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I'm a Business Owner, Not a Psychic - You Don't Know What You Don't Know - Session 2 of 3


Oct 20, 2017 – 7:30 AM

100 South 78th Street
Belleville, IL 62223 Map

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As a business owner, wouldn’t it be nice to anticipate and plan for problems before they arise? AdviCoach has the next best thing to a Crystal Ball!! How often do you say, "If I only knew that sooner?"  You're a Business Owner, Not a Psychic. Who can anticipate, plan, and execute everything?  It happens to all of us.  Why? Because You Don't Know What You Don't Know.   Wouldn't it be nice to have some insight and be prepared if you experience these things?  Or be proactive to prevent them? Then sign-up today as this is exactly what the entire 3-part seminar series is based on!! A Spring Series was held on the same concept of "You Don't Know What You Don't Know"; however, this is NOT a repeat (note change in title)!!  The Fall Series will have fresh topics and many new presenters, plus a few returning ones. A 3-part Seminar Series has been organized by Teresa Pedigo, with AdviCoach, and a team of experts in a variety of professions to share some insight on areas you may not have encountered yet, previous issues where you weren't sure how to handle, or what the best practice would be in the situation.  A total of 13 experts (5 at each session) have been brought together to provide you with knowledge that you may not have known about when you walked in the door, but will when you walk out the door. There will be 3 Authors and 2 Nationally Accredited Speakers participating in this series! Seating is limited, so register today for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions!  Discounts apply if you register by midnight, August 12 for all 3 events.  Sessions will be held on September 15th, October 20th, and November 17th. Doors open at 7:30 am for a light breakfast, beverages, and networking (bring business cards).  Seminar will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end at noon. Here is a listing of the Speakers for Sessions 2 & 3, Topics, and Key Points: October 20thMatthew Warren, VP-Commercial Banking Officer at Providence BankSimplifying Commercial LoansKey Points:  What Items are needed when I apply for a commercial loan?What are Banks looking at when I apply? Why is a line of credit needed for my business?Joe Varda, Owner of Joe’s TechnologyPC DetectiveKey Points:  Fantastic ad blocking software that will even strip the commercials off ofYouTube videos, plus a great way to ease the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10.***KEY NOTE SPEAKER***Dawn Mushill, Customer Service & BeyondChange Your Attitude, Change Your UnderpantsKey Points:  Ten things both you and your staff can change immediately and your customerswill notice immediately, Guide to developing your own customer service standards.Role play examples that you can take back to your staff..Kevin Benson with Yaekel & AssociatesI’m Too Small for Cyber LiabilityKey Points:  What is Ransomware? How does my coverage work? Teresa A. Pedigo, AdviCoachNetworking:  Who With, What Do I Do, & Why Is It Important for My Business?Key Points:  Define Different Groups, Advantages for Members, Selection November 17 Jerry Harrington, VP of Residential Sales at BelomanHow come nobody listens to me?Key Points:  What is your value proposition? Do you know what makes your clients tick?Why choose you and not your competitor? What is your clients WHY?  Lisa Adams, Owner of Adams Publications, Inc.Creating Ads that get you RESULTS!Key Points:  Print - Radio - TV - Facebook--Eye-catching colors, designs and copy Jacob Hottenrott, CPAYou can’t miss a deduction if you didn’t know it was there!Key Points:  Why as a small business owner, walking out of your house should be a deduction?If you want to maximize your deductions while doing your taxes, you are already too late!  These obvious deductions might seem obvious, but they are missed every day. Teresa A. Pedigo, AdviCoachRiding the Cash Flow Rollercoaster.  How Do I Get Off This Ride?Key Points:  What is a Subscription Service? Creating a Recurring Revenue Stream.  ***KEY NOTE SPEAKER***Ron Hodgkins, Co-Owner of Bel-o Pest SolutionsEverything Good is on the Other Side of Sh*tKey Points: Knowing "what" you want isn't enough. You need to find your "why."Find the vision that pulls you instead of pushes you.The secret to living is giving.  Bios for all of the Speakers: Teresa A. Pedigo is a graduate of Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.   She spent 23 years in the financial services industry as a Bank Examiner with the OCC; Director of Compliance for three banks, a mortgage company and an auto leasing company; and as a Director of Financial Services in a large consulting firm. She received two merit awards at the OCC; earned three certifications while working for the consulting firm; and was named Executive of the Year in Banking Compliance in 2010. Teresa also served as a lead instructor for the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), where bankers attend to obtain a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer’s (CCBCO) certification.  Near the end of 2014, she decided to leave corporate and pursue the passion of becoming an entrepreneur by purchasing an AdviCoach Franchise.  Teresa works with Business Owners/Entrepreneurs to help them set goals, create action plans to reach those goals, and provides accountability to keep the owner on track to meet their goals.  In 2016, she received the Proactive Marketing Trendsetter of the Year Award from AdviCoach, along with being the Business Coach for the 2016 AdviCoach Client of the Year. Teresa was raised as a farmer’s daughter in Central Illinois, where the dirt is black. This is where her entrepreneurial roots first started to grow. Like most farm kids, her first job (besides babysitting) was walking beans—soybeans, not green beans. It taught her the importance of hard work to get what you want, along with the importance of managing wages earned.  In addition, Teresa learned the criticality of attention to detail, pride, and integrity, which should be the heart of any business.  At the age of 16, she began working for farmer as an Office Manager for his grain, hog, trucking, and corn dryer supply/repair operations. This included doing payroll (by hand) and completing quarterly sales tax reports, while dispatching trucks and selling dryer parts.  Teresa remains incredibly grateful to both her father and this farmer for what she learned early in life which prepared her for her future business career. Teresa moved to Fairview Heights in 1991.  She has been active in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, and serves as a Board Member for Call For Help, Inc. She is also a member of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce and Belleville BNI.  Besides business, her passions include shoes, wine, fitness and her Yorkie, Paisley. Dr. Kathleen Roche, FEATURED KEY NOTE SPEAKER, owns and operates a successful chiropractic franchise, HealthSource, America’s Chiropractor. She treats her patients like family and respects their healthcare choices. She really listens to the patients. In addition to this, she lectures and enriches her community through teaching success tips and skills for goal achievement and life fulfillment.   Dr. Roche attributes the systems used in the franchise model which allowed her to grow exponentially in terms of treatment and education. Dr. Roche employs the same philosophies when working with team members and subsequently watches them grow and develop into incredible doctors, team members, and mentors for others; while helping them reach their goals and realize their potential. Dr. Roche has developed and implemented tools that work in terms of business growth in and out of healthcare. Dr. Roche graduated from Webster University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She graduated in the top ten percent of her class. She was listed in the Who’s Who of College students while at Logan College. Dr. Roche was on the Dean’s list 8 out of 10 semesters, all while raising her kids, husband and dog! Dr. Roche was lead to HealthSource, America’s   Chiropractor which is a national chiropractic franchise system. It was the mastermind experience used by HealthSource which introduced Dr. Roche to what it takes to become success orientated and to realize her potential. The selection into the mastermind gave Dr. Roche the confidence to move forward in life, challenged her thinking, and made her step out of her comfort zone. As a result she wrote her first book, Realize Your Potential (Ten Secrets to Success Revealed). Available on Amazon.  Dr. Roche was selected as one of America’s Premier Experts for recognition of her passion and knowledge in healthcare.  She is a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors. She will be receiving a Quilly Award in September 2017. She co-authored the book, The Big Secret, with Jack Canfield, best known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She has won franchise of the month twice since entering the HealthSource Chiropractic family. She was the keynote speaker for Leadership Belleville‘s 2017 graduating class. Dr. Roche was selected for Who’s Who “Top Doctors Honors Edition.” Dr. Roche was recently selected as one of PNC Bank’s leading women entrepreneurs. Dr. Roche has shared her success secrets and chiropractic knowledge at Lindenwood University,  numerous school districts in Illinois, Chamber of Commerce, personal care giver’s training, nurse appreciation week, local BNI’s and other business lecture series. You can contact Dr. Kathleen Roche for information on chiropractic care or success lectures at Amy Thompson, Owner and Online Marketing Goddess of HY-Viz Marketing. Our business is based in Belleville, IL. Both Amy and Jeff grew up in the area and currently reside in O’Fallon, IL. We help entrepreneurs, professionals, small businesses, and even corporations get seen online with the visibility they need to attract new clients. I am active in a local BNI, The Edge Networking Group, O’Fallon Woman's Club, and a Score Mentor.  I have 2 dog children and a fiance’, Jeff, also my business partner. We enjoy traveling, specifically backpacking and all things outdoors. Terry Lammers is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He was the President and Owner of Tri-County Petroleum, Inc. TCPI was a wholesale fuel and lubricants supplier servicing Southern, IL and the St. Louis Metro area. From 1992 until the company was sold in 2010, Terry grew the business from $750,000 in sales to over $42,000,000 including the acquisition of 11 different companies. This business was sold in 2010 to Growmark, Inc. and 8 of its FS Member Companies. After the successful sale of his company, Terry spent three and a half years with Regions Bank as a Vice President of Commercial Banking because his wife told him he had to have a job. In July of 2014, Terry teamed up with Dave Kunkel and launched Innovative Business Advisors. Innovative is a comprehensive business brokerage firm that helps people buy and sell companies, performs business valuations, and provides exit planning.   In December of 2015, Terry received his official designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).  In November 2016, Terry received his Certified Value Builder certification.  Terry is a lifelong resident of the Highland, IL area where he currently lives with his wife, Julie, of 22 years and their three children. Sydney (20), Caitlin (18), and Trent (16). Terry is an avid outdoorsman and has enjoyed several North American large game hunts. He is also looking forward to publishing his first book in 2017. His local involvement in community organizations include, President of the Highland-Pierron Fire District, 22 years as a volunteer fireman for the Highland-Pierron Fire Dept., Past President of the Pierron Improvement Club, Past President of the Highland Rotary Club, Member of St. Joseph Hospital Friends Board, President of the Highland Area Community Foundation, and Member of the Highland Optimist Club Sarah Schwarz is a business services expert with over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field. Sarah has been a revered consulted by many of the Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. as well as hundreds of small businesses. Sarah is a National Speaker for SHRM and was the Featured Hope For Heroes Speaker for American Cancer Society (2015). She is presently Director of Human Resources and Sales Operations for Stanley Steemer, Inc.  Sarah's presentation titled, “Your Small Business Bible” will provide golden nuggets of insight into some of the most important aspects of starting and growing your small business. Participants will walk away with the Small Business Bible chalked full of important checklists for essential areas of your business including: Business Insurance, Payroll Taxes, Unemployment , Healthcare, Employee Handbooks, Performance Standards and much more. Matthew Warren is a Vice President-Commercial Banking Officer with Providence Bank. His 12 year banking career has focused on commercial credit underwriting, commercial lending, credit risk and portfolio management. In his current role as Commercial Banking Officer, Matthew utilizes his extensive commercial credit background to provide commercial clients financing tailored for their business or investment objectives. Matthew received his BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2005 and his Master's in Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2007. Matthew is also a 2014 graduate from the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Joe Varda is the Owner of Joes’s Technology.  Ever since Vocational training in High School, I’ve been interested in electronics.  From HS I joined the US Navy and worked on the Ships Inertial Navigation systems (SINS).  I started my civilian career with NCR in 1980.  There I learned to troubleshoot all types of business computer systems including: Point-of-Sale, Hospitality, Banking (proof equipment, ATMs, teller terminals),as well as early Personal Computers.  In 1990 I started with a company as a technical Instructor and trained field service technicians.  In the late 90s, I became a project manager involved in the installation of network infrastructure for companies such as Best Buy and Nordstrom. In 2012, I, along with 100 of my colleagues, found ourselves the victims of outsourcing.  I decided at that point to start my own computer repair business.  Here I am 5 years later and still going strong, thanks in large part to a wonderful business coach, Teresa Pedigo. Dawn Mushill, FEATURED KEY NOTE SPEAKER, has been a public speaker ever since people have listened. She started speaking in front of people in 1994, when she was student teaching. She loved seeing the light bulbs go off in the crowd as she spoke, so she started providing customer service training. She was inspired to become a public speaker because she felt she could assist companies in setting up expectations and providing solid training on what level of customer service the company would like to achieve. Working in management for 20 years and also as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Illinois College for 16 years, Dawn gives seminars about customer service and attitude from a new, fresh perspective that her audiences enjoy and understand. An incredibly flexible and animated speaker, Dawn has spoken to audiences on the radio, television, international radio, to non-profits, for profits, schools, large companies, and small companies. Her most requested topics include “Change Your Attitude, Change Your Underwear,” customer service, stress management, time management, and living the life you love, and she uses real-life stories and a plan to implement the ideas she presents immediately. She hopes to speak all over the United States to inspire people to do their best, and she also wants to sing in a country band someday. Dawn has also written and published a book, Customer Service and Beyond… It is all about the WOW!, and she is currently working on two more books. She truly has a passion for what she does each and every single day and encourages people to find their passion – their entire lives will change! Kevin Benson is a lifelong resident of St. Clair & Madison Counties. He studied Business Marketing at the University of Southern Illinois. Following college, Kevin worked in the Marketing and Advertising industry, promoting relationships between Home Builders and Building Material Dealers. For the past nine years Kevin has worked as an insurance producer at Yaekel & Associates in Belleville, IL.  His focus is on the Property and Casualty segment. Kevin strives to bring comprehensive coverage to a vast number of industries, utilizing a team of dedicated agents and committed underwriters. Kevin and his wife, Susie, have been married for 17 years and are currently enjoying raising three young boys in Maryville, IL. Jerry Harrington – is the Vice President of Residential Sales for Beloman in Belleville, IL.  He has been a team member of The Beloman Company for almost 15 years and has been in the HVAC industry for over 35 years. As a manager directly responsible for day to day activities and sales goals, Jerry understands that your internal employees are actually your best clients. Every day it is our job to train, lead and motivate our team members to help them achieve their personal and career goals. Working directly with such a diverse group of personalities is to say the least challenging and rewarding at the same time. No two days are exactly the same. And that’s why we need the tools necessary to help our team members grow. Jerry has been married to Sherry for 33 years.  They have two sons, Jordan - 19 and Jared -23, plus a new puppy named Remy who is a male Chocolate Lab and 10 months old. Lisa R. Adams, publisher of Marketplace Magazine and CEO of Adams Publications, has 30 years of experience as a journalist, editor and publisher. Having a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Masters of Science in mass communications, her experience includes news and feature reporting at newspapers/magazines in Waco, Texas and Austin; direct mail advertising copywriting at Famous-Barr in St. Louis; editor of special advertising sections at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and currently as publisher of Marketplace Magazine. Going from the creative to the business side of publishing has given her insight as a publisher and inherently as a salesperson. Adams also purchases advertising for a non-profit organization thus providing a perspective from the advertiser's view regarding budgets and the need for exposure. She is a member of Belleville BNI, St. Clair County East Rotary, the HBA of SWIL, Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. Jacob R. Hottenrott, CPA is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy.  He spent 7 years working for regional CPA firms specializing in taxation and 3 years working for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in the Internal Audit department.  Having grown up working in the family small business, Jake opened his practice to focus on the small business owner.  Jake works throughout the year with his clients to help them plan and prepare not only for taxes but also for accounting, projections and ad hoc projects.  Jake lives in Smithton with his wife and two children.  He is an active member of the BNI Successful Mid-America Referral Team and a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAS.  He holds the following licenses: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, IL-MO Property and Casualty Insurance License, IL-MO Life and Health Insurance License.   FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Call Teresa A. Pedigo at 217-433-6809.  What's the refund policy? Cancellations must occur 7 business days' prior to the day of the event for any refund to be provided. If cancelled 7 business' days prior, you will receive a refund equal to 1/2 of your payment (fees not included). Ticket transfers are permitted if you find someone who would like to use/purchase your ticket.      

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