In the process of preparing to sponsor and exhibit at this year’s Inc. GrowCo 2013, Sound Telecom was searching for something unique that provided value for conference participants. The company wanted to assist their growth and also attract people to their tradeshow booth; something to get noticed and make an impact. “As our management team was hashing the idea of interviewing and videoing participants, I was coincidentally interviewed on the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK in Houston Texas,” explains Michael LaBaw, Sound Telecom’s founder and CEO. “After the interview Kevin explained his ‘Star of the Show’ program. I was amazed at how close it was to what we wanted to accomplish but had no idea or expertise to pull it off. It was a done deal-we hired Kevin to join us at GrowCo and a friendship and partnership was forged.”
Sound Telecom’s booth theme was dubbed ‘Here We Grow!’ which was appropriate for an Inc. conference centered on growth. The company’s goal was to assist all of those who visited the booth to Grow! Not just by using Sound Telecom’s telephone answering andcontact center service solutions, but also by providing a venue where participants could respond to their company’s marquee, ‘Tell Us Your Story’
While participants were stimulated by keynote interviews with Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods Market and many impressive breakout sessions, Sound Telecom and Kevin Price interviewed on video, over 30 entrepreneurs telling their stories about how they grow their companies and why they were participating and attending the GrowCo 2013 Conference. Highlights included interviews with participants in the Inc. Military Entrepreneurship Program and the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Participants receive the interview in a video, podcast and picture format for use on their websites and social media campaigns as well as national exposure on Sound Telecom’s website as part of its Sound Telecom Entrepreneurship Series and nationally to readers of Kevin Price’s US Daily Review and listeners of the Price of Business.
“I am delighted that I could be a part in helping Sound Telecom and GrowCo to leave a lasting impression on the participants of this event,” says Kevin Price. “We heard many success stories and thanks to Sound Telecom, a leader in helping companies communicate with their customers, we were able to communicate their messages to readers of US Daily Review and listeners of the longest business talk show in Houston, the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK.”
About Sound Telecom
Sound Telecom is a leading provider of 24 hour Telephone Answering, Call Center and Cloud-based Phone Services, headquartered in Seattle professionally serving thousands of customers throughout the United States and Canada with USA based agents. The twenty-seven year old company has offices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington and Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit http://www.sound-tele.com
About Kevin Price
Kevin Price is Host of the Price of Business on Business Talk 1110 AM KTEK, M-F at 7 am CST; a nationally syndicated columnist, a guest on radio and TV shows around the country, author, and Publisher/Editor in Chief of US Daily Review (a national news site). He also writes a technology feature for the Huffington Post. He is frequently found on Fox News, Fox Business, and other national programs.
Kevin Price will be covering the up coming Inc. Magazine Growco Conference in New Orleans (April 10-12, 2013). Price will be there thanks to Sound Telecom, an industry leading answering service, call center and telecommunications leader. Mike LeBaw, CEO of the company, will be co-hosting the many interviews they will be doing. He will be covering it for both the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK in Houston, Texas and at US Daily Review.
The following is a recent press release from the conference organizers:
Inc. magazine is thrilled to announce Sir Richard Branson will deliver the opening keynote at the Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO)Wednesday, April 11 in New Orleans. Sir Richard, founder of the Virgin Group, will address the risks and rewards of chasing big ideas, share his business strategies, and open up about his impressive entrepreneurial journey. The editor of Inc., Eric Schurenberg, will conduct the exclusive one-on-one interview.
One of the world’s greatest business-building visionaries, Sir Richard built Virgin Group, Ltd., to include over 400 companies, including airlines, railways, financial services, hotels, and mobile services. Now, the über-entrepreneur is working his way through a to-do list that includes ferrying people into space (Virgin Galactic), tackling some of the world’s toughest humanitarian issues (The Elders), and helping businesses figure out how to equally prioritize people, planet and profits (Carbon War Room, B Team).
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“With GROWCO now in its sixteenth year, we are extremely honored to have Sir Richard Branson join us in New Orleans,” said Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “The timing is perfect as small business owners and entrepreneurs are now, more than ever, seeking new insights and ideas on how to move their businesses forward.”
GROWCO, Inc. magazine’s Grow Your Company Conference, is the leading business forum of its kind. Focused exclusively on growth strategies, the three-day event includes an unprecedented line-up of business experts, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.
Other keynote speakers at this year’s event include John Mackey, the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market; and Lisa Price, the founder and president of the top beauty products line Carol’s Daughter.
Founded in 1979, Inc.is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing privately-held companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2 million in 2010 to over 6 million today. For more information, visit inc.com.
About the Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO)
The 16th annual Inc. magazine’s Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO) brings together nearly 600 of the nation’s brightest, most innovative entrepreneurs and business owners who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization. From emerging trends to best practices, the event’s agenda offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and unique networking opportunities to help advance companies. For more information, visit growco.inc.com.