Are you in need to spruce up your business, but need some assistance? Not a problem as Nextcon is here to help you. On November 14 in Scottsdale, Arizona there will be an event held, for business owners. Nextcon16 wants to help you grow your business and give you a fresh perspective and to take your business to the next level. Nextcon16 is for businesses and about businesses. What better way to improve your working skills than attending a workshop to get advice? At the event there will be many skilled and expert speakers who will talk about business development, sales, marketing and customer service. You will be able to listen, learn and be inspired.
The speakers that will be attending and of course speaking at the event are Tomas Gorney CEO of Nextiva, Steve Wozniak Co-founder of Apple, Pat Wadors Chief HR Officer of Linkedin, Guy Kawasaki Former Chief Evanfelist for Apple, Gopu Kallayil Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing for Google, Kirsten Davidson Head of Employer Brand for Glassdoor, Mike Michalowicz Author and Darin Brown CTO for Angie’s list.
Clearly this list represents high quality business workers with reputable companies. So if you want to be the best you have to learn from the best. Take it from people who are successful and have been there. Tomas Gorney’s company Nextiva is known as one of the fastest growing telecommunication companies in North America. Not to mention that Tomas has received awards for his leadership in the technology sector.
If that doesn’t showcase success then I don’t know what does. Steve Wozniak is the kind of businessman that loves what he does. Through time, Wozniak has been occupied in various business and humanitarian projects, concentrating chiefly on computer abilities in schools and emphasizing hands-on learning and encouraging imagination for students. We can see that Wozniak goes outside of the box.
In terms of the smaller businesses they have to work just as hard if anything harder to make it big. So I’d like to shed some light upon some interesting statistics on small businesses. Forbes states that:
1) The SBA classifies a small business as an enterprise having fewer than 500 employees
2) There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US and over 22 million are self-employed with no additional payroll or employees (these are called nonemployers)
3) Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) facilitates in a small business
4) Small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995
5) About 543,000 new businesses get started each month (but more employer businesses shut down than start up each month)
6) 7 out of 10 new employer firms survive at least 2 years, half at least 5 years, a third at least 10 years and a quarter stay in business 15 years or more
7) 52% of all small businesses are home-based
8) There were 22.5 million non-employer firms in 2011 (up almost 2% from the year before)