2020 Virtual South Sound Business Summit

We know how much you’d like to come together to learn and share. As promised we are committed to delivering you the three amazing speakers regardless if this is in person, or through other methods. We know that business owners are flexible and we appreciate your support! Enjoy the 2020 Virtual South Sound Business Summit.

This virtual Summit will be live on this site until August 1, 2020

This Summit is Presented by:


Before you hear from our amazing speakers, here are a few special messages

Paul Long- Founder, South Sound Business Summit


Congressman Denny Heck- US House of Representatives


2020 South Sound Business Summit Financial Benefactor

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of more than 30 expert business advisors working in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business.

SBDC advisors provide one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development


Eradicating Entrepreneurial Poverty

Mike Michalowicz

Author of Fix This NextClockworkSurgeThe Toilet Paper EntrepreneurThe Pumpkin Plan, and Profit First


  • Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies before his 35th birthday
  • Mike was awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26
  • Mike sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500
  • Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal
    Mike is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, and an augmented reality tech firm

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the
entrepreneur’s cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.

Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Today Mike travels the world as entrepreneurial advocate speaking to groups just like ours. He is globally recognized as the guy who “challenges out dated business beliefs” and teaches us what to do about it.

Mike will talk about his mission to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty, and look at various aspects of a business to provide a simple framework that helps a business grow profitably and sustainably and make a difference.




This speaker was presented by Timberland Bank

IMPACT: A Crash Course In Leadership

Elisa Hays

Empathy Fueled Solutions and Author of “Letters to My Daughter

GET YOUR FREE COPY OF ELISA’S BOOK HERE

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Leadership is about what you do, the choices you make, when confronted with adversity. Learn what separates a genuine leader from someone in a position of authority. Be inspired to become the leader people can’t resist. Discover how you can lead through any adversity with four powerful, simple actions.

IMPACT: A Crash Course in Leadership will help you transform your life. By applying the lessons, you will turn weakened staff into star performers, and refashion your organization into a whole-hearted, connected community.

This speaker was presented by The Port of Tacoma


Choosing the Positive Path to getting where you want to go

Barry Long

Talk & Roll


Bungee jumping, international travel, parenting, are all examples of very challenging tasks. And from Barry’s perspective, even more so while sitting in my wheelchair. In this presentation Barry will share how embracing the power of asking for help, having fun and ones own attitude will help everyone see they have the ability to achieve anything they want and truly enjoy life!

For over 20 years, Barry has had the pleasure of traveling all over the world to make hundreds of presentations to organizations, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, inspiring audiences to strive for greater levels of accomplishment by setting goals that lead to success.

Barry was 22 years old when a near-fatal motorcycle crash completely and permanently altered almost everything I knew about life. Barry discovered early in recovery that choosing to live with a genuinely positive attitude, setting realistic and achievable goals and learning to ask for help makes anything possible.


This speaker was presented by Evergreen Business Capital


Virtual Expo

Please check out our sponsors as well as those who support business in the South Sound.


Timberland Bank
Paul T Long- Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound

Our experienced Business Lenders are local banking veterans who are familiar with the market area and the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand, you will find flexible business loan solutions at Timberland Bank that were created to meet your needs.

Click here for Timberland Bank website

Click here for Paul T Long website

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South Sound Magazine

South Sound is the only lifestyle publication exclusively for the South Puget Sound. Each issue of South Sound features local personality profiles, beautiful homes, gorgeous gardens, unique dining experiences, creative ideas for entertaining, local getaways and much more.

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Blue Wings Event Planners

We are a full-time wedding and event planning business that is here for YOU! When you hire Blue Wings Events, our team will get to know you and understand not only what you want and need, but the experience you want your guests to feel at your event.

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Small Business Development Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of more than 30 expert business advisors working in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business.

SBDC advisors provide one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development

Click here for website

Copy Wrights Printing & Mailing

Copy Wrights offers convenient, one stop services for graphics, offset color printing, digital color printing, direct mailing, copying, bindery services, signs, banners and more. Located in Tacoma WA with clients all over the US and Canada, we can deliver, mail or ship to your location.

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South Sound Business Magazine

South Sound Business is a business-lifestyle magazine from the publishers of 425 Business, 425, and South Sound magazines. The magazine and its corresponding website provide information and ideas about business news, opinion, startups, fashion, philanthropy, travel, business lifestyle, technology, products, and more.

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Wild Child Group

We transform startups into savvy business owners.
We guide successful entrepreneurs into high-profile, high-profit moguls.

Business growth, streamlining, and succession for success and legacy with tailored workshops for where you and your business are. If you need guidance or a roadmap, Wild Child helps you reach your destination.

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Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

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Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

View the Chamber Magazine

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Tacoma Chamber of Commerce

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Evergreen Business Capital

Evergreen Business Capital is the Northwest’s leading Small Business Administration (SBA) / Certified Development Company (CDC) Loan Program expert. Since 1980, we’ve partnered with lenders in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern Idaho to provide loans for small businesses in the Northwest.

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Elevated Image Productions

Elevated Image Productions is a digital media company located in the Pacific Northwest. We pride ourselves on being much more than just “videographers” we are digital marketing strategist, it just so happens that we use video cameras to get the job done.

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South Sound SCORE

South Sound/Tacoma SCORE is a team of nationally Certified Mentors who provide free professional counseling and workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and South King counties.

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Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce

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Yelm, Rainier Roy and McKena Chamber of Commerce

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Auburn Chamber of Commerce

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Port of Tacoma

Doing business with the Port
We rely on the services of qualified contractors and vendors from a variety of industries to maintain and upgrade our facilities.

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Maestro Strategic Solutions

Ranger Dave Maestas is a guerilla marketing expert. By creating numerous platforms to advertise his clients and through vigorous testing, he is able to provide your industry with the digital media and advertising that can propel your business forward.

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Thurston County Chamber

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Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber

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