Smart Hustle Small Business Conference 2019

New York City - Dec 5, 2019, Thursday


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What is the Smart Hustle Small Business Conference?

Now in it's 14th Year, the Smart Hustle Small Business Conference - - is the ULTIMATE event for growing businesses. 

Ideal for solo entrepreneurs who are thriving. Small business owners who have small teams. Those with a "day job" who are about to leave and get their full time venture running.

Hosted by Ramon Ray (entrepreneur, best selling author, global speaker), the Smart Hustle Small Business Confernece is exciting, information packed, great for networking and full of insights and lessons.

If you're tired of boring conferences, this is the conference for you.

If you're looking to connect with amazing attendees, this is the conference for you.

No breakout sessions, everythig's in one place. Every minute is "main stage"!

2018 Event Photo Credits - Stephanie Mann

Anna Jo and Ramon
Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Conference Host and Founder of Smart Hustle Media and 


Each speaker is curated by Ramon Ray to deliver the MAXIMUM value and insights to you!

Jason Feifer

JASON FEIFER, Entepreneuer Magazine

Tony Chatman

TONY CHATMAN, Destroyer of Dysfunction

Jess Todtfeld

JESS TODTFELD, Publicity Maestro

Jill Schiefelbein

JILL SCHIEFELBEIN, Dynamic Communicator


The 14th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference is curated to give you MAXIMIUM return on your investment of TIME and TICKET PURCHASE. From the best speakers, offering powerful insights, to amazing neworking from fellow business owners, to the caring sponsors, the Smart Hustle experience is FOR YOU!

Dec 5 2018, Thursday 

8:30am - 9:30am: Registration and Networking 

9:30am - 10am: Opening Session

10:00am - 5pm: Main Sessions, Lunch and Networking

5pm - 7pm: Networking , Networking, Networking

Get Out of Your Own Way and Stop Losing 

This exciting session is all about giving you the TOOLS, HOPE, INSPIRATION and STEPS to stop limiting yourself and your business. It's all about how you can do better for your team, for your family and most importantly for YOURSELF. If you're not the best version of yourself, everything else around you will be subpar.

Digital Communications, Real Profits & Human Connectivity

Every wonder why your sales are not more, but yet you're doing so much "stuff"? Ever wonder how you can leverage technology to DO more in less time and with less effort? Want to know how to MORE affectively communicate to others? This powerful session by a serious DIGITAL and PRODUCTIVITY NINJA will help you and your team operate at maximum efficiency.

Be Magnetic. Get Noticed. Get Publicity.

There's only two kinds of people. Those who get noticed and those who don't. This humorous and jam packed session with tips will give you the practical and real world insights you need to GET attention for your business. This session is for those who are SHY or for those who are EXTROVERTS. It's about how to take your business and your brand and get the attention of the media to cover your business and MORE. From no less than a Guiness Book of World Record holder, in media interviews.

Scaling to Half A Milllion. How to Get Out of Hustle and Do More Smart Hustle 

Many business owners are scraping by with less than $100,000 in revenue, paying themselves $50,000 to $80,000 salary. This discussion is all aout how to increas the PROFITABILITY of your business and generate MORE revenue so you can give back to others and take care of your family the way you WANT to.

The Entrepreneur's Journey - Myths, Facts and Everything in Between

Join Jasan Feifer, Executive Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine as he shares what he's learne through years of observing, writing about, covering and speaking with business owners, entepreneurs, founders and startups. What are the common themes of success and the common themes of failures (or lessons learned).

**Hours and agenda are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Jenn - Perla
Seth Godin and VIP attendees
Daniel  - Ronnie - Ramon


CUNY Graduate Center

CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue (Between 34th and 35th Streets) New York City, NY 10016  

Once again the Smart Hustle Conference is in the spacious CUNY Graduate Center in the heart of midtown NYC!


Thanks to our sponsors who LOVE supporting YOUR business!

Smart Hustle Magazine

What Do Others Say?  

"Beyond Amazing...." Noreen Sumpter  

"It was Worth It..." Carolyn Josephs  

"Event was Terrific..." Adrienne Garland  

"Awesome.....Your Energy is Contagious..." Kathy Foronjy 

We'll gladly REFUND your money if you can't make it. DO NOT wait until the last minute to register. Prices go up and we will SELL OUT.


Speaker Bios

Ramon Ray 

Ramon Ray loves burnt pancakes, bacon and eggs. He is also a four-time entrepreneur, best-selling author, global speaker and event producer. Ramon sold one of the company's he founded, his third book was a best-seller, and he's in the process of writing his fourth book "Celebrity CEO",  

Ramon is the founder of and Smart Hustle Magazine - two leading resources for all things small business startup and growth. Ramon has been invited as an expert witness to the United States Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House on personal branding and produced many events including the "Smart Hustle Small Business Conference", "Small Business Summit", "Small Business Technology Tour", "Small Biz Big Things" and more.  

Ramon has shared the stage with Seth Godin, Daymond John, Guy Kawasaki, Simon Sinek, Gary Vaynerchuk. He's interviewed many of the sharks and contestants on Shark Tank and other celebrity entrepreneurs. He's interviewed President Obama in the President's first live Google Hangout, and was part of the US Delegation to India, led by Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.  

Tony Chatman

Tony Chatman helps people perform at their best. As a recognized thought leader in the area of human relationships, he instills audiences with an understanding of the fundamental differences in how people think and act, enabling them to make a real connection with others – whether at work or at home. This understanding leads people to achieve goals productively, through listening and leadership. Since 2003, Tony has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies to help people reach new heights of effectiveness by understanding themselves and others better.

Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld, CSP shows organizations that the Secret to Power & Influence is connected to communication style and techniques. Todtfeld is President of Success In Media, Inc, one of the leading business communication and media training authorities in the U.S. With more than 15 years of experience, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespeople, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to not just become better communicators, but create real tangible outcomes. His talks begin with one simple question - “What Are You Trying to Create More of?”  

Jill Scheifelbein

Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years, analyzed terrorist documents to help provide counter-terrorism messaging strategies to the military, and was a pioneer in the online education space, creating an office serving 60,000 students and adding $1M in revenue in its first year.  

In 2011 she ventured into entrepreneur land and hasn’t looked back. Her first business, Impromptu Guru, helps people improve their presentation and public speaking skills. She created a YouTube series that was syndicated by Entrepreneur Network and brings in thousands of new viewers each week.  

Now, Jill is The Dynamic Communicator®, and creates and executes communication strategies that help organizations increase sales, enhance the product experience, and retain customers. She’s a video partner and a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as a livestream video personality.  

Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business from Entrepreneur Press was the #1 New Release in multiple Amazon categories and is in bookstores across the United States.

Jason Feifer

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He has been an editor at Men's Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and others. He is also the author of the novel Mr. Nice Guy (St. Martin’s Press, 2018), which he co-wrote with his wife. Jason lives in Brooklyn, and is on Twitter and Instagram at @heyfeifer.

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