of people currently connected to the internet. In this talk, Luckett will share his one-of-a-kind stories, insights, and tangible expertise that he has learned in the trenches of the tech space. From market trends and brand identity, to data analytics, 21 century marketing campaigns and beyond, Luckett will show you how to harness the power of social media by converting posts into interactions, and in turn, major revenue.

Bob LaPointe - Founder of OnCore Media
Bob LaPointe
Founder of OnCore Media
Andrew Bermudez - Co-Founder and CEO of Digsy
Andrew Bermudez
Co-Founder and CEO of Digsy
Max Clark - Founder and CEO of Creative Think, Inc.
Max Clark
Founder and CEO of Creative Think, Inc.
Noah Kagen - Chief Sumo at SumoMe.com
Noah Kagen
Chief Sumo at SumoMe.com
Andre Lavoie - CEO of Clear Company
Andre Lavoie
CEO of Clear Company
Dixie Gillaspie - Author, Small Business Consultant
Dixie Gillaspie
Author, Small Business Consultant
Matt Straz - CEO of Namely
Matt Straz
CEO of Namely
Perry Marshall - Author, President of Perry Marshall & Associates
Perry Marshall
Author, President of Perry Marshall & Associates
Project Grow

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 15
8:00 - 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15am
Welcome
Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine
9:15 - 10:00am
How to Harness Your Social Media Presence
Keynote with Oliver Luckett, Founder of TheAudience
In this talk, Oliver Luckett, founder of theAudience, will share his one-of-a-kind stories, insights, and tangible expertise that he has learned in the trenches of the tech space. From market trends and brand identity, to data analytics, 21 century marketing campaigns and beyond, Luckett will show you how to harness the power of social media by converting posts into interactions, and in turn, major revenue.
10:00 - 10:45am
Creating an Effective Content Marketing Strategy
Bob LaPointe, Founder of OnCore Media
Founder of OnCore Media, Bog LaPointe will provide expert insight into the value of content marketing, presenting you with a practical plan for creating, developing and deploying an effective marketing strategy to inspire engagement, build relationships and activate customers.
11:05 - 11:35am
Hiring For Growth
Panel Discussion Moderated by Joan Bunashe, The Optimization Coach

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is deciding when, how and who to hire. Our expert panelists will tackle common questions such determining when to starting hiring, developing hiring systems to attract and evaluate talent, creating competitive new-hire packages, and more.

Panelists include:
Andre Lavoie, CEO of Clear Company
Dixie Gillaspie, Author, Small Business Consultant
Matt Straz, CEO of Namely

11:40 - 11:55am
Discovering the Value of Mentorship
Mentoring Presented by SCORE
When questioned about their career trajectories, it's found that most successful entrepreneurs credit a mentor or mentors. In this talk, SCORE representatives share the opportunities and resources available to help you tackle challenges—big and small—as you grow your business.
12:00 - 1:10pm
Lunch and Mentoring in Minutes
Mentoring presented by SCORE

Grab a bite and then grab a seat at Mentoring in Minutes. This unique speed-mentoring session will give you new ideas and answers to your toughest challenges from experienced professionals in marketing, finance, sales, business management and more. Move from coach to coach in a quick-format pacing, so come prepared to share your challenge succinctly to get the most out of your minutes.

1:10 - 2:10pm
Award Cermony: Celebrate the Winners of the Project Grow Challenge
Presented by Canon MAXIFY
Recognized for their winning plans to increase productivity, the three winners of the Project Grow Challenge will be awarded the funds they need to take their business to the next level.
2:10 - 2:55pm
Using the Power of the 80/20 Rule To Sell More and Work Less
Perry Marshall, Marketing Consultant and Author
Author and marketing consultant Perry Marshall will introduce a new framework for using the widely known 80/20 rule and leave you with a tool to uncover untapped markets, identify incremental improvements and high-profit opportunities.
3:25 - 3:55pm
Leveraging Technology for Greater Productivity
Panel Discussion Moderated by Entrepreneur.com Senior Writer Kim Lachance Shandrow

Today's entrepreneurs are master plate spinners, juggling an influx of competing priorities 24/7. To keep track of your time, staff and bottom line you have to be a productivity powerhouse. That's where tech tools, like apps and other innovative lifesavers, come to the rescue. Our panelists will discuss today's most effective go-to tech solutions and arm you to take back your time and focus on what's really important—running and growing your business.

Panelists:
Andrew Bermudez, Co-Founder and CEO of Digsy
Max Clark, Founder and CEO of Creative Think, Inc.
Noah Kagen, Chief Sumo at SumoMe.com

4:00- 5:00pm
Networking and Cocktails

VENUE

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
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