02: Independent Business Owners: You’re Not Alone, Pt. 1

During times of uncertainty, we all have spirals of questions and doubts running through our minds. However, what we do know is that all things eventually come to pass. In this episode, entrepreneurs and event organizers, Greg Habstritt and Brad Weaber, join Eric Rozenberg in sharing two major events they participated in that were drastically impacted by economic downturns. They also share how they found solutions and the impact it had within their positions. Join Eric in part-one of this three-part webinar to hear more from their unique perspectives and see how you can apply this to your own life and business now.


Greg’s Bio: Greg Habstritt has a unique skill set that not only allows him to be a successful full-time investor, but he also has the ability to teach others how to create wealth and prosperity for themselves. He truly “walks the talk”, as he teaches principles and strategies that he personally has used to create a significant investment portfolio and net worth.


As the Founder of SimpleWealth, Greg has more than 20 years successful entrepreneurial experience in a number of industries ranging from telecommunications, information technology, event marketing, education and broadcasting. He started his first business at 8 years old, and is a self-confessed “serial Entrepreneur”.


Brad’s Bio: After putting myself through college, I spent 34 years in corporate America and 29 of those years in executive or C-suite management. Communication as a cornerstone of my leadership journey rewarded me with a hybrid of experiences from hotel management, event third party management, association management and destination marketing management working for some of the most iconic brands in the industry: Experient, SmithBucklin, New Orleans & Company and Connections has prepared me for owning my own company where I have the pleasure of sharing and coaching my experience and models of success.


Being a paradigm pioneer in a multitude of markets (association, trade show, corporate and government) has required a honing of communication and emotional intelligence skills. Whether it be working in organizational design and structure, implementation of a new direction or speaking in front of the masses…the foundation is communication. I have had the privilege of presenting around the globe as a trusted adviser. While I enjoy presenting, I am truly the happiest when I am working with someone to find their voice. A graduate of the University of Illinois and member of the American Society of Association Executives, Professional Convention Management Association, International Association of Exhibitions and Events and a Founding Supporter of the Association for Women in Events. My greatest accomplishment – being a husband and a father! Oh, and a rescue dog Dad!


Show Highlights:

  • Greg shares events he’s participated in that are tied to major economic events
  • Greg talks about the lessons he learned from his experiences
  • Brad shares how progression and leadership is revealed in crisis
  • Brad discusses lessons he’s learned from observing great leaders
  • Brad shares how his business handled major economic shifts during 9/11
  • Eric shares how the economic downturn impacted his company and how they approached the situation
  • Eric shares how he prioritized a partnership during a major economic event



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