CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, today announces its keynote speaker lineup for its annual small business conference, ICON14, at the Phoenix Convention Center, April 23 – 25, 2014. ICON14 will bring together more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the world to network, learn and share growth strategies.
The speaker lineup includes:
- Seth Godin: Godin is a best-selling author around the world including Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow, and the founder of squidoo.com. American Way Magazine called Godin, "America's Greatest Marketer."
- Simon Sinek: Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. He is the author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world.
- J.J. Ramberg: Ramberg hosts one of the longest running shows on MSNBC, Your Business, which has profiled thousands of small business owners and offered advice from countless small business experts and investors.
- Peter Shankman: Shankman is an author, entrepreneur and worldwide connector. He's globally recognized for new ways of thinking about marketing, customer service, advertising, PR and social media.
The three-day event, which sold out completely in 2012 and 2013, is packed with insightful keynotes, small business success stories, practical sales and marketing education and Infusionsoft product training. Sessions are catered to small business owners of all levels and from all industries, and the agenda includes break-out tracks for Infusionsoft users and non-users. Tracks for current Infusionsoft customers will cover actionable campaign strategies, fundamentals of the software and best practices, while general small business tracks will share sales and marketing strategies, insights and ideas that can easily be put into action.
"Now in its eighth year, we're anticipating record attendance with more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the world," said Clate Mask, co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft. "We're taking over downtown Phoenix for three days to provide small businesses with a full schedule of workshops, sessions and special events that'll help them be more successful. Not only will attendees learn from the leading thinkers and influencers in small business, they'll have an opportunity to connect with thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs."
The conference will offer networking events, vendor exhibits and the 2014 Small Business ICON Contest, which recognizes exceptional small businesses who've transformed their operations with Infusionsoft. Three Small Business ICON finalists will receive thousands of dollars to invest in their business in addition to publicity on Infusionsoft's website. The grand prize winner receives $10,000 and an all-expense-paid consultation at Infusionsoft headquarters among other prizes.
Finalists of the much anticipated Battle of the Apps competition, which recognizes Infusionsoft apps, integrations and plug-ins that enhance the Infusionsoft user experience, will be announced during the conference. The winner will receive $10,000 among other prizes. Infusionsoft acquired Benji Rabhan and the team at AutomationCore's Gmail integration that won last year's competition.
In addition to attending ICON14, current Infusionsoft customers may also register for Campaign Builder Bootcamp on April 22, 2014, a three-hour hands-on workshop where participants will create and launch a fully executed and customized campaign.
Registration and additional information is available at: http://www.attendicon.com
Infusionsoft is the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, designed to help them get organized, grow sales and save time. Unlike other software providers, Infusionsoft is solely focused on small business success and provides one easy-to-use system for sales and marketing. The privately held, seven-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Chandler, Ariz. and is funded by Goldman Sachs, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com.