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Prepare to be inspired! This Governor’s Small Business Forum is designed to teach communities and small business owners how to work together to create a consumer destination that will drive traffic and sales to local businesses and organizations. Please join us on April 18! Event hashtag is #BastropSBF
Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Schallert speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step “Destination Business” process, which he developed over the course of nearly 30 years of working with independent business owners.
Jon’s Destination Business strategy has been used extensively by cities, towns, downtowns, shopping centers, retail chains, franchises, and independent entrepreneurs and owners. This strategy has the advantage of pulling a greater number of consumers, from a greater geographic distance, to a business, causing increases in sales and profits, while improving the marketplace where the business resides.
Schallert’s insights are frequently seen in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the only consultant in the world to receive the “Top Motivator” Marketing Award from Potentials Magazine. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the International Downtown Association, and the National Main Street Network.
A powerful voice of reason in a culture of chaos, Dr. Rick Rigsby is a favorite among audiences worldwide. Whether he is motivating financial giants on Wall Street or fifth grade teachers at an elementary school—Rick Rigsby encourages and empowers audience members to become great people who do great things.
Dr. Rigsby now devotes his full attention to empowering people worldwide—from presenting leadership principles in Nigeria to speaking to Fortune 500 companies in the Americas, Europe and Canada. In high demand among educational, business and service organizations and a favorite among professional sports organizations including the PGA and the National Football League, Rick offers common-sense wisdom to those desiring to rise to greater levels of excellence.
7:50 Opening Remarks
8:00 Presentation by the Texas Workforce Commission
9:00 Dr. Rick Rigsby, “Essence of Greatness”
10:30 Jon Schallert, “Building a Consumer Destination Business”
12:30 Lunch Buffet Catered By Southside Market & Barbeque
12:50 Presentation of Small Business Awards
1:00 Jon Schallert, “Building a Consumer Destination Business”
2:30 Break out Sessions with Jon Schallert*
2:30 Sheila Scarborogh, “Create Once, Use Many Times
3:30 Sarah Page, “Seeing is Believing: Using Visual Content in Your Social Media Marketing”
4:30 Closing Remarks
*Break out Sessions: “Individual Mentoring” - 10 minute bootcamps with Jon Schallert
This event was made possible through funds provided by the Governor’s Office and by contributions of the following valued co-sponsors: the Texas Workforce Commission, Bastrop Power & Light, Bastrop Economic Development Council, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Bastrop Main Street Program, Texas State University Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Administration, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, Smithville Chamber of Commerce and Bastrop County. The Texas State Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co–sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Email: SBDC@txstate.edu | Phone: 512.610.0996.