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The 2-Day Intensive Business Growth Workshop

Learn how to create time and financial freedom by building a business that can work without you.

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During the 2-Day workshop you will discover the proven plan to building a successful business

Unleash the potential of your existing business (or startup business) in this live 2-day event with Former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year and Founder of Thrive15.com, Clay Clark. This 2-day intensive workshop is designed to help you identify and push through any limiting factors keeping you from creating the overall lifestyle that you desire. This seminar will show you a proven and step-by-step path that turns your vision into reality so you can finally seize control of both your financial and personal life.

The Workshop Includes the following and much, much more!

You Will Receive:

  • BOOM BookA copy of the book written by Clay Clark, entitled BOOM.
  • No Upsells - GuaranteedNo up-sells guaranteed. You don’t need to keep your defenses up while attempting to learn from the fire-hose of game-changing business knowledge that is Clay Clark. At Thrive15.com we guarantee that there will be no attempt to up-sell you on anything.
  • Thrive15.com Access30 days of access to the Thrive15.com online business school which has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Fast Company, Pando Daily, and more...

Practical training on the subjects of:

  • Branding/Marketing

    Learn how to raise the perception of your business in the minds of your ideal and likely buyers by taking your branding to a world-class level while staying within a realistic budget.

  • Lead Generation/Sales Conversion

    Have you ever struggled to close deals? Have you ever struggled to teach your teammates how to close deals? Learn how to design a step-by-step repeatable sales process that will produce consistent and predictable financial results for both you and your business.

  • Leadership

    Learn how to free up your schedule and your mind from the technical and tedious aspects of your business so that you can lead your organization based upon both your values and your example.

  • Financial Management

    Ever felt like you were never getting ahead financially no matter how hard you worked? Learn how to manage both your personal and business financial resources so that you can reach your goals.

  • Finding Good Employees

    Learn the keys to find, hire, and inspire good employees.

  • Workflow/System Creation

    Ever felt like your brain was about to explode as you attempt to train other humans to deliver your core product or service for the 73rd time? Learn how to create the repeatable processes that have allowed Thrive15.com founder, Clay Clark and the Thrive15.com CEO Robert Zoellner to achieve success in the industries of:

    • automotive sales
    • optometry
    • photography
    • graphic design
    • videography
    • entertainment
    • durable medical
    • party rentals
    • web development
    • public relations
    • and much, much more.
  • Team and Project Management

    Ever felt like your employees were in charge? Learn how to manage your team effectively so that they deliver on your company’s promises to your customers and so that you don’t feel like you are being held hostage by your employees.

  • Time Management

    Learn the millionaire mindset to time management, how to priortize your activities, time block effectively, how to say “no” to distractions, and how to manage your time like never before.

  • Search Engine Optimization

    The big question that every business owner asks is "how to get ranked #1 in Google." Learn what factors Google uses to determine which page should rank high. Learn how to beat everyone else in Google and rank at the top

  • Service/Product Delivery

    Learn how to design the workflows and processes needed to create the business systems that will consistently produce products and services that will wow your ideal and likely buyers.

  • Marketing

    Learn how to affordably stand out in the clutter of commerce with your ideal and likely buyers while making an emotional connection with them that will keep your customers buying from you year after year.

Meet the Founders, Clay Clark and Dr. Robert Zoellner

Dream

Both the founder of Thrive15.com (Clay Clark) and the CEO of Thrive15.com (Doctor Robert Zoellner) have been able to turn their dreams into reality and they want to help you achieve success as well.

Clay has been the speaker of choice for Valspar, Hewlett Packard, Maytag University, O’Reilly Auto Parts, EXP Realty, and now...you.

Doctor Robert H. Zoellner has been a successful optometrist and entrepreneur within the city of Tulsa for over 22 years. However, most would consider him to be an entrepreneur first and an optometrist 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th. As a self-made entrepreneur who started with nothing but passion, his current business ventures include: Z66 Auto Auction, Rockin’ Z Ranch, Dr. Zzz’s Sleep Center, Dr. Robert H. Zoellner & Associates, and Thrive15.com. He served as the Director of the Board for Regent Bank from March 2008 through January 2013. He has a proven record of success, consistently saying, “I’d rather invest in a business I have control over.” He has made enough money that he is now in the, “I’m going to wear a soccer jersey and shorts everywhere” phase of his life. He deeply cares about humans and is involved in countless philanthropic causes, not the least of which includes his benevolent tasering of Thrive15 founder, Clay Clark.

    Dr. Robert Zoellner

    Doctor Zoellner is the founder / partner / investor in the following companies and more:

  • DRZoellner.com - Oklahoma’s most successfully privately owned optometry clinic.
  • Z66AA.com - One of the region’s largest and most successful auto auctions.
  • AToZMedicaltulsa.com - This company offers the latest in CPAP sleep technology.
  • RegentBank.com - A bank that has over $250 million in assets.
  • RoyZoellner.com/rockinzranchok - One of the most successful thoroughbred horse ranches in the Midwest.
  • DRZzzs.com - A fully accredited, independent, locally owned and operated full service sleep lap that offers the latest in sleep diagnostic and treatment technologies. Dr. Zzz’s Sleep Center is proud to use and recommend the Auto-Titrating Respironics A-Flex machines.
  • Thrive15.com - One of the world’s best online education platforms for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Transportation Information

  • 1ARRIVE
  • 2Check in at Hotel
  • 3Attend Conference

FAQs

Q: What should I bring to the workshops?

A: A note-taking device and a passion for growing your business.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Business Casual

Q: Will there be any type of welcoming event?

A: Yes, the first part of the event will be a welcoming orientation.

Q: Will there be internet access?

A: Yes, there is free high speed internet.

Day 1

Workshop Itinerary

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Welcoming / Workshop #1: How to Practically Turn Your Dreams into Reality While Maintaining Life Balance (Staying Happily Married)

Having worked with thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world, we have determined that anyone can truly create financial and time freedom. However, in order to do this, you must have a clear vision of what this looks like and you must build A REAL BUSINESS MODEL that realistically has the capacity to create the income that you desire. You can walk on hot coals all you want, but you must create a real business that really does produce a product or service that people want, while producing a profit that you want and a job that people are willing to invest their time in. Find the proven success steps you need to turn your dreams into reality from a husband, father of 5 kids, and a former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark.

Learn How to Turn Your Business Dreams into Reality
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Faith
    • Blocking out a time to practice your faith (whatever it is)
  2. Family
    • Blocking out a time to invest in your family
    • How to manage your business while your Dad is dying of ALS
    • How to manage your business when you discover that your son is blind
  3. Fitness
  4. Friends
  5. Finances
  6. The Lean Growth / Startup Method
    1. Define
      1. The # of deals / customers you need to achieve your financial goals
      2. The # of deals / customers you need to break-even
      3. Your target audience
      4. Your minimally viable product
    2. Act
    3. Measure
    4. Refine
Napoleon Hill Notable Quotable

"A Carnegie or a Rockefeller or a James J. Hill or a Marshall Field accumulates a fortune through the applications of the same principles available to all of us, but we envy them and their wealth without ever thinking of studying their philosophy and applying it to ourselves. We look at a successful person in the hour of their triumph and wonder how they did it, but we overlook the importance of analyzing their methods. And we forget the price they had to pay in the careful, well-organized preparation that had to be made before they could reap the fruits of their efforts."

Napoleon Hill(Personal apprentice of Andrew Carnegie and the author of the number one best-selling self-help book of all-time, Think & Grow Rich)

Fun Fact: Clay actually named his son Aubrey Napoleon-Hill Clark after Napoleon Hill

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcoming / Workshop #2: How to Maintain Your Focus & Manage Your Time, Daily Stresses, Team, Family, and Your Finances as an Entrepreneur

Learn how to prioritize your daily tasks, break down your big goals into small and specific action steps while you are being pulled in countless directions as an entrepreneur. This workshop will help you to both identify and neutralize the frustrations that you and most entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis after the initial motivation of a workshop / seminar has begun to wear off.

Learn How to Maintain Your Focus & Manage Your Time
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. The Power of Meta Time / Quiet Time
  2. Time Management / Time Blocking
  3. Boundaries / Emotional Block / Communication Boundaries
    • Scheduling What Matters
    • The Art of Saying “No.”
  4. Breaking Down Big Ideas into Small Action Items
  5. Managing To-Do Lists
  6. Email Management
  7. File Management / File Nomenclature (naming)
  8. Calendar Management
  9. Personal / Business Financial Management
  10. Learning to Say No (Charlatans, Time-Wasters, and Negative People)
Lee Cockerell Notable Quotable

"You either pay now or pay later with just about every decision you make about where and how you spend your time."

Lee Cockerell(Thrive15.com partner and mentor and the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years, Lee lead a team of 40,000 employees and was in charge of managing the daily operations for 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex)

Zig Ziglar Notable Quotable

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days."

Zig Ziglar(Best-selling, sales expert and legendary motivational speaker)

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop #3: Learn How to Create a Profitable and Quickly Scalable Business

This training is entirely focused on helping you create a business that produces both the time and financial freedom that you desire. During this training we will teach you the processes and systems needed to consistently generate a positive cash flow for both you and your business. After you have learned how to overcome the daily stresses involved in a running a real business it’s time to create a clear and specific vision of the company that you are going to create. This company must embody your values and the overall essence of you, otherwise you will own a business that you don’t like.

Success Story: Barbee Cookies
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. The Purpose of a Business
  2. Creating a Sustainable Business Model
  3. Define
    • The # of deals / customers you need to achieve your financial goals
    • The # of deals / customers you need to break-even
    • Your target audience
    • Your minimally viable product
  4. Act
  5. Measure
  6. Email Management
  7. Refine
Learn what successful businesses do
Dr. Zoellner Notable Quotable

"Once you have learned to sell that one thing, that widget, that service or that product that your customer is willing to buy for more than it costs you to produce, you have something. Now, you just have to figure out how to scale it over and over in a way that doesn’t involve you and you will become rich."

Doctor Zoellner(Thrive15.com CEO, the founder of Doctor Robert Zoellner and Associates, Z66 Auto Auction, A to Z Medical, Rockin’ Z Ranch, etc...)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop #4: How to Brand Your Business to Attract More Customers

The Thrive15.com mentor and publicist of choice for George Michael, Nike, Pizza Hut, Charlton Heston, Michael Jackson, Prince is the creator of the now famous Tiffany Theory that states: “If you give someone a present, and you give it to them in a Tiffany box, it's likely that they'll believe that the gift has higher perceived value than if you gave it to them in no box or a box of less prestige. That's not because the receiver of the gift is a fool. But instead, because we live in a culture in which we gift wrap everything-- our politicians, our corporate heads, our movie and TV stars, and even our toilet paper.” During this intensive training you will learn how to enhance the perceived value of your website, your logo, your PR kit, your business cards and your overall brand.

Success Story: Steve C.
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Branding is Perception / The Tiffany Theory
  2. The Law of Credibility
  3. The Power of the Mastermind / Association
  4. Minimally Viable Branding
    • Logo
    • Website
    • One Sheet
    • Business Card
    • Video Testimonials
    • Text Testimonials
    • Reviews
Be Intentional About Standing Out
Elon Musk Notable Quotable

"Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product."

Elon Musk(The founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Workshop #5: How to Get to the Top of Google and Market Effectively with Social Media

During this search engine optimization workshop you learn the step-by-step search engine process that you need to incorporate into the daily operations of your business if you want to dominate Google search engine results. Regardless of what industry you are in, during this powerful training you will learn all of the specific search engine tools that you need to know to grow your online presence. Whether you are a startup or a business owner looking to make your website search engine friendly from the very beginning or whether you have a current website, but need that website to actually be found by your ideal and likely buyers when they are searching online, this training will be a game-changer. During this training we will teach you:

  • How to effectively select the keywords that your ideal and buyers are looking for.
  • How to identify your true search engine competition and how to spy on them.
  • How to write the content that will rank you high in the search engines.
  • How to optimize your website for Google’s My Business, Local Maps.
  • How to generate backlinks.
  • And much, much more.
Success Story: Taylor H.
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Commit to Results, not to Specific Offers
  2. The Art of the No-Brainer
  3. Search Engine Optimization on Steroids
  4. Targeting Ads 101
  5. Retargeting Ads 101
Your Potential Customers Are Using Google, But Are They Finding You?
Clay Clark Notable Quotable

"If you are willing to actually implement the daily action steps that we teach you and you have a product or service that your ideal and likely buyers actually like then this training will be worth MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to you and your business. Get serious, take notes and dominate."

Clay Clark(The former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, the founder of Thrive15.com and the man that many call, America’s number one business coach)

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break /
Ask Clay Anything

Lunch Break / Ask Clay Anything

Notes:

  • Clay Clark does not take lunch breaks, but you are welcome to.
  • Clay Clark is available to answer any and all of your business questions during this window of time.
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Workshop #6: Learn How to Build a Simple System to Effectively and Consistently Generate Sales Leads

Having directly coached spine surgeons, bookkeepers, drone pilots, dentists, general family doctors, photographers, fitness professionals, bakeries, hotels, videographers, event planners, real estate agents, insurance agents, restaurants, barber shops, cosmetic surgeons, professional sports teams, entertainers and nearly every industry (other than petting zoos) we know the proven roadmap for generating a consistent stream of ideal and likely buyers. During this training you will learn the following and much, much more…

Success Story: Score Basketball
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. The Concept of the 3-Legged Marketing Stool
  2. The Dream 100
  3. Search Engine Optimization
  4. Targeting / Retargeting Ads
  5. Tradeshows
  6. Mailers
  7. The Other Options:
    • Billboards
    • Magazines
    • Cold-Calling
    • Networking
    • TV
    • Radio
Great Products Without Great Marketing Will Fail
Warren Buffett Notable Quotable

"I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful (simple) that an idiot can run them because sooner or later, one will."

Warren Buffett(Founder of Berkshire-Hathaway and a man who many have called the best investor of all-time)

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Workshop #7: How to Differentiate Your Business in the Marketplace

The goal of this workshop is to help you both increase your overall profitability and your revenues in both the short-term and long-term by helping to more efficiently connect to your ideal and likely buyers in a way that is memorable, compelling and not dependent upon you. Having worked with thousands of businesses around the world we know that it is very easy to end up building a business that is 100% reliant on you. Learn how to break this cycle while standing out from all of the other service providers and product creators in your category in a way that will not exchange your time freedom for financial freedom.

Success Story: D Sprik Realty
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. The Concept of the Purple Cow
  2. You Versus the Other Guys (Owning Your Differences)
  3. David Versus Goliath
  4. The One Sheet
  5. The Power of the No-Brainer
Seth Godin Notable Quotable

"In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible."

Seth Godin(A New York Times best-selling author of 17 books and the man who launched Yoyodyne which was sold to Yahoo for $30 million)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Thrive Time Show Recording: Featuring Doctor Zoellner and Clay Clark

The Thrive Time Radio Show is focused on providing the world’s best business school without the BS. The show is hosted by Entrepreneur-Trapped-Inside-an-Optometrist’s-Body, Doctor Robert Zoellner and Former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark. The show is produced by the E.W. Scripps Company (which owns HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, 1170 KFAQ, and Stitcher).

Thrive Time Show

"The Thrive Time Show Business School without the BS presented by the E.W. Scripps family of companies (owners of HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, 1170 KFAQ, and Stitcher)"

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What attendees are saying:

"Thrive15 was without question the pivotal moment in my business. I went from lacking confidence to becoming empowered to grow my business."

Kat G. - CEO, Barbee Cookies

"All of us need a gameplan, and Thrive15 has helped me tremendously with that gameplan. We changed how I was charging, the programs, advertisement, we started doing everything smart. We are now the largest basketball facility in the closest 4 states."

Don C. - Owner, Score Basketball

"We had an old-school website, and we got maybe 50 hits a month. After we learned to optimize our website, our highest was over 3,000 hits a month. More calls, more customers, this is the best money spent."

Jennifer T. - Owner, Facciano's Bridal

"I was just spinning my wheels and exhausting myself just to keep my business running, not even growing it! I just knew that there had to be a better way, and that's where Thrive15 came in. They always gave me the next step to work on, and I literally had a blueprint."

Dominick C. - Founder, Launch Academy

"The impact that I've seen due to Thrive is hard to describe because most of the things that I have done in my business is because of Thrive. I'm doing things right for the first time. The impact on my business is the impact of my business."

Mykkaylo P. - Owner, American Hybrid Homes

"You should absolutely watch this before you think about going into business for yourself. It's going to force you to ask the questions that you normally wouldn't ask. And, you can do it in five minutes!"

David G. - Entrepreneur, Danbury CT
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 2

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Workshop #1: How to Execute the Dream 100 A Refresher on How to Get to the Top of Google

There are countless online charlatans and companies out there who claim to know the secrets to helping you make millions of dollars in just a matter of months, yet the reality is that success takes time and time spent doing the right things consistently. During this training you will learn how to get in front of your ideal and likely buyers in a memorable, positive and actionable way that produces leads and revenue for your business while executing a daily plan that is guaranteed to get you to the top of Google’s search engine results.

Success Story: Mickey M.
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Executing the Dream 100
    • Creating the Dream 100 Template
    • The Relationship Building Process: Annoyance, Curiosity, Like / Trusting, Buying, Friendship
    • Building the 10-Step System
    • Decision Point: Show up or Blow Up
  2. Search Engine Optimization
    • The Google Domination Equation
      • Google Canonical Compliance / SEMRush.com / Moz.com
        • The “Magic of WordPress”
        • Say Goodbye to Your Disorganized and Dysfunctional Long-Turn-Around-Time Web-Guy
      • He/She with the Most Original Relevant Content Wins
      • He/She with the Most Reviews Wins
      • He/She with the Most Backlinks Wins
    • Fixing Your Website
      • Running an SEO Report
    • Writing the Most Original Relevant Content
      • Option 1: The Blog
      • Option 2: The Video Blog / Transcribed
      • Option 3: The Podcast / Transcribed
      • Option 4: The Content Writers
    • Gathering the Most Reviews
    • Gathering the Most Backlinks
Thomas Edison Notable Quotable

"Vision without execution is hallucination."

Thomas Edison(Credited as being the inventor of the modern light bulb, recorded sound, recorded video and 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions. 1,093 of Edison's patents were in the United States, but other patents were approved in countries around the globe)

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Workshop #2: Learn How to Implement Effective Online Marketing

Online marketing can be either incredibly lucrative or a complete waste of time. During this workshop we teach you how to launch effective online marketing campaigns via search engine marketing and social media marketing that are sustainable, ethical, and profitable. This training gets a little technical, but our team of Thrive15.com certified trainers will break-down this potentially nerdy online marketing into systems that are both executable and manageable.

Success Story: Clay Staires
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Commit to Results, Not to Specific Offers
  2. The Art of the No-Brainer
  3. Search Engine Optimization on Steroids
  4. Targeting Ads 101
  5. Retargeting Ads 101
Guy Kawasaki Notable Quotable

"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard."

Guy Kawasaki(An American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984)

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop #3: Workflow / System Design

The value of your business is based upon your company’s ability to profitably and consistently deliver great products and services that your ideal and likely buyers want in a repeatable and proprietary way. Most business owners don’t know how to build well-documented and repeatable processes or they simply choose not to ever do so...either way failing to do this will greatly impact the value of potential scalability and sellability of your business.

Speaking Testimonials
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. How to Think on Paper
  2. How to Think in a Linear / Repeatable Path
  3. What a Finished Workflow Looks Like
  4. Building a Workflow: Demonstration
  5. File Organization / Nomenclature
Gino Wickman Notable Quotable

"Most people are sitting on their own diamond mines. The surest ways to lose your diamond mine are to get bored, become overambitious, or start thinking that the grass is greener on the other side. Find your core focus, stick to it, and devote your time and resources to excelling at it."

Gino Wickman(Best-selling author of Traction)

Jack Welch Notable Quotable

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."

Jack Welch(The former CEO of GE who grew the once stagnant company by 4,000% during his tenure)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop #4: Becoming a Sales Superstar

During this ultimate sales training you will learn the proven and systems, strategies and tactics that you can use to more than double the size of your business within 12 months (assuming that you have the capacity to double to your output without decreasing the quality of the products of services you provide). This training will help you to find and overcome the objections and concerns of your ideal and likely buyers in a repeatable way that can be used by your entire team.

Success Story: Steve C.
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. How to Generate Leads
    • How to generate a lead-creating “no-brainer” offer
    • How to generate compelling copy/text in your advertisements
  2. Dealing with Fear
  3. The Law of Credibility
    • Learn the power of only making statements that you can support with facts
    • Learn how to make a first impression that wows
  4. Script Writing 101
    • Rapport
      • Managing the cognitive aspect of your initial meeting with a prospect
    • Needs
    • Benefits
      • Benefits are the solutions you provide for your ideal and likely buyers supported by facts
      • Communicating your value proposition with enthusiasm
    • Call to Action
    • Isolate Objections / FLAWS
      • The Deal Wheel
  5. Applying Ethical Pressure
Clay Clark Notable Quotable

"If you can’t sell well your business will go to hell. If you are the only person in your business that can sell well your marriage will go to hell. However, once you learn how to build a repeatable sales process that works without you, you will make millions."

Clay Clark(Former United States Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, founder of Thrive15.com and the co-host of the Thrive Time Show)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Workshop #5: How to Manage Good People and Dumb-Distracted-Dishonest People While Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Are you frustrated by personally working a massive amount of hours each week in your business and not having enough time for your life? Are you on the verge of stapling your checklists to the face of one of your employees who refuses to use them? Do you have a problem with your employees calling in sick and outright refusing to do what they are supposed to do? Do you ever feel like your employees are in charge as they tell you what hours they will work and what work they will do and won’t do? During this training, Clay Clark is going to show you the proven systems that both he and Doctor Zoellner have used in their own business throughout the years to build a successful optometry clinic, the nation’s largest wedding photography company, the nation’s largest wedding entertainment company, one of the region’s most successful / largest auto auctions, a successful chain of men’s grooming lounges, Oklahoma’s largest PR / Marketing firm, etc.

Speaking Testimonials
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Hiring and Firing 101
    • We are all searching through the same cesspool of candidates
    • The statistics
  2. Recruiting Talent
    • The power of the group interview
    • The shadow process
    • The hire fast, fire fast mentality
  3. Creating a Positive Company Culture
  4. Holding Your Team Accountable to Daily Key Performance Indicators
    • Walk-Around Management
    • Merit-Based Pay
  5. Firing 101
    • How to Document
    • What to Say
  6. How to Lead the Perfect 10 Meeting
    • An Overview
    • With Downloadable Template
  7. How to Lead Your Team
John D. Rockefeller Notable Quotable

"The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."

John D. Rockefeller(A man who grew up in poverty and began working while a teenage to support his mother and siblings who were being raised without a father who went on to become the world’s wealthiest man and the largest philanthropist in the history of the planet)

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch Break /
Ask Clay Anything

Lunch Break / Ask Clay Anything

Notes:

  • Clay Clark does not take lunch breaks, but you are welcome to.
  • Clay Clark is available to answer any and all of your business questions during this window of time.
See Nearby Restaurants >>

1:00 AM - 1:45 AM

Workshop #6: Customer Service Excellence

Companies like American Express, Whole Foods, Southwest Airlines, British Airways, Ritz-Carlton, USAA, Chick-fil-A, and Disney have found a way to consistently deliver excellent customer service with today’s workforce, learn how you can too. Learn about the relationship between profit and a customer’s overall loyalty, your team’s loyalty and customer loyalty and how your business can systematically deliver incredible levels of customers service excellence through the implementation of checklists, regular training and merit-based pay.

Speaking Testimonials
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. The New Promoter Score
  2. Creating an Experience
    • Sights
    • Sounds
    • Smells
    • Interactions
    • Checklists
  3. The Goal is the “Wow”
    • Winning = Loyal Customers
    • Owning the Results
    • Willingness to Change Based Upon Objective Feedback
Walt Disney Notable Quotable

"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends."

Walt Disney(An American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won twenty-two Oscars from 59 nominations.)

Tony Hsieh Notable Quotable

"Branding through customer service over the years...the number one driver of our growth at Zappos has been repeat customers and word of mouth. Our philosophy has been to take most of the money we would have spent on paid advertising and invest it into customer service and the customer experience instead, letting our customers do the marketing for us through word of mouth."

Tony Hsieh(An American internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos. Prior to joining Zappos, Hsieh co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft in 1999 for $265 million.)

2:00 AM - 2:45 AM

Workshop #7: How to Fund the Growth (or Startup) of Your Business

Are you struggling to find the funding you need to turn your dreams into reality? During this detailed training you will learn the methods that Sam Walton (Wal-Mart), Warren Buffett (Berkshire-Hathaway) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) used to secure their initial funding. Clay will also teach you how create a bankable business plan, how to create the perfect pitch deck to raise venture capital, and much, much, more.

Speaking Testimonials
    Workshop Agenda:
  1. Creating / Writing a Bankable Business Plan
    • Reputation
    • The Perfect Pitch Deck
  2. The Clay Clark Method: Ramen Noodles, 3 Jobs, and Living Below Your Means
  3. The Jeff Bezos, Sam Walkton, and Warren Buffett (Scrappy Family and Friends) Method
  4. The Credit Card Method
  5. The Small Business Administration Loan Method
  6. The Crowd Funding Method
  7. The Venture Capital Funding Method
  8. The Realities and Limitations of Working with Accredited Investors
Paul Graham Notable Quotable

"What I tell founders is not to sweat the business model too much at first. The most important task at first is to build something people want. If you don't do that, it won't matter how clever your business model is."

Paul Graham(He is known for his work on Lisp, for co-founding Viaweb (later renamed "Yahoo! Store"), and for co-founding the Y Combinator seed capital firm. Y Combinator has produced such successful companies as AirBNB, Dropbox, Reddit, etc.)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Thrive Time Show Recording: Featuring Doctor Zoellner and Clay Clark

The Thrive Time Radio Show is focused on providing the world’s best business school without the BS. The show is hosted by Entrepreneur-Trapped-Inside-an-Optometrist’s-Body, Doctor Robert Zoellner and Former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark. The show is produced by the E.W. Scripps Company (which owns HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, 1170 KFAQ, and Stitcher).

Thrive Time Show

"The Thrive Time Show Business School without the BS presented by the E.W. Scripps family of companies (owners of HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, 1170 KFAQ, and Stitcher)"

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Exit Interviews / Action Item Clarification

  1. Action Item Clarification
  2. Thrive15.com Onboarding - Sign-up - Included with Workshop (Subscription to Thrive15.com)
  3. Exit Interview
    • What is your name and where are you from?
    • What is the name of your business and what kind of industry are you in?
    • What did you learn during today’s training?
    • How would you describe the Thrive15.com workshops to somebody who has never experienced them before?
    • How would you describe the Thrive15.com offices to somebody who has never visited their world headquarters before?
    • What was the biggest take-away or “A-ha” moment that you learned at the Thrive15.com workshop?
    • Would you recommend the Thrive15.com workshops to family and friends and why?
What attendees are saying:

"Thrive15 was without question the pivotal moment in my business. I went from lacking confidence to becoming empowered to grow my business."

Kat G. - CEO, Barbee Cookies

"All of us need a gameplan, and Thrive15 has helped me tremendously with that gameplan. We changed how I was charging, the programs, advertisement, we started doing everything smart. We are now the largest basketball facility in the closest 4 states."

Don C. - Owner, Score Basketball

"We had an old-school website, and we got maybe 50 hits a month. After we learned to optimize our website, our highest was over 3,000 hits a month. More calls, more customers, this is the best money spent."

Jennifer T. - Owner, Facciano's Bridal

"I was just spinning my wheels and exhausting myself just to keep my business running, not even growing it! I just knew that there had to be a better way, and that's where Thrive15 came in. They always gave me the next step to work on, and I literally had a blueprint."

Dominick C. - Founder, Launch Academy

"The impact that I've seen due to Thrive is hard to describe because most of the things that I have done in my business is because of Thrive. I'm doing things right for the first time. The impact on my business is the impact of my business."

Mykkaylo P. - Owner, American Hybrid Homes

"You should absolutely watch this before you think about going into business for yourself. It's going to force you to ask the questions that you normally wouldn't ask. And, you can do it in five minutes!"

David G. - Entrepreneur, Danbury CT
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Things to See and Do While Visiting Tulsa and Your Oklahomies at Thrive15.com

Your ticket allows your family and team to attend for FREE

Where to Stay

The Renaissance
The Marriott
Holiday Inn

Where to Eat

Los Cabos Mexican Grill

0.4 miles from conferenceWithin walking distance of the Thrive15.com world headquarters. Los Cabos offers a menu that evokes the sophisticated gourmet tastes of Mexico as well as the combination of fresh seafood dishes. The menu was inspired by the consumers growing taste for more authentic flavors, freshly prepared products, and value priced items.

Waterfront Grill

0.6 miles from conferenceWithin walking distance of the Thrive15.com world headquarters. Waterfront Grill is so much more than great seafood and steaks, it also serves great burgers, sandwiches, sushi, salads and a fabulous weekend brunch. From the award winning Newport Beach Salad, Tillamook Cheddar Burger, Caterpillar Sushi Roll, Fall off the Bone baby back ribs and the new Salmon Club, the Waterfront Grill offers so much to choose from.

Louies Bar & Grill

0.6 miles from conferenceWithin walking distance of the Thrive15.com world headquarters. This casual American eatery and pub serves a wide-variety of affordable lunch and dinner options in a come-as-you-are atmosphere.

What to Do

  • River Spirit Casino
  • Hard Rock Casino
  • Flying Tee
  • Blue Dome District
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • Ride the Riverwalk (Free Bikes!)
  • Hike Turkey Mountain
  • Utica Square
  • Pinot's Palette
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