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2016 Featured Speakers
SVP National Markets, YP
Luke drives the development and sales of innovative solutions across YP’s multi-media platforms, including search, mobile and display.
Luke joined YP in April 2013, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the digital media industry and a track record of delivering customer engagement, revenue growth, and increased profits Prior to YP, Luke was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cox Digital Solutions where he managed sales, product, technology, account and publisher management, and advertising operations. Prior to Cox, Luke served as Chief Revenue Officer at Internet Broadcasting System’s IB Local Network (later acquired by Cox) where he led the transformation of IB’s TV website sales business into a fast-growing local advertising network. Luke also spent nearly 10 years at AOL, most recently in the role of Regional Sales Director (New York region) where he managed more than $120 million in sales and maintained relationships with all of the leading NYC media agencies.
Luke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Luke resides in Connecticut with his family.
The Why Behind the Buy: How to Influence Today’s Savvy Consumer
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Bestselling Author, Acclaimed Speaker, Filmmaker
Greg S. Reid is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts.
As an action-taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits.
Published in over 45 books, 28 best sellers, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg will share that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply.
Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich.
Three Feet From Gold: Success is Closer Than it Appears
1:45 pm 2:30 pm
7 Stage Advisors
Entrepreneur, Business Mentor, and Award Winning Coach
Carl Gould is the President at 7 Stage Advisors- Business Consulting as well as a Published Author, Keynote Speaker, Business Mentor and Trainer. He is the Award-Winning Coach and Platinum Member or Manchester’s Who’s Who, who has assisted the launch of > 5,000 businesses since 2002. Carl has been seen, heard and read at….Newark Star Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, Cape Business, Performance Magazine, News 12 NJ, CBS WINK-TV. Follow him on Twitter…www.twitter.com/carlgould
Using a proprietary methodology based on the best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, we are the world’s leading business growth experts. He and his team members help companies and organizations ALIGN their people and processes, TURNAROUND any situation they find themselves in, and GROW their revenues exponentially.
CARL GOULD’s STORY: Carl Gould has spent the last 18 years in the personal and professional development field. He has studied under masters in the field of personal and professional development. In 2002, Carl founded CMT International, the farthest reaching “Business Mentoring” organization in the world.
Carl’s innovative approach to Business Mentoring and Business Coaching has received acclaim from both his clients and his peers. With more then 90 independently owned and operated offices worldwide, Carl Gould and his world-class teams of mentors and coaches have guided their clients to significant results using their proven methods. What’s more, they all have fun in the process!
Carl’s training includes Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Neuro-Associative Conditioning (NAC), certification in the Adizes Methodology for Organizational Therapy and Turnaround. Carl is a Behavior and Values Analyst. In his 2001 book, “With the Light On,” Carl offers empowering life strategies in an anecdotal format. Carl is the Managing Director of an International Business Mentoring Program, as well as a “Master Coach.”
Carl created and perfected the 7-Stages program through his work with Adizes Methodology and thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Carl’s work with these companies inspired him to realize that there was a model for success, and so, the 7-Stages method was born.
Carl explains that he is a true entrepreneur because, “I can’t work for anyone else.” Carl learned from an early age that he had the ability to see a larger vision and that everything is an opportunity. This was the foundation on which he built his reputation as an International Entrepreneur, growing successful companies across six continents.
Carl is happily married with three children Courtney, Sean and Vonya. He resides with his family in Riverdale, NJ.
7 Stages To Building A Million Dollar Business
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Empowerment and Business Expert, Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker
Empowerment and Business Expert, Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker
Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Her name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She is a serial entrepreneur who’s gone from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights.
Jen was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the New York Stock Exchange, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell and made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter”. An international motivational speaker for 20 years, Jen’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after speaker on business, leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence, healthy living, and enhancing productivity. She has recently been added to the prestigious list of TEDx speakers. Her influence and leadership has aligned her with brands where she has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall. Jen serves as a board member for organizations such as Career Wardrobe, Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, Pride & Glory, Zee Mee, VUID, World of Humanity and CNN Hero award-winning non-profit, Back on My Feet. She is also an advisor/partner for Thuzio, an innovative sports management and sports entertainment company started by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson.
Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, that became a multi-million dollar brand, and has not stopped since. Jen spring-boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well known retailers. This led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groover. Leader Girlz teaches young girls empowerment through play, while the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand, comprised of a one hours PBS special, an upcoming book and a variety of consumer products that encompass her insights and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose.
The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the vision and launch of the Empowered Economy Initiative. This new initiative encourages corporations and universities to combine efforts in order to educate and support small business owners and entrepreneurs in their communities, thereby stimulating the economy. It has also led to the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand.
Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Entrepreneur.
Jen’s passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential on all levels was originally realized in her first business right out of college in the fitness industry and as a National level fitness competitor. This continues as the driving force behind her many successful brands. Jen’s diverse experiences and businesses span many different industries, from fitness to fashion to sports management and technology. She constantly motivates and inspires through her keynote speaking engagements for corporations, universities and organizations all over the world. She is also an advisor/mentor to top level executives, professional athletes, and celebrities, to guide them in maximizing their own potential and brands. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in, while empowering others to achieve their goals. Jen is more than a multifaceted, multitalented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen believes in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to do something to inspire change.”
20 Principles of Entrepreneurial Success Not Taught in School
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Business Coach & Speaker
Speaker, Coach, Photographer, Podcast Host
It’s ironic that the guy who spent 30 years bringing life INTO focus as one of the country’s most sought after portrait photographers is now freeing creative entrepreneurs around the world to leverage their so-called “lack of focus”. But then again, who better to do so than someone who truly knows what it means to be successful as a Creative Warrior.
Business coach and speaker Jeffrey Shaw encourages entrepreneurs to use their natural creative strengths to build businesses that are profitable and fulfilling so they can make a living doing what they love.
He is also the host of the popular podcast, Creative Warriors, often ranked as one of iTunes hottest business podcasts.
A contributor to the Huffington Post, Jeffrey is also the creator of the online training program The Creative Warrior Unleashed and has been cited in various publications and trade journals.
Build a Profitable Business: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed & Monetize Your Mojo
10:15 am – 11:15 am
CEO and Founder of WORKS / Career Expert
Nicole Williams is the bestselling author of three books, the latest of which, Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success, has been optioned by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, the producers behind the Academy Award winning films American Beauty and Milk.
The company she founded, WORKS, is the go-to resource for career-minded young women and was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 10 Career Websites for Women. You’ve seen her on TV— as a regular guest on Today, Good Morning America, and CNN—and in print, where her advice has appeared on the pages of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Wall Street Journal.
The New Era of Networking: Innovative Ways to Engage and Mobilize Your Audience on Social Media
There are many opportunities to meet your next business partner or customer at NY Expo. Network with vendors on the show floor, meet our speakers or exchange business cards with other attendees. Or you can attend the After-Hours Networking Event which is designed to casually promote networking while enjoying some appetizers and a cash bar.
Our conference sessions are 100% educational and designed to help you grow your business. Attend seminars in categories such as Digital Marketing, Sales Growth, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Business Growth, Sales & Marketing Strategy and much more! We pride ourselves on working with some of the best speakers in the business who are there to educate not sell and we guarantee you will walk away with new knowledge.
Come walk our 175 booth show floor at the Javits Center in NYC. Identify the latest products and services to help you grow your business now! Whether you are looking for social media services, payroll, website design, graphics, insurance, etc. you will find companies to speak with at the NY Expo. The show floor will also house features such as the Business Resource Pavilion, SCORE Counseling Sessions & the Social Media Lab.
We work with the top business experts in the industry to deliver high level education. This year’s event will feature Bestselling Author, Greg Reid and YP’s Luke Edson. We have been fortunate to work with past keynotes such as Jeffrey Hayzlett, Dave Kerpen, Russ Laraway of Twitter, Jonathan Jackson of LinkedIn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble, Chris Brogan, Bess Yount of Facebook, JJ Ramberg of MSNBC and many more!
The Northeast’s LARGEST business conference, trade show and networking event for business owners & executives.
The New York Business Expo & Conference is the only one day event of its kind that provides small & mid-sized businesses with unparalleled opportunities to grow their businesses. This show offers world class education made specifically for busy owners and key decision makers. We couple this content with informative Keynotes, interactive show floor features, one-on-one counseling and really fun networking – everything our attendees expect and need to address their changing businesslandscapes.