Monday, October 15, 2018
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Upcoming SBM Events

St. Louis Business Expo

10/24/18 | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Best in Business Awards

10/24/18 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Through our reader surveys, 60 area businesses where chosen (in 14 categories) as the Best Businesses in St. Louis. These businesses will be honored at this special luncheon.  Event Sponsor:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software, United Healthcare, Delta Dental of Missouri, Alliance Business Solutions and The Simon Law Firm. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500. Call 314.569.0076. Click here to order tickets.

Top Women Business Owners Luncheon

February 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We've profiled more than 250 owners over the past 18 years. We bring them all together for one luncheon. Event Sponsors: Anders; HireLevel; United Healthcare; National Medical Billing Services and Winning Technologies. Cost: $55. Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 

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Stop Trying to Solve Your Problems

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If you think back to the last idea you had that generated the most value for your company, it did not occur to you during that two-hour planning session. That idea, the one that solved the seemingly intractable challenge, also did not occur also when a group of consultants introduced you to a problem-solving method. It happened when you were applying a second coat of paint to a wall in your basement. And the way that the paint moved across the wall triggered some fundamental explanation of the challenges you were having. Suddenly, you had it. The idea came to you.
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