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David Slatter, president, ExperiPro
Imagine how much more effective your sales initiatives could be when you really know who your customers are, and why they buy from you (or not), and if you understood who you are competing against and what sets you apart from the pack. This program provides practical advice about how and when to use research, what types of research work best in given situations, and tips & tricks to avoid the most common pitfalls.
Higher education unplugged
Dr. Richard Benson, president, UT Dallas, and Dr. Joe May, chancellor, DCCCD
Conversations cover challenges with funding, effectively managing growth and the challenges of educating our nation's future workforce.
Joe Constantino, founder and CEO, Einstein's Eyes; Colin Hayes, sr. enterprise account executive, Belo + Company; Tom Gildersleeve, principal, TNT Dental. Almost all small- and medium-sized businesses have some form of digital outreach, but having an online marketing system that gets a head-up on the competition is a challenge Presentation begins at 3:30. Paid advertising, 19:00 SMS texting and apps. 26:00 questions to ask your marketing vendor 28:30 AI. Develop your brand story.
Tax change implications
Local tax experts focus on what the changes in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December really means for business. Panelists also address how those changes are forcing some businesses to make “choice of entity” decisions and what this means for international business. • Chris Luna, VP and general counsel, MetroPCS • Michael Threet, tax attorney with Haynes & Boone • Robert Smith, international tax consultant with Saville, Dodgen & Company
Finance chair Adam Keller of Atlas Wealth Advisors talks about how small business owners can make sure their valuable businesses are in the right shape to either be handed over or at max value to be sold when the time is right.
Why join the Chamber
Hear from various Richardson leaders about what the Richardson Chamber does for business and community. Includes City Manager Dan Johnson, RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone, Leadership Richardson Kim Quirk, Alamo Drafthouse's Bill DiGaetano, Texas Instruments' Kent Novak, Gabriela Smith, and Richardson Chamber CEO Bill Sproull.