The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is proud to host its bi-weekly seminar series that will feed your mind as well as your appetite. All seminars will be held in the CEI Main Conference Room from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Click below to register. For more information, please call (602) 286-8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 10, 2013
Presenter: Tom Fulcher, Founder, The Idea Gardener
Your brand is more than a name or logo. It is critical to create an impression on the hearts and minds of your customers. Tom Fulcher, Founder and President of The Idea Gardener, will show you what you need to know about creating a powerful brand for your small business, why you need one, and how to integrate it in your daily efforts. Register: Click Here.
January 24, 2013
Presenter: Alex Hobson, President/Founder, Invention to Patent Services, LLC
Do you need help strategically drafting a patent - one with broad claims, a strong position for prosecution and effective support for litigation? Alex Hobson, a registered patent agent, will explore the parts of a patent and help you more effectively read and understand the scope of a patent. So if you're thinking about filing in the near future, you will want to attend this seminar! Register: Click Here.
February 7, 2013
Presenter: Eric Keosky-Smith, AZ Regional Development Director, Infusionsoft
Many small business owners focus only on gaining a sale, but the work of growing your customers does not end there. Infusionsoft Regional Development Director Eric-Keosky Smith will show you how to engage and satisfy your customers at ALL stages of the sales lifecycle. Register: Click Here.
February 21, 2013
Presenter: Ruth Carter, Owner/Attorney, Carter Law Firm
With the connective power of social outlets, small business owners must also be aware of their roles and responsibility within this constantly-evolving arena. Ruth Carter, owner/attorney at Carter Law Firm, will share important legal issues you should be know before publishing your next post, tweet, or status update. Register: Click Here.
March 14, 2013
Presenter: Jim Godfrey, Project Management Consultant / Lean Manufacturing Expert
Do you need help taking your operations to the next level? Jim Godfrey, a project management consultant with 25+ years manufacturing and engineering experience, will apply lean principles to streamline your office, your business and ultimately help your bottom line. Register: Click Here.
March 21, 2013
Presenter: Sean Tierney, Founder, Grid7 and Lean Startup Phoenix Member
As part of "lean" month at CEI, Sean Tierney (Founder, Grid7 and Member of Lean Startup Phoenix) will explore a powerful business development tool: Lean Canvas. From identifying cost and revenue projections to exploring vital customer segments, the Lean Canvas will help your business minimize risk and grow organically. Register: Click Here.
April 4, 2013
Presenter: Brian Burt, Partner, Snell & Wilmer
With new rules expected to be issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the crowdfunding debate will be front and center in 2013. Brian Burt, Partner at Snell & Wilmer, will review the changes and how they can impact the way you obtain funding for your business. Register: Click Here.
April 18, 2013
Presenter: Crystal Taggart, Project Management Consultant
Crystal Taggart will be presenting the top 10 keys to successful project execution. She will be covering the basics of project management and why it's important, pros/cons of different sourcing strategies, communication planning, procurement strategies (fixed bid vs. T&M), risk/issue management strategies, project management tools, and Agile vs. Waterfall and pros/cons of each. Register: Click Here.
May 2, 2013
Presenter: Shannon Hernandez, Social Media Specialist and 98KUPD Radio Personality
Google+ is becoming a force in the social media sphere with its impact on SEO and overall customer interaction. Social media specialist and 98KUPD radio personality Shannon Hernandez will work with you on developing a Google+ page for your business as well as highlight valuable resources the social network provides. Register: Click Here.
May 16, 2013
Presenter: Christopher Brelje, Immigration Attorney, Brelje & Associates
Immigration is a hot button issue in Arizona, and small business owners need to be aware of its legal implications especially when it comes to hiring. Attorney Chris Brelje of Brelje & Associates will explore how it can impact your company, from I-9 compliance to other employment-related issues. Register: Click Here.
May 30, 2013
Presenter: Nancy Sanders, Business Analyst, Maricopa SBDC
Are you looking for innovative and effective ways to translate consumer leads into actual sales? Nancy Sanders of Maricopa SBDC will utilize her marketing expertise to let you in on a few valuable strategies that will better reach your customer base and improve your overall bottom line. Register: Click Here.
June 13, 2013
Presenter: Mary Juetten, Founder/CEO, Traklight
Get started on the right track with Donation- or Rewards-Based Crowdfunding as well as how to get ready for Equity Crowdfunding. Traklight's Mary Juetten will present a practical action plan, including how and why to identify and protect your intellectual property, and she'll offer additional tips to help your campaign to succeed! Register: Click Here.