See Sir Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow at Sage 2016 in Chicago

See Sir Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow at Sage 2016 in Chicagovia Small Business Trends

He is, for many, the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur.

Beginning his career as a magazine publisher at the age of 16, he eventually founded a mail-order record business, later to become a chain of record stores.

His business ventures  have since expanded into airlines, mobile communications and eventually even space tourism, all under the well-respected Virgin brand.

Sir Richard Branson will be just one of a star studded group of guest speakers to address attendees of Sage 2016 July 25 through July 28 in Chicago. Other speakers at the event will include actresses and  entrepreneurs Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel, “Shark Tank” stars and entrepreneurs Robert Herjavec and Daymond John and actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher.

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Sage Summit 2016 July 25, 2016, Chicago, Illinois

Sage Summit is a one-of-a-kind learning, training, and networking event. Hear from celebrity speakers and dynamic thought leaders. Get hands-on product training and one-on-one mentoring. Then rock out to The Killers! Hear from keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson, a man who has created a magnetic brand umbrella that powers the success of his many businesses with a thoughtful mix of adventure, philanthropy, irreverence and entrepreneurship. In a passion-filled keynote address he joins Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, another serial entrepreneur and champion of small businesses everywhere.

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Content Marketing World 2016 September 6, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 September 12, 2016, San Francisco, California

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MozCon September 12, 2016, Seattle, Washington

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Lean Startup Conference October 31, 2016, San Francisco, California

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