SOBCon Asks The Big Question: What Problem Are You Trying To Solve?

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One of the essential questions a new business must answer is “What Problem Are You Trying To Solve“?

It’s the critical driver of the core value proposition for any successful product or service.

SOBCon NW 2012 tackled this big question this past September in Portland,  with our showcase business panel featuring Lara Feltin, CEO of Biznik , Howard Mann of Brickyard Partners, and Todd Silverstein, CEO of Vizify, and moderated by Scott Sandler, Fund Manager of the Oregon Angel Fund.

We’re pleased to present the video from the panel discussion – watch and listen as these excellent business minds present their insights to our SOBCon audience, and now to you!


SOBCon Chicago Revisited: A Conversation With Brian Solis

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This is the second in a series of videos from the recent SOBCon Chicago 2012 – a special conversation between SOBCon Co-Founder Liz Strauss and digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist Brian Solis.  Brian, who lives in San Francisco, is the author of “The End Of Business as Usual”, and host and curator of the popular Pivot Conference in New York.

Liz brings out the “real” Brian Solis, and prompts him to bust a couple of myths -check out the video for more.

His key takeaway:

“When you are persistent you can outlast resistance”

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SOBCon Chicago 2011

The New Leadership and Loyalty Business

SOBCon Chicago 2011 featured six models and masterminds workshops, four up-close, interactive conversations with business leaders, and four special presentations – all focused on the new online and offline leadership and loyalty business. We capped it off with a give-back event on Sunday. And, we gave away a GM car to Mark Horvath! SOBCon Chicago 2011 Speakers included: [Read more…]

SOBCon Northwest 2011

Where Profit Meets Purpose

SOBCon came to the Pacific Northwest last September, where Liz and Terry connected businesses to the planet and the people who live on it. We’ll talked about business models that worked for profit AND for social good for 2 1/2 days at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland, Oregon. [Read more…]