FREE Tickets to Detroit Business Growth Summit

detroit-business-growth-summit-logoJoin Metro Detroit’s movers and shakers at the upcoming Business Growth Summit, Tuesday, May 21. The conference lineup reads like a who’s who of Southeast Michigan as you can see in the schedule below. Friends of Beyond Startup can register at no charge, using the code C42RA2 (a $99 value). Register now at the Revenue North website. Enjoy!

For easy reference, here’s the schedule of events.


8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

Topic Speaker Company
Secrets to Cultural Success: The Key Ingredients for Creativity, Energy, and Productivity Richard Sheridan Menlo Innovations
Business Cards Should Be Earned: How to Use Them with Strategy and Generate Income Al Crawford Local Business Network
Using LinkedIn to Super Charge Your Business Mike O’Neil Integrated Alliances
Video Marketing for Business Owners: How to Leverage the Power of Hollywood Even if You Don’t Know a Lot About YouTube Mario Fachini IWDNow Marketing
Customer Retention: Turning Tough Customers into Vocal Advocates Marilyn Suttle Suttle Enterprises
Sure-Fire Tips for Successful Trade Show Exhibiting Colleen Kilpatrick SendOutCards
Do You Want to Be on the 1st Page of Google? Stephen Hyer IGD Solutions Corporation
Better than Average Recruitment and Retention of Young Professionals Todd Brockdorf Brockdorf & Associates
Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Career/Brand Online Collin LaLonde Talent Driven Executive Search

9:15 AM – 10:05 AM

Topic Speaker Company
Why Do Businesses Fail at Digital Advertising and Social Media Marketing? Stephen Sadler Buz.FM
Lessons from Dr. Seuss and J.K. Rowling: Creatively Employ Story Telling to Strategically Market Your Business Michelle Fischer First Avenue Media
How to Be a Better Speaker for the Rest of Your Life Michael Angelo Caruso Edison House
Using Promotions to Increase Your Company Profit Pam Langdon &
Toni Angelo
The Top 5 Things That Every Sales Person Needs to Do to Be Successful Don Zavis Don Zavis Sales Training
Cash Is King: How to Manage Cash Flow and Increase Working Capital to Support Business Growth Michael Semanco Hennessey Capital, a Division of Hitachi Capital America Corp.
The Power of Email Marketing Nicole Arnold Little Cottage Services
Beyond Customer Service: Creating Customer Loyalty Gerald Bricker Aadvise Consulting
Cracking the CODE for High-Performing Teams Ron Crabtree MetaOps

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Topic Speaker Company
How to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan Rosh Sillars Synectics Media
Power Networking: 10 Times More Powerful than Traditional Networking Charles Gifford Local Business Network
Technology Decisions: Getting IT Right! Jason Lambiris Apex Digital Solutions
Own Spot 1 in Their Mental Rolodex Terry Bean uNetworked
5 Key Benefits to Partnering with a Growth Focused Financial Team Rachel Doxsie,
Daniel Rausch &
Jonathan Nalon
Shea, Aiello & Doxsie
The Success Code: 9 Principles for Profitability in Any Economy Dawn Drozd ClearVision Business Coaching
B2B / B2C Online Video and Marketing Daron Powers Online Video Power
Franchising Is More than Burgers, Shakes, and Fries! Terry Coker The Entrepreneur Authority of Michigan
Purging the Paper Pile Up Sharon McRill The Betty Brigade

Lunch Information

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM

Topic Speaker Company
Organic Marketing: Strategies to Promote Your Business, Naturally Sandra Maki & Al Curtis InSights Group
Using Facebook to Engage Your Target Market and Skyrocket Your Company Eric Vogel Pillar Social Media
Ouch! The 11 Most Common and Painful Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Greg Evans Synectics Media
7 Ways to Differentiate Yourself from Your Competition Greg Coyne Gerry Weinberg & Associates-Sandler Training
How to Turn Any Loss into a Major Victory Ian Prukner Primerica
Intro to Room Full of Referrals: How Do Behavior Styles Impact Your Networking Efforts Tonya Acha Referral Institute SE Michigan
The 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiation Joe Marr Sandler Training – Ann Arbor
Implement These 7 Ingredients and Double How Your Company Executes Your Plan John Lankford Premier Development Solutions

Lunch Information

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Topic Speaker Company
Social Media: The Art of B2B and B2C Communication Heather Coleman Voss Ferndale Career Center
How to Save Money on Your Pay-Per-Click Advertising Bob Ottaway OttawayDigital Communications
How Can Your Personal Brand Serve You? Jill Jordan Get Ahead by Getting Known
Systematic Marketing for Businesses Focused on Growth! Kirk King Continuity Programs
Why Educate Your Prospects Just Enough to Buy from Your Competitors? Dave Tear Sales Coaches’ Corner
1% Vision and 99% Alignment: Strategic Planning That Works for Business Owners! Kathryn Baker AdviCoach of Michigan
Getting the Attention of a Google Searcher Tim Yow YowSeo
Creating a Customer-Focused Culture: How to Create and Sustain Lifelong Customer Relationships Phil Harwood Pro-Motion Consulting
Top 10 Tactics to Get the Right People on the Bus Brett Blair Sanford Rose Associates – Brighton

Lunch Information

2:15 PM – 3:05 PM

Topic Speaker Company
Facebook Business Pages: 1st Impressions Chris Foster Momentum Design & Marketing
Seal the Deal 98% of the Time Lisa Mininni Excellerate Associates
Mastering Pinterest: How to Market Your Business with Pinterest Janak Mehta PR Easy
The Ridiculously Inexpensive Magic of Direct Mail: Creating a Cash Cow Using Direct Mail Carol Parks New Heights Marketing & Publishing
Top 5 Strategies for More Traffic and Sales Travis Campbell Infusionsoft
The Anti-Elevator Speech: Attract Business Relationships in 10 Seconds or Less Cliff Suttle Excite Your Audience
How to Answer the 5 Most Common Objections in Closing Minesh Baxi Minesh Baxi and Associates
How Banks Evaluate Loan Requests Joseph Vassallo Comerica Bank
Face Reading for Business Lin Klaassen Face Reading by Lin

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Topic Speaker Company
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Improved Teamwork Lisa Gilkey Lisa L Gilkey & Associates
Stand Out or Get Buried: Building Brand and Sales in a Crowded Marketplace Linda Kleist Identity Graphic Design
Mobile Made Easy: How Can Small to Mid-Size Businesses Join the New Mobile World? Elaina Farnsworth Mobile Comply
Strategic Pricing Optimization Ken Faw American Laser Skincare
The Emergence of the Customer Experience: Attracting and Retaining Customers Keith Levick Goren and Associates
Yelp! What Your Customers Say Online Can Make or Break Your Business Jayne Burch Web Enterprise Development
9.5 Reasons Why Analytics Matter Paul Chambers Core3 Solutions
How to Sell More, in Less Time: Stop Wasting Time with Those That Will Never Do Business with You Kirk Armstrong Sandler Training/Gerry Weinberg & Associates
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Salespeople Matt Stephens Gerry Weinberg & Assoc.

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Topic Speaker Company
How to Use Twitter to Grow Brand Awareness and Drive Traffic to Your Website Jody Higgins My Virtual Assistant Service
Conversion Rate Optimization: Converting Eyes to Leads to Sales Jared Pomranky Net Profit Marketing
Objection Handling Boot Camp Denise Roberts SalesPartners-Troy
Business Decisions Based on Real Numbers, not Emotion Ruth Mannschreck Shoreline Strategies
DIY Digital Marketing on a Dime: SEO, Content Marketing, and Social Media Lori Byron Famous in Your Field
Turn Your Website into a Virtual Sales Person for Your Business Jayne Burch Web Enterprise Development
5 Ways to Boost Your Sales Jose Duron Dale Carnegie
Your Ability to Lead Determines Your Success in All Areas of Your Life! John Schamante Clear Vison Strategy
Choosing an Advertising Plan Adam Jones Comfort Keepers Home Care / FranChoice


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An educator at heart, Catherine enjoys applying her expertise as an executive and long-time online marketer to help fellow entrepreneurs. To that end, she wrote the book on how to put all the pieces of online marketing together called "Internet Marketing Start-to-Finish", and speaks at both advertising industry and entrepreneurial events. Outside of the world of SEO and executive coaching, you'll find Catherine hanging out with her husband and two teenage boys, and triathlon training.