Missouri Business Conference
Missouri Business Conference
WARRENSBURG, Missouri, Sept. 26, 2012 University of Central Missouri
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, U.S. congresswoman for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, hosted Missouri Business Conference
The event was sponsored by UCM, the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, and the Entrepreneur Zone at UCM. Some 25 business leaders and entrepreneurs attended the conference. The topics included planning for starting a business, generating revenue, targeting revenues, being prepared and networked and increasing processes and decreasing costs.
Following each session, the organizers provided networking opportunities between entrepreneurs and panel speakers.
Hartzler joined UCM President Charles Ambrose to deliver opening remarks and took part in the presentation of awards for the “Big Idea” competition for UCM student entrepreneurs. Abid Malik, vProviders, was one of the panel winners for “Increasing processes and decreasing cost” session.
“At a time when unemployment has been above 8 percent for 43 straight months and many businesses are failing, this is an excellent time to learn the techniques on how to successfully grow your business,” Hartzler said.
The goal of the conference was to Accelerate Small Business Growth for Missouri’s Future!
Speaker & Panelist Lineup:
Charles Ambrose, President, University of Central Missouri - Honorary Host Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Planning 101: The Start - Robb Murry - Operating Partner of EvisThrive.com - Jeff Danley - Founder of Freestyle Media - Carrie Royce - Founder/Partner of Red Nova Labs - Mark Dickey - Organizer of Boost Lee s Summit & VP of Lee s Summit ChamberSocial Media 201: Generate Revenue - Chris Kovac - Partner, Light Thread, LLC - Joe Cox - Director, Social Media, Barkley Advertising - Brody Dorland - Co-Founder of Allure New Media - Anne Cull - Founder of ThinkViral - Simon Kuo - Co-Founder and Managing Partner of LightThread, LLC Business 301: Target the Revenues - Kelly Scanlon - Owner and Publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media - Bernard Franklin - Founder of re-Imagineering Leadership - Gary Walker - Founder of Magic Touch Cleaning Inc. and Bullseye International SDVOB - Danny O Neill - Founder of The Roasterie Funding 401: Being Prepared and Networked - Ron Freeman - Founder of Sports Agency at Visionary Impact - Brien Starner - Organizer of GrowBlueSprings.com and President of Blue Springs EDC - Joel Wiggins - President and CEO of the Enterprise Center of Johnson County - Joe Lieberman - Partner at Capitus - Joe Kessinger - Bi-State Investment Group, LLC Business Growth 501: Increasing Processes and Decreasing Costs - Richard Ward - Publisher at Wyandotte Publishing - Brain Morgan - President of OEM Services - JoAnne Gabbert - President of JAG Portfolio Services - Bill Raup - President of QA Compliant, Inc. Abid Malik, vProviders, LLC