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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: DRONE STARTUP 101: FINDING YOUR FORTUNE IN THE DRONE INDUSTRY
This half-day workshop will focus on helping you find success in the drone industry. We will cover everything from deciding what kind of business to start to sales, marketing and the top 5 checklist. We will help you simplify the process of starting and running a successful drone company, and discuss simple strategies such as: “Do what you know,” “There is nothing more important than sales” and “Be willing to throw out the status quo.” While no one can guarantee your success, what is guaranteed is that there’s no chance of success if you never begin.
OTHER TOPICS AND TIPS TO INCLUDE:
- Drone Opportunities Abound: Selecting what’s right for you.
- Trail Blazers: Learn from those that have gone before you.
- How to build a competitive advantage
- Marketing on a shoestring
- The hunt for start-up capital
YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH:
- The key components of starting a drone business
- A myriad of viable options for drone start-ups
- An understanding of what it takes to be successful
ALLEN SCOTT BEACH – ARGUS RISING
Allen is a military veteran and served in the US Coast Guard, flying hundreds of Search and Rescue missions out of Clearwater, Florida. Allen earned his MBA after leaving the military and along with his wife Andrea have owned numerous companies and is the Co-Author of “Be a Wolf” (The Entrepreneurs Guide to Becoming a Leader of The Pack) and “Drone Start-Up 101” (Finding Your Fortune in the Drone Industry), both available on Amazon.
Allen initially worked for IBM, but in 1997, he and his wife decided to leave Corporate America and strike out on their own with Argus Connection, Inc. Argus quickly grew into a multi-million dollar technology services company which they eventually sold in 2009. After taking some time off, Allen and Andrea started Argus Rising in 2015, a First Responder Drone Training Company. Allen has over 20 years’ experience in starting and running successful businesses.
ANDREA BEACH – ARGUS RISING
After a successful management career in corporate America, Andrea, along with her husband Allen, co-founded and managed a technology services company, which they later sold. Following the success of their first company, they co-founded Argus Rising, a First Responder Drone Training Company. Along the way, she and Allen have co-authored two books; “Be a Wolf” (The Entrepreneurs Guide to Becoming a Leader of The Pack) and “Drone Start-Up 101” (Finding Your Fortune in the Drone Industry). Both books are available on Amazon in book form, as well as a Kindle version.
Andrea is a native Texan who believes that entrepreneurship is a way of life that is inspiring, fulfilling, and addictive! Writing books may be too – time will tell!
The full layout of the day is as follows and is a total for 3 hours of intense training:
|2:00 pm–3:30 pm||Training Session|
|3:30 pm–4:00 pm||Coffee Break|
|4:00 pm–5:30 pm||Final Review|