May 20-22, 2014
Omni Hotel Nashville
Inc. created GROWCO, a three-day conference, for business leaders who want brass tacks advice to achieve the next level of growth. GROWCO speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons in the business community, and authors of definitive business tomes. Learn how to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, get the most for your marketing dollar, connect with customers, close deals, and find capital.
Save the Date!
October 15-17, 2014
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual three day event that brings the nation’s brightest, most successful business minds together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the companies that appear on Inc. magazine’s prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies.
Expect to be inspired by an unprecedented line-up of business experts from companies you know and admire, learn from high-level keynotes, make new connections and reconnect with peers, and celebrate your success! The conference culminates in a black-tie gala in which all current year honorees receive awards.
SXSW: Nasty Gal: Turning Heads While Turning Profits
March 8, 2014 |
Austin Convention Center Ballroom D
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Sophia Amoruso, the founder, CEO, and chief troublemaker of Nasty Gal, grew her fashion enterprise from a one-woman vintage store on eBay to an online retail haven for “badass girls” around the globe. The Los Angeles-based company isn't just edgy—it’s a fashion mecca for the 21st century. The company now manufactures its own brand of clothing, employs a full-time staff of 300 and maintains a 500,000-sq.-foot fulfillment center in Kentucky. With $100 million in sales last year, Nasty Gal is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, earning it the No. 11 spot on the 2012 Inc. 500.
In this exclusive interview with Inc. senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Amoruso discusses the bold trajectory of Nasty Gal—from starting on eBay to attracting investors, raising $50 million in funding, and scaling her business at a lightning pace. Oh, and she's just getting started: Amoruso was honored in Inc.'s 2013 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.
SXSW: How to Pitch the Media
March 11, 2014 |
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 East 4th Street
A panel of business reporters and editors from a variety of media outlets, including Inc.com and MSNBC, will talk candidly about how and why they write about startups and other companies. Attendees will learn how to pitch their story to the press and what grabs a reporter's attention. They'll also learn the best ways to develop relationships with the press and how to become a quoted source. We'll also talk about how entrepreneurs and business owners can tell a compelling story.
Free Webinar: Protecting Your Business as You Grow
March 27, 2014 |
As an entrepreneur, growth, innovation, business development, maximizing profits and efficiency are all top of mind. Your ability to skillfully wield technology to grow and manage your business has been paramount to the success of your company. In this webinar, we’ll explore the simple but effective ways that you can fuel the growth of your firm, while ensuring your most valuable asset (your business) is protected.
NAPW National Networking Conference
April 25, 2014
Marriott Marquis in Times Square
New York, NY
Get ready! It’s time to be inspired and empowered by thought-provoking commentary and motivating dialogue at the annual NAPW 2014 National Networking Conference -- Aspire. Connect. Achieve. Hosted by the dynamic, multi-talented Star Jones and featuring extraordinary, trailblazing entrepreneurs and visionary experts, this year’s conference is bigger and better than ever – it’s the ultimate networking experience for all professional businesswomen. This year’s keynote speaker is real estate mogul and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran and receiving our first-ever Icon Award is Robin Roberts, award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Powerhouse panels include Whole Woman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropic.
SXSW: Nasty Gal: Turning Heads While Turning Profits Austin Convention Center Ballroom D, Austin, TX
SXSW: How to Pitch the Media Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin, TX
NAPW National Networking Conference Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY
Growco Conference Omni Hotel Nashville, Nashville, TN
Inc. 500 | 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
The Council is a membership organization for top entrepreneurs and family business owners. You may be eligible to join this elite group of growth-oriented, private-company leaders.