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Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan With almost twenty years of marketing experience, Buchanan, a ”Senior Persuasion Architect” for the website-optimizing company Future Now, has created radio, TV, print, direct-marketing and online-marketing campaigns for advertising agencies and clients nationwide. Since 2004, she’s focused her research on marketing to women, mainly online. She writes the blog Marketing to Women Online: How to Shatter Stereotypes and Understand What She Really Wants and is currently co-authoring a book on the subject with fellow marketing-to-women specialist Michele Miller.
   
Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein is the founder and director of the Chicago Portfolio School. He’s been a creative director and copywriter at numerous ad agencies in Chicago, New York and Detroit. The high-profile accounts he worked on at Leo Burnett, Scali McCabe Sloves and TBWA Advertising include Nikon, Volvo, Anheuser Busch, Miller Brewing Co., Kellogg’s, McDonald’s and P&G.
   
Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender have seventy plus years of combined business experience as “retail anthropologists.” Nationally recognized as experts in customer diversity, Kizer and Bender speak to thousands of businesspeople each year through their “Retail Adventures in the REAL World™” and “Business Adventures in the REAL World™” keynotes and seminars. Their client list reads like a “Who’s Who” in American business, and their articles are published monthly in a variety of national trade and business publications and on the Internet.
   
Jason Krellenstein Jason Krellenstein is a New York-based attorney specializing in cases involving acquisitions, employment, licensing and publishing law—including copyright and trademark prosecution and defense.
   
Audrey Lavine Audrey Lavine, a confessed “recovering clutterer,” ran a national Internet forum on Clutter Control for Quilters and Crafters. An experienced public speaker and workshop leader, she has appeared before professional guilds, corporations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and on national radio and television. Doing business as Life·Support Systems since 1988, she is President of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers, is the founder of the Organizers.
   
Laura Posey Laura Posey’s extensive sales career has run the gamut from insurance to cars. She broke into sales in high school by selling cutlery door-to-door and now brings passion to her work as vice-president and co-founder of Dancing Elephants Achievement Group. Over the years she has received numerous awards and recognition for her sales and management contributions to different organizations; she’s also the co-author of Six Secrets of Sales Magnets.
   
Susan Wilson Solovic Susan Wilson Solovic is the CEO of SBTV.com (Small Business Television), the first and only video news and information destination site for American small businesses. Solovic, the author of The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success, Reinvent Your Career: Attain the Success You Deserve and Desire and The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, was a featured columnist on women’s business issues for UPI and is a regular small-business contributor on ABC’s America This Morning. Other radio and TV stations and programs on which she is a popular guest include CNN, Bloomberg, Early Today and Good Day New York.