New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
In its second year, INSIDE EDGE has moved to Arizona. According to an Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supplier Diversity Best Practices White Paper, the state is home to more than 100,000 minority-owned business enterprises, which together contribute billions in annual revenue to Arizona’s economy. What’s more, Arizona was named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 10 Best States for Starting a Business in 2013, and a Top 10 State for Women Business Owners by the Phoenix Business Journal.
A Stanford University study tells us that corporations desire services, coaching and leadership advice from outside professionals and entrepreneurs; however, less than one-third receive it. A majority of self-described “solopreneurs” earn an annual income of just $20,000 according to SolopreneurLife.com. While more than half (67.53%) of solo business owners earn less than $25,000 per year, a significant 63% of small business owners are earning half a million dollars or more each year. What separates the two? Lucrative corporate clients.
Hosted by Angelique Rewers, ABC, APR—founder and CEO of The Corporate Agent—INSIDE EDGE is designed to guide small business owners, solopreneurs and the self-employed to stop chasing smaller clients in favor of landing lucrative corporate contracts. http://insideedge2014.com/
“Too many small business owners are stepping over the dollars just to get to the dimes. Because even though they know that there is a fortune to be made with bigger companies – it’s like they are looking at a vault that has no keyhole. It’s a black box of opportunity that they have no idea how to unlock,” explains Angelique Rewers.
In addition to extensive seminars and breakout sessions, INSIDE EDGE attendees will hear directly from key decision makers and purchasing specialists during one of Angelique’s most popular sessions, The FORTUNE 1000 Panel. These, as well as mid-market companies, are committed to buying more services and products from small business owners, including those who are certified as women-, minority- and veteran-owned.
What’s more, local media success story Ken Bonham, VP of Business Development for Lucid Agency and a recent recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, will be featured on Day 2 of the conference, in a live on-stage Q&A with our host, Angelique Rewers.
Ken is a founding partner of Lucid Agency – voted one of Phoenix’s Best Places to Work three years in a row now, from 2011-2013. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Better Business Bureau and Phoenix Coyote Charities. His company, while only three people small, managed to beat out major national competitors when it landed Motorola as a client. Today, the company has grown to 22 people, and is proud to name several huge, national corporations as clients. His story is a great illustration of what INSIDE EDGE and Angelique Rewers endeavor to teach entrepreneurs and small business owners – HOW to land lucrative corporate contracts and clients, regardless of size.
Topics covered from the main stage will include (but are not limited to):
The LATEST insights on successfully working with corporations, not to mention universities, non-profits and mid-, smaller-size and local companies today. (Hint: What used to work just isn’t getting the same results nowadays; Angelique will take attendees inside of what’s going on right now in the industry — and what they need to know to close deals FAST).
What the most profitable, most in-demand services are to sell to companies right now, as well as who to contact, where to find those decision makers, how to contact them, what to say, and what to do when they say they’re interested.
Four simple, yet wildly effective strategies for bringing in a flood of new clients and new income in the next 45 days. (Bonus: You can wash-rinse-repeat these strategies any time you’re looking for a fresh infusion of clients and cash for your business).
There are also 12 hand-picked breakout speakers. The full list, including topics covered can be found here: http://insideedge2014.com/breakout-sessions/
“This is an incredible chance to hear directly from BIG Business, and I mean GLOBAL brands, so you can tailor your services to tap into the $10+ trillion dollar (and growing) opportunity,” Angelique tells attendees.
At last headcount there were over 400 registered attendees coming into Scottsdale from all over the globe. Tickets are still available, please visit the event website for registration.
Angelique is available for one-on-one interviews the day before the conference, Wednesday, June 25th. We can also make special arrangements for interviews with Angelique during the breakout sessions, as needed. Media professionals interested in attending the event please contact Social Sage PR, contact information is listed below.
About Angelique Rewers
As a business consultant, Angelique Rewers has guided some of the world’s most renowned companies, including Northrop Grumman, ITT Corporation, Constellation Energy, BD (Becton Dickinson), Towers Watson, eBay and MedStar Health, as well as mid-market and emerging companies, such as Clarkston Consulting, KM Systems Group, PIDI, Strategic Services International, Global Link Logistics, KCIC and many others. Her award-winning strategies led her to expand the work she does through The Corporate Agent into launching INSIDE EDGE in 2013.
About INSIDE EDGE 2014
There is more than a $10 trillion corporate marketplace out there, waiting to be captured. For many solopreneurs and small business owners, it may as well be in outer space. But Angelique Rewers—The Corporate Agent, herself—has put her incredible, actionable system together for the second year in a row at INSIDE EDGE 2014—a three-day conference during which attendees discover the groundbreaking strategies that will give them the inside edge in landing lucrative corporate clients for their small businesses. http://insideedge2014.com/
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