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Want to grow your business?

There are a lot of businesses out there that are making amazing connections with their audience through a thousand different channels. A lot of great marketing techniques use the perfect mixture of social media, a strong web presence, and even the old fashioned paper marketing materials. They make it all look so easy, but for a new entrepreneur, these marketing strategies can seem overwhelmingly complicated. How do you manage them all together? How do you know if they’re even working?

Due to the elevated numbers surrounding COVID-19 we have been force to postpone the event.

Thursday,

Spetember 23rd, 2021

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Craig Darling and Michael Kurtz

How do you get your message out there?

That’s what the Local Small Business Symposium is here to answer. Listen to experts as they break down how all of these strategies work, and show how you can easily adapt them to your business and make it grow. Are you feeling trapped by social media and the web? We can set you free. Does it seem like no one notices your business? We can get people to pay attention to you.

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We’re bringing you three experts to show you the secrets behind how the big companies have become so big. They’ll talk about how social media works and the tricks behind making it work for you. They’ll explain the major elements of any good brand. They’ll share their knowledge of how to be found on the internet.

Craig Darling

Craig Darling - Darling Companies
Founder of Darling Companies

Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1997, Craig has built websites and social media followings for customers around the world. Founder of Darling Companies, LLC Craig delivers tools that you can use, right now, to increase your business. What tools are these? Google Tools. Google My Business is the least expensive, most effective way to boost online visibility for your business today.

Webinars - Websites - Social Media and Google My Business Management

Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz - Designed from Scratch Concepts
Founder of Designed from Scratch Concepts

Michael Kurtz has worked in the field of design for over 20 years. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the field of Industrial Design, he’s worked in almost every aspect of design and media.

What if he told you that you could have a powerful brand, one just as powerful as Coke or Target, without a billion-dollar budget? With his business, Designed from Scratch Concepts, he’s helping small businesses hit the ground running by teaching them how to demand respect, look professional, and compete with the larger companies in their field. 

Ryan Winkle

Ryan Winkle - Innovative Urban Solutions
Founder of Innovative Urban Solutions

Ryan started his project management consulting firm, Innovative Urban Solutions, in 2013. In 2015, he started using Google Ads and Social Media to target his desired audiences directly and develop a system of lead generation and engagement. Ryan graduated from ASU with a dual degree in Sustainability and in Urban Planning and completed his MBA at Wilkes University. He currently serve as the Chair the Maricopa Integrated Health Services Governing Council, as the Chair of Az Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of RAIL Community Development Corporation. He is also a founding partner in multiple start-ups and nonprofits.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones - Network Together
Founder of iNETreprenuer Network

Robert W. Jones is the Founder and Chairperson of The iNETreprenuer Network which is the parent company of iNETrepreneur Radio, iNETrepreneur Magazine, and Network Together.

His organization provides a platform for public speaking, business and personal development, business networking and cause-related marketing outlets.

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In order to give you the best information we've put together three different presentations that together will cover everything that you'll need to know in order to grow your business and be more successful. 

Using Google Tools To Promote your Business

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We’ve all used the term “Google it”, and we know that Google is the best resource for your business to be found on the internet. But how does it work and what do you need to do for Google to find you? How do you set up your profile to get on the map, harness the power of reviews, and have your customers find you? Craig Darling of Darling Companies is going to tell you all of that and more.

The Power of Your Brand

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Branding is the most important part of your business. It not only helps your potential customers understand what it is that your business provides, but it helps them remember you for the next time. Understanding all of the little nuances that make a powerful brand is trickier than you’d think and Michael Kurtz of Designed from Scratch Concepts is going to explain how to set up your brand to do your work for you.

The Mysteries of Social Media

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Social media has the power to influence generations, it can create notoriety out of thin air, and it can elevate your business beyond what you’ve ever dreamed. Because it’s so important to running your business you need to learn it, but it seems like it’s changing everyday and impossible to keep up with. Ryan Winkle is here to teach you how to capture an audience in social media and use that to grow your business.

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Combs Performing Arts Center

2505 E Germann Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Combs Performing Arts Center
Combs Performing Arts Center
Combs Performing Arts Center

Located in San Tan Valley, the Combs Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is the newest performing arts venue in Pinal County, completed in January of 2019. The Combs Performing Arts Center is located of 2505 E. Germann Road on the Combs High School Campus, conveniently located in the San Tan Valley Community, close to Queen Creek, Florence and Apache Junction.

This elegant venue features an intimate 516 seat house, a mezzanine with excellent views, excellent acoustics, state of the art technology, a spacious lobby, large backstage spaces, a dance studio, and a flexible black box performance space with lobby access.

The theater serves area arts education programs and the broader San Tan community, the Center is being used as a hands-on teaching space for the school’s Stagecraft and Fine Arts programs and is acoustically balanced for both amplified sound and live performances.”

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Purchase Tickets Here

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Local Small Business Symposium Webinar
Want to see what the Local Small Business Symposium is all about before you buy tickets?

Join us in one of our free online webinars. We're going to spend an hour giving you a few tips and tricks that will help you grow your business and be seen by more people. Signing up is simple. Reserve your spot below.  

Our first webinar was on Thursday, November 5th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (AZT)

Did you want to attend but missed it? Are you just finding out about it now? Don't worry because we recorded it. You can watch it here.

Watch our first Webinar
(November 5th, 2020)
Our next webinar will be on Thursday, February 4th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (AZT)

Make sure to register so that you get all of the news and updates before it happens.

Click Here to Register

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Thanks to the generous support from some great local companies we're able to provide this event for you. Please take a moment to visit their pages and thank them.