You will learn how someone that has never written a line of code was able to found a software company. From idea, to business plan, to building out a system that customers happily pay for. Chris will explain how he was able to raise his first $45k to turn an idea into a product, which led to an additional $1.3M in funding.
Employees want more flexibility around their work schedules than ever before - we are here to help you make that work for you and your business. We will dispel common myths about remote work groups, show you some easy and inexpensive tools to help build your remote team, and offer some ways to engage and connect with team members you can’t see around the watercooler. We will also cover oversight strategies, document management and as much as we have time for! The future has so much to offer. Be ready to meet this movement with the knowledge you need to capitalize on it.
Business management and accounting for trades-related businesses can present special challenges and opportunities. We will bring tech tools, tricks and tips that will save your trades’ business time and make you money. This session is great for small business owners, managers and staff of businesses that engage in time-and-materials, contract billing, and most trades related businesses. We will cover strategies and tools for collecting data on our operations, such as employee time and location, affordable dispatch systems, payment collection on the go, and some important metrics to keep your eye on.
In this workshop you will discover the many ways that Outlook Mobile apps help keep you connected, organized, and on time regardless of which mobile phone you use. Learn how to manage your emails, update your calendars, and create Skype meetings all while you are on the go!
In this workshop you will get the chance to explore Office Lens, Microsoft Translator, and Office Mobile apps and how they will help you stay connected and productive. These mobile phone apps will enable you to capture documents, stay connected, break down language barriers, and edit your Office files from anywhere.
Adoption of cloud technology has evolved from a risk averse and late adoption mindset to a forward-looking, security-focused embrace. The pressing needs for accessibility, security, scalability, and unified communications management has spurred this evolution. Today’s presentation will grow your understanding of how private, public and hybrid cloud technology enables you to leverage intuitive software tools available on any of your preferred hardware devices, from anywhere, at any time. In many ways, we’ve arrived at a fortuitous intersection of software, hardware, services, and virtualization in a private cloud that can protect, automate, and future proof your business processes. The outdated concept of owning network infrastructure with a limited lifespan that is opaquely maintained by a third party at great cost has been radically simplified. Peace of mind derived from having your business tools in a cloud that is proactively managed 24/7/365 by a technology partner with security expertise is available today.
Are you looking for ways to grow your Digital/Social Media marketing company, Design business or Development firm? Why not write a book! It’s easier than ever to get published and a book is not only a credibility builder but a 24/7 sales tool. If you feel like writing a book will help expand your business and your brand, and be "The Resource" but you aren’t sure you have the time to do so, then you should attend this valuable session. Anyone can do it! Take your first step here.
Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors don’t realize that Amazon has an internal sales machine that will actually help you market your book, for free, if you trigger it? It’s called their internal algorithm and, not that dissimilar from ranking on Google, once Amazon’s algorithm kicks in, you could see a boatload of free promotion come your way from Amazon.
When you start a business you do the work of 5 people, but to grow a business you need to know when and how to outsource what you should not be doing. If you are the creative source you may need to outsource the bookkeeping, marketing, business administrative functions, support, or sales. If you are the business mind you may need to outsource the creative pieces. In this class, we will discuss how to build a team to help you scale your business. We will look at how to create a budget for scaling your business and we will discuss the pros and cons of interns, subcontractors and freelancers, and employees.
This workshops will focus on effective techniques in salary negotiating based on the latest psychological studies and business research as well as methods to blast away your fears and to create a clear plan regarding what you are going to say and how you are going to say it. Though originally designed for women to negotiate their worth, this workshop will provide many men with some great skills and tactics so that they can also negotiate their true worth!
With so many options of how to pay and get paid in 2017, many people are asking, “What is the best option for me?” In this session we will explore how to get paid faster, the fees associated with various payment methods, and various considerations that need to be made when selecting payment processors. Some products to be reviewed – Intuit Payment Solutions, Square, Paypal and Shopify. We will also discuss how payment systems can and/or should be integrated into your accounting systems and websites while offering some real world insight and examples.