Panel of Experts: The Roaring 2020s of Smart Business

The Roaring 2020s of Smart Business

presented by a panel of AI & Technology Experts

This panel of experts knows you need to transform your business into a Smart Business to succeed. The future isn’t when we do this. The time is now.  Now is the time to begin your preparations and transitions. If you do, will you be preparing your business to accelerate at the same pace of technological advancements – or at least be able to keep up with advancements.

The panelist will reveal little-known insights to create a Smart Business for the 2020s and answer attendees questions about tech and AI for business advancement. This will be insightful and FUN! It’s time to make the 2020s roar – in 21st century style. This is a special event where the panelist will field your questions.

Panelists invite you to bring your questions…  Wisconsin Business Owners invites you to pass the word and bring a guest!

Smart Business Panelists (each previously presented very well for us):
Kerrie Hoffman, Digital Business Transformation & Human Potential Expert, and #1 Bestselling Business Author
Nick Myer, Voice-First Technology Innovator & AI Futurist, and TEDx Speaker (Hint: See Nick Myers TEDx talk for a taste of the future that is already here)
Dave Rebro, Technology Therapist & Productivity Results Coach, and #1 Bestselling Business Author

Panel Moderator: Keith Klein
Event MC: Tamara Burkett

Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/266266314/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

*** ITINERARY Friday, December 6, 2019 ***
11:00 MEET & GREET
Registration & Open Networking for Lunch & Learn begins

11:30am – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:00 to 12:06 – Break (Get seconds, dessert, etc.)
12:07 – Keith’s Minute
12:08 – MC : Tamara Burkett
12:11 – Smart Business Panelists fielding Attendee Questions
1:25 – Prize Drawings
1:30 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

Thanks to our Organizers & Sponsors:

Tamara Burkett https://www.wisowners.com/members/tamara-burkett-selassie-enterprise/

Ron Chandler https://www.wisowners.com/members/ron-chandler-summit-investment-management-ltd/

Maggie Mongan https://www.WisOwners.com/members/maggie-mongan-brilliant-breakthroughs-inc/

Mark Mullarky https://www.wisowners.com/members/mark-mullarky-mullarky-business-systems/

Mike Raber https://www.wisowners.com/members/mike-raber-micro-business-corporation/

Sponsors:

Jamie Shibley https://www.wisowners.com/members/jamie-shibley-the-expressory/

Dave Walter https://www.wisowners.com/members/dave-walter-tite-spot-welders-inc/

Gail Yaeger https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Ben Houle https://www.ButchersCatering.com

Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz at https://www.Intelegist.com

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Come Join Us!***
RSVP now at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/266266314/

Regards,
Keith Klein https://www.wisowners.com/members/keith-klein-onyourmark-llc/
Founder & CEO, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
262-853-7900

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Plan Your Brand

Plan Your Brand

by Ashley Sebaaly

Do you have a strong, consistent brand that is attracting new customers?

Are you in love with your branding and are proud to show it off to any new prospect and your audience?

Let’s pretend your business is a person. Does your current branding reflect your business’ personality?

Branding can rise or ruin any business. Regardless if you offer a service or a product, work remote or at an office, been in the game for decades or a start-up; branding is important for every business owner.

From my past and current experiences in corporate and entrepreneurship, I will guide you to create a strong, consistent brand that not only you will fall in love with but can use to attract new customers and grow your business.

We all have ups and downs in entrepreneurship. It is important to take a step back and look at the fundamentals of our own business. During this presentation, we will dive deep beyond the pretty, stylistic elements and get into the nuts and bolts of branding. All attendees will be provided with their very own Plan Your Brand Checklist during the presentation.

If you are interested in attracting new customers and growing your business, then join us to learn how to create a strong, consistent brand.

MEET OUR EXPERT: ASHLEY SEBAALY

Ashley is the owner of Snap Happy Pics, LLC, a Full-Service Branding Agency that helps small business owners strengthen their brands to attract more customers with commercial photography and graphic design. After losing her corporate job during the recession, Ashley started an online vintage clothing boutique that sold beautiful garments to over 20 countries. Later she opened a brick and mortar photography studio for high-end children portraiture. Ashley has had years of experience under her belt of the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and understands the importance of branding and how it can sink or rise a business. Ashley has a B.A. from Loyola University in Communications and currently lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

ASHLEY SEBAALY’S CONTACT INFORMATION:
Direct Dial: (262)[masked]
Website: SnapHappyPics.com

Come Join Us!***
RSVP by midnight, tonight, September 25, at
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264238651/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

Plan Your Brand Details:

Friday, September 27, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Price:  $25.00
Thunder Bay Grille Pewaukee
N14W24130 Tower Pl · Pewaukee, WI

How to find us
Either entrance, signs and people to greet you!

*** ITINERARY Friday, September 27, 2019 ***
11:00 MEET & GREET
Registration & Open Networking for Lunch & Learn begins

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:25 to 12:31 – Break (Get seconds, dessert, etc.)
12:32 – Keith’s Minute
12:34 – Speaker Introduction
12:35 – Speaker Presentation: Ashley Sebaaly
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:20 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

Thanks to our Organizers & Sponsors:

Tamara Burkett https://www.wisowners.com/members/tamara-burkett-selassie-enterprise/
Ron Chandler https://www.wisowners.com/members/ron-chandler-summit-investment-management-ltd/
Maggie Mongan https://www.WisOwners.com/members/maggie-mongan-brilliant-breakthroughs-inc/
Mark Mullarky https://www.wisowners.com/members/mark-mullarky-mullarky-business-systems/
Mike Raber  https://www.wisowners.com/members/mike-raber-micro-business-corporation/

Sponsors:

Jamie Shibley https://www.wisowners.com/members/jamie-shibley-the-expressory/
Dave Walter https://www.wisowners.com/members/dave-walter-tite-spot-welders-inc/
Gail Yaeger https://www.DoveCelebration.com
Ben Houle https://www.ButchersCatering.com
Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com
Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz at https://www.Intelegist.com
Nathan “Nate” Klein at https://www.PatriotLCL.com

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Regards,
Keith Klein https://www.wisowners.com/members/keith-klein-onyourmark-llc/
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com

Come Join Us!***
RSVP by midnight, tonight, September 25, at
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264238651/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.

p.s.: Come early for the first part of our Sept 27th doubleheader:
The Art & Science of Pricing
by Denise Hansard
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264210408/

Our new home, Thunder Bay Grille

Beginning with our morning session and our Lunch and Learn on September 27, we’ll be enjoying a new venue for Wisconsin Business Owners meetups: the Thunder Bay Grille.

Thunder Bay Grille (sepia)

Thunder Bay Grille

N14 W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
262.523.4244

We’ll normally be using the Anglers room, a private room with seating for sixty.  Another room is available with seating for 120 if needed.

The food is great, and our menus will be similar to the all-you-can eat buffets we’ve enjoyed for over fifteen years at the Best Western Midway.  Our new venue is a few exits west on I-94, then turn right (north) on Pewaukee Road, and then left at the first stop light, Tower Place.  Click for Directions.

Our morning workshop (with coffee bar) and Lunch & Learn pricing remains the same.

We’re very impressed with the relaxed, yet professional environment, and with the staff’s eagerness to please.  If you’re looking for a place for your event, we recommend you contact Laura Michel at 262-523-4244 to learn more.

We’ll be announcing our Friday, September 27th events shortly.

You may want to set aside October time for Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille on the following dates as well:

Friday, October 25th  Double Header

Friday, December 6th  (We combine the last Friday of November and December into the first Friday in December because of the holidays)  Double Header

Friday, January 31st  Four presentations!

Friday, February 28th  TBD

Friday, March 27th   TBD

Friday, April 24th   TBD

Friday, May 29th  ?? TBD

Bring your appetite (for food, networking and learning) and plenty of business cards to Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille.

Thunder Bay Grille

 

 

 

Friday Night Live! Summer Lullaby August 30th

Wisconsin Business Owners Summer Lullaby at Waukesha Friday Night Live! .

This Friday night social event brings our Summer hiatus to an end. Come join us Friday evening and enjoy building relationships in an outstanding social setting! Learn about our plans for September into Spring, including our new venue!

Picture of lit street in the evening for Friday night live.
Food, family, music, good cheer and more…

Waukesha Friday Night Live Rocks!

Park anywhere nearby, there’s plenty of public (free) parking, including municipal lots and banks and such. Park in a lot before the actual event – Main Street is closed to traffic for a good half a mile.

Please remember to RSVP (FREE!) Bring a guest, too! Including a 4-legged guest. Dogs are welcome! I plan to bring my baby, Sadie!

Summer Lullaby

Summer Lullaby Picture of Waukesha Friday Night Live

Waukesha Friday Night Live Rocks!

We’ll meet you at “Bosco’s Social Club” at 7:00 pm. When you walk in, we’ll be in the back on your right, and walk through and you’ll find some of us on the patio. The place is dog friendly.

NO CHARGE! Bring an associate, bring a friend, or bring a date (hardly a better date night!)

You’re on your own for drinks and food. Waukesha Friday Night live offers plenty of places within a few doors to get an ice cream, gelato, hot dog or sub or do some upscale dining. Many, many watering holes to boot. At least 5 or 6 different stages of live music all over the place! More live music indoors at many establishments. Pottery and other artisans on the street. Good stuff! Free parking.  More info at http://www.waukeshafridaynightlive.com

Join us – RSVP now!  FREE at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

***MEETUPS MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that!

MEET OUR SUMMER LULLABY SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.SumInvest.com

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out a kajillion blog posts to simplify your business success
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Tamara Burkett of Tamara Burkett
Learn how to build lasting business relationships – and track customer growth via CRMs!
https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

Jamie at http://www.TheExpressory.com ~ offers busy professionals a convenient greeting card service to make sure they are prepared for every special occasion.

Jennifer at http://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.Intelegist.com (https://www.intelegist.com/)

Nathan Klein is a great source for Lawn Care & Landscaping services
Find him at http://www.PatriotLCL.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of http://www.ButchersCatering.com !

—-Thank you to our organizers and sponsors!—-

Please RSVP (FREE!) https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

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Get in touch with Maggie & me through the
“Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

OUR MAIN SITE BESIDES MEETUP IS AT WisOwners.com !

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
http://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter!
https://twitter.com/WisOwners

Like us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

Come join us! We got the great picture above from their site.

Please remember to RSVP (FREE!)  https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/264409151/

Fastpitch Networking Wisconsin

FASTPITCH NETWORKING Wisconsin- aka “Business Speed Dating” 

“Business Speed Dating” ~ Welcome to Fast Pitch Networking, Wisconsin.

Here’s your opportunity to talk with everyone!

Practice your “elevator speech” because you’ll want to have time to share, and to listen, to 30-second commercials…as many as 20++…at this event! Practice listening, too…so you can hit that pitch out of the park!

We’ll be starting promptly at 9, so get there early to register and to enjoy the Coffee (and Danish and Juice and Water) bar.

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 36 MEMBERS – RSVP NOW AT
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/260702665/
We just passed the 2,500 member mark last week, and these are popular events!

***ITINERARY for Wisconsin Networking, Friday, April 26th, 2019***

8:30 AM REGISTRATION: CHECK-IN (detailed directions and free parking instructions at Meetup.com where you RSVP)

9 AM Three minute introduction of our Hosts, Dennis Hill, Ph.D., and Wendy Frausto, both of EXACTA Corporation

9:03 The fastpitch Wisconsin Networking begins!
Attendees will be in Group A or B.Group A will be on one side of the tables. Group B on the other.
Starting at 9:03, you’ll have 4 minutes to:
A) Give your 30-second commercial
B) Give your 30-second commercial
A) Ask questions
B) Answer questions and ask your own
A) Answer Questions
A+B) Decide if you’d like to pursue a deeper one-on-one another time.  We encourage 1:1 meetings between our Meetup events for more Wisconsin Networking.
If appropriate and agreed upon, set up multiple follow-ups!

All the “A” people get up, move one chair to the right, and we start again!

We’re aiming to get each of us together with as many as 20 or 25+ other people for a great, personal exchange of ideas and info in two hours, plus networking time before the event and any arrangements to enjoy one-on-one meetings after our Wisconsin networking meetup!

***Business Speed Dating – Wisconsin Networking – Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/260702665/
Then click on the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

You will be able to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***YOU MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED AT OUR EVENTS***

Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that!

Please contact Keith at 262-853-7900 with suggestions or questions, anytime.

MEET OUR ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS:

Organizers

Customer Relationship Architect Tamara Burkett
See https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at https://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out over 800 blog posts to simplify your business
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.SumInvest.com

Sponsors

Jamie Shibly, Chief Expressionist
Want thoughtful customer experiences for profitable customer relationships? See https://www.theExpressory.com

Let Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon help you Frame Your Awesomeness!

When you want your books done right, contact our newest sponsor Mike Westmore, Chief Keeper of the Books, at www.BookkeepingByMike.com

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Systems Design, Sales, Installation & Service at https://www.Intelegist.com

Nathan Klein is a great source for Lawn Care & Landscaping services.
Find him at http://www.PatriotLCL.com (http://www.patriotlcl.com/)

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of https://www.ButchersCatering.com

— Thank you to our Organizers & Sponsors! —

***Business Speed Dating – Fast Pitch Networking – Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/260702665/

Regards,
Keith Klein

Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
https://www.WisOwners.com
Founder, Owner, CEO, OnYourMark, LLC   https://www.OnYourMark.com

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence
https://WebForging.com This 242-page guide is written in non-geek speak especially for small business owners. Copies are available for half off ($20) if Keith signs yours at the event!

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298

We aim to extend the value of the enhanced relationships built in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships with our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter
https://www.Twitter.com/WisOwners

Like us on Facebook and join the conversations at https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

***Business Speed Dating – Fast Pitch Wisconsin Networking – Come Join Us!***
Seating is Limited.   RSVP NOW at
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/260702665/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Blockchain – February 22, Brookfield, WI

INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN
By Dave Rebro

-Have you heard of the “Blockchain”, but wondered what Blockchain is?
-Are you wondering what the difference between the Blockchain technology and the Internet?
-Curious how digital currencies (like Bitcoin) and the Blockchain are related?

You’ll be ahead of the curve if you learn now how the Blockchain will impact you and your business and your life.

Are you ready for Your Beginners Guide to Blockchain?

During our time together, you’ll learn why Blockchain isn’t a fad and how it’ll have wide-reaching implications in every aspect of your life and business.

We are amidst the early stages of a historic transformation which in the near future will impact every aspect of you conducting business!

If we don’t become familiar with Blockchain, at least on a basic level: how it works and its terminology, it will be much more difficult for us to assimilate it into our businesses and lives.

Come join me and other like-minded business owners and professionals who are seeking to understand the purpose of the Blockchain in a fun, interactive, and simple fashion! You’ll walk away with a foundational awareness of the Blockchain technology to advance your life and business.

MEET OUR BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT:

Picture of Dave Rebro presenting at the Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Blockchain - February 22, Brookfield, WI

Dave Rebro presenting at the Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Blockchain – February 22, Brookfield, WI

Dave Rebro is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author and Practicing Expert. He works with Solopreneurs, Small Business Owners, Groups and Associations who are looking to go from technology frustration, confusion, and overwhelm to technology knowledge, comfort, organization, and efficient workflow management. Bottom line: achieving desired results.

Dave has been dubbed a “Technology Therapist”. His passion is to take a holistic approach to his client’s technology anxieties, frustrations, and overwhelm, and find solutions to best fit the way they think, learn, and work to help them reach their business and life goals.

28 plus years of technology knowledge and business workflow experience has contributed to Dave’s expertise is simplifying technology and making it easy for people to understand and use. Although experienced in many technologies, Dave Rebro is an Apple Certified Support Professional/Integrator and Certified Evernote Consultant.

Offline, Dave has been the featured speaker at various business and associations meetings and events. He also co-leads the Downstream monthly open and interactive discussion group for growth-minded business owners and professionals. You can find Dave teaching several hands-on technology workshops throughout the Midwest.

DAVE REBRO’S CONTACT INFORMATION:
Direct Dial – (262) 513-2833
Email – Dave@DRCS-Solutions.com
Website – drcs-solutions.com/
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebrod

Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/258689295/

Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, February 22, 2019***

11:00 AM – MEET & GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
Open Networking is the start of our Lunch & Learn

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Dave Rebro
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Regards,
Keith Klein
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
262-853-7900

Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/258689295/