Illuminate Sessions

Charge Your Worth!
(and stay motivated)

Jessica Throneburg, Little Details

In the past few years, Jessica has grown Little Details from a thriving online boutique to one with a local storefront. She’ll share her tips on staying motivated, collaborating with other business owners, and getting comfortable with knowing your value and charging what you’re worth. Whether your business is product- or service-based, Jessica will have some insight for you.

 

Tips for Automating Your Business

Belinda Briggs, Belinda Lee Briggs Web Design

“Automation is my jam. Why? Because automation chases down my unpaid invoices, asks my clients for testimonials and responds to people who fill out my website’s contact form. All without me lifting a finger. This lets me spend more time doing the thing I love – designing websites and spending more time with my family. I’m excited to share the ins and outs of how to put automation to work in your business, so you can save time and get back to doing what you love.”
Learn more about the types of tasks that can be automated, tools that help you do so, and how to get started at #2019Illuminate.

 

Building Your Business Through Collaboration

Stephanie Cisko Whitfield, Viva L’Event

Since 2005, Stephanie has had the opportunity to plan and design weddings, galas, and corporate events both internationally and in the US. With all of the moving parts an event requires, collaboration is key. Stephanie will walk us through her tips for creating productive and positive collaborations, and the benefits of doing so.

 

Starting & Growing Your Business

Jenn Holland, Holl & Main

Jenn plans to share her story of starting a business after leaving a corporate job. In her words, “It is important to share my message because my story is different than many entrepreneurs in that a diagnosis of MS is what led me to pursue a dream. I hope that my speech helps people know that they can follow their dream, too, and find their purpose!”

 

Starting & Growing Your Business, part 2

Catherine Scott, Honest Hazel

“As a solopreneur it is so easy to get discouraged, off-track and isolated. Entrepreneurship is lonely, whether you have a team or not, but if you don’t have a team it can be painfully lonely. I’ll share my tips and tools for how to build community, stay motivated and create energy when building a brand.” Catherine loves sharing the lessons she has learned in both her corporate career and her entrepreneurial journey.

 

Eliminating Distractions

Chris Llorente, SAP

Chris has seen first-hand how his wife juggles the responsibilities of owning a business, raising kids, managing family life and the many other hats she wears. “She sets goals, but gets distracted – and for good reason, but we can minimize, manage and even eliminate some of those distractions. I’m excited to help other entrepreneurs confidently work toward their goals by helping them focus on the outcomes they want to achieve. Time and health are commodities we can’t buy, so we’re going to focus on how eliminating distractions and maximizing your time helps to achieve goals through actionable steps.”

 

The Art of Customer Service

Christine Kirkey, Pinup Studio

As a small business and a community, Pinup Studio strives to dazzle its clients with outstanding customer service. Christina truly believes in service to help your business shine, and will talk us through the key elements of customer service to support a successful, growing business.

 

“Having some midweek inspiration was amazing for me. I think I’m still so taken back at the amount of support there is through all these women. Cary you personally have such a warm loving personality that immediately made a girl who was so far out of her comfort zone feel at home the moment I stepped in. My only regret was not being able to attend all 6 classes and talk to more people! 45 minutes seemed to really fly by in the blink of a eye but everything was more than I imagined it would be. Thank you for the opportunity and I will definitely be back next year!”
- Christina Taylor

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