If you’re scheduling your business travel plans for the year and are looking for a good conference to start off 2016 right, then consider the Gro-Biz Conference and Idea Expo February 17 through 18 in Gillette, Wyoming.

This year’s Gro-Biz brings nationally recognized speaker Andrew J. Sherman to the Cowboy State.

Andrew J. Sherman


Author, speaker, and legal scholar, Andrew Sherman is a nationally recognized expert on business growth, franchising, capital formation, and the leveraging of intellectual property.

Where to see Sherman at Gro-Biz 2016.

  • Sherman’s keynote address – “Ten Strategies to Drive Business Growth for 2016 and Beyond” this presentation lays out and explores various internal- and external-growth strategies Wyoming businesses can adopt for 2016.
  • Sherman’s breakout session – “Harvesting Intangible Assets:  Uncover Hidden Revenue In Your Company’s Intellectual Property” will help businesses see the hidden value in their company’s intellectual property and strategies on leveraging it to spur innovation, productivity, and growth.

Why he’s a big deal – As a lawyer for one of the biggest law firms in the world (Jones Day) and a best-selling author, Sherman literally wrote the book on mergers & acquisitions, corporate growth, exit planning, and business strategy.  Fortune magazine named him one of the Top Ten Minds in Entrepreneurship and Inc. Magazine named him one of the all-time champions and supporters of entrepreneurship.

If you have 15 minutes to spare…

Sherman’s TEDx talk is a good overview of the value of intangible assets and ways to leverage the value of those assets that already exist in communities and companies.

What is the Gro-Biz and Idea Expo?

The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo is Wyoming’s Premier Business Conference.  It is a two-track event that creates a one-of-a-kind environment in which business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, business resources, government agencies, and elected officials network and foster economic growth.

The Gro-Biz Conference tracks provides Wyoming businesses contracting opportunities with the state and federal government.  Sessions offer tips on bidding and securing contracts along with networking time to develop professional relationships with state and federal contracting office staff.

The Idea Expo focuses on small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. This track provides a direct link to Wyoming’s business resources; experts in marketing, finance, and human resources, and the chance to network with peers statewide.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit the GroBiz registration website.  A copy of the agenda is available on the website.

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