Summit Spotlight: Ask the Expert

Our Summit experts share 13 thoughtful ideas (out of hundreds)

They’re smart. They’re well informed. They’ve been there and done that and they’re ready to share what they learned. 

They’re the experts and panelists who’ll be leading sessions at The Maker City Summit 2019

Want a little preview of who they are and what they’re about? Here are just a sampling of their thoughts from a survey we sent out: 

What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned? 

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Self-awareness and a healthy mindset are 100% necessary for building anything that is lasting and fulfilling. – Shunta Grant, keynote speaker

To make sure the answer to this question changes every day...and QuickBooks. – Jonathan Clark, keynote speaker

The greatest lesson I ever learned was to never stop learning. You'll be more successful (and happier to boot). – Ron McKnight, Sales Funnels workshop

Go slow and steady. It's not a race. – Tanika Harper, Imposter Syndrome panel

If you could change one thing about your business choices, what would it be?

Delegate more – Lucy Simpson, Pricing panel

I should hire out more of the tasks I'm not great at, and focus on the things I do well but let slip through the cracks because they aren't the highest priority. – Mary Kate Thurman, Wholesale panel

I wish I had started an email list earlier. I think it’s super easy for us to think we can just rely on social to get the word out, but email lists are so much better at getting the word out! – Hope Brasfield, Small Table Discussion leader

I’d have established processes to build scale earlier. – John Phillips, Pricing panel

Take less time thinking about the consequences, and more following my gut and trying things out. – Haseeb Qureshi, Inclusion panel

What's the best advice someone has given you?

I'm a "worst-case scenario" type of person. A friend once told me that I needed to learn to manifest good things in my life. I do that now, though it doesn't always come out in my favor, I find that it sets a better tone for me and my business. – Paris Woodhull, Ask The Expert

Imperfect action beats perfect inaction every time. – Jennifer Gamble, Small Table Discussion leader

In business, everyday is a new challenge. It helps me to let things go, prioritize, and at the same time not take things TOO seriously. – Allie Biddle, Ask the Expert

One of my mentors told me that contrary to everything I've learned, the only way to operate freely in the business world is to make myself vulnerable and open to the joy of doing work I love. That's how opportunities come--through vulnerability. – Daje Morris, Imposter Syndrome panel

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Hear more at The Maker City Summit 2019!


The 2019 Maker City Summit


Sunday, September 8 from 9:30am- 4:15pm

Maker Meetup + afterparty to follow


A day full of inspiration, practical know-how, and dialogue about growing a successful business doing what you love


$45 advance / $50 at the door


The Mill & Mine, 227 W Depot Ave