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TUES - MAY 18TH, 2021 4-9pm ET

Standout From The Competition, Create A BIGGER Impact And BIGGER Voice, and Grow Your Business In Tough Times

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The Survive and Thrive Summit 2020 is a multi-hour online conference, curated to inspire and encourage business owners and entrepreneurs.

 The first Summit was held April 2020, this second edition is gonna be bigger and better. Don’t miss it!

 2020 was a challenge for so many business owners, and for so many entrepreneurs it felt LONELY. In the 2021 Survive and Thrive Summit, you’ll be joining Ramon and the Smart Hustle experts for 5 hours of nonstop motivation, excitement, and inspiration to give you an edge in your business this year… 

 Challenging times have always been a part of the hustle – the Smart Hustle – of the small business owners journey. But we want to give you the tools to face your challenges head on and not only survive, but THRIVE.

Discover the 5 Keys to Getting Publicity and Attention In Your Business (even in tough times)

Join the Survive and Thrive Summit and discover how you can make your voice LOUDER, gain MORE ATTENTION, and SCALE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS to new heights by:

Meet Your Survive and Thrive Entrepreneurs:


Dave is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and global keynote speaker. Dave is the Founder and Chairman of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and cofounder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands. His newest book, The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want is out now.


Kate Bradley Chernis is the Founder & CEO of Lately, As a former marketing agency owner, Kate initially created the idea for Lately out of spreadsheets for then-client, Walmart, and got them a 130% ROI, year-over-year for three years. Prior to founding Lately, Kate served 20 million listeners as Music Director and on-air host at Sirius/XM. She’s also an award-winning radio producer, engineer and voice talent with 25 years of national broadcast communications, brand-building, sales and marketing expertise.


Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux is a brand and marketing strategist, award-winning speaker, and Amazon bestselling author. She is the host of Project Get Out Your Own Way Podcast. Rachel is also the Founder of SWAG Strategy Solutions where SWAG is not just a cool name (although it’s pretty cool). It’s an acronym that stands for Strategic Women Achieve Growth.


Aisha Taylor Issah is Founder & CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo, the country’s only multi-city small business expo and community created to celebrate and educate entrepreneurial women of color.


During the past 25 years, I have started seven businesses from scratch and now use those experiences to help others with their entrepreneurial dreams.

I’m a three-time Inc. Magazine 5000 Growth Company winner, a TEDx speaker, an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, and the author of business and college planning books.

My most recent book “Crash and Learn: Lessons in Business” quickly rose to the top of the Amazon best seller lists. Other books include “Make Love in the Workplace” and “101 Things You Can Do to Become an Outstanding Young Adult.”


Speaker, Consultant, Podcaster — Lou Diamond has over a quarter century of experience in sales, relationship management, business development and leadership coach. He is an international keynote speaker, consultant, leadership & performance mentor, best-selling author, podcast & TV host and CEO of Thrive, helping businesses, leaders and brands thrive through the power of connecting. 


Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial”.


Author (WINNING, GRIT), Entrepreneur, Speaker, and High Performance Coach Gary Brackett delivers engaging and usable content that is crafted specifically for busy, up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Gary’s speeches energize, teach, and motivate those who want to succeed at and build their business—as well as their lives.


Cameron Toth really likes tacos! AND he has two companies that are pretty cool. Founded in 2011, Toth Event Staffing provides Waiters, Bartenders, Chefs and Captains to Caterers and Private Home Events in Westchester, NY as well as NYC and Connecticut. Biz Dev Live was founded in 2020 at the beginning of the Pandemic and since then Cameron has streamed 240+ episodes and interviewed amazing entrepreneurs and business owners!


Lizza Monet Morales, aka @xoxolizza, is an award winning actor, tv host and content creator in both English and Spanish. As an actor, she was most recently seen as a lead in the award-winning social impact film “Intolerance No More” written and directed by Emmy award winner Sergio Guerrero.
Lizza is also a best-selling author, the highest ranked Latina influencer on Clubhouse and the founder of WFHN-TV, a livestream streaming digital network. 


Ranga has over 20 years of combined product management and marketing experience in the software technology industry. As VP of IndustryMarketing for NetSuite, Ranga Bodla is chartered with driving the overall strategy and go-to-market for success across all of NetSuite’s industries including Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, Software, Services, Non-Profit, Advertising, Media and Publishing. 


Tim Ray is a personal freedom coach and creative marketing strategist. His personal coaching brand Live Your Freedom has helped hundreds of clients world wide achieve personal freedom in relationships, mindset, and lifestyle results. Tim has built multiple online communities to teach high performing professionals to tap into peak performance and achieve goals with determined strength and resiliency.


According to Amazon reviews, a “genius” — to his wife, “messy”.  Feeling neither is quite-on-the-mark, Jimmy is content to take SoapStandle to each person that hates how a soap bar disintegrates into goo… and to a world that’s embracing the aversion to plastic.  From a background in investments, embarking on the soap / design / manufacturing path was unusual… but rewarding.

Meet Your HOST and Producer
Ramon Ray

Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author and Global Speaker
Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur who has started four companies and sold two of them; authored four books and is an in-demand speaker, event host and inspires business owners around the world. Fun facts? Ramon’s been invited to speak at the White House, interviewed President Obama and was with Ivanka Trump in India at the Global Entrepreneur’s Summit.

(photo credit Jonsar Studios) 

Ramon Ray

Event Topics and Schedule

4:25 PM: Getting Strategic About Using Your Brand to Generate Revenue

5:00 PM: Getting Attention from Media

5:35 PM: Building Community

6:05 PM: Leveraging Events to Build Your Brand

7:10 PM: Get Attention on the Cheap

7:35 PM: Podcasting as a Revenue Source & Brand Builder

8:00 PM: The Power of Networking in 2021

8:20 PM: Crash and Learn

8:40 PM: How To Convert Knowledge Into Rapid Growth For Your Business?

Frequently Asked Questions

Small business owners and passionate entrepreneurs who are looking for inspiration, motivation, and insight this year

The Survive and Growth Summit is a Live, interactive, high impact 5 hour experience

Immediately upon registration, check your email inbox for access to our Digital Events Cheat Sheet and other information leading up to the Growth Summit

The Survive and Thrive Growth Summit is completely free to attend

This event is NOT for people who know everything already, aren’t interested in being inspired and DON’T take their growth seriously.

By attending Survive and Thrive, you’ll be taking a conscious step towards massive success in your business, your entrepreneurial mindset, and your personal freedom.