Women's Conference


OCTOBER 9, 2014 | 7:30 AM-6 PM 

Join the Colorado SBDC Network for the 6th Annual Northwest Colorado Women's Small Business Conference in beautiful Vail, Colorado on Friday, October 9! This event sells out every year - don't wait to buy your tickets! Join other like-minded female entrepreneurs for
an exciting, interactive day packed with hands-on business training seminars, free one-on-one consulting, exhibitor tables featuring area resources, plenty of networking opportunities, and more! Leave the conference feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with plenty of action items, connections and inspiration to take your business to the next level of success!

Traci Brown is a Body Language and Unconscious persuasion Expert. Through dynamic presentations she assists groups across all industries learn the tools to hear "Yes!" more easily and more often. She is a frequent guest on local and national TV shows decoding body language of celebrities, politicians and those involved in current events. She even trains lawyers to pick and persuade a jury based on body language.

Join us as we engage in Traci's high-energy presentation that is sure to motivate, educate and entertain. She greatly enjoys using the body language and unconscious persuasion skills she teaches in her presentations in all sorts of business negotiations, with personal clients and has even adapted the skills to talk herself out of an embarrassing number of traffic tickets!

Traci is the president of the National Speaker's Association Denver Chapter as well as the author of two books, Body Language Confidential and Body Language for Profits. She holds a business degree from the University of Colorado and is a certified master practitioner of Neuro Linguistics, Hypnosis and Hawaiian Huna. Traci is a three time US Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
7:30 am-6 pm  

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, Colorado 81657

Attendees: $65; Scholarships are available for creative and non-creative businesses. *Attendees may apply for one of the scholarships, but not for both.
Exhibitors: $250 (includes registration for two people)

300+ male and female business owners across Colorado

Discounted rates are available at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort when mentioning the "SBDC Women's Small Business Conference". 


7:15 am

Registration opens 
8:00 am

Conference begins with breakfast and opening comments 
9:00 am

Breakout sessions #1

Do, Doing, DONE!
Kathryn Davis Grohusky | Coach Gro, Inc. & CBST Adventures

The Mind of an Entrepreneur
Marcia McGilley | Executive Director, Aurora-South Metro SBDC

Blogging, Twitter, and Lawsuits: A Lawyer's Guide to Marketing Online
Elizabeth Lewis | Law Office of EC Lewis PC 

10:15 am       
Breakout sessions #2

The Power of Pivot
Nancy Barnett | CEO & Co-Founder, eL3

Finding your Unique Sales Genius
Lauri Rubinstein | Step Into Great, LLC

Doing Business with the State and CDOT
Cathy Kramer and David Musgrave | Connect2DOT and the State Purchasing Office

11:30 pm

Lunch featuring keynote speaker Traci Brown
1:45 pm
Breakout sessions #3

The Importance of Having the Right Marketing Strategy and Messaging
Stefanie Dalgar  | Dalgar Communications Group

Running your Business in the Cloud
Michael Petruccelli | Xero

Women in Agrotourism
Kelli Hepler | Colorado Agrotourism Association

3:00 pm
Breakout sessions #4

Strategic Planning for Success (LEADING EDGE series)
Sheryl Trent  | SBrand Consulting LLC

10 Tips for Cyber-Safety 
Bonnie Moss  | Chief Operating Officer of CiSMB

The Importance of Identifying and Understanding your Numbers
Rosy McDonough | Director, Minority Business Office

4:15 pm

Success Panel
5:00 pm

Networking Reception | Moderated by: Kelly Manning 

Holli Snyder | AlwaysMountainTime Media
Amy Kemp | Elevate CoSpace
Amanda Wagner | The Aspen Clinic
Anna Ewing | Colorado Office of Economic Development & Colorado Innovation Network