The SoloCEO Summit 2020 Agenda

7:30 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:40 am

Welcome & Kickoff

EMCEE  Charles Johnson
9:40 – 10:45 am

Strategic Thinking – Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Start the day out in this in-depth and fun session thinking about your business.  Crystal ball not needed just your imagination of where you would like to take your business.  The sky’s the limit; #myworkmyway!  Let’s work together to get answers to the questions that may be lingering in the back of your mind about staying the course or shaking things up. We’ll give you the tools to reflect on your customers, environment, and personal situation to build a business that can thrive for years to come.
Presented by Terra Winston
10:45 – 11:00 am

SoloCEO Life Lessons – Image is Everything

Let’s be honest, one of the biggest benefits of being a solopreneur is the ability to ditch a dress code. Pajama bottoms are the new business casual for us!  Unfortunately, when dealing with clients, partners, and the rest of the outside world, image still matters.  Let’s talk about how to polish your image yet stay true to yourself and still build credibility that supports your brand.
Presented by Kristie Jorfald
11:00 – 11:15 am


11:15 – 12:30 pm

How to Pitch Your Business

Think that a good pitch is only needed for Shark Tank?  SoloCEOs are constantly pitching their businesses to make sales, develop partnerships, secure funding, and build awareness.  Our panel of buyers and funders will give you the inside scoop on what makes them lean in and what pitches make them tune out.
Tomaneci Waller-Day
Tasha Seitz
Jon Suber
Moderated by: Marilyn Johnson
12:30 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 1:45 pm


1:45 – 3:15 pm

Ask The Experts

As solopreneurs we are used to wearing many hats, but some matters are better left to trained experts.  Too often we have questions but no trusted resources to ask.  Now is your chance to get up close and personal with thought leaders.  These Subject Matter Experts will be at your disposal during this session to share best practices, answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction.  Get ready to take tons of notes and share your experiences.
Our Experts Include:
Ask the Accountant: Charles Gebeck
Ask the Retirement Guru: Morris Allen
Ask the Social Media Maven: Marina Christos
3:15 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 3:45 pm

SoloCEO Life Lessons – Need to Get Away?

The research is very clear … self-care and time away from work is critical for our personal wellness AND the health of our businesses.  Let’s shine the spotlight on recharging your battery.  It’s time to get that next vacation on the calendar!
Presented by Cynthia Paulauskas
3:45 – 4:00 pm

Make it Real – Take Action

This great day may be coming to an end, but know that this is just the beginning…
…of new relationships,
…of increased productivity, and
…of your next level of profitability.
We’ll close this exciting day with a few actions that will help you maintain momentum going forward.  Being a solopreneur does not have to be a solo journey.
Presented by Terra Winston
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

Time to let your hair down and enjoy the company of some of the coolest solopreneurs around!