We know you are an entrepreneur at your core. Our mission is to give you the tools and confidence you need to take your life to the next level. We started Birth to Buyout: The Business Bootcamp because we wanted to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs. We have spent decades working with business people at all levels – we have learned their secrets and tricks, and sometimes witnessed their failures. Every honest entrepreneur we’ve talked to admits they have moments of anxiety, or even terror, because starting a business is hard. But starting and running a successful business is totally doable – we want to show you how. By the end of this single-day boot camp, you will be inspired to chase your dreams with vigor, have a concrete roadmap to get to the next level, know what to do to get funding for your business, and understand that NOW is the time. Our speakers are dynamic, experienced, smart leaders in law and business, and are excited to share what they know with you.
8:15AM-9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00AM-12:30PM General Session I - Led by Coco Soodek
- Birth to Buyout: Coco talks you through the 7 Stages of Your Business.
- Getting Organized: An easy to understand primer on laws surrounding setting up your co.
- Getting the Rights: Understand copyrights, patents, and trademarks and why they matter
12:30PM-1:30PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30PM-3:00PM “Choose Your Coach” Breakout Sessions (Pick One)
The Product Coach: You will meet with product creator and strategist, Dan Goss, in a small group to learn how to break into retail, develop products people want to buy, and get those products made. Dan will also invite you to share your product ideas and “spitball” options for getting your ideas to market.
The Branding Coach: You will meet with branding expert and radio host, Sean Moffett, to learn how to get customers, to sell, and to develop your personal brand. Sean will also invite you to discuss your business, your goals, and your comfort with sales and social media. You will have a chance to use Sean as a sounding board for your sales and marketing strategies.
The Deal Coach: You will meet with lawyer, radio host, and entrepreneur, Coco Soodek, in a small group to learn the art of a negotiation and how to read a contract. You will have the opportunity to ask Coco questions about protecting your ass…ets in deals, and business generally.
3:00PM-3:30PM Afternoon Break & Refreshments
3:30PM-5:00PM General Session II - Led by Coco Soodek
- Getting Funded: How You Can Finance Your Business
- What Will You Do Tomorrow?: Your Next Steps
- Wrap-Up and Q&A
- A concrete roadmap of your next steps
- Tools and resources to get you going
- Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business (2nd Edition), Coco Soodek’s funny, straightforward, and easy-to-grasp book on the legal issues entrepreneurs need to know
More information about the event, speakers, and topics covered can be found here.
Quotes from attendees:
“It is extremely hard for me to put into words what you and your team did for me on 6/15/2013. I wanted to ensure you that your time spent with me on Saturday has changed my outlook on life and how I plan to achieve my long term goals. You guys have brought my thought of being an entrepreneur to clear cut reality. I have already begun to recommend some of my close friends to your website and YouTube channel.” – Michael Hampton
“I am struck with how sincere and caring you are. You renewed my faith in lawyers!” – Sallie Eggers, www.heart2heartoptimalwellness.com
“Coco you were great! You are knowledgeable and a good speaker and very entertaining.” – Daci Jett, www.DaciJettLaw.com
Location: The Crowne Plaza O’Hare is right off the I-90 and I-294 Expressways, and our event offers free parking at the hotel (bring your parking ticket to Registration so that it can be validated). The hotel is also within walking distance of the CTA Blue Line and Metra Rosemont stations.
Refund Policy: Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. For those cancelling within seven days, registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within one calendar year. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
When & Where
Coco Soodek, Profit and Laws, Inc.
Profit and Laws makes information about how to start and run a business handy and understandable. People who want to start a business, grow a business, or help other people run their businesses will find real world information about business law at www.profitandlaws.com. Technology makes online, retail, franchise, consulting, home-based and other businesses possible today like never before. The mission of Profit and Laws is to empower entrepreneurs to start businesses and fulfill their dreams, and, in the process, create jobs in America.
Coco Soodek is a business expert and lawyer, and hosts her own nationally syndicated radio show, “The Profit and Laws Radio Hour,” reaching over 20 major markets. Coco also makes frequent guest appearances on WGN Radio as a small business expert. Coco is the author of Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business, the bestselling guide to business law for the entrepreneur. Coco runs a dynamic law practice at Bryan Cave LLP, helping clients around the world in art, digital media, entertainment, advertising, e-commerce, manufacturing, trucking, warehousing, renewable energy, hotel development, consumer products, apparel, restaurants, firearms and retail. Coco also blogs at www.profitandlaws.com.
Learn more about Coco and Profit and Laws here.