Curious about The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit? 

The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit is a one-day seminar hosted by Craig Valine in partnership with The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, built around the entrepreneurial spirit. We welcome all entrepreneurs, no matter where they’re at along the journey — that includes all small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professional practice owners who are focused on driving tangible growth within their organizations. 

Check out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit below. If you have additional questions, please get in touch with us by emailing

What is The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit?
The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit is an event where entrepreneurial small business men and women of all shapes and sizes, and from all industries, come together for an awesome business building and growth experience. It is a unique opportunity to learn from local and international speakers to help you and your business grow to where you have always dreamed you could be.

Where and When Will The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit Take Place?
​​​​​​The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at The Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena (Corner of Los Robles and Cordova). Registration will begin at 7:30am. The Summit will start promptly at 9:00am and go to approximately 3:00pm.

What Types of People Will Attend at The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit Event?
Growth oriented small business owners; Success-oriented Sales ProfessionalsBusiness to business, Progressive and marketing-oriented doctors, dentists, chiropractors, cosmetic surgeons, financial planners, lawyers, CPA’s, Veterinarians, and other professionals in private practice
Service business operators; Savvy e-commerce and online/internet marketersAuthors, speakers, consultants, information marketers, and publishers. ​​​​​Essentially, any type of business that has a desire for growth.
What is the Recommended Attire for This Event?
Professional dress or business casual. Make an impression, but be comfortable. 
I Want to Participate. What Opportunities are There For Me and/or My Business?
There are different ways to get involved. In addition to the opportunity of becoming an attendee, we also offer various sponsorships (aka "Exhibitors") at this event. Visit the Sponsorships page for more information. 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (For Sponsors - aka "Exhibitors")

Why Should I Become an Sponsor/Exhibitor?
The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit offers comprehensive exhibiting experiences. Packages include an exhibit space at the event, company’s name listed on the event website, with a link directly to their site; contact name and information printed in our Business Referral Directory Sheet, and an opportunity to personally introduce yourself at the front of the room with a 30-second commercial during the event. Other benefits vary depending on the networking package. For further details, you can explore the on-line application by clicking Online Exhibitor Registration. If you require additional help, visit the “Contact Information” page and email us and someone from our office will contact you shortly.
Is This Event a Good Fit For My Business?
We firmly believe that every entrepreneur and professional has a place at this event to discover unique ways to grow your small business. However, if you’re still unsure as to whether your company can benefit from attending The Pasadena Small Business Success Summit, please email us with your questions. We're happy to help any way we can.
As an Exhibitor, May I Sell My Products/Service Directly to Attendees?
Direct exchange of currency for product is not allowed during the event. This encourages sponsors and attendees to focus on learning more about each other and on building relationships that can lead to future business transactions for both parties. Nevertheless, exhbitors can take orders and even collect payment information for later processing..
What is the Deadline to Sign Up as a Sponsor/Exhibitor?
We stop accepting applications when all the Exhibitor spaces have been purchased. We always encourage those who are interested in signing up ASAP so that they may be able to enjoy all of the benefits included in each Exhibitor package. Some of those items are date-specific. See Sponsorship page for more information.
What is Your Sponsorship Cancellation Policy?
Any request for a refund prior to Monday, June 11, 2018 will incur a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations occurring four (4) days or less prior to event will result in a cancellation penalty of 100% of Sponsorship fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Approved refunds will be processed within one month of event.


What Does It Cost to Attend?
Early-Bird tickets purchased online (through May 22, 2018) is $39 per person (includes complimentary 'non-vegan' lunch). Tickets purchased online after May 23rd will not be eligible for the Early-Bird ticket price. If you have a large group, you might consider the VIP Group Ticket Option which gives you 7 tickets and saves you $291.00

Do I Need to Pre-Register for My Ticket?
Yes. Because lunch* is being provided, we need to have a good estimate of the number of people to give the hotel prior to the event.
How Can I Purchase My Ticket in Advance?
You can pay online on our Home page with a credit card of your choice.

Will Food Be Available at the Event?
Coffee, Tea, and water service will be provided as a courtesy from one of our Sponsors during the course of the event. Your ticket price includes a complimentary non-vegan lunch which consists of an entree Southwest Chicken Salad (Grilled chicken on romaine, roasted corn, jicama, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar cheese & tortilla chips, servied with ranch & chipotle BBQ sauce), Rolls and butter, as well as, New York Cheesecake (Cream cheese filling and a crunchy graham cracker crust, served with rasberry sauce), Freshly brewed regular and decaffinated coffee, assorted hot teas, and ice tea.

* No special requests will be accepted for lunch. Please make your own arrangements if you require special items for your own personal diet. There is a restaurant in the hotel adjacent to the ballroom, as well as, a Starbucks nearby with a variety of food items for purchase.

Can an Attendee Distribute Information About a Business (Such as Flyers or Brochures) at the Event?
Distributing your business cards is acceptable to people you speak to individually, but passing out marketing collateral such as flyers, samples, brochures, or any other example of a product or service is a privilege purchased by all of our sponsors and exhibitors and a right that belongs to them alone. We take this seriously and do everything in our power to prevent abuse.
I've Got a Question That I Don't See Answered Here. What Should I do?
If you have a specific question not answered here, please email our office at and we will answer you within 24 hours.