Panel Discussion: 25 Highly Effective Ways to Grow Your Business Online

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WeWork Thanksgiving Tower

1601 Elm Street

Dallas, TX 75201

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Topic: Mindset, Motivation, and Strategy: 25 Highly Effective Ways to Grow Your Business Online

Format: Panel Discussion

Cost: There is no cost for this event, but attendees will be invited to participate in a donation run for StandUp for Kids (

About: In this month's, "Meetup for a Cause," we will be joined by a panel of inspiring entrepreneurs who are ranked highly for their expertise in digital marketing, as well as for their commitment to service.

The panelists include:

+ Chris Handy, ClosedWon (

Chris is an acclaimed podcaster, dynamic keynote speaker and emcee and marketing strategy consultant who has been featured most recently by Content Marketing Institute and the Hubspot Blog. Chris’s podcast was named one of the Top Ten Podcasts Produced By Agencies in 2015 by the Agency Post. Chris is passionate about improving the processes that make a business thrive. His workshops and other intensive training programs most benefit eager companies who have dipped their toe in the water with content or inbound marketing, but have not seen the effect on top-line revenue that they had hoped. Chris Handy is founder and CEO of ClosedWon, an Inbound Agency & Consultancy located in Fort Worth, TX. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he holds degrees in management and marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington.

+ Michele Fierce, The Fierce Agency (

Michele is a Special Event Planner, Marketing Strategist, and a Brand Success coach. She is also a mother of three beautiful divas, a blogger, podcast host, and a online boutique owner(“sheeeboutique”). While she recognizes that many of her roles are diverse, Michele is a firm believer in having multiple streams of incomes. Michele helps creative entrepreneurs make #MoneyMoves by figuring out what their passion is, and turning that passion into multiple streams of endless profit via events marketing & media. She is the founder of both The Fierce Academy and The Fierce Agency based in Dallas, TX.

+ Aron Placencia, Predicable University (

Aron is a growth-hacking entrepreneur, investor, and sales expert. He has built five companies with three favorable exits, and has helped countless startups gain early traction with innovative sales approaches. He has also worked as a digital strategist for Microsoft, Zappos, Rackspace, Entrepreneur Magazine and more. Today, he runs coaching sales people on how to remove the inertia and break through to their best and highest self. He also leads teams by blending a sales sasavant’s close-or-die attitude with strategic and tactical expertise in all things digital.

+ Blake Pettit, Muddy Waters Marketing (

Blake is a Mississippi native, sports enthusiast, and the Founder and Principal of Muddy Waters Marketing. His favorite quote is from legendary football coach Bear Bryant: “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win, that makes the difference”. Hailing from a spots background, Blake approaches marketing and advertising with the same mindset. He operates with the core philosophy, that in order to successful navigate the muddy waters of marketing, one must master the fundamentals of “blocking and tackling” through preparation, research, implementation and delivery. Blake’s specialization exists in developing game plans that help clients outrun their competition. He researches consumer behaviors, monitors industry trends, and evaluates competition to determine the best plays to call for his clients. For those that are seeing unique, innovative approaches to tackle their competition, Blake will collaborate with you to devise a new game plan for your business.

+ Tracy Timm, Quarter Life Career Coach and Human Capital Advisor (

Tracy is a Dallas-based, human capital advisor, professional speaker, and transformation expert. She's currently helping organizations transform from the norm to live their unique purpose and do what they were created for, now. She works with professionals-- focusing on how to maximize and realize their own potential by using behavioral psychology. She teaches organizational leaders how to hire, manage, motivate, and sell using their natural behavioral strengths and geniuses. In others words, the big problem in the workplace is not what people can do at their best, it’s what they will do under stress and pressure. That mismatch results in unrealized potential, which costs the company dollars, but more importantly, takes away from the impact that organization could have. Her objective is to help bring those untapped behaviors and motivations to light, so that managers, leaders, and executives can improve the efficiency, productivity, and happiness of their workforce which grows both the top and bottom line and ultimately increases impact.

+ Josh Tarin, Co-founder and Creative Director for Visionary Playground (

Josh Tarin is a co-founder and the creative director for Visionary Playground, a full-service branding agency headquartered in Dallas, specializing in design and marketing. Josh received his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M in 2014, and his MS in Finance in 2016 with a focus in entrepreneurship. Josh and his team have experience across various industries including e-commerce, retail and restaurant, entertainment, and professional.

Following a brief, purposeful networking session, panelists will share motivational advice, as well as tangible strategies for entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business online.

Attendees are invited to bring their questions to the discussion, including any actionable insights or strategies of their own.


6:00-6:30: Arrival & networking
6:35-7:35: Panel discussion
7:35-7:55: Q & A with the panelists
7:55-8:00: Closing Remarks

What to Bring:

+ Notebook, pencil, and/or laptop
+ Photo ID

Be prepared to take notes at this will be a highly informative session.

This event will have limited space so please reserve your seats in advance.

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