Welcome to the 3rd Annual Independent Business Summit!
Join the Independent Business Alliance for a morning of perspectives to success! Give your business a boost by attending this annual event to learn launch to growth strategies. Come to know. Leave inspired.
The morning will begin with Opening Remarks by Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association.
President & CEO
New Jersey Business & Industry
Opening Remarks & Panel Moderator
Next, join our Business Owners' Success Panel:
From Start-Up to An Established, Sustainable Brand...A Success Journey
Featuring independent business owners from across the region, moderated by Michele Siekerka. Learn how these organizations went from incubate to well established businesses. The panel will address many of the topics faced by independent businesses, which include:
- Acquiring start-up capital & cash flow challenges
- Attracting & maintaining a capable workforce
- Identifying a target market
- Creating a strategic plan
- Marketing & social media
Step Up & Stand Out: Success is a Choice®
President & Founder
Tamara Jacobs Communications, Inc.
Author: "Your Ultimate Success Plan"
It takes more than "leaning in" to get recognized and rewarded. It takes the courage and commitment to Step Up and Stand Out - leveraging the ability to identify and maximize the potential of products and people. Join, author, entrepreneur and executive coach to Fortune 500 CEO's, Tamara Jacobs, as she shares the proven strategies behind "Your Ultimate Success Plan" - how to partner, not pander, build personal brand equity and strategize the ways in which independent business owners can set themselves apart and com-YOU-nicate® their who, what and why with authenticity and authority.
Cody & Sage Disch
Ace & Everett
J. Scott Needham
President & CEO
Small World Coffee
Join us for an informative program and outstanding networking. Also, visit our Exhibitor Tables featuring independent businesses from within our region while enjoying a delicious hot breakfast!
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