Growing a business is hard enough even with VC funding, now try building one without investors. Well, that's exactly what Lars Helgeson did. Twice.
After powering through the book “Teach Yourself CGI Programming In A Week” in 1997 and working with a man who would become his business partner for the next 15 years, Lars began his journey into the tech space. Through many ups and downs and the creation of one of the world's first email providers, CoolerEmail, the fruit of his labor was sweetest when he developed GreenRope, a cloud-based platform that simplifies and consolidates a company's sales, marketing, and operations in 2010.
"Not every idea we had came to fruition, but each try brought us closer to the platform that evolved into GreenRope, our flagship CRM and marketing automation platform."
In Lars own words, building GreenRope was "by no means easy." But that didn't stop this entrepreneur from bootstrapping a successful SaaS company to 2.5+million. And today, GreenRope is an ever-evolving, ever-improving system built around meeting the specific needs of customers, providing them the most stable, powerful, and broad capability of any CRM on the market with world class customer service. GreenRope is in use by thousands of businesses in over 40 countries, from solopreneurs to large organizations. In 2017, Lars wrote CRM for Dummies, a guidebook dedicated at teaching people how to use CRM to manage and grow their business under the globally acclaimed "For Dummies" brand. And now he's coming to share his wisdom with us to take your business to the next level.
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I started in the Internet Marketing space in 2000 when I co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, we grew CoolerEmail into a global software company specializing in marketing communication with 1,500+ clients. After spending years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet small and mid-sized businesses…
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Elaine Swann is one of the leading and most nationally recognized lifestyle and etiquette experts in the country. She is the founder of The Swann School of Protocol an institution committed to enriching the lives of individuals through the instruction of etiquette and social courtesies. As an authority on social etiquette and lifestyle practices, Elaine has appeared on all major networks, including the TODAY Show, CNN, FOX Network, TruTV ,E! Entertainment and Huffington Post Live, Inside Edition, Fox News Network and has been quoted in many top lifestyle publications. The New York Times dubbed Elaine Swann as “The Emily Post of the Digital Age.” Her latest book, Let Crazy Be Crazy, is on bookshelves now.
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John D. Sanders serves as an investment banking / strategic business consultant and promoter for emerging growth technology companies. He also has served as a Director and Advisor of several public and private technology corporations ranging in size of annual revenues from $1 million to $70 million.
He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Grand Strand Technology Council (serving Myrtle Beach, SC and surrounding counties) and was Founder in 2008. The Council is a non-profit member organization with initiatives in personal networking, Women in Technology, Robotics and STEM Education Support, and Startup.sc. The purpose of the Council is to Enhance the Region's Technology-Driven Business.
Prior to its sale to The Washington Post Company in 1996, he was Chairman and CEO of TechNews, Inc., publishers of Washington Technology newspaper. The publication and allied events & promotions served to enhance strategic planning and business growth of technology-intensive companies serving the CEOs, corporate and technical management, and business developers. He was founder and served as Chairman of the National Technology Fast 500 Program and its companion regional Technology Fast 50 programs that annually list and promote the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. He has served as Chairman of the Washington DC Technology Council after a short period as Interim President. The Council provides forums and interactions among technology companies, organizations and the federal and local governments to foster a stronger regional business environment and community involvement.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Sanders was an investment banker, specializing in the equity financing of emerging technology corporations. He has been the principal in the initial public offerings of a dozen companies and has served as advisor to numerous other public corporations. More thn forty private placements of equity capital have been organized through his efforts, including start-up entrepreneurial situations as well as established public entities.
Prior to entering the investment banking industry, Dr. Sanders served as a research scientist for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, as a Member of the Technical Staff of RCA Research Laboratories, and as a Development Engineer for general Electric Company.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Kentucky, a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society of Investment Analysts, Association for Corporate Growth, and Founder of the Association of Technology Business Councils. In 1992, Dr. Sanders was recognized as the "Titan of Technology" at the Greater Washington Region High Tech Awards Gala.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Sanders maintains residence in Carlsbad, California with his wife Carole.
"Grab the world by the pearls! It’s yours for the taking!"
Kelly is a dynamic powerhouse of an attorney and has lived by that mantra every day of her life! Success takes courage, perseverance, and making bold moves! It also takes knowledge!
Understanding the legal aspects of a business is essential for any business to succeed, no matter what phase they’re in. With a solid legal foundation for your business, there’s no limit to what you can achieve!
Having worked for the largest law firm in the world, with some of the best legal minds in business (along with her impressive education), Kelly has acquired a wealth of information on what it takes to make and run a successful business.
She has made it her mission to share that information with other business owners to help them break the proverbial glass ceiling!
She has a long list of impressive domestic and international clients who have deemed her "Queen of Business Law" and for good reason. She’s tough as nails, smart as a whip and determined to make your business successful!
Kelly wrote "Go Legal Yourself!" as a way to finally empower business owners with the best information there is on how to launch, grow and sustain their business legally! By creating the "4 Legal Lifecycles" of a business, Kelly broke down how to start, grow, establish and exit a business into 4 easy steps that will make any business bullet proof and extremely successful!
She loves educating people about how to succeed as a business entrepreneur and is especially passionate about working with veterans and women in business! (If dogs could own businesses, she’d help them too!) She’s madly in love with her Marine husband and their 3 beautiful dogs!
James Oliver, Jr. is the CEO of the ParentPreneur Foundation, which empowers Black ParentPreneurs to be the best parent and entrepreneur possible. He is the founder of WeMontage.com, which turns your photos into removable wallpaper, and author of The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get: You CAN Be a Successful Parentpreneur.
Stephanie Barneburg is the CEO of Sparkle Freshness, an innovative cleaning company that specializes in sustainability. Sparkle Freshness is a local family-owned and operated small business in Carlsbad, CA. Stephanie is working on establishing the Jim Dunston Foundation; a nonprofit working directly with underserved communities to create jobs by improving the environment through cleaning, education, and mentorship programs. Her commitment to making global change is the reason Sparkle Freshness is taking the industry by storm. She is committed to Sparkle Freshness’ Mission of making the world a better place, using non-toxic chemicals, planting trees to offset their carbon footprint, supporting the community and developing outcomes so that everyone across the globe has drinkable water. Under her leadership, she has also collaborated with businesses and communities to offset their footprint by providing educational resources and planting trees in their names. Her dedication to the company’s mission is her promise to her children, her clients, employees, and future generations to come.
With over 25 years of leadership and management experience, she has created a business and a life that has her living true to her values, beliefs and having autonomy.
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