BizCom is back on!! Who’s ready to get their community, connection, and education on – TOGETHER?!
While the pandemic put a damper on our plans for BizCom last year, we are pumped to say… we’re back and ready for more in 2021! Our team has been working hard behind the scenes for the past couple of months on this year’s upcoming summit, and we only have more goodness to come from here.
This year’s BizCom
With the world changing into virtual gatherings, meetings, and coffee dates last year, we can’t wait to dive back into in-person networking and learning again. And, as you may have guessed, we’ve been brainstorming content ideas for the conference like wild.
A few of the things we’re wanting to break out and deep dive on during the conference are SEO and its evolution, the importance of branding, Instagram Reels, and TikTok Marketing.
What is the meaning behind BizCom?
Are you a business owner? Ever struggle with your online presence? What social media channels are the best to invest time in? How do you promote yourself and get brand recognition on TV and print media? What is SEO, and how do you set up a strategy to attract PAYING leads? Or how do you deal with your success? Instagram Reels…what are those?
These are all questions (and more!) that will be answered at the BizCom Summit by some of the Twin Cities’ most savvy influencers and online marketing gurus.
Join us for a unique conference to learn from industry professionals in and around the Twin Cities area about marketing, social media, and so much more.
If you’re interested in a full recap of BizCom 2019, you can read more about it here.
Save the date
November 4th from 4 – 8 PM at The Whim in Minneapolis, which is a brand new event space that will literally be opening its doors right before this event.For more information on the conference and to purchase a ticket to the event, you can do so by clicking here, under our workshops page. We’re working on finalizing the speakers, but we promise it’ll be an event worth coming to. This is also a way to make great connections that turn into long-lasting friendships.
Topics & Speakers
We have a fantastic lineup of great topics and speakers. More coming soon and will be updating this blog post as we confirm.We’ll be having several breakout sessions as well as a fantastic panel hosted by The Tile Shop. More speakers and topics coming soon!
How to Get Started in the Design Industry
Morgan Molitor – Construction2style and Stephanie Goldfarb – The Divine Living Space will be speaking on how to get started in the design industry.Ever wonder… How we got started in the design industry?
What we consider the most effective ways to get new clients?
What role blogging plays in growing a design business?
Which tech tools we prefer to use while presenting, and more?
What does your onboarding process look like?
How do you find your ideal client?
How do you charge? We’ll be sharing it all with you!
Tips on TikTok’s and Reels + How to Open Your Own Space
How to Captivate Dreamy Clients with Impactful Branding
Sarah Schultz – the owner of Sarah Schultz Co, will be talking about captivating your Dreamy Client with impactful Branding.
Hot to Get Published
Shayla Owodunni – from The Plant Penthouse will be leading a breakout session where she chats about all things interiors, plants, and lifestyle on her platform. She’ll be chatting about how to get published such as places like HGTV.
Panel – Media & Brand Partnerships and Sponsorships
Aaron Komo | Sr. Manager, Social & Community at Noom
(he/him), Brand Sr. Manager, Social & Community at Noom.
Aaron thinks social-first in all facets of his work and life. He applies strategic and creative thinking to craft stories that mobilize. He writes as the other half of TheKomos.com – a lifestyle blog about living and learning as husband & husband. From experience with food, fashion, and wellness to home and design brands, he knows what’s trending and why or why not to play into it. Aaron is originally from Hawaii and island-hopped to Manhattan to study music at NYU. His untraditional journey to the advertising industry pushes his work beyond the expected. He leads personal and professional equity, diversity and inclusion efforts rooted in his own experience, championing ongoing awareness and advocacy. Also, Capricorn and ENFJ.
Stephanie Goldfarb | The Divine Living Space
Stephanie Goldfarb, founder of The Divine Living Space. Lives in the south metro of the Twin Cities, but is nationwide. When Stephanie is not designing spaces for clients she enjoys spending time with her husband and four amazing kids (plus son in law!) Painting, browsing through quaint antique shops, and the occasional DIY projects round out her past times. She has an impeccable eye for color, textures, and patterns. In addition to serving clients throughout the Twin Cities Metro and beyond, she has helped thousands of clients throughout her career navigate through the custom build and renovation process with selections that fit both their lifestyle and home’s aesthetic. She loves the challenge of helping people turn their houses into homes that are full of love and personality and is not afraid to eschew quick trends in order to source items that add a unique feel to each room. She doesn’t think spaces should be a carbon copy of each other and finds joy in creating energetic rooms by mixing different styles of furniture, patterns, and textures that add character and interest to each space.
Morgan Molitor | construction2style
Morgan is the other half and co-founder of construction2style, alongside her hunk of a husband Jamie. For over 5 years, they’ve been tearing houses apart and creating new dream spaces not only for their clients but for themselves; starting off as a DIY home improvement blog in 2012, and moved into a full-service interior residential design & remodeling company in 2015.They started c2s from the ground up and now also teach their readers how they can do it too through different marketing strategies. Whether you want to DIY with their home improvement or marketing tutorials online or hire them to completely do it for you, they’re an open book and here to help! MN-based but graduated from college in Long Beach, CA with a fashion merchandising and marketing degree, Morgan has now taken that creativity and knowledge to use within their client’s homes and websites. Morgan oversees all content creation, manages the brand partnerships, is the writing guru, and leads interior stylist. She also heads up their online education courses and in-house monthly marketing workshops. You can always find an infectious smile on Morgan’s face and hear her contagious laugh. She’s a forward thinker, risk-taker, and nothing makes her happier than when she gets to play a small part in making people’s dreams and lives thrive.
Sara Schultz | Sara Shultz Co
I quit a fortune 500 retail career to chase my dreams. Which resulted in my husband and me chasing summer around the world, learning about new cultures, and experiencing things I never could have imagined. When our travel ended over two years later, I opted to invest all my energy into nurturing a business that provided an ever-full, ever-exciting life.This means more moments of happy & passion. Big Dreams. Bigger realities. And always reaching beyond that fear for the next wild ride.
When I’m not working on your brand, I’m likely snuggling my husband and our new babe, Abel, or sunning at the cabin (between feeding, burping, diaper changes, laundry, and putting a sleepy baby to bed).
Jena Holiday | A Spoon Full of Faith
Jena Holliday is a full-time artist, writer, entrepreneur and storyteller. She is the creator and owner of Spoonful of Faith illustration and design studio. With just a bit of faith, she walked away from her mainstream marketing job to embrace her passion for art. What started as a hobby eventually evolved into a full-time commitment of spreading kindness and hope through her artwork and words. That commitment blossomed into a blog and shop, aptly named Spoonful of Faith, and has thus become not only a successful business but a cultural beacon.
Jena has received great recognition from her local community. She has received two artist grant awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2019 and 2021, as well as an award from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council in 2019 to further her career in art and storytelling. She wants her journey and her illustrations to motivate others, especially women, to face fear and find their voice in this world.
Jena’s debut author-illustrated book, A Spoonful of Faith, releases with HarperCollins in Winter 2022. She and her husband Adrian love finding laughs in the everyday and are grateful parents to their two children.
Giveaways & Sponsors
Sponsorship opportunities are available – email email@example.com for more information.
Our friends Lissa and Nate have such a fun jewelry shop! Morgan wears necklaces every day on her neck that Lissa and Nate made. We’re so excited to announce they will be giving away two $100 gift cards for those who attend Bizcom! More details to come.
We look forward to seeing you soon for a night filled with breakouts, beverages, and the most creative people in Minnesota!