Fire Your Job, Hire Yourself Conference
We are SO EXCITED to finally bring this LIVE conference to the community of business owners and future business owners.
The speakers are carefully selected to bring you the most impact and best takeaways for the subjects they are teaching. These are world-class speakers and you will love listening to them as they energize you and prepare you to start your own business or take you current business to a higher level! Don’t delay, register for this conference today.
What You Will Learn
Check out the Agenda and Topics section below for specific course details. This conference includes:
- One of the best how-to series of courses around! This is not a no-hype conference and there is a LOT of valuable information packed into this 1-day conference. You will feel inspired, but the goal of the conference is to better equip you with the tools and techniques to get that business off the ground.
- Several valuable takeaways including worksheets, lists, advanced copies of selected book chapters.
- A great opportunity to win any of several prizes provided by speakers and vendors.
- Networking with fellow entrepreneurs, professionals, industry gurus. Conferences such as this frequently start strong relationships that are beneficial for many years down the road.
- Exposure to support businesses and services that you might need as you lay plans to open or expand that business.
- When the conference ends, you should feel confident that you can do this and you will have some excellent tools to get you started in hiring yourself so you can eventually fire that job!
Conference Locations and Dates
We are currently working on the location of our NEXT conference! Sign up on our private mailing list to receive the announcement once we determine the date and location.
Below is a list of conference dates and locations:
THE PREVIOUS CONFERENCE WAS HELD:
Sacramento, CA. April 30, 2015
Conference runs 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
Registration: 8:00-8:15 AM.
Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821 (near Business 80 & Auburn Blvd) Get map directions here. Be aware of commute traffic so leave your house early!
Entrepreneurial Networking & Coffee – Business opportunities are mostly made through relationships. This session allows the entrepreneurs to make new business connections with power partners, experts, vendors they might potentially need, and business experts who will be participating.
Advantages & Strategy – Learn the real advantages of owning your own business, probably several that you didn’t realize. Learn how to prepare to “Hire Yourself” and develop a purposeful strategy to eventually “Fire Your Job,” if that is your ultimate goal. Learn ways to minimize risk, develop a reasonable plan, and stick with it.
Build or Buy? Ground Up or Franchise? – Every new business owner needs to work through this process before starting their business. Existing business owners need to be aware of this information for future sale or expansion of their business. Are you going to build it from the ground up, or buy an existing business that already has a foundation? Are you going to run a unique business or a proven franchise? These are good questions to think about and this session will expose you to some ideas you may not have considered before.
Legal Structure – Probably one of the most fundamental business design concepts is often the least understood. Do you know the difference between a sole-proprietor, partnership, LLC, S-corporation, C-corporation, nonprofit corporation, and business that has no “official” legal structure? There are different advantages and disadvantages to each structure. These include tax differences, ownership rights, lawsuit protection, and more.
How to Name Your Business – This sounds trivial but there are actually a bunch of things to think about before settling on a name for your business. Learn about the two biggest obstacles to finding the perfect name for your business. learn about the different types of names, and how to avoid a devastating infringement lawsuit. Learn valuable techniques on how to select the perfect business name.
Lunch and Networking – That’s right, lunch is provided! Many one-day conferences at this price level do not include lunch as part of the deal, but this one does! During the extended lunch, you will have time to further grow your network of business connections, visit vendor booths (vendors who provide services you might need), and visit with the speakers.
SWOT Analysis – This session takes a unique twist on one of the most insightful analysis tools for entrepreneurs. If you really want to know where you stand, where you need to stand, and where you need to go, this session will open your eyes on some critical fundamentals for any new business idea or existing business growth.
How to Fund Your Business – Probably one of the most important topics any business deals with is figuring out how to fund the business. Learn great techniques on how to start a business without going into debt (yes, you read that correctly). Learn how to figure out what you have and what you need and the numerous options available to fill in the difference. This includes sources of personal funding, external loans, investors, bootstrapping, and crowdfunding.
Target Marketing – The biggest failure of many businesses that crash and burn is that they don’t really, truly understand their target audience. And for those who are able to determine their target audience, they often do not know how to market to it. Learn the valuable strategies on how to clearly identify your target market, down to their psychology. Once this target becomes an avatar, learn how to market to that specific avatar for dynamic results!
Online and Social Media – Businesses need not only an online presence, they need to learn how to get social with their target audience. Learn some valuable lessons, strategies, and techniques for websites, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogs, and more. Learn how to schedule your posts and target them properly.
Vendor Faire and Prizes – Throughout the conference, vendor service tables will be available for you to browse and connect with. Need a quality business graphics and promotional products? Need a business coach? How about a social media expert? These services are there for you. Ask questions, grab a business card, learn some strategies. We will also be drawing for several prizes provided by vendors, speakers, and others so maybe you can leave with some additional goodies to help you jump start your business.
Below is a list of confirmed speakers for the conference.
Rebecca is a Professional Networking & Social Media Strategist and marketing imagineer . With over 15 years of being online and using social media, Rebecca uses her creativity & marketing skills, along with her business ownership experience to assist small & medium sized businesses with their online marketing. She was nominated for the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2012, is a contributor to the Sacramento Business Journal’s Expert Advice Column and was recently listed as one of the Top 40 “Women to Know on LinkedIn” by WomenPartner.com. You can learn more about Rebecca here.
John Pyron is an International Business & Sales Expert who has trained thousands of people across 10 countries in business and sales principles. Through his Front-of-the-Room Talks, Webinars, Conference Calls, One-on-One Coaching, Corporate Sales Training, and His Coveted 10x Mastermind Groups, You can tap into John’s 24 years of actual real-world experience as a PROVEN Entrepreneur and Master Sales Trainer, to create an environment that capitalizes on YOUR unique gifts and talents, so YOU can live the life YOU are MEANT to live. On September 24, 2010, John was featured as the center page spotlight business for the Sacramento Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list, primary because he built a company from $0 to $1Million in annual sales during the largest economic crash since the Great Depression (2006-2009). John sold this company successfully to a national investor on June 1, 2013 to pursue his life’s passion of helping Small Business Owner’s achieve their Business Dreams and Goals. You can earn more about John on his Website or at LinkedIn.
Mark Anthony Germanos
Mark Anthony Germanos helps you get more ideal customers from the Internet. With his 20-plus years’ business experience, he creates marketing systems that help you attract more ideal customers and put more money in your pocket. After serving as a webmaster for the nation’s 36th largest financial institution, Mark and his wife moved from downtown Chicago to Northern California. They packed their lives in a twenty-foot truck and drove west. They took their Midwestern work ethic with them. Mark restarted his network consulting business with a cell phone and a Honda Civic. His business survived the economic nightmare of 2008. He shares what he learned in the Attract Your Ideal Customer program. A devout yoga student, Mark has a life, a dream wife, and a dog. You can learn more about Mark here.
Clare Price is a strategic, creative and results-oriented B2B marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience in content creation and marketing, digital marketing, customer engagement, messaging, brand strategy and positioning, and social media marketing. She focuses on small business marketing strategies, marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, and working with modern marketing organizations to produce marketing programs that achieve verifiable sales results.
During her career she has been a business journalist, technology reporter, marketing executive, industry analyst and prolific content creator. Her published works include five digital and content marketing playbooks (5 Easy Pages); the new Silicon Valley cyber thriller, Web of Betrayal, and more than 700 articles in the areas of technology, marketing and business strategies and growth.
Clare is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers increase sales and revenue through effective digital and content marketing strategies and programs that deliver measurable ROI.
Steve Napolitan is an award winning marketer, who has started and owned over a dozen companies. He typically, works with entrepreneurs, C-level executive, coaches and consultants, who may feel stuck, alone, struggling or growing slower than they’d like. With his proven process, he’s literally helped his clients reach millions more; millions of impressions, millions in traffic and most important millions in revenue. Steve, an entrepreneur since age 19, is an international speaker and has worked with fortune 500 companies, such as Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab and Nestle. Steve’s branding and storytelling talent extends to film and television. His TV series, Livin Loud, was picked up by MTV for primetime broadcast. You can learn more about Steve here.
E. Howard Rudd
E. Howard Rudd is a financial planning specialist registered with the California State Department of Corporations and is licensed by the State of California as a Tax Preparer. Howard is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and holds a postgraduate management certificate from San Francisco State University. Prior to establishing Integral Financial Management in 1994, Howard was San Francisco/Bay Area Public Sector Financial and Operations Manager for Pacific Bell. His 27 year career with Pacific Bell provided in-depth exposure to, and understanding of business issues and needs throughout the Bay Area and the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. He served the community as an elected Sierra College Area 1 Trustee on their Governing Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Sierra College Foundation Board of Directors, Placer SPCA, Roseville Chamber of Commerce and Blue Line Arts. He currently serves as Chairman of the Roseville Community Development Corporation and is a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville. He serves on the Placer Community Foundation investment committee and is the appointed Public member of Placer County’s Local Agency Formation Committee, commonly known as LAFCO. When not working, you might find Howard on the golf course. Find out more about Howard here.
Mel Vesely is a brilliant storyteller with the knack for finding humor in the most unlikely situations. Branded as “The Million Dollar Image Maker” he reveals and exposes personal life lessons so others can benefit from his years of knowledge as an image consultant, personal shopper, salon owner, and marketing expert. He has helped hundreds of men and women transform into super stars with his ability to see what others can’t. His clients are professionals including speakers, business owners, and sales people.
Over the last 30+ years he has owned and managed over 5 companies, with total combined sales of over twenty million dollars. He has appeared on TV and radio, and today is the founder of Unleashed BIZ Events, written and published his first book “The Power of a Positive Image.” He is the owner of a very successful salon, and co-founder of a new card game called “Leetzy” He was mentored under Jim Britt who was also Tony Robbins mentor and has shared the stage with some of the greats like Les Brown, Loral Langemeier, Bill Walsh, Dr Clarice Fluitt, and Elizabeth McCormack to name a few. He resides in Auburn, California along with his wife, Eva, were they raised five children and now have eleven grandchildren.
R. Scott Alvord
Award-winning, multi-business owner, R. Scott Alvord, holds an MBA-MCA degree, is a respected business consultant and trainer, and actively serves his local community. He is CEO of Advanced Development Concepts, LLC, and also operates a tech company, a restaurant, and more. Scott was a Senior Examiner for CAPE, the California version of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Awards program that evaluates and scores the best of the best in business entities. He was elected into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor a business graduate student can be awarded in CSUS’s MBA program. Scott also received numerous regional awards including several Best-of-the-Best Awards and Reader’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Businessperson,” “Favorite Local Hero,” and “Favorite Civic Leader.” A more thorough bio can be found here.
The price is $89 for INDIVIDUALS
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED FOR THIS FIRST CONFERENCE…really. The ballroom can only hold 100 attendees.
Want group discounts for 10+ people? Contact Louise (her contact info is listed in the Are You a Speaker section below).
VENDOR Registration $125
Are You a Speaker?
We are always on the lookout for dynamic, professional speakers to speak at future conferences. The conference is outlined into a variety of topics that expert speakers use to help the audience get that business dream off the ground. If you are experienced in the areas of business startups including the topics listed on this page, and would like to participate as a speaker, please forward your speakers sheet and video to Louise Umeki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some online places you can join to get involved in this community.
Fire Your Job, Hire Yourself Facebook Group (for entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business or business owners wanting to move their business to the next level). NOTE: This group is designed to learn, share, and serve so spamming the audience will be grounds for being banned.
Hire Yourself LinkedIn Group (similar to the Facebook group above, but the audience is generally different). NOTE: This group is designed to learn, share, and serve so spamming the audience will be grounds for being banned.
Fire Your Job, Hire Yourself CONFERENCE Facebook Group (focused specifically on the conferences, its speakers, and the topics covered) NOTE: This group is designed to educate and promote the conference with topics related to it. This includes selected vendors and speakers, and those interested in the conference. Any attempts to spam or promote a competing conference will be grounds for being banned.
The book on which this conference is based, has a Facebook page at FireYourJobHireYourself.