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Small Business Owners Invited to Rev-Up Performance on October 15

Local business leaders to discuss success and strategies at 4th Annual Gear-Up event

GearUpThe 4th Annual Gear-Up Louisville event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM at The Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P Tom Sawyer State Park, 2201 Lakeland Road.  The event will feature presentations by ten dynamic speakers who will share best practices, strategies and success stories to inspire local business owners and entrepreneurs.  Early bird tickets are $99 and available until September 30, regularly priced tickets are $149.  The event includes breakfast and lunch, and tickets are available at  For more information, contact Christy Smallwood at (502) 595-7157 or

Gear-Up Louisville is designed for established business owners who want to re-tool their methods, strengthen business connections, and learn short cuts from fellow colleagues.  The unique one-day event matches up speakers who can share a learning lesson with a local entrepreneur who has seen success from implementing the strategy.  For example, Cara Silletto of Crescendo Strategies will talk about managing millennials, and then Master Distiller Marianne Barnes will discuss how she mastered working with millennials in the distillery industry.  Another topic will include Gil Roberts of Phone Falcon who will discuss how established business owners can still grow their business using Lean Startup methodology, and then Ontra Caples of Down Home Tea, LLC will share how he achieved his dream.  This year’s topics include “Working With Millennials,” “Succession Planning,” “Online Marketing,” “Being a Super Entrepreneur,” and “Using Lean Startup for Existing Business.” Comedian Mark Klein will emcee the event.

“Gear-Up was born out of a passion to develop business through showing examples of homegrown success,” says Christy Smallwood, founder of Arkham Executive and Executive Producer of the event.  “Business owners and professionals in general are life-long learners, and this event presents an opportunity to learn from other successful businesses without a hefty price tag.  Participants will walk away with new ideas that can be implemented right away in order to achieve their goals.”

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About Gear-Up Louisville
Gear-Up Louisville is a one-day event hosted by Arkham Executive, founded by Christy Smallwood and John “Z” Zeydel. Arkham Executive provides training on sales, communication, marketing, networking, and other topics help that enhance the efforts of entrepreneurs around the region. For more information, visit

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