Minneapolis Conference

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Go For Growth

Tuesday, September 27th
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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Growth is necessary for business success. 2011 is the year to move forward out of the past into a bright future for your business. At the WLE conference you will learn new strategies, new tactics and new resources that didn’t exist a few years ago. WLE has assembled a group of experts who are experiencing outstanding results. They are at the head of the pack. If you are standing still you are moving backward, so join us at the required event to drive your revenue, and valuable business connections!

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8:00 am

Doors Open: Breakfast/Networking

9:00 am

Jeff Ferrazzo, Constant Contact
Engagement Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Business

Do you want to generate more repeat business from your customers and get them to refer you business?
You'll learn this and more at this information-rich seminar which is the key to building relationships that inspire your most passionate customers and advocates to move into action.
In this seminar, you’ll discover the three components that lead to engagement marketing success:

  • Providing an excellent customer experience
  • Making connections that engage your audience and enable an ongoing dialog, and
  • Using social media to continue the dialog and engage a broader audience.
10:15 am

WLE Connections Café

Meet the people YOU need to meet to grow your business.
In this live facilitated session you will meet at least 8 new people with whom you can do business or make referrals to each other.

11:00 am

Go For Growth Panel: Learn the latest strategies and tactics from the experts. They will share the latest in marketing, technology, collaborative competition and financing to take your business to the next level.


Susan Solovic is the recognized source for reporting and teaching successful business strategies through her TV shows,  her popular website www.itsyourbiz.com and forthcoming book "It's Your Biz", Susan will share some of the newest tactics on marketing, alliances and collaborative-competition that  will achieve revenue growth for your business today.


Sue Malone is the founder of Strategies For Small Business. Her sole mission for the last five years has been to help people obtain access to capital to start or expand their businesses. She is the undisputed, number one SBA loan provider for the Community Express Loan Program in the nation.

Diane Amundson co-authored Success Strategies: A High Achiever’s Guide to Success.   She is an expert in leadership, networking, conflict resolution and strategic planning. She works with organizations that want to improve their communication for increased productivity.

Elizabeth Kiehner, principal at Thornberg & Forester, a leading  NYC-based digital design agency,  is an expert in business management, development and productivity and technological tools, tips and best practices

12:00 noon

Luncheon – Leading Women Business Owners share their Growth Strategies


Pamela Muldoon, CEO/Owner of Next Stage Media Group & Next Stage Online Radio


Jan Ballman, President, Paradigm Reporting

Mary Lilja, President, Lilja Inc. - Communications/ Public Relations

1:00 pm

Closing Keynote: Caterina Rando
How to Thrive in Challenging Times

Caterina Rando shows women how to build thriving businesses and publishes books that build their expert status. She is a sought after speaker, publisher, thriving business coach and is featured as a success expert in leading business books including Get Clients Now!, The 11 Commandments of Wildly Successful Women, The NAFE Guide to Starting Your Own Business, Get Slightly Famous, Build it Big, More Build it Big, Direct Selling Power and Incredible Business.

2:00 -3:00 pm

Open Networking & SpeedCoaching – one-on-one growth coaching

You will have private coaching sessions (5 minutes) with each of our business growth experts, plus networking continues.

$75 all-inclusive fee includes Breakfast and Luncheon

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