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Saturday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Collaboration Over Competition

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The old way of thinking tells small businesses to worry about competitors. Worrying takes the focus off the business. By collaborating with competitors the focus remains on the client and business goals. Take for instance the WordPress theme design company StudioPress. StudioPress recommended other theme design companies to add to the Page.ly power ups page. Because of these actions and more, they've increased their recognition, branded themselves as a benevolent leader, and gained respect within the community. GangPlank, a collaborative workspace, started as a few web firms who decided to share their business secrets. They decided to combine their efforts and work together under the same roof. There was enough room for more so the space was opened up to the public. Now the space has increased from 5k sq ft to 16k sq ft and is funded by the city of Chandler. Learn these tactics and more from a highly qualified panel of experts who live this philosophy daily.

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Jay Baer

PresConvince & ConvertJay Baer is a tequila-loving hype-free consultant cited in the November, 2010 issue of Fast Company Magazine as one of the three leading social media advisors in America. A founder of five companies, Baer has consulted for more than 700 brands on a variety of... Read More →
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Derek Neighbors

GangplankDerek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Derek co-founded Gangplank, a collaborative workspace, in 2008 to help encourage local creatives to explore innovative ideas and create what they are passionate about.
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Sally Strebel

Co-founderPage.lyAfter graduating summa cum laude and being president of her class, Sally Strebel became a web entrepreneur. Founder of three companies with various levels of success, her latest company Page.ly provides secure managed WordPress hosting to personal bloggers, businesses... Read More →
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Kristie Wells

Pres/FounderSocial Media ClubFor the past 25 years I have helped organizations understand, engage and support their customers to strengthen their brand, improve their products and create better experiences for all stakeholders, internally and externally. While my roles and titles... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hilton, Salon C

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