Back by popular demand, The Ohio Society of CPAs is offering its Business Development Workshops - now available on three dates in 2019: June 18, July 10 and August 20.

These workshops are for young professionals who want to focus on soft skills such as: networking effectively, building personal brand and switching from a "selling mindset" to an "inviting mindset."

Previous sessions have sold out, so we've added an extra date. Do not miss out on a fantastic learning opportunity that fits your schedule!

  • Experience more confidence and comfort with self-promotion throughout interactive practice and sharing 
  • Discover digital media tools to assist in creating and cultivating your brand online
  • Develop an outline of a content calendar and an actionable marketing plan
  • Learn how to know if, when and how to move a prospect to an actual sales opportunity, without resistance
  • Learn how to develop warm referrals and get your existing clients to do the selling for you
  • Walk away with practical, actionable, new skills you can use immediately

View Full Agenda Here


This year's conference will expand on resources to gain clients and implement learned skills effectively.

Here's what previous attendees have to say about the workshop:

 "The interactive workshop will teach you critical skills needed to advance in your career. Every emerging professional looking to make an impact at their firm should attend this workshop."

"The program was excellent. I feel that it was very  beneficial to those who are responsible for business development activities."

"Best CPA class I ever attended. Refreshing from the normal lecture class."

"I think this event was great, definitely one of the best I've been to."

"It was great to be able to connect with other professionals and expand my network."

"I really enjoyed it  very much. Helped build confidence."

"Program was very well put together. I specifically liked the last portion of the program where we got to network and learn how to effectively network."


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Tonya Tiggett: With over 17 years of experience with business leadership and communication training experience across industries, Tonya fine-tunes leadership skills by equipping top talent with powerful communication skills and strategy, and empower them to take simple steps that lead to big results.

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Mikaela Hunt: Mikaela is a brand journalist and owner of Mikaela Media. She works inside companies to write and produce videos and create and manage their stories on social media channels. In addition, she provides a 365-degree media training with partner PR companies. 17 years of experience in TV news drives her work as she brings a reporter’s touch to content – an editorial approach that builds brands and delivers true value to the audience and the industry.   

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Craig Hohnberger: Craig and his wife Annette made the leap and bought the South Ohio and Indiana Master Franchise rights for ActionCOACH, a little known Australian business coaching company expanding in the U.S.  ActionCOACH has since grown to be the world’s #1 business coaching firm and the Hohnbergers lead one of the more successful regions globally.  In 2009, they acquired North OH, WI and MN from their former owners.