I just got back from a great trip to California. While I was there I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in San Diego with an exciting group of people including:

Troy Hazard, a radio and television personality from Australia recently transplanted to the USA, who brought us all together to talk about what we could do to help small business owners thrive in today’s turbulent economy.

Amilya Antonetti, a fixture on national television, contributing correspondent to Fox News and author of a new book, “The Recipe”.

Anthony Tesoriero, self-made millionaire, serial entrepreneur and founding member of The Lucky Napkin Group.

Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO of AMA Enterprises.

Last, but not least we were joined by author/speaker/marketing and sales training legend, Brian Tracy, who will also be speaking at Laughlin’s November 3-5 seminar in the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

We gathered at the offices of Brian Tracy International and spent our time discussing case studies of our various customers and trying to pinpoint what help entrepreneurs seem to need right now. It was an exciting discussion and there are some cool things that will come from it. We will have a short assessment tool coming online by mid-August called the “Smart Biz Quiz,” which will help identify what small business owners feel they need most right now. Using the results the group will attempt to find help and solutions based on our collective business connections.

As soon as the quiz is up and running, I will post a link. In the mean time please take time to read about the people mentioned above .

Comment  here and at www.laughlinusa.com/blog and let me know what issues are most important to the success and growth of your business!