This article was written by Michelle Russillo, SCORE Orange County Business Mentor
Business conferences tend to be a very important part of someone's training and development. There are conferences that are made exclusively for business women that will help train in the areas of business, networking, and leadership. This is why attending the SCORE OC's 3rd Annual Women Business Owner's Conference is something that many women are considering doing.
There are two primary reasons to attend this conference or one like it. It is to learn new skills and also to network with other business owners and future business leaders.
Of the many skills taught at this conference you are going to learn things like how to inspire and motivate clients, motivation techniques with current employees, how to attract the right talent into your group, consulting tips, what to do to get a website more visitors, tips on social media and search engine optimization, money and career management, and how to make a business even more profitable.
Each of these types of skills are taught by professionals like Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact and Kim Shepherd, CEO of Decision Toolbox. These professionals have actually had success in their specific area of expertise. They will teach you what actually works in 2014 and tell you what you need to avoid. This type of information is invaluable especially to those who are still working hard to get the success they have always wanted.
These skills are taught in sessions and classes that are easy to digest with the harder principles broken down so that anyone can understand them. Being taught by those who have been in their shoes before makes it that much more exciting.
Besides the things that you learn, you also have the ability to network with others. This means meeting new people that can be friends, business partners, mentors, and others. This type of networking and support is something that is so easy to do at a conference that typically doesn't happen in day to day life. At times, the relationships formed are more valuable in the long run than the material presented. For those who have never attended a conference like this before, you will be amazed at how easily lasting relationships are formed at these types of events.
This 3rd annual conference is held on October 30th, 2014 from 7:30 -3:30 and Cocktail Reception to follow at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. It is primarily designed for women but men are able to attend as well. It is best to register early just in case it sells out. www.wboconference.com
Editor’s Note: In the above photo, Dennis Wright (center) accepts the SCORE Chapter of the Year Award from Ken Yancey (left) CEO of the SCORE Association and Jerry Glenn (right) Chairman of the Board, SCORE Association. This is the fourth time Orange County SCORE has been honored with this award. No other SCORE chapter has won the award more than once. We owe this singular award to YOU, our valued clients. Your Business is our Success!!