8 Ways to Break Out of Any Business Rut

 It’s Time to Get Inspired Again!

Inspiration comes in many forms. For those of us operating businesses, innovative ideas and new ways of thinking can offer a fresh perspective and further ignite our growth.

The 2019 Central Iowa Business Conference is delivering this inspiration with business and personal success stories from national and state dreamers who use determination, persistence, personal strength and wisdom to power through business challenges and struggles with winning force.

8 Ways to Break Out of Your Business Rut

What triggers your spark? What does it take to get back on track again?

We’ve all been there, bogged down by the day-to-day routine of business and then you suddenly realize the inspiration is waning.

This is usually when Simon Sinek taps you on the YouTube screen to tell you in his mind-blowing way to go find your “why.”

Why do you get up every day? Why did you get into this business? Why you thought your big idea could get traction.

Central Iowa Business Conference would submit that by digging even deeper into the business expertise of break-out session speakers during this year’s conference, you’ll find these eight ways to bury that rut and keep propelling forward.

Check it out.

1. Start with Leadership: When you’re steering the ship it’s on you to prepare your teams to embrace changes ahead. ATW Training gets neurological to help us see how the brain processes change and how we can work with that science to mitigate negative reactions and then how leaders can equip and empower their teams to adopt new initiatives to be successful.

Speaker: Cathy Belmont, Director of Training Operations, ATW Training Solutions

2.  Prepare Your Business for Innovation and Productivity by Addressing Diversity & Inclusion: Did you know that when the workplace culture tries to remove unconscious biases and improves overall respect for co-workers, customers and vendors teams become more productive and companies more innovative. That’s because we remove barriers that block open communication and ideas from flowing freely. This power-packed panel on Seeing Diversity & Inclusion Through a Different Lens brings new ideas to light to help you shift your workplace culture.


3. Set Goals for What’s Ahead: Are you building a business that has lasting power? Building a Business that Lasts:  How to Create and Maintain a Comprehensive Business Continuity and Succession Plan™(BCSP)

Speaker: Alan Richardson, MBA, Business Coach and Certified EOS Implementer with Focused Facilitation, LLC

4. Protect Your Ship from Sinking: The legal landscape for business is ever-evolving today. Discover what’s changed and how to protect your business from legal pitfalls and navigate issues.

Speakers: Emily Pontius – Shareholder and Kendra D. Simmons – Senior Associate at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  

5. Evaluate What Your Brand is Saying: If you’re looking to get out of a business rut, you might have to ask yourself…maybe it’s me? Learn more about what your personal brand is saying and why it can be your most strategic business asset.

Speaker: Emily Steele, Co-Owner of Brand Launch

6.  Get Organized to Get What You Want Out of Your Business: Using simple concepts and practical tools, you can get everyone in your organization 100% on the same page with your vision and plan, get the traction from everyone to execute your vision and help leaders function cohesively to develop a healthy team? Sound too good to be true? Attend this panel discussion with top companies who have implemented this EOS® system and whose businesses are thriving.

Facilitator: Rob Taylor, EOS Implementer™ with Taylor Management Systems

7. Turn Relationships into Greater Performance and Profits: It’s all about the relationship, right? Connecting with people and building trust, rapport and loyalty is the fuel that feeds everything. Learn more about crucial concepts involved in developing customer and employee relationships that drive action. You’ll immediately be able to implement multiple strategies that enhance relationships and give you a competitive edge.

Speaker: Lorri Wright, VP of Operations and Director of Education, The Buyosphere

8. Funding Innovation: When you’re starting a new venture funding can make or break your ability to take an idea to market. We’ll uncover the different funding options in our morning bonus break-out session for business start-ups including angel investing and Small Business Administration funding.

Ready to Put Business Ruts Behind You?

You’ve got to show up!

Attend this one-day uber educational conference on September 19, 2019 for entrepreneurs, leaders, business managers and teams. With eight break-out sessions, Central Iowa Business Conference goers get a full day of education options across various topics.