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SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS / PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHOICE TO GAILB@PIONEERTECH.EDU
BREAKOUT SESSION:
1. HOW TO SCALE WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND OR YOUR BOTTOM LINE
2. DON'T GET SUED-ACCESSIBILITY FOR WEBSITES AND E-COMMERCE



6 Ingredients for a Successful Business Transition – Deborah Davis, Quest Executive Services
Entrepreneurs spend years of their personal energy and pooling resources to build a successful business that supports them, their families, their employees and the community. Unfortunately, the journey of transitioning out of the business doesn’t always include the same level of energy AND it is vitally important. The journey starts by internalizing that the decisions made today have a big impact on those we serve…both maximizing value and leaving your business well, no matter your timeline. During our time together, Deborah will share The 6 Ingredients for a Successful Business Transition.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission Re-envisioned and Business Tax Q&A – Doug Linehan and Dave Francis
Doug Linehan, Executive Director, will take a look back at where the agency was two years ago compared where it is today. It’s incredible to see how many improvements have been made from the inside out in that period of time. Dave Francis, Business Tax Manager, will also be available for Business Tax Q&A.
 
An Introduction to International Trade – Mark Walker
The OKSBDC International Trade Center at Oklahoma State University is proud to present an introduction to International Trade.  We'll be discussing common challenges encountered in beginning International Trade and then sharing the resources available to assist you in overcoming those challenges.      

How to Scale Without Losing Your Mind or Your Bottom Line – Stacy Eads
Learn the 4 Decisions® methodology that more than 80,000 leaders have used to scale their companies to 2x Cashflow, 3x Profit, and 10x their Business Valuation. Assess your team’s leadership in these 4 key areas of People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash with practical ideas you can apply to scale your company faster! Learn from thousands who came before you to ensure you don’t lose your mind or your bottom line on your scaling journey. When you learn the process of how to attract and keep the right PEOPLE; Create a truly differentiated STRATEGY; Drive consistent EXECUTION; and Generate plenty of CASH to fund growth and weather the storms, you’ll be unstoppable.

Don't get Sued - Accessibility for Websites and E-Commerce – Angel Melvin, Light Alive Marketing
A growing number of businesses are facing lawsuits for having websites that are not ADA-compliant. Don't be one of the many businesses statewide whose livelihood is threatened due to the lack of accessibility of their websites. Join us in this workshop to learn what you can do to ensure that you are in compliance, enhance your viewers' browsing experience, and protect yourself from being sued.

Angel Melvin, Founder and CEO of Light Alive Marketing / Brand Strategist / Marketing Coach 
Angel started her marketing career as a freelancer and worked closely with small and medium-sized businesses to design websites and offer marketing expertise. As her business grew, so did the size of her team and in 2012, Angel founded Light Alive Marketing. Alongside her team of expert design and marketing specialists, Angel prides herself in leading a local marketing firm. Serving primarily the Central and Southwest Oklahoma communities, Light Alive Marketing provides full-service marketing to businesses across most industries and sizes!
In addition to managing her marketing firm, Angel works as a StoryBrand Certified Brand Strategist and Marketing Coach. Her passion for helping businesses grow shines through her creative and innovative work and the dedication to her local communities.