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Sponsors Needed!

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We Need You…… To Sponsor!

As you know, we need sponsors to help us pay for all the events, lunch & learns and workshops that we provide to business owners.  It takes an army to put on these events, including sponsors to offset the cost of the events.   We are seeking event sponsors, VIP sponsors, and platinum sponsors for 2019!   So what do you get for being a sponsor?

Lunch/Event Sponsor

The event sponsorship is for one or more events and is a single sponsorship opportunity.  You will be featured on our website that receives over 500 weekly visitors for 30 days.  You will be able to blog on our website about what you do/sell etc. and that blog will go to over 4,500 (and counting) people who have subscribed to our blogs plus be seen by the visitors.  You will get to present to the entire group for the event or lunch & learn that you are sponsoring (usually around 100 attendees or more).  You will have your own table at the event to display your marketing materials.  You will get access to the entire RSVP list including the members after the event.  You will be able to network with all the members and guest before and after the event.  You name/business name and bio will be on every table in front of every single guest for the entire meal.  And lastly, you will be featured on every slide of the presentation for the entire event.  The event sponsor is an unprecedented way to grow your business, get in front of more influencers, and to make connections that will serve you and your business for years to come simply by sponsoring one event.  The cost for the event sponsorship is $500 for one event or $1,000 for 3 events.

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Annual VIP Sponsor

The Annual VIP sponsor is a chance to support our events and grow your business for an entire year!  As an annual VIP Sponsor, you will be not only be able to present at 2 events of ours each year (and all the perks that an event sponsor gets ), but you will be featured on our website for 12 months as well as able to blog to our entire database (of over 4,500 people) once per month for 12 months, get a list of all event attendees each month, and have your name/business name and bio listed on our website for 12 months.  The event sponsor is one of the best ways to grow your business long term and to connect with thousands of business professionals ever.  The cost of this annual sponsorship is $2,500.

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Platinum Sponsor

The Platinum Sponsorship is our highest level or sponsorship and is geared toward those that can showcase to most (if not all) businesses and have a desire to grow their business while helping others in the area success as well!   Not only will you get all the perks that our VIP sponsors see each year,  you will also have a custom display specifically built to market your business that will be displayed at each and every event that we have.  You will also get to present at 3 Events each year.  You will be able to attend every single event that we have each year for free and send as many corporate staff to these events as you desire.  You will be able to Video Blog on our website and all of our social media to promote your business and key upcoming events.  .  The event sponsor is the best ways to grow your business long term and to connect with thousands of business professionals ever.  The cost of this annual sponsorship is $10,000

To find out more about sponsoring with the SBAB, call us at 952-582-4669 or Apply online now.

 

Lunch & Learn- How to Find and Retain the Best Talent

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Presenters Jodi Milbradt, Jessica Hamilton and Ryan Bodin

Are you struggling with finding and keeping top talent on your team in this competitive market? Are you stuck doing the same thing but expecting different results? It’s time to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to hiring and retaining employees. Join us for an in-depth look at what is going on in the market place and learn some new, creative ways of doing business to tackle these challenges.

If you are looking to upgrade your staff and find better talent but do not know where to look or how to do it, then you do not want to miss this event!

RSVP now to ensure your place and this event will book Solid!

Lunch & Learn- Reduce Your Tax Liability

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What if there was a way to reduce your tax liability by 25% or more….on money that the IRS has already given you a deduction on?

Small Business owners today are frequently the favorite target of politicians looking for more revenue, often making taxes one of your biggest expenses.  In Jeffrey’s presentation you will hear about a closely guarded secret of affluent business owners that your Financial Advisor, CPA or Tax Attorney have never shared with you, and may even be unaware of.   Small Business owners won’t want to miss the next lunch and learn event with Jeffrey Thompson, who will be sharing this little known method that can unlock significant tax savings on existing qualified plan savings.

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Creating Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

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Shannon Johnson will be presenting on “Creating an effective social media marketing strategy”.

There‘s no denying that you need to be using Social Media Marketing as part of your overall marketing strategy.

In today’s world, social media is part of our daily lives with most people tuning in, turning on and connecting to one social platform or another. With billions of people using social media, you would be crazy not to be using it to build your online presence. However, there’s more to social media marketing than just creating profiles on different platforms and posting content. To get results, you need a strategy. In this lunch and learn, we will get you the keys to making your own strategy work!  We will also be doing a fundraiser for a special organization!

THE FUNDRAISER

This fundraiser event will use 100% of all proceeds made during this event to help businesses and business professionals in need through our partner organization Devoted Foundations SBC. They help businesses and people in need with the donations that are given and allow them to get the professional help they need to get their business and their career back in line and on track. They need our help! Come and do a silent bid on things like Big Screen TV’s, fine Jewelry, Spa Treatments, beauty make overs, free consulting help, and more. stay tuned for updates!

RSVP for the luncheon today!

 

Advisory Board For Hire

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Hire the Board

Did you know that businesses that use the help of an Advisory Board at least once a year outperformed those that do not? We see this regularly when consulting with business owners. The fact of the matter is all business owners need some support and guidance along the way the matter how good they are. that is why the Small Business Advisory Board Offers a service call Advisory Board for Hire.   So how does this work?

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Hungry for More?

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Did you gain some great insight at our luncheon last month about creating a great work environment?? Are you wanting to hear MORE ?? Or maybe you missed the topic and wish you hadn’t. Well, the Small Business Advisory Board will be hosting an in-depth and interactive workshop on this topic in just a few short weeks!

Are Your Employees Excited to Come to Work Everyday and Knock It Out of the Park?

This interactive workshop will cover a variety of topics such as:

-Tips for hiring and developing a team that fits their roles and meets their goals.

-Key actions needed to create a workplace culture that supports employee engagement and productivity.

-How to address employee problems and complaints while protecting your business.

-What’s needed in today’s workplaces to keep great talent, saving both your bottom line and your sanity.

Presented by our SBAB experts Jessica Hamilton, Jodi Milbradt, Deb Sauder, and Zaylore Stout. More info or online registration can be found at https://smallbizab.com/events/healthy-workplaces-with-dynamic-teams/.

Do You Have A Superbowl Contender Team?

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What does it take to create a team that can take your business to the finish line and win the game?

The first step in creating a winning team is to determine the game and know what the team is playing for. Is your team playing football, baseball, or soccer? Let’s say they are playing football, what kind of football are they playing; touch, flag, or tackle football? What is the objective they are working towards? The NFC or AFC division championship, or the ultimate win, the Super Bowl?

Before you build your champion team you as the owner, coach, and cheerleader must answer the following questions:

  • What game will the team be playing?
  • Why is the team playing the game?
  • When is the best time to recruit the team?
  • Who do you want playing the game?
  • Where will you draft your best players from?
  • How will your team execute the key plays and how will you keep them happy, motivated, and persistent?

Make sure your organization is ready to get into the game and stay in the game.

Ultimately, it is the team that creates the win for which your organization plays. So where do you start?

  • Create a game plan you know works: have strong, consistent processes
  • Make sure you understand the gaps on the team
    • Who are your current players and are they a good fit for the team?
    • Who do you need on your team?
  • Have a plan for recruiting your team and use good hiring practices while you scout your talent
  • Assess your possible recruits to ensure they can fulfill the position
  • Determine if you need short-term or long-term players

Execute your game plan with top talent and you’ll see the results and reap the rewards!

You can’t expect the kind of results you want if you are not clear about your wins and losses. You must always be aware of what is working, what is not working, and what your options are.

  • Understand your organization’s strengths and gaps: financial, customer, processes, and people
  • Determine how well you really understand your current players and coaches
  • Consider the need for independent players to fill in some gaps: consultants, partners, expert advisors, investors etc.
  • Gain yardage by increasing your resources – time, capacity, and money
  • Pass your risk (Worker’s Compensation) and focus on what you do best – WIN!

Most importantly, make sure you understand the rules of the game. Rules and referees are an essential part of ensuring a game’s fairness. It’s critical to a team’s success to have a clear understanding of the rules and how a referee would apply and interpret those rules. As the coach of your business and team, here are two areas where you must have a very clear understanding of the rules:

  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt Classifications
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classifications

Following the rules can prevent costly penalties and litigation as your team pushes towards attaining that Super Bowl ring!

Don’t wait to create your Super Bowl contending team. Join the SBAB team experts on February 21st. They understand the game you are playing, they know some trick plays that lead to touchdowns, and they can’t wait to cheer you on towards your biggest win yet!

SBAB Contributors: Jessica Hamilton, HR Consultant; Jodi Milbradt, Employer Solutions; Deb Sauder, Leadership Strategist; Zaylore Stout, Employment Lawyer.

Are Your Employees Happy?

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Are you a business owner with employee problems such as…

 

  • Negative attitudes?
  • Drama in the workplace?
  • High turnover?
  • High Absenteeism?
  • Poor work ethic?
  • Poor job fit?
  • Lack of good candidates?

 

If any of these issues sound familiar to you, you’re not alone.  Having an engaged and productive workforce is critical to the success of your business and as you know, getting the people part right is sometimes the most difficult thing to do.   Register now and join us on December 13th to connect with other business owners navigating the same obstacles you are.  Get free, tangible and effective tips from industry experts on best practices and innovative ideas in creating a great work environment.

 

Our panel of experts will give you key actions you can take to:

 

  • Assess your current culture
  • Stay on top of important best practices to avoid legal issues
  • Increase current employee engagement
  • Attract and retain great talent

 

Why attend?  Because happy employees mean happy customers.  Create a happy, healthy, and engaged workplace in 2018 and experience the positive results in your business!