Chicago Small Business Expo Speaker Line Up Will Blow You Away

The Chicago Small Business Expo speaker line-up is sure to blow you away in the Windy City---and give you the tools you need to grow your small business.

Chicago Small Business Expo Agenda Packed With Ways to Help You Grow Your Business

Attendees are going to have a difficult time choosing their favorite session at this year's Small Business Expo Chicago. Chicago Small Business Expo 2024 has something for everyone: dynamic speakers, speed networking, industry-focused discussions, and a tradeshow full of innovative solutions. 👉Set your schedule for the day with the Chicago Small Business Expo Agenda!

Start with Chicago's Awesome Speaker Line-Up

Attendees can start planning out their amazing Chicago Small Business Expo experience by browsing through this year's speaker line-up focused on growth. Whether through marketing insights, financial tips, or cybersecurity, attendees can learn more about growing their business, protecting their assets, and leveraging strategic opportunities.

One of those strategic opportunities, marketplace giant Amazon, is the focus of Abby Malchow's keynote presentation. Abby Malchow is the Manager of Small Business Partnerships & Education at Amazon where she develops and manages partnerships that help drive success for entrepreneurs and small businesses through delivering education, programs, and investments that support their continued growth.

Abby is moderating an exclusive panel discussion with two thriving Chicago-based small business owners: Robin Schulze, Owner, Brasstache LLC, and Jay Gonzalez, Founder & CEO, Selsela. These experienced small business owners are going to discuss how they grew and scaled their brands by leveraging Amazon. They are going to delve into the steps they took, the challenges they overcame, and the strategies that led to their success. Abby, Robin, and Jay plan to give out tips and tricks for making the most of Amazon's suite of resources and programs tailored to support small business growth. 

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Nicole Denise's keynote presentation is another opportunity for business owners to explore, reflect, and position themselves for growth. In "Thrive, Don’t Just Survive: The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Sustainable Success," Nicole "guides you through the process of creating a Business, Branding, and Well-Being plan that will help you launch and grow. You’ll develop a greater understanding of your business, what you want to achieve, and how to get there. You’ll also create a roadmap for success that you can refer back to again and again."

In addition to the keynote, attendees can choose from sessions that pertain to them and their business, such as, "Attract, Identify, and Grow: Automating Lead Generation," "Crucial Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting and Operating a Business," "Corporate Transparency Act: How to Comply with New Federal Reporting Law on Beneficial Ownership," "Are Your Documents and Data Putting Your Business at Risk?" These are just a few of the many, relevant workshops on the Chicago Small Business Expo agenda.

Add Connections with Meaningful Networking Experiences

Education is only a part of an amazing Small Business Expo Chicago experience. There are also a variety of industry meet-ups and speed networking sessions planned throughout Expo. (Attendees can optimize their speed networking time with these  tips for the best speed networking experience.) 

Read more about our Get Dotted® Program, and how it helps attendees get the most out of their networking experiences at Small Business Expo Chicago.

Attendees can also look forward to networking with vendors at the Small Business Expo Chicago Tradeshow. The tradeshow is a change for small business owners to meet with exhibitors that provide innovative products and services. Attendees are sure to walk away feeling inspired and empowered. 

👉See all networking opportunities at Small Business Expo New York City!

How to Start Setting a Schedule for Small Business Expo Chicago

Attendees can maximize every minute of their time at Small Business Expo with these steps: