Prepare to be inspired! This forum is designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and Texas small business community of the challenges in starting, operating, and growing a business while illuminating the many opportunities, tools, and resources available to the greater small business community. Please join us!
Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Schallert speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step "Destination Business" process, which he developed over the course of nearly 30 years of working with independent business owners.
Jon’s Destination Business strategy has been used extensively by cities, towns, downtowns, shopping centers, retail chains, franchises, and independent entrepreneurs and owners. This strategy has the advantage of pulling a greater number of consumers, from a greater geographic distance, to a business, causing increases in sales and profits, while improving the marketplace where the business resides.
Schallert's insights are frequently seen in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the only consultant in the world to receive the "Top Motivator" Marketing Award from Potentials Magazine. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the International Downtown Association, and the National Main Street Network.
A powerful voice of reason in a culture of chaos, Dr. Rick Rigsby is a favorite among audiences worldwide. Whether he is motivating financial giants on Wall Street or fifth grade teachers at an elementary school—Rick Rigsby encourages and empowers audience members to become great people who do great things.
Dr. Rigsby now devotes his full attention to empowering people worldwide—from presenting leadership principles in Nigeria to speaking to Fortune 500 companies in the Americas, Europe and Canada. In high demand among educational, business and service organizations and a favorite among professional sports organizations including the PGA and the National Football League, Rick offers common-sense wisdom to those desiring to rise to greater levels of excellence.
7:50 Opening Remarks
8:00 Commissioner Andrade, Workforce Solutions-Rural Capital Area
9:00 Dr. Rick Rigsby, "Attitude Adjustment"
10:30 Jon Schallert, "Building a Consumer Destination Business"
12:30 Lunch Buffet Catered By
12:50 Presentation of the Governor's Small Business Awards
1:00 Jon Schallert, "Building a Consumer Destination Business"
2:30 Break out Sessions with Jon Schallert*
2:30 Sheila Scarborogh, "Create Once, Use Many Times
3:30 Sarah Page, "Seeing is Believing: Using Visual Content in Your Social Media Marketing"
4:30 Closing Remarks
*Break out Sessions: "Individual Mentoring" - 10 minute bootcamps with Jon Schallert
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