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Chris Hansen

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Business Banking Specialist at Wells Fargo

Topic:

How to get started with credit as a small business

Objectives:

Understand what banks will typically look at when applying for credit as a small business. Participants will also gain insight on how to repair credit (both personal and business) and what types of creative financing are available to them (vehicle, equipment, new practice, etc.).

Benefit to audience:

Participants gain a new resource to keep them educated on the ever-evolving world of small business credit. I am also available to speak in regards to the full spectrum of business services, including merchant services, payroll services, retirement plans, commercial real estate financing, and how to transition from one entity type to another (or into retirement).

Gilman Hanson

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Founder, President at Hanson Associates, Inc.

Topic:

Human Aesthetics,™, Hanson's own human-centric approach to design

Objectives:

Participants will have a more insightful and unique understanding of how brands can tell a story and why good brand strategy will trigger a visceral reaction from consumers, employees and customers. In addition, participants will understand a brand is more than just a logo and there is a comprehensive process in selecting the right icon, name and color palette to achieve the desired vision and goals of the company.

Benefit to audience:

Mr. Hanson delivers his knowledge and significant experience in this field in such a way that helps the audience visualize and relate to the process in a very different way. In today's competitive environment, Brands transcend borders, dialects and even cultures. How the brands are related to is a truly human-centric experience.

Roel Hoekstra

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Founder and Managing Partner at Akela Partners Consulting Group

Topic:

Small Business Marketing Made Simple

Objectives:

1. The critical difference between marketing strategy and marketing tactics

2. The four step conversion equation that must be followed if your marketing is to be effective regardless of the advertising channel you use

3. How to identify your ideal clients emotional hot buttons.

Benefit to audience:

How do you get the attention of your ideal prospects and turn qualified leads into great clients?

Businesses today are led to believe that all they have to do to be successful is create some type of attention-grabbing form of marketing and they will generate leads at will. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

This workshop will show you specific strategies and tactics to follow to quickly generate more leads and attract more clients.

Linda Hollinshead

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Partner at Duane Morris LLP

Topic:

Employment, Benefits, Labor and Immigration Law

Objectives:

Gain a better understanding on monitoring employee attendance, FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, FLSA and wage and hour compliance, including employee misclassification, business diversity, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management.

Benefit to audience:

All participants will come away with practical knowledge to use in the workplace.