M3 San Francisco Agenda
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Registration Opens... Continental Breakfast served
It’s an Inside Job… What are some of the limiting beliefs we have about money? Where did we get them? How can we, as leaders in our own lives, make the mental paradigm shift from powerless to powerful?
Stepping Up (to the mic) Part 1... The first group of women business owners present their businesses to you and a panel of esteemed judges.
Keynote Event... Nell Merlino. Count Me In’s founder and CEO reflects on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Stepping Up (to the mic) Part 2...The second group of women business owners present their businesses..
Time to Vote... Cast your Vote! The finalists have spoken. Now it’s in your hands!
Fuel for your Business... American Express OPEN has an array of Business Solutions products that will fire up the engines of our business. Find out which ones work best for you.
Twitter Lesson... Get out your hand held devices for a real time lesson in the art of the tweet. With Jereme Bivins, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Count Me In.
11: 30 a.m. - Intermission
Show Me the Money... Looking for financing or a big small business loan? This panel of bankers and financing experts can tell you what’s available out there and how to get it.
The End and the Beginning… The votes are in. Let’s introduce the newest M3 Award winners.
12:45 p.m. - Networking Lunch... Also featuring our Authors Corner, Exhibit Tables and Networking Lounge
Lunch & Learn… A down and dirty 40 minutes of great information with lunch!
(Additional registration required. Choose one! Limited seating available.)
The Art of the Pitch: Getting Great Publicity for Your Business with Ann Noder, CEO, The Pitch Company
How to Create and Evaluate Brand Names with Buzz with Alexandra Watkins, Chief Innovation Officer, Eat My Words and M3 award winner.
From Sketch to Store Shelf: Turning Your Bright Idea into a Million Dollar Seller with Ken Tarlow, President, Tarlow Design
2: 00 p.m. -
Now it’s your turn… Fifteen audience members get a chance to share their business challenges in two minute pitches and get on the spot feedback from our panel of experts.
Keys to Success...
#1 Business Key – Vision
Your vision for your business comes from inside you. It’s your purpose for being in business. When the vision is clear, the entire enterprise is inspired. We’ll address how to refresh your vision and use it to focus and course correct throughout the growth of your business.
#2 Business Key – Business Practices
Understanding what you are selling is the key to presenting your value proposition to your customers. On the broader scale your enterprise resources inform the strategic actions of the business. Effective and sustainable strategic actions in the business take into account some of the dimensions of strategic business practices such as penetration vs. scale; capacity vs. capability; efficiency vs. effectiveness.
5:00 p.m. - Dinner Break on your own
7:00 p.m. - Theater Games for Leaders... Change into some comfortable clothes for this fun and revealing exploration of management styles, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and leadership through theater games and techniques. (Additional registration required. Limited seating available.)
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Welcome Back
Super Keynote Speaker with Q&A
#3 Business Key – Growth
Business growth can mean venturing into new markets, especially overseas. But what are the issues you need to prepare for when doing business across borders? This panel will cover how to manufacture, sell and/or recoup in other countries.
10:30 a.m. - Intermission
#4 Business Key - People
As CEO, you find the employees, customers, and vendors who bring your business vision to life. You inspire your team, making them part of your success. Time now to explore who to hire (whether employees, consultants or outside agencies), when to hire… and when not to.
#5 Business Key – Continuous Improvement
As an astute business woman, you are constantly updating and refining your skills and practices as your business grows. We’ll focus on the codes of behavior that can make or break your success, including physical presentation, proper networking techniques, power business dining, appropriate professional gift-giving and more!
What’s New and Next at CMI
12:45 p.m. - Closing… Audience Acknowledgements, Intentions, Gratitude