Free Business Topics in Indianapolis

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  • 8 Is Not Great

    Renee Harlor, Founder, Greater Than Eight, Inc

    When was the last time you couldn't wait to tell your friend all about your average experience? Customer service can cost you thousands of dollars or it can earn you more market share. Your clients, customers and guests don't remember average. They do remember awful and awesome. Most companies can't afford to employee a full time trainer, the problem, is most companies can't afford NOT to have a trainer. We break down the numbers when it comes to customer service in a fun and enlightening way. Average will cost you!
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  • Beyond Boosting: Facebook Advertising for Business

    Alex Byers, Digital Marketing Director, Element212

    Having a presence on Facebook is no longer enough to effectively reach your target audience. Facebook has created a user-friendly platform for ad creation to help businesses move beyond simply ‘boosting’ a page or post. MORE >

    The digital experts at Element212 will walk you through the creation of an ACTUAL LIVE ad campaign. From ad type to creative and even demographic targeting, you’ll see just how easy it can be to start reaching your audience.

    We will also share basic strategy options to help guide you in the direction that best serves your unique business needs.

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  • Build, Buy or Franchise

    Mark A. Roger, Business Broker, FranNet MidAmerica | Indiana

    A practical guide to evaluating business concepts from an owners' perspective. Mark will discuss trending business strategies, hot concepts in today's marketplace, and evaluate the three strategies behind business start-ups. Highlights include: MORE >

    - understanding the strategies behind fundamental business models,
    - evaluating pertinent due diligence issues and business owners’ concerns,
    - identifying trending variations to traditional work environments,
    - exploring the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit, and
    - discussing opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Indiana.
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  • Business Trends 2016

    Mark A. Roger, Business Broker, FranNet MidAmerica | Indiana

    A practical guide to business trends important to successful entrepreneurship in 2016. Mark will identify these trends and teach how to use them to your advantage as a business owner. Highlights include: MORE >

    - identifying the state of entrepreneurship marketplace,
    - evaluating the new business fundamentals and “profit models,”
    - understanding the new strategies of business ownership,
    - exploring the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit, and
    - discussing opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Indiana.
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  • Connect & Succeed: A Communication Style to Engage and Motivate Your Employees

    David Bennett, Owner, Common Ground Communication

    Those in management are constantly seeking ways to relate to and work with their direct reports. This presentation, based on the book by the same name, provides managers with guidelines for developing a communication style that will enable them to engage and motivate those people with whom they work. MORE >

    All people in management start with basic communication skills which they use as their default. Some of those skills work for them, some of them do not. A Connect & Succeed Communication Style helps managers to identify the communication skills that work for them and enhance those skills even further. This approach also helps those in management find common ground and connections with all of their employees/associates making the work more rewarding and productive for everyone.
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  • Cultivating Culture: A playbook for decreasing turnover, increasing productivity, and improving employee engagement

    Andrew Adeniyi, CEO, Co-Founder and Consultant, AAA Solutions LLC

    This presentation takes the framework used in my book titled "The Circle of Leadership" and provides an entrepreneurial playbook on how to create and leverage culture to sustain a competitive advantage.

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  • Digital Marketing 101: Your Business, Your Strategy

    Alex Byers, Digital Marketing Director, Element212

    Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Periscope, Snapchat, Blogging, Email… You could go on and on with all the digital marketing mediums out there, but which one is right for your business? We all know how valuable our time can be and all too often marketing and advertising gets overlooked. During this interactive presentation you’ll be given an introduction to a variety of commonly used marketing mediums and shown where to focus your marketing efforts. MORE >

    Taking it one step further, you’ll be able to interact with other companies and, collectively, help each other build an easy, an effective, and an efficient strategy to maximize your time and efforts.
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  • Digital Marketing Expert

    Catherine E. Rubey, Owner and Creative Director, InGe, Inc.

    I help businesses succeed online using the most effective and timely tactics to implement the best digital strategy for a business. I have clients in all areas of business: legal, contracting, interior design, retail, not-for-profit, event management and even a landscaping business. I have presentations for personal branding, social networking, digital advertising and marketing.

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  • Healing a Nation Through Common Ground Communication

    David Bennett, Owner, Common Ground Communication

    It is apparent over the last few years that the United States is deeply divided. There are not only many different perspectives but, those perspectives are often rigidly held. But, what can be done, and more importantly what can each of us do to bring the people of this country together? MORE >

    I believe it starts with each of us and our communication with our family, friends, and work colleagues. To bridge differences and promote understanding of different perspectives, we need to find common ground with one another. We need to find commonalities not just differences. We can start a dialogue with people we disagree with by first finding the areas on which we agree. It is clear that there are more areas on which we agree than on which we disagree, but we often lose perspective when someone challenges or disagrees with us.

    When we put this to work in our communication we develop "connections" with one another. This connection leads to a greater respect and understanding of diverse perspectives.

    I've seen this approach make a tremendous difference with people and groups. And it's not hard for people to adopt. They already have the skills needed. It's just matter of applying some existing skills differently, enhancing other skills, and putting it all together with every person with whom they interact in every conversation.

    I share my perspectives on how common ground connections can help bridge differences and bring people together with participants at conferences and meetings. I work with individuals and companies on identifying and resolving communication issues and improving existing communication skills.

    Now more than ever we need to communicate in such a way that we establish common ground connections with everyone. I hope to work with you in helping you do that.

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  • How To Make Sure Your Business Produces the Personal Outcomes You Want

    Roger Engelau, Certified Business Coach and Owner, Inspire Results Business Advising

    Looking out 5, 10, 20 years, what kind of life do you want to be living? What properties, businesses, cash, cars do you want to have? What hobbies, investments, donations, achievements, vacations? What will you want to be DOING? World travel, summers in your lakehouse, charity work, spending time with grandchildren, paying for their private school, spinning off 3 other businesses? MORE >

    In this presentation, Certified Business Coach Roger Engelau shows you how to align your business vision and strategies with your personal vision to insure that the business you’re building will produce your desired personal outcomes. This presentation can be customized to 20, 30, or 60 minutes and to your organization’s needs.
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