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Small Business Summit 

Attention all entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers! Get ready for Macon startupweek™, where creativity meets opportunity. Join us from May 11th for a day filled with networking, business coaching and inspiring talks with special guest Dave Brown.


Don't miss this chance to elevate your business to new heights. Mark your calendars and get ready to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit at Macon startupweek™ 2024!

Introducing Dave Brown, Keynote Speaker!

Introducing Dave Brown, Keynote Speaker!

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Keynote Speaker

Dave Brown

As a Founding Partner and executive-level Sales and Leadership Coach for Southwestern Consulting, Dave Brown has trained and spoken to hundreds of thousands of sales professionals across the globe. Dave is a “servant salesperson” known for his boundless enthusiasm for sales and for leading his team by example.

As a sought-after keynote speaker and certified trainer, Dave strives to help individuals and organizations reach peak performance in business and in life. More than just a motivational speaker, Dave has a passion for empowering salespeople everywhere with key principles to make selling more emotionally and financially rewarding. ​ Dave brings a rich history of accolades and accomplishment to his work, having excelled in the trenches of sales, business and life as a true competitor. He is a nine-time Texas state champion in cross-country, swimming, track, and basketball, and a two-time national champion in cross country and basketball. Following a record-breaking season, he was awarded “Athlete of the Year” for the entire state of Texas. At Trinity University in Chicago, Dave was an All-American volleyball player who took his team to their first-ever national championship. ​ Dave began his sales career with the Southwestern Advantage college program, finishing first out of 4,000 salespeople year after year. He knocked on more than 50,000 cold doors by the time he was twenty-five. Dave continues to hold the record for the most customers ever sold by an individual in a selling season for Southwestern Advantage, out of more than 250,000 salespeople who have worked in the program. ​ Since then he has made over 200,000 cold calls into companies worldwide—a number that grows daily. His infectious excitement for helping people achieve their goals in life continuously encourages his team members to embrace their roles with passion, blow through their belief barriers, and achieve unprecedented success. ​ In addition to being a consistent top producer in personal sales, Dave co-leads the highest producing organization within Southwestern Coaching. He also serves as Vice President of Recruiting for Southwestern Coaching, leading efforts to bring in new certified sales and leadership coaches and playing an integral role in the continued growth of the company. ​ Dave is a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University and has had articles published in Speaker Magazine, Sold Magazine, and on several nationally recognized blogs. Through his audiobook Painless Prospecting, the inspiring video series 42 Days of Prospecting Power, and his new book Servant Selling, Dave helps even more people learn how to get over themselves and genuinely serve their team members and customers. ​ Dave has lived in at least 15 different states while building his company’s brand. He now permanently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Emmie, two sons, Dawson and Dylan, and daughter, Cadence.

Servant Selling

When many people hear the word salesperson, they think of someone that is manipulative, pushy, or self-interested. Some salespeople do have unhealthy and unhelpful selling practices. Those behaviors actually cause underperformance and fosters peoples' negative perceptions of sales.


Other salespeople are so afraid of coming across as manipulative, pushy, or self-interested that they are not confident, clear, or assertive when they need to be, which also leads to diminished sales results.


Being a true sales professional means not being interested in what is in it for you or overly concerned with what someone else thinks of you, but instead being completely focused on the service of others. As a founding partner of the world's leading coaching, training, and speaking firm, and as someone who has also stayed in the trenches for two decades as a top performing sales professional himself, Dave sees sales as a pure and noble profession. He knows how to help sales people see their career in that light.

In this session, you will:

  • Know how to work with and through your fear

  • Leave past failures in the past to create a profitable future

  • Have a clear vision of what you want and why

  • Devise a realistic plan to achieve your goals

  • Have intense focus on your income-producing activities

  • Be equipped with more than a dozen practical tools and techniques to increase your prospecting effectiveness

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Coffee & Networking

Sponsors: StartupMacon | Greater Macon Chamber

Session 1 

Lunch with an Entrepreneur

Session 2

Startup of the Year - Award Presentation and Wrap up - Presented by COX Business

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8 - 9 AM

9:45 - 11:45 AM

12 - 1 PM

1:15 - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

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