We’re a few weeks away and the roster for Akron’s first BizCamp is just getting bigger and better!

Our panel of a speakers include award winning, nationally recognized experts — all based right here in the Northeast Ohio region. If you haven’t already, you better register now! As of this writing, there are only 8 Early Bird Tickets left.

Register now for only $50 and you’ll get two days – up close and personal with the following panel of experts.

Widely considered a small business expert, Anita Campbell serves as CEO of Anita Campbell Associates Ltd, a woman-owned consulting firm helping companies and organizations reach the small business market. As Publisher of several online media properties and syndicated content, Anita reaches over 1,000,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs annually.  She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication.

Jim Kukral is a web marketer & business web coach, speaker, long-time award-winning blogger, customer evangelist, writer, online monetization expert, and well, a bunch of other things. When Jim isn’t speaking or consulting to top Fortune 500 clients, Jim spends his business hours as the owner of Scratchback.com, a widget-based tipping system that thousands of bloggers and webmasters use daily. Jim’s most recent book is ‘Blend this Book‘.

Ivana Taylor is founder at DIY Marketers, President of Third Force Marketing Systems, & Blogger at Strategy Stew.  If you’re responsible for the day-to-day marketing process in your company – DIY Marketers will be one of your favorite places to be. This community site offers personal marketing support and community for lonely, overwhelmed marketing people. Joining the group and become more efficient, spend less of the few budget dollars you have and get more loyal, profitable and happy customers to choose you.

Joel Libava. Crain’s Cleveland Business calls him “The Local Franchising Guru.?” Franchise Selection Specialists Inc. 2nd generation President, brings real world franchise industry experience to his clients, and helps them select and research opportunities in franchise ownership. His franchise matchmaking services are FREE.


Brian Layman, Code Ninja for B5 Media & Technical Evangelist at Office Space Coworking. Brian’s the guy that makes it all work at B5 Media. B5 Media, Inc. operates as an online media network. It offers blogs on various subjects, such as entertainment, news, technology, and sports. B5’s Web sites properties include ProBlogger.com, Splendicity, Starked.com, the AfterMac, & Wii News Daily.

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Andrew Holland, co-founder of EYEMG – Interactive Media Group an award winning Web site developer (NEOSA, Webby’s and many, many more). Andrew is also the co-creator of Gamesnake.com. GameSnake is a free online service that matches players with pickup games and teams in over 80 sports. GameSnake uses a player’s age, gender, location and sports preferences to match them with games and teams happening on the courts, fields and facilities in their area.

Brian Augsburger of SageRock, Inc. Brian merges his business understanding with his vision and talent for digital marketing strategy in his specialized role as SageRock’s liaison for client relationships. As a former business owner, Brian understands how the search engines and the Internet as a whole have dramatically altered how customers and businesses interact.

Staci Shelton has with over 10 years experience in training, facilitation, human performance & development, coaching. Staci’s passion is helping people, organizations and businesses engage, inspire, influence & interact effectively. Staci merges the Specializing in Relationship Building and Communication Strategy using Social Media, Staci will teach you to communicate and present yourself in such a dynamic way that your life, business and relationships will never be the same.

Dean Langfitt, Partner at The Ruby GroupSelling in a Recession Obsession – As news of the battered economy proliferates the media and consumer confidence stagnates to historic lows, nowhere does the impact hit closer to home than in the sales industry. That’s why it is important to have an effective strategy in place to take action when the economy is trending down. Learn from Dean Langfitt with Sandler Training at The Ruby Group the four areas of focus to thrive in any economy and a seven-step approach to gain control of your selling process.

Jason Jividen, New Media Strategist at Sanctuary Media Group. Jason’s spent his entire career sifting through new tech, old tech, and a decade-and-a-half’s worth of virtual gadgets and gizmos, to find, define, and present those that deliver value to my business clients. Sometimes that’s selling, sometimes it?s teaching, and sometimes it’s just listening and learning.  Jason distills all the options available and converts them into practical, useful tools that are able to consistently drive results.

Marty Schwartz, founder Executive Insights of Ohio. Marty developed his credentials and skills by building and growing businesses while in positions of increasing responsibility at some of America’s most respected companies including H.J. Heinz, The Coca-Cola Company, Borden Foods, Chiquita Brands International and the Dean Foods Company. Marty will be running unique hands-on workshops throughout BizCamp.  Working with small groups of 6-8 people at a time, Marty will give you the tools and ACTIONABLE next steps you need to take your business to the next level.

Joseph Vivona, Owner/CEO at StrategEase will be running workshops to help you Develop Your Vision into a Credible Business Plan. Joseph an expert on strategic business planning and has advised loads of budding entrepreneurs through seminars and one-on-one coaching throughthe Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, S.C.O.R.E. and the Lorain Chamber of Commerce.

And that’s just the beginning….book mark this page as we’re updating the roster regularly!

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