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3 Ways to Create Raving Fans for Your Brand

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It’s a wintry Wednesday evening tonight at the Barn where the Minnesota Gophers are playing against the Wisconsin Badgers. With eight minutes left, Wisconsin is leading by three. It’s a close game, and the energy is electric. Watching it from the comfort of my living room, I am struck by the crowd. Williams Arena is overflowing with raving Gopher fans.

What if you could create raving fans like these for your brand…

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Do not forget to RSVP for our next lunch & Learn Event and learn how to Find and Retain the Best Talent!

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!

Grow You Business The Right Way- Lunch and Learn

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Growing Your Business in 2019 – The 3M Triangle

Every marketing and advertising campaign or system ever devised for any business is always centered around audience, message and placement.


The 3M Triangle – Message-Market-Media is a strategy for marketing anything to anyone, anywhere.

Like oxygen, gravity and sun light; businesses need to understand and leverage this strategy for growth and continued survival.

Is your business getting your 3M Triangle correct? There are a are number of ways to render the 3M Triangle powerless, how do avoid these mistakes?
In this month’s SBAB’s Lunch and Learn our marketing professionals Larry Davis, Beau Nordby,Jess Tiffany  will present steps in defining the 3M Triangle and how to get it right for your business.

As a bonus, our sales training professional Jeff Johnston we will show you how the strategy of the 3M Triangle can be delivered and leveraged in your sales presentation

 

Do not Delay, RSVP today as this event will definitely sell out!

Will I have enough cash to stay afloat?

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Part 1: Cash flow budgets to strengthen your business

Do you have enough cash flow? Find out in your cash flow budget

A company’s cash flow budget is a mainstay of their financial reporting and can be used to predict and forecast cash flow requirements. If you’re not currently looking at this type of report, here’s why you need to prepare one and what it can tell you about the business.

Why prepare a cash flow budget

The cash flow budget is quite simply a report showing how much money is entering and exiting the business. It shows how much cash you’ll have on hand at any given period of time.

First and foremost, a cash flow budget is a plan for business owners and management to help understand their cash position and achieve their business goals.

Secondly, and just as importantly, a cash flow budget is usually required by anyone considering lending your business money. This plan helps demonstrate how your suppliers will be paid, how quickly your company can grow, and the financial viability of the business. It also shows the potential to declare dividends and increase owner equity, which may be an important aspect for business owners and shareholders.

The ultimate goal is to be cash flow positive: bringing in more cash than is going out.

 

What does a cash flow budget tell me?

A cash flow budget will estimate your future business income and expenditures, and will help you predict if and when you’ll fall short so you can take proactive measures to avoid those situations.

Once complete, the forecast will give you information on at least seven important points:

  1. What months you might run short on cash
  2. If you have enough cash flow to pay your bills at the end of every month
  3. If longer payment terms are potentially putting you in a cash flow crunch
  4. Whether or not you have the right minimum beginning balance for each month
  5. If there are seasonal fluctuations in cash flow
  6. If you can take advantage of unexpected supplier discounts
  7. If you need to raise capital

So how do you complete the ever-important cash flow budget? Read part two and learn the 7 steps to budget your cash flow.

 

7 Steps to create your cash flow budget

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We have all heard the expression “Cash is King!”  or its all about the cash flow.    However, not everyone knows how to budget or plan their cash flow.    The article “7 steps to create your own cash flow budget” could be just the help you need to understanding your particular cash flow….

 

Do not forget to RSVP to our next event that will teach you how to grow your business the right way and without spending tons of money money on marketing!

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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