If you own your own small or mid-size business, or dream of one day being your own boss, the WISE Symposium will fuel your fire and help you make that dream a reality.
This year will be the symposium's 13th; we've helped plan and produce the annual event for 9 years. The day-long conference brings together local business owners for a full agenda of speakers, interaction and networking, and an expo where local services and business owners can learn more about each other, find needed services, build relationships, get health & wellness screenings, get a one-on-one digital media consultations, and buy retail goods from local vendors. WISE encourages participants to not only focus on their business, but their life outside of work and their health, too.
Speakers, breakout sessions, and expo-floor workshops will touch on marketing and branding, skills needed to be successful (personal branding, time management, dealing with challenges), making the sale, and the importance of social media in both marketing your business and customer service. Speaking of social media, using the hashtag #WISE2015 during the event will allow you to participate in the Twitter party on-site, as well as follow along with the tips, tricks, and sage advice if you can't attend.
In the afternoon, after much inspiration and education, awards will be given out to recognize the achievements of local business owners.
Some additional highlights:
- WISE Women's Business Center Connections Cafe: An opportunity to speak one-on-one with various counselors about services available to local women in business
- SU Bookstore, which will also be selling WISE Women Wear Orange t-shirts!
You will be inspired by the stories of the women and men who have forged their own paths in business, you will learn something new, and you will come away with actionable items you can put into place to move yourself and your business forward.