Here’s What You Need to Know About the Free BigCommerce “Make it Big” Virtual Conference September 14 & 15, 2021
BigCommerce is holding its FREE virtual “Make it Big” conference for retailers, entrepreneurs, and ecommerce professionals on September 14 and 15, 2021. Here is what you need to know about this conference and how it can benefit your online business.
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The “Make it Big” conference will feature top industry experts that will discuss proven strategies to grow your business, share tips and tricks to run your business, and highlight real-life success stories.
BigCommerce is the organizer of the “Make it Big” virtual conference with sponsors including leading companies in online commerce and marketing, including Google, TikTok, Fast, Walmart, Mark Cuban Companies, NextLevelBusiness, CBDistillery, NP Digital (Neil Patel), The Five Percent, LARQ, MarketingProfs, Retail Minded, and Overdose.
By all measures, this is a stellar lineup of sponsors that contribute to the event with key people discussing topics that help small business owners get the most out of their online business.
The conference is FREE and completely virtual, meaning you can participate from your home or office. No dress code! “Make it Big” registrants can instantly unlock exclusive access to the daily lineup of virtual sessions to stream on-demand at 9 a.m. EST each morning.
“Make it Big” Day 1 Agenda – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
9 am (EST)
Presenter: Mark Cuban, Mark Cuban Companies
Keynote: Disruptive Innovation and Investing for Growth
10:30 am (EST)
Presenter: Justin Wang, LARQ
Topic: The LARQ Story – Creating a Hybrid Strategy with an Entrepreneurial Spirit
Presenter: Lorry Destainville, TikTok
Topic: The TikTok Appeal – Viral Marketing for Any Business
2 pm (EST)
Presenter: Ann Handley, MarketingProfs
Topic: Storytelling and Community – How to Create Content that Converts
3 pm (EST)
Presenter: Vanessa Santos
Topic: eCommerce in Emerging Markets – Latin America
5 pm (EST)
Presenter: Michael Mosser, Walmart
Topic: Exploring New Ways to Win with Walmart Marketplace
“Make it Big” Day 2 Agenda – Wednesday, September 15, 2021
9 am (EST)
Presenters: Mary Ellen Coe and Bill Ready, Google
Keynote: Harnessing the Power of AI to Sell More
10:30 am (EST)
Presenters: Marcus Murphy, The Five Percent, and Oli Billson, NextLevelBusiness.com
Topic: Cutting-Edge UX/CX and Digital Innovation
Presenter: Keith Karlick, Overdose
Topic: The New Face of B2B – Millennial Buyers & Creating Consumer-Like Experiences
2 pm (EST)
Presenter: Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Retail Minded
Topic: Shoppertainment – The Secret to Holiday Retail Success
3 pm (EST)
Presenter: Chris Van Dusen, CBDistillery
Topic: Conquering High-Risk Verticals with Influencer Marketing
5 pm (EST)
Presenter: Neil Patel, NP Digital
Topic: How to Attract, Convert and Retain Your Customers
Why the “Make it Big” Conference is a Can’t Miss Event
The speaker lineup for this FREE event is exciting. We strongly recommend watching all these presentations if you are new to eCommerce, since each speaker discusses a topic that can benefit your business in some way. The two days you invest will be well worth it.
If you have been selling online and have limited time, we are sure you will find at least two or three helpful topics to grow your business. Learning more about the industry is always a good idea as eCommerce continues to grow and change.
Here are two topics we believe are extremely relevant to today’s online commerce if you are short on time and uncertain about which topics to choose. Both topics cover areas that are either misunderstood or underutilized by most small businesses.
The TikTok Appeal – Viral Marketing for Any Business
If you sell products to a younger demographic, you need to understand TikTok. Savvy online merchants are finding more ways to make money on the platform. Unfortunately, we also believe many small business owners do not understand TikTok and dismiss it as a social media platform for funny videos mostly watched by kids. This presentation should be a revelation on what is possible on TikTok and how online merchants can take advantage of this growing social media platform.
Shoppertainment: The Secret to Holiday Retail Success
Shopping and live streaming are converging into a phenomenon known as “Shoppertainment.” It could be described as a digital version of HSN and QVC that is modernized, highly targeted, and one that almost every online merchant can implement with little investment. Shoppertainment is a derivative of “social commerce,” an idea that started in Asia and now has gained steam globally.
Register for BigCommerce “Make it Big” Conference Today – It’s Free!
As we said earlier, this is a FREE event. It doesn’t matter if you run your store on BigCommerce or another platform. There is a lot of valuable insight to be gained through this conference.
The “Make it Big” Conference is part of a new year-round multichannel thought leadership program by BigCommerce that includes regular podcasts and even an awards program.
Note: The event has passed and registration has closed.
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Richard is co-founder of eSeller365. He has over 17 years of experience on eBay which includes tens of thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries and even has experience with eBay’s VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights for a former employer. And for about two years Richard sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA in the US.
To “relax” from the daily business grind, for a few weekends a year, he also works for IMSA as a professional race official.