Keys to an Efficient Business (Complimentary Session to AIM 2019 - Entrepreneurs Gathering)
Time & Location
About the Event
Our mission in 2019 is to RECHARGE your passion, mindset, and vision. If you are an entrepreneur, looking to launch a new idea, or struggling with a current business then this gathering is designed for you. Our team of expert leaders will provide proven knowledge and concepts to RECHARGE your entire team through inspirational gatherings, intense subject matter experts led breakout sessions...! We guarantee that you’ll leave recharged!
Advancement - Provide next-level-training from industry experts who bring focus to your ideas & plans to produce intended business results
Information – Create access to applicable cutting-edge best practices, resources and materials to equip you in launching successful ventures
Momentum – Connecting business leaders with successful professionals in their field or local area
Come prepared to be encouraged, inspired and challenged to hit your target!
We want to pour resources into entrepreneurs! As a result of this desire, we are offering a complimentary session!
Keys to an Efficient Business| Facilitator: Mark Rothman, AIF
Maximize the Profitability of your business
Prepare your business to survive the unexpected
Build your business to give you the lifestyle you desire
About your facilitator:
Mark Rothman is a partner and investment specialist at Wealth Solutions of Central Florida. He is a certified AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) and is currently studying to become a CFP (Certified Financial Planner). His licensing includes – Series 6, 7, 66 and FL 2-15. Mark has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes an 11-year career with leading bank, JP Morgan Chase. Mark earned a Bachelors in Finance from the University of South Florida in 2008.
Mark’s financial expertise combined with his love for people allows him to not only improve his client’s financial position but also to build lifelong, trusting partnerships. He is passionate about helping his clients become highly successful and has a unique ability to find creative solutions for complex cases.
Mark and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 12 years and reside in Plant City. They have three children, Layla, Rex, and Jacob. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, golfing, running, swimming and studying apologetics. He is an active member at Plant City’s First Baptist Church as a deacon, youth leader and Vice President of the Finance Committee.
Afterward, join us for the main gathering! If you have not signed up for the full conference! Do so RIGHT AWAY!!! This is just a sample of what we have in store for you.
February 1, 2019:
Doors open at 6:30pm
7:00pm - Keynote Speaker: Billy Epperhart | Worship Leader: Leon Timbo
February 2, 2019:
Doors open at 7:30am
8:00am - Prayer | Mediation | Worship | Soaking
9:00am – 10:30am - Break Out Sessions | Track A
** A mindSet for Success: Discover how to mentally sustain your vision | Facilitator: Casandra Merritt
** Making your value matter in a busy market: Discover how to Monetize Your Value | Facilitator: Nicole Walker
** A Birthing of a Brand: How to take your idea to the marketplace | Facilitator: Jason Crawford
** Sales Fire: How to keep sales flowing in changing marketplace | Facilitator: Jorgie Franks-Bell
** Awaken 20/20 Vision: Starting Clear | Facilitator: Tina Blount
** Building Wealth: Helping your business make financial sense | Facilitator: Rob Westlake, CPA
10:45am - 12:15pm - Break Out Sessions | Track B
** Guestology: Creating a Guest Centric Culture in Your Ministry | Facilitator: Mike Braddock
** Winning with Technology! How to experience your Next for less | Facilitator: Henry Burroughs
** The Power of Podcasting: Strengthen Your Brand and Expand Your Reach | Facilitator: Bruce Wawrzyniak
** Finding Your Voice: How to craft your message for the world | Facilitator: Clara Rose
** Winning Grants: Preparing your agency for grant seeking | Facilitator: Jule Colvin
** Setup of Success: Exclusive opportunity for real-estate agents | Facilitator: Evan Wilson
12:15pm - Lunch
2:30pm – 4:00pm - Break Out Sessions | Track A
7:00pm - Keynote Speaker: Patti Sodmont | Worship Leader: Makeda Dubose
Break Out Sessions Topics | Track A | 9am - 10:30am & 2:30pm - 4:00pm
A mindSET for success: Discover how to mentally sustain your vision | Facilitator: Casandra Merritt
Defining the importance of a growth mindset
Learn how to embrace change with time
Discover how to cultivate a mind that will create and sustain success
Casandra Merritt is a Registered Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples, children, and family therapy specialty Early Childhood Education, play therapy and she is a Pastor maintaining a private practice in Brandon, Florida. With over ten years’ experience as a marriage and family Christian Counselor, and as a graduate of Springfield College specializing in Mental Health Counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working under supervision with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Life coaching, Marriage, family and Early Childhood.
In addition to being a prominent relationship counselor and therapist, Casandra Merritt has presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of Children, Marriage, Family and life challenges. Casandra is an interactive, solution-focused counselor and therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
For more information on Casandra visit https://www.startfreshcounselingcenter.com/
Making your value matter in a busy market: Discover how to Monetize Your Value | Facilitator: Nicole Walker
Value propositioning for business success
Discover how to increase your conversion optimization rate
How to make your value matter in the market place
Nicole Walker is a mother, business woman, and leader. From teenage parent to post education graduate Nicole has a relentless drive. Having failed and succeeded many times over Nicole’s life lessons are empowering. Her life mission is to share her insight with the world.
Nicole's business accolades include being an International Speaker, Leadership Specialist, Podcast Host, and Success Strategist. Nicole has a passion for solving the problems she sees in leadership and collaboration/empowerment among women of color. Additionally, Nicole has a knack for determining what is broken and missing in processes and systems. In an effort to be the change she wants to see in the world Nicole founded Nicole Walker Network and created She Leads Podcast.
Nicole Walker Network is a Leadership Development and Strategic Planning Company offering coaching, consulting, and workshops to aspiring and current entrepreneurs looking to reach the next level. She Leads Podcast: Leadership Empowerment for Women of Color is an interview style podcast featuring leadership experiences, insight, and advice from female entrepreneurs.
Nicole is a lifelong learner, having attained her MBA and various certifications in business analysis, training, instructional development/design, and project management. When Nicole isn’t working she enjoys creating memories and going on adventures with her family & friends, event planning, and scrapbooking.
If you’re interested in learning more about Nicole, Nicole Walker Network, and/or She Leads Podcast go to www.nicolewalker.net
A Birthing of a Brand: How to take your idea to the marketplace | Facilitator: Jason Crawford
Creating a brand when you have a mission, product or service, but no idea what it should look like
How to maintain & protect your brand - style guide
How to kill a brand
Jason is a weird one. That's the cost of being a Creative Director, though - right? It's difficult to put him in a box. He creates from so far outside the box, that we sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as "the box."
His background includes counseling, mentoring and relational communication as well as corporate culture change consulting, strategic brand building...In other words, he's a mastermind at understanding behaviors, affecting change, and creating content that does exactly that.
If we had 3 words to describe him, it would be: Intense | Tenacious | Brilliant
For more information on Jason visit https://www.ccsmarketing.com/
Sales Fire: How to keep sales flowing in changing marketplace | Facilitator: Jorgie Franks-Bell
Discover how to convert your passion into sales fire
Learn how to fearlessly share your business
Developing a script that leads to a sales match
Jorgie Franks-Bell is an avid writer and Director of Membership for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Jorgie acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at the University of South Floridian 2004. She has been active in the field of sales, management, training, and human capacity development for the past 20 years. More so, Jorgie has a track record of innovative sales strategies that strengthen organizations, and she is passionate about exceeding goals through building, leading and inspiring world-class teams.
In addition to her successful career in diverse organizations such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Microsoft, Barbizon Modeling, Right at Home, Everest University, Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry and Victoria Secret. She consistently provides constructive recommendations in her capacity as the Board member for the Women-Centered 4 Success Member of Lakewood Community Church of God, Board Member for Kids Doing Business, as well as Vice President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon.
She has authored You Goal Girl: The Ultimate Guide to achieve all your goals and #MYOB Mind Your Own Business: Take care of business in school and beyond, enthralling books focused on inspiring readers to stop procrastinating and take their dream to the next level. When Jorgie is not meeting clients or traveling, she spends time in the company of her loving and supportive family whom she holds in high esteem.
For more information on Jorgie visit https://www.facebook.com/JorgieFranksBell/
Awaken 20/20 Vision: Starting Clear | Facilitator: Tina Blount
Recognizing the value of vision will awaken your desire to see it. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision” (Helen Keller)
Don’t just write your vision on your heart; write it on paper. “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world” (Joel Barker)
The three primary obstacles to making vision stick are success, failure, and everything in between. “Daily direction, not intention determines your destination” (Andy Stanley)
Tina Blount is an Inspirational Communicator and Coach who serves as the Community Pastor and Executive Team Member at ARISE Assembly of God at Brandon. She has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate HR, Talent Acquisition and Training. She is a Certified Life Coach, Job Coach, Speaker as well as the author of “Now What? Finding Life After a Layoff and a Job, too” and “Warnings to the Seven Church; Parasites in the Body of Christ”. Having stood on the mountaintop and crawled out of the pit, Tina uses her professional and life experiences coupled with the Word of God to equip and inspire individuals and organizations reach their full potential.
For more information on Tina visit http://arisebrandon.com/who-we-are/
Building Wealth: Helping your business make financial sense | Facilitator: Rob Westlake, CPA
Choosing the proper entity for your business
The importance of budgeting
Effective tax planning (new tax law Q&A)
Rob obtained a Bachelor of Science in both Marketing and Accounting from the University of South Florida. He has previously worked in litigation support at Oscher Consulting and is a former partner at Raulerson Castillo Westlake. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Rob is also actively involved with the Lakeland Rotary. He is a certified fraud examiner and takes a special interest in helping small business owners succeed.
For more information on Rob visit http://davidramoscpa.com/ourteam.php
Break Out Sessions Topics | Track B | 10:45am - 12:15pm
Guestology: Creating a Guest Centric Culture in Your Ministry | Facilitator: Mike Braddock
Creating a Guest Centric Culture in Your Ministries
Cultivating a Contagious Guest Experience at Your Church
Growing A Healthy Connections Team at Your Ministry
Mike Braddock is the Connections Pastor at Arise Assembly of God in Brandon, FL. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Kristina and is the proud father of a two-year-old son BenLee. Mike is a Florida native who has been blessed to be able to minister the gospel through ministry consultation, worship ministry, and his speaking ministry around the world. One of his greatest passions is to help people discover their Kingdom purpose and destiny so that they can serve God in fullness. It is one of his greatest desires to link arms with other Kingdom churches and leaders to push the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
For more information on Mike visit http://arisebrandon.com/
Winning with Technology! How to experience your Next for less | Facilitator: Henry Burroughs
Using technology to power innovative and effective practices within your business
Keeping Your Business Data Safe & Secure
WiFi Tips & Tricks for Better Business
Henry Burroughs holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has over 15 years of IT work experience. Before founding Technology WIN! Henry served as the Director of Technology for two different independent secondary schools. He is an expert technical trainer with experience in installing systems, developing technology plans, budgeting, programming, and troubleshooting. He is also skilled across different devices, systems, and platforms (i.e., Windows, Mac, and Linux). As Technology WIN!, Henry provides schools, churches, nonprofits and small businesses with technology training and support focused on employing affordable, easy-to-use and secure technology that powers innovative and effective practices.
For more information on Henry visit https://www.technologywin.com/
The Power of Podcasting: Strengthen Your Brand and Expand Your Reach | Facilitator: Bruce Wawrzyniak
The benefits of podcasting
Getting started with a podcast
How to promote your podcast
Bruce Wawrzyniak is the president of Now Hear This, Inc., which provides communications services (media relations, public relations, marketing, the Web, social media). Clients have been located in markets across the country (from Tampa to Hollywood) and ranged from musicians to small businesses to authors and even an Olympic athlete. Bruce is also an author, speaker, and, the host of “Now Hear This Entertainment,” a podcast that has come out every week since February 2014 and gotten listeners from 135 countries around the world. The success of that show also got Bruce hired to do a bi-weekly podcast for TASCAM, an international company that has been serving the recording equipment industry for more than 40 years.
Bruce has gotten coverage for himself, clients, or employers in media outlets ranging from USA Today to the Wall Street Journal to iHeart Radio to network TV affiliates and more.
His “Now Hear This Entertainment” podcast has hit the iTunes Top Ten (Music category) on multiple occasions. And, on that show he has interviewed guests ranging from Roy Orbison, Jr. to the keyboard player for Aerosmith to the lead guitar player for Garth Brooks to the drummer for Joe Walsh to the trumpet player for Billy Joel, plus, two Grammy Award winners, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Las Vegas headliner, two Emmy Award winners, and even participants from “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor.” The podcast has also spawned a companion eBook series.
Bruce has been a speaker or workshop leader in locations ranging from Orlando to Las Vegas to Alabama to Nashville to Washington, DC.
His extensive background in sports and entertainment includes broadcasting (radio, TV, and the Internet) and PR roles in the National Hockey League and in the Olympic Movement, including having been a Chief Press Officer at two Summer Olympics. Bruce has also done work with full-service (advertising/public relations) agencies and even taught a Promotions Techniques course to college juniors and seniors.
His work over the years has not only taken him throughout the United States but, to more than 15 countries around the world.
Find more at www.now-hear-this.net and via the social media platforms linked to there.
Finding Your Voice: How to craft your message for the world | Facilitator: Clara Rose
Understanding your own unique voice in the marketplace
Crafting a clear message about your business, services or non-profit
Making the most of your 30 seconds (networking is NOT selling)
As a professional development consultant for more than 20 years, a nationally published author, and a professional writer, Clara Rose finds great satisfaction in working with professionals who want to establish their expertise, expand their influence, and grow profits through the written word.
The founder and CEO of RoseDale Communications, Clara has created a Brainstorm & Blueprint process to help you craft your message, from conception through publication, for a successful book.
Clara is the creator of the SAVVY Business Builders Training series, which offers strategic training for business professionals and she is the founder of the SAVVY Publisher press mark and RoseDale Publishing press mark, that produce business books for professionals. Her new business book series Training YOU will publish in 2019, she invites you to join her and become a published author is 2019!
Find more info at www.CraftingYourMessage.com and via the social media platforms linked to there.
Setup for Success: Exclusive opportunity for Real-estate agents | Facilitator: Evan Wilson
Understanding your personality, your clients, and why it matters
How to C.A.R.E “Create A Referable Experience” and grow your business
Whether you are handling a mortgage, writing a contract or searching for title work all these actions started with one premise. Sales. You may not want to admit it, but we are all in the business of sales. In my 5 and a half years in this business, I have had the pleasure of helping over 1500 families with their mortgage. Every single situation different from the next. As a branch manager, It has been my experience that doing your best to connect with your clients, taking great care of them, being honest in all situations and caring about the little things is what helps lead to raving fans. It has been these principles that helped me grow my business and cultivate a wonderful relationship with my wife and three kids. Henry Ford once said, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, your right.” It is this motto that I live when helping clients reach their dreams, agents help the next client or motivating those around me.
Winning Grants: Preparing Your Agency for Grant Seeking | Facilitator: Julé Colvin
3 Keys to Winning Grants
Assessing Your Organization for Grant Readiness
Finding Your Sweet Spot Funders
Julé Colvin is the Founder and President of Pathways to Growth, a company that provides growth-focused services and strategies for individuals, nonprofits and for-profit businesses. She is also the President of Grant Pathways, where she leads a team of grant writers who provide grant writing services to nonprofits. She is a highly recommended trainer, facilitator, and coach. Through her more than 30 years of professional experience, she has raised millions of dollars for charities and helped to take many nonprofits to their next levels of growth. Ms. Colvin especially loves to lead small training groups, facilitate strategic planning and has spoken for numerous national conferences. She also teaches a 16-hour grant writing certification course for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. She is known for her integrity, passion to help others grow and her attention to detail.
Julé earned a BA degree from Kent State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. Ms. Colvin is a certified member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, a team of leaders across the world who are devoted to helping develop other strong leaders. Throughout her career, she has attended countless trainings and workshops in the areas of business management and development, leadership and personal development, and business growth strategies.
In her precious free time, you can find Julé riding her bike, volunteering or expressing her artistic side through interior decorating. Julé has been married for 29 years, has two children and two grandchildren.
For information on Jule visit www.pathwaystogrowth.us