WisOwners: Special Morning Session – FastPitch Networking

Welcome to 2019!

Wisconsin Business Owners provides us all with the opportunity to talk with everyone!

FASTPITCH NETWORKING TO START 2019 OFF RIGHT!

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.

8:30 AM REGISTRATION: REGISTER ONLINE, CONFIRM OUTSIDE THE BANQUET ROOM from 8:30a

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, you’ll have just over 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 (or perhaps sit together if / when you stay for our Lunch & Learn).

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

We’re hoping to get each of us together with as many as 20+ other people for a great, personal exchange of ideas and info in two hours, plus networking time before and for an hour after the Event!

***Come Join Us!***

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!

***ITINERARY Friday, January 25, 2019***

8:30am – MEET AND GREET

OPEN NETWORKING FOR A FULL HALF HOUR BEFORE FAST PITCH ONE-ON-ONES

11:00 – ENDS
BUT STICK AROUND! OPEN NETWORKING FOR ANOTHER FULL HOUR BEFORE OUR NEXT EVENT – OUR LUNCH & LEARN, FEATURING A DYNAMIC DUO OF SPEAKERS

***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 or Maggie (“Contact the Organizers” button) with suggestions or questions, anytime.

MEET OUR ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS:

Earl Smith, Consultant / Legal Shield
https://www.linkedin.com/in/earl-smith-64586641

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography http://www.StacyKaat.com
She makes YOU look like a million!

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

and last – NOT least – Customer Relationship Architect Tamara Burkett
See https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

— Thank you to our Organizers! —

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!

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 Sponsors! —

OUR MAIN SITE, beside MEETUP, IS AT https://www.WisOwners.com (https://www.wisowners.com/)

Regards,
Keith Klein

Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
https://www.WisOwners.com
Founder, Owner/Operator, 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/

Add us to your Circles at Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/+Wisowners-meetup/

Welcome to 2019!

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Mind Flipping – Update Your Mind, Business & Life

MIND FLIPPING –
Simple Steps to Renovating and Updating Your Mind, Business, and Life
By Rick Paddock

– Do you have an improvement “Wish List” for your business as you do for your home?
– Could your business “habits” use updating and improving?
– Are you ready to multiply the value of your business?

Just as the homes we live in become outdated and in need of repair and renovation, so can our businesses. What part of your business is leaking profits? Any mold remediation needed to get your business looking and smelling it’s best? Whether it’s managing stress, feelings of overwhelm, lack of confidence, or any other thought, feeling or activity related to our business, our mindsets have the greatest impact, positively and negatively, on our bottom-line. Learn to direct and harness your mind, and your business and life will never be the same.

In this Mind Flipping presentation, discover how a mind-makeover is the fastest way to a business you’re proud to call your own. Hypnotist and Trainer Rick Paddock will share the power of the mind through demonstrations, stories, and strategies that you can use immediately to improve the results you see in your business and life. Learn to release life-long pests as well as those that only recently have snuck in through the cracks of your business foundation. Your best business and life is only a mind-flip away!

MEET OUR EXPERT RICK PADDOCK:
Rick Paddock is a Certified Hypnotist and Trainer with the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists, is a member of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, is a Certified Coach and Meditation Instructor. In addition to presenting at Hypnothoughts Live, an annual conference in Las Vegas, NV and the 2018 Virtual Hypnosis Convention, Rick is the Producer and Host of the Mind Flipping podcast.

Rick sees clients privately and certifies hypnosis students in his New Berlin, Wisconsin office, as well as by telephone, or online. He is the author and producer of over 100 successful personal improvement products enjoyed by thousands, including books, audios & video programs.

Rick Paddock’s Contact Information:
Website: http://www.rickpaddock.com/
Email: Rick (at) RickPaddock (dot) com
Phone: (414) 939-6463

Come Join Us!***

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 7, 2018***

10:45 AM – MEET & GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

11:15 (Optional, unless you RSVP’d yes to our Special Invitation)
Special Tele-Presentation from Bridget Matthes at TriNet.

11:45 Registration and Networking Continue

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: Rick Paddock
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

WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore

Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore
By Susan McCuistion

– Are you confused by all the mythology around Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) – myths like, “Diversity is only about non-majority people,” and “Diversity is a win/lose proposition”?

– Does your growing business suffer from “diversity debt”?

– Have you ever wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

As a small business owner, if you think, “Diversity and inclusion doesn’t apply to me. It’s only for big businesses,” you’re wrong. The practice of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) applies to everything we do – from internal processes and procedures to interactions with clients to customer sales and interacting within our communities.

Navigating the complexities of D&I can be daunting. It’s easy to be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, but avoiding D&I isn’t a solution. Businesses often “do diversity” because it’s the “right” thing. The truth is, it’s the only thing. When we look at diversity broadly – the influences, experiences, and education that create our unique perspectives in the world – it becomes obvious diversity is a part of every interaction we have. Not only do diversity and inclusion permeate every area of our lives, but both are essential to building a successful, thriving business.

If you’re interested in connecting to clients, customers and employees in a more meaningful way, then join us to learn how to begin building a more inclusive business culture.

MEET OUR EXPERT SUSAN MCCUISTION:
Susan McCuistion is a cultural practitioner and creator of Compassionate Diversity®, which integrates concepts from the fields of intercultural competence, emotional intelligence, leadership, neuroscience, and more into powerful tools for change. Compassionate Diversity® uses three interrelated concepts – Comprehension, Connection, and Compassion – to help build empathy and create an action plan for addressing the historic and systemic issues that are a part of our current world. Susan offers 25 years of human resources consulting and training experience, together with specialty skills in national culture and subculture, and diversity best practices.

Susan McCuistion’s Contact Information:
Website: susanmccuistion.com
Email: Susan (at) daionellc.com (dot) com
Phone: 847-400-4181

***Come Join Us!***

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, October 26, 2018***

11:00 AM – MEET & GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

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: Susan McCuistion
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

WisOwners Morning Session – Create Cash Flow with Your Current Client List

Create Cash Flow Using Your Current Client List
by Tamara Burkett, Customer Loyalty Architect

Join Tamara Burkett and learn how to identify the hidden opportunities in your client list.

We all know existing customers are more likely to buy from us again, yet most business owners don’t know how to how to create a structure to leverage their client list.

In this workshop, you’ll discover concepts and strategies that will keep your customers engaged in an authentic and innovative way. Learn how to tap into your customers natural desire to be loyal and a simple system to grow your loyal customers. Get massive results using resources you already have and maximize your profit with no marketing budget!

In this action-packed presentation, you’ll learn:

– The pillars of client retention
– How to get started creating your system
– How to define success

It’s a disservice to let clients disappear without a trace after serving them. They are looking for businesses they can be loyal to and refer to others. Give them what they need to stay with you for their lifetime.

MEET OUR EXPERT: TAMARA BURKETT
Tamara has a master’s degree in Organizational Management and over 14 years of experience developing strategic relationships for national nonprofit organizations. She guides her clients through a transformative process to improve their customer relations and build sustainable profits.

Tamara’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build a system that’s aligned with who they are and how they work. As a result, her methods grow loyal customers in a fresh and common – sense way.

TAMARA BURKETT’S CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website: https://www.tamaraburkett.com/
Email: tamara (at) tamarburkett (dot) com
Direct Dial: 414-803-9689

***Come Join Us!***

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, September 28, 2018***

9:30am: Registration and Open Networking
10am – 11am: Interactive Workshop
11am – Noon: Open Networking

*Come Join Us! Click on the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

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

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***

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

Please contact Keith or Maggie with suggestions or questions.

Join us – Click the “I’m Going” button now
Separate RSVP for our Lunch & Learn: Guest Susan McCuistion:
https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/

MEET OUR SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

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

Earl Smith ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/earl-smith-64586641 ), Consultant / Legal Shield

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography ( http://www.StacyKaat.com )
She makes YOU look like a million!

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 over 900 blog posts to simplify your business success
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Tamara Burkett of Tamara Burkett
Learn how to build lasting business relationships
https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

Jamie at http://www.TheCardcierge.com ~ offers busy professionals a convenient greeting card service to assure they’re prepared for every occasion.

Thank you Organizers & Sponsors!

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

Business Survey from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business

You are invited to take a Business Risk Survey at https://rollins.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eNnaWtPGvCFey9

We are doctoral students in Business Administration at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

Small and medium size businesses are the engine that help create a robust economy. Without the help of business owners and entrepreneurs such as yourself, research like ours could not be conducted.

The purpose of this research is to examine factors that are related to competitiveness in small businesses.

We are asking your help by completing the attached twenty question survey. It should only take a few minutes to complete. Participation is strictly voluntary and you may refuse to participate. The participants and businesses in the survey will be anonymous.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to assist us in this educational endeavor. The data collected will provide useful information.

If you have any questions about completing the questionnaire please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

James H Bruner
jhbruner@rollins.edu

Clinton Daley
cdaley@rollins.edu

Federico D’Kuba
fdkuba@rollins.edu

https://rollins.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eNnaWtPGvCFey9