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Wednesday, May 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
TED-Style Talks LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

TED-Style Talks

Join us for six impactful, tac(tical)-talks to inspire and educate.  During these talks you will hear from small business community leaders  who have a unique insight on what it takes to run a successful small  business through personal struggles and triumphs.  Each 90 minute session will showcase 5, hand selected, unique speakers. 

Resilience/Communication/Branding

Lenore Estrada, Co-Founder, Three Babes Bakeshop, www.Threebabesbakeshop.com

Description:  Rather than chasing trends (and ending up with a generic brand), draw on your own values to build a unique and meaningful brand. Then, use Lean Startup methodology to make thoughtful, strategic choices and bring your business to market.

Biography: Lenore Estrada is the co-owner, along with Anna Derivi-Castellanos, of Three Babes Bakeshop, a pie business committed to promoting organic farming methods and American manufacturing. Lenore has a BA in History from Yale University and has worked for Google, The Blackstone Group, Chevron Energy Solutions and as a luxury wedding planner in Manhattan. She is also a cancer survivor and an advocate for community-minded action. Find Three Babes on Saturdays at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

 

Cashless Small Business Restaurant

David Silverglide -  CEO Split Bread Company/Mixt greens

Title: Cashless Small Business Restaurant

Description: While ‘cash only’ is a familiar refrain within many small businesses, ‘cards only’ is a far less common phenomenon. David Silverglide, co-founder of the Mixt Greens chain, explains why he and his partner made the decision to be a cashless business and the impact it has at their Split Bread restaurant.

Biography: Andrew Swallow and David Silverglide successfully built Mixt Greens to 8 units in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles before deciding to turn their sights on revolutionizing sandwiches the same way that Mixt Greens revolutionized salads. Their management company, Good Food Guys is incredibly passionate about bringing great food to as many people as possible and operates both Mixt Greens and Split Bread.

 

Show Me the Money!
Kendra Weinisch, Customer Relationship Manager, PG&E
Description: PG&E Energy Efficiency Specialist Kendra Weinisch takes 10 minutes to show you five things that can save you money on your energy bill today.
Biography
: Kendra Weinisch began in residential energy efficiency but has since transitioned to the commercial sector. She assists some of PG&E’s largest commercial customers with their energy-related needs, focusing primarily on reducing customers' energy costs through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and integrated demand side management strategies and technologies. She has spoken on energy efficiency at numerous events and considers herself lucky to be at the forefront of the marriage of technology and environmentalism.

 

Personal Development

Lisbeth "Lis" McKinley, M.A., CPO®, LET'S MAKE ROOM, Letsmakeroom.com

Description:  An engaging introduction to the one-word system that will change the way you think about paper and inspire you towards your own compelling vision of organization.

Biography: Lisbeth "Lis" McKinley is a certified professional organizer specializing in residential organizing and move management. Lis and her team at LET'S MAKE ROOM, manage the logistical details of organizing their clients homes as well as preparing them to move in, move out, sell or remodel. Lis, who received her training as a family therapist also advises clients on issues related to personal productivity, time management and how to ensure a safe, fair and minimally stressful move. Lis, a native of New York City, lives in Oakland, California with her husband, Mason, a special education teacher.

 

Social Story Telling for SMB

Mike Wolpert, Founder, Social Jumpstart, Socialjumpstart.com

Description: How to tell your business stories so that your customers love you and new prospects flock to you. Turning social media into marketing that works.

Biography: Mike Wolpert is founder and CEO of Soci@l Jumpstart, the Social Marketing Consultancy that advises brilliant entrepreneurs and small businesses on creating a space for their brands to live and breathe on the online and thrive with social media. Mike’s 20 years of experience as a marketing expert and media sales trainer gives the company a clear focus on the sharing of big ideas and the telling of great marketing stories.


What's the greatest ROI?

Teresa Goines, Founder/CEO, Old Skool Café, Oldskoolcafe.org

Description: We are made to be connected. Staying connected to our passion ignites life within us that produces vision and tenacity that are keys to a successful business.

Biography: Teresa Goines has a singular goal that has defined her success as a freedom fighter for at risk youth. She feeds dreams and starves self-doubt and condemnation for her kids that often spins out of the destructive cycles in economically disadvantaged areas. Her work as Founder and CEO of Old Skool Café has captured the heart of San Francisco and altered the destiny of the youth by inspiring them to run this innovative supper club, Old Skool Cafe.

 

 

Energy Efficiency for Businesses

Kendra Weinisch, Customer Relationship manager, PG&E

 

Teresa Goines, Founder/CEO, Old Skool Café, Oldskoolcafe.org

 

Description: PG&E Energy Efficiency Specialist Kendra Weinisch takes 10 minutes to show you five things that can save you money on your energy bill today.

Biography: Kendra Weinisch began in residential energy efficiency but has since transitioned to the commercial sector. She assists some of PG&E’s largest commercial customers with their energy-related needs, focusing primarily on reducing customers' energy costs through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and integrated demand side management strategies and technologies. She has spoken on energy efficiency at numerous events and considers herself lucky to be at the forefront of the marriage of technology and environmentalism.

 

 


 

Small Business Conference

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Session 1, 10:00 - 11:45 AM

Emerald Conference Room

 

 

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.  For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com

 


Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:30am
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

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