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Online registration begins for second annual Hawaii Small Business Conference

February 22, 2018
Lahaina News

KIHEI - The county Mayor's Office of Economic Development and Maui Economic Development Board announced that online registration is now available for their second annual Hawaii Small Business Conference on May 2-3, 2018 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Do you want to see better results in your business? Improve your customer and employee relationship? Create a work environment where employees can thrive? Promote your business, even on a limited budget? Keep up with social media trends? Know the latest tax strategies that can benefit your business? Adapt to an ever-changing business world?

If you answered YES to any of these, then come to the conference to learn important strategies for business success from national and local business leaders. Hear from experts, and successful business owners, on customer service, business growth and scaling, social media management, entrepreneurial psychology, innovation, tax strategies and more while networking with fellow business community leaders.

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Karen McCullough will discuss “Going Beyond Your Brand — Delivering WOW Service” at the 2018 conference. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HAWAII SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE.

The theme of this year's conference is "Plan, Build, Grow: Mapping A Pathway to Success." Whether you're a one-person firm or a large-size company, the Hawaii Small Business Conference provides a rare opportunity to take your business to the next level and sharpen your professional skills.

Among this year's presenters will be keynote speaker Karen McCullough, a nationally known customer and employee engagement expert who inspires change. McCullough helps organizations and leaders cut through the generational stereotypes and get back to reality by leveraging their team's strengths, enriching the work environment and driving better results.

For the last 15 years, she has been developing creative solutions and implementing innovative methods, inspiring people to connect, collaborate and welcome change. Each of her presentations brings a realistic perspective on the future of work.

During the Hawaii Small Business Conference, McCullough will focus on how businesses are redefining their mission and vision as their brands expand into customer and employee engagement during her presentation entitled "Going Beyond Your Brand - Delivering WOW Service."

McCullough said, "Your brand is the core of your company, the heart of your business, the soul of your culture, and the foundation for a WOW customer experience. The way you get Beyond the Brand is through employee and customer engagement."

According to Teena Rasmussen, director of County of Maui Office of Economic Development, "Business owners are so busy working in their businesses on a daily basis. They rarely take time to step out to reflect and work on their own businesses and almost never have time or funds to fly to a Mainland conference. The Hawaii Small Business Conference offers these owners a very affordable way to receive cutting edge information by nationally known speakers right here on Maui."

The event coincides with National Small Business Week, an opportunity to recognize the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Cost is $95 per person for the full-day conference on May 2 and includes lunch. The May 3 workshops are $35 per workshop with an additional charge for lunch. Attendees can also save $10 by registering early by March 31 for the full-day conference.

For a schedule of presentations/workshops and speakers, and to register online, visit www.HawaiiSmall.Biz.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2018 conference. For information, visit www.HawaiiSmall.Biz, e-mail smallbiz@medb.org or call (808) 875-2300.

 
 

 

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