Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lori Montag Honored With 2011 Innovator of the Year Award

The Journal Record's Innovator of the Year award recently  went to Broken Arrow based Big Time Brands which is owned by Lori Montag and Jim Howard.

Among their hugely popular products are the zany bandz, the Slap Watch and the Splash Watch. See a Tulsa World article on the watches popularity.

You can read all about Lori and Jim and the awards banquet HERE and view JR photos by clicking HERE.

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  1. Local Entrepreneur Lori Montag / Founder of Zany Bandz & Slap Watch To Serve As ManUp Speaker
    One-Day Interactive Workshop to Feature Real-World Insight from Tulsa-Based Entrepreneurs

    TULSA, Okla. - Lori Montag the local success story behind the nation-wide fad products, Zany Bandz & Slap Watch has agreed to speak at the ManUp Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The Tulsa-based conference series geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners, today promises "to teach entrepreneurs what they need to know, to get them where they go" will be held at the Renaissance Hotel on Sept. 10th of 2011.

    Entrepreneurs will teach proven business "best practices" practices , including startup bootstrapping, designing and implementing scalable sales systems, positioning yourself for success, search-engine optimization, and much more.

    In the Tulsa Metro area, 82 percent of all businesses have fewer than 10 employees. Additionally, small businesses comprise more than 80 percent of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce membership. Tulsa-area Entrepreneurs have many opportunities to succeed if properly equipped for success.

    “This event is all about teaching entrepreneurs, how to grow their businesses now,” said Jon Conneely, cofounder of ManUp. "Lori Montag's story is phenomenal. From local photography business owner to national retail super-star, Lori has made it big and I know she is excited about teaching other Tulsans how they can make it big too."

    Lori Montag is Oklahoma Business Journal’s 2011 Innovator of the Year & the founder of the Zany Bandz and Slap Watch craze whose products been featured on CBS News, the View, the New York Times and Good Morning America talks about how to turn your big ideas into big profits.

    Confirmed speakers and topics include:
    Clifton Taulbert - “The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Learn How to Transform Your Perspective”
    Lori Montag - “Interview with a Guru: Learn the Art of Taking Action - How to Turn Big Ideas Into Big Profits”
    Jon Conneely - “Business Startup 101: Learn How to Start and Brand a Successful Business on a $10,000 Budget”
    Jonathan Barnett - “An Interview with a Guru: Learn How to Build a Business that Works Without You”
    Clay Clark - "Sales 101: Learn How Turn Your Best Idea Into A Best-Selling Idea."
    Blake Ewing - Panelist

    For more information on ManUp Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, including full speaker biographies and registration details, visit http://manupbootcamps.com/ or call 918-851-6920.