Okay, so you have seen these articles for a couple weeks and have not decided to register for the Summit yet, we get that.

Going to an industry event like this is costly. It means investing in the registration fee, travel, lodging, and then, of course, onsite expenses and time away from the office.

When deciding on professional development like this, you need to also factor in what this investment can bring back to your business. New training, new skills, new colleagues – who can become not only friends but potential referral points, or even clients or subcontractors.

Many of our past Summit attendees have seen huge changes in their business by attending. It is open to everyone, members and non-members, and when you register you get 2.5 days of training from 12 speakers, including our keynote, Linda McLean, who will be teaching us “How to Be the CEO of your VA Business,” something that can make or break how long you stay in business and how successful you will be.

You can click here to get all the details on the Summit, i.e., schedule, session topics, and event registration.

The Early Bird rate of $399 expires in 10 days, on February 8th at midnight. Be sure to sign up by then to save $100 on your registration fee. This also includes a dinner and 2 days of breakfast and lunch which helps reduce your costs to attend.

You can check out a few of our speakers below, and if you have any questions about the event, reach out to our Event Planner, Kathy Keshemberg.

Barbie DallmanWhat’s Next? Where is your VA Business Taking You? with Barbie Dallmann — Do you have a plan for where your business will be in 1, 5, or 10 years? Do you have a retirement plan? Do you want to eventually sell your VA business?  In this session, Barbie, who is a 34-year veteran of the VA industry, will teach us the basics of finances, how to use financial statements for future planning, strategies to be a successful business owner, and more. You will learn lessons that many VAs wish they had known when they started in business!

Edie ClarkeHow Virtual Assistants and Their Clients Should Use Video for Their Businesses with Edie Clarke — Have you considered marketing your business with video?  Or been asked by clients to help with their video marketing?  As a Video and YouTube Strategist, Edie will share lessons on creating videos, the best type to make, and the various platforms available. If you want to grow your business – or add a new income stream to offer clients – this session will provide great information about incorporating video!

Sharon BensonHow to Have Happy, Long-term Clients with Sharon Benson — It takes a lot of time and effort to land a new client, right?  In this session, you will learn what it takes to retain happy clients. Since 2002, Sharon has worked with many successful entrepreneurs and will share how to create a communication plan that establishes expectations, develop a comprehensive client onboarding system, and put in place follow-up systems to keep your clients long-term.

We are also offering pre-conference workshops on Wednesday morning prior to the start of the Summit. Options include a New VA Workshop and Veteran VA Mastermind session. Each is priced at $125 which includes lunch. These will be intense hands-on workshops to take you to the next level!

We hope to see you in San Antonio!