Devoted to philanthropy, public speaking, learning and teaching, Kinko’s founder will motivate small business owners and entrepreneurs with his unique business philosophy, creative thinking and belief in organizational democracy.
Santa Barbara, CA, [August 6, 2015] - ONTRAPORT, an all-in-one small business management platform, announced today that Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s founder and notable philanthropist, will keynote at ONTRApalooza 2015. Known as the conference where entrepreneurs come to learn, build and connect, ONTRApalooza 2015 is held October 22-23, 2015 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Orfalea’s unique business philosophy, creative style, freethinking and faith in organizational democracy can be attributed to much of Kinko’s success. What started as a simple idea in 1970 to provide access to services and products not available to students and small businesses, Kinko’s (now FedEx Office) has grown into the world’s leading business services chain. Upon retiring from Kinko’s, Orfalea wrote “Copy This! Lessons From a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into one of America’s Best Companies,” an autobiography detailing life lessons about overcoming obstacles and turning impediments into opportunities.
“There are not many people who represent the spirit of scrappy, get-it-done-whatever-it-takes entrepreneurship than Paul Orfalea. He started Kinko’s in a tiny room near UCSB with a few bucks and turned it into a household name, proving for the rest of us that determination and resourcefulness can get you just about anywhere” Said founder and CEO Landon Ray. “I couldn’t be more excited to hear him share this year at ONTRApalooza!”
At ONTRApalooza, Paul Orfalea will encourage creative thinking in the minds of attendees and empower them to view obstacles as opportunities.
Listed as “the must attend conference for entrepreneurs” by Forbes, this is the fourth annual ONTRApalooza. The focus of this year’s conference is for entrepreneurs to learn more about how to run their business, so their business doesn’t run them. By focusing on smart marketing and sales tactics, how to delight customers (and increase customer satisfaction) and ways to organize their business, attendees at ONTRApalooza can expect to learn the strategies, build the systems, and make the connections they need to ensure that 2016 changes their business for the better. ONTRApalooza brings together cutting-edge sales and marketing minds with the best of the best operational instruction and focuses on ways that entrepreneurs and small business owners can increase customer satisfaction and ROI.
About the Host
ONTRAPORT is an all-in-one small business management platform that integrates all the software tools an entrepreneur needs to start, systemize and scale his or her business. Instead of having to learn and manage a bunch of complicated and disconnected business tools, ONTRAPORT makes it easy to set up and automate processes across the business and, when coupled with our expert implementation, done-for-you services and personalized customer support, empowers our clients to focus on building a business they love. For more information, visit www.ONTRAPORT.com.