Join Business Building Warriors from around the world Sept 11-13 at The Proven Conference!

An entire event dedicated to the latest PROVEN strategies for launching or growing an online business


September 11-13, 2019
9am start time each day.
Full schedule posted here
Wednesday - Friday


The Vineyard Church

1500 N Lincoln Ave

Urbana, IL


Conference Topics

  • How To Build A Thriving Private Label Business The Easy Way
    Private Label strategies do not have to be complicated by overseas sourcing and importing. Our strategies simplify the process while not sacrificing profits.
  • Retail and Online Arbitrage Is Not Dead
    Retail arbitrage is one of the fastest, simplest ways for anyone to get started selling online. There is a lot of fear mongering surrounding this sourcing model, but we believe it is here to stay and will show you six and seven-figure success stories.
  • Selling Internationally
    Selling on Amazon is a multi-national business opportunity. Those living outside the US can easily build a business in the largest market on, while those in the US should consider going international with their products.
  • Wholesale sourcing and selling the easy way
    Numerous profitable product sourcing strategies including how to source products locally, online, at trade shows, direct from manufacturers, and overseas.
  • Amazon Selling Strategies
    Cutting edge Amazon selling strategies from the team that produced the most popular and best selling course in the world on the subject.
  • eCommerce Sessions
    Sessions on how to use the basic skills of eCommerce to generate recurring income by serving businesses and brands that are eager for your help
  • Pinterest Strategies
    Our strategies for amazing results with Pinterest 
  • Much more TBD as we formulate our breakout sessions and small group opportunities based on attendee feedback!

See Comments from Attendees

of Proven Conferences

Formerly known as the CES Conferences

Very moved & touched by CES! Hit me right in the heart! What business conference does that? Simply WOW! Especially that ending. Thank you Jim!

Jonathan M.

I am truly grateful to have been able to watch and learn from such an awesome group of people. You guys are doing it right. I feel blessed to have found you.

Tamara B.

The highlight for me, was the generosity of the attendees. People shared trade secrets, ideas, friendship, food, transportation—but most of all, they shared themselves. I know I have at least one new real FRIEND from CES. Thank you for CES, Jim.

Angel C.

Thanks Jim, Andrea, and entire MST staff for top-notch conference, first class all the way! And the knowledge shared? I'll be sorting through my notes and checking out all the resources, links, and tips for several more weeks. Will need replays and slides when available, because writer's cramp hit and I'm sure I missed more than half of all that presentation goodness. First CES and it's thumbs up!

Greg C.

Not only was the last three days relevant, it was practical and useful. This is an amazing testament to excellent leadership! Well done!!! Thanks everyone who made this possible!

William W.

Giving Jim a much deserved "thank you" accompanied by a handshake face to face did it for me. That and meeting Gary. Those 2 have been solely responsible for the life I've been fortunate enough to enjoy up to now. There aren't enough words to express the gratitude I feel towards both of those gentlemen.

Alberto D.

I am still in amazement of all the wonderful people I meet this week! It was a true honor talking and sharing ideas with everyone. A huge thank you to Jim and his team for putting this event on! You have created an incredible community where like-minded people can prosper from the synergy of working together. I pray that God would bless each person in their business endeavors. "If i have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Thank you to all the giants in this group for sharing so freely!

Nick W.

Here's what you can expect

  • We focus on multiple income streams. This isn't just about Amazon (although our Amazon selling content is second to none and will be a topic of special emphasis at this event).
  • Our events sell out rapidly and include hundreds of repeat attendees.
  • We've been churning out success stories since 2002. You'll see what it feels like to be in a room full of long-time, successful, helpful fellow entrepreneurs.
  • This is not a "pitch fest." This is actionable content. There will be no hard sells.
  • Our anonymous post event surveys have consistently shown that 96% or more of those attending say they intend to return.
  • We love bringing you pure content and education taught by real people who DO the businesses and love helping others learn what they know.
  • Details on how you can partner with us on PROVEN products you can sell on Amazon!
  • Details on how our partnership with one of the top creative collaborator in the world, Brad Cummings of "The Shack" benefits YOU as a member of our community
  • Updates on our exploding private label brands and how you can work with us on our team to keep the momentum growing
  • The most supportive, encouraging and welcoming conference for Internet based business builders that you'll ever attend
  • Plenty of one on one time and attention from the great coaches, leaders, success stories and Facebook moderators in our vibrant community> Hang out with the top coaches in the Amazon selling universe! Our coaching program has been around longer and has helped launch more successful businesses than ANYONE in the industry!

What's Different This Year?

  • Snacks and coffee available onsite.
  • Several lunch options will be available for purchase onsite in the venue cafe, as well as some favorite, onsite local food trucks. There will be a wide variety. Feel free to contact us with special meal restrictions or requests.
  • Be prepared to carpool or Uber to the venue each day from your local Airbnb or hotel.
  • Plan to attend the night before for an optional non-denominational worship service.
  • For those who stay the day after the conference, plan to attend a Saturday evening service at The Vineyard Church with many others from our community.

Our Presenters

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Lapin

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known widely as America’s Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and TV host. His ability to extract practical life principles from the Bible and transmit them in a life-changing and captivating manner has brought thousands of Jews and Christians closer to their respective faiths.

Jim Cockrum

Andrea Cockrum

Brett Bartlett

Ryan Reger

Ryan Reger

Jenni Hunt

Jenni Hunt

Nathan Bailey

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper

Danny Stock

Danny Stock

Lisa Larson

Lisa Larson

Abe Ortolani

Abe Ortolani

Eric Bussey

Leah Miller

Leah Miller

Doug McCurdy

Doug McCurdy

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Glyn Kennedy

Glyn Kennedy

Teresa Rose

Teresa Rose

Jeff Breloski

Brenda Crimi

JR Cagle

Jeff Clark

Trey Cockrum

Mark Lasiter

Gary Varvel

Jimmy Smith

Brad Cummings

Brad Cummings

Brad is one of the collaborators of The Shack, which having been turned down by 26 different publishers was first published out of his garage. We are excited to be partnering with Brad on projects that will benefit our entire community! Come to TPC to hear more!

The Shack

See What Attendees Say About the Proven Conferences

Formerly known as the CES Conferences

Thank you to ALL who are part of presenting this workshop! The value I have gotten here is off the charts. My most heartfelt thanks!

Christie H.

Thanks to Jim and his amazing team! Awesome 3 days. Thank you!!

Kathy S.

I thought, "Is this really for real?"... And so I came, not knowing what to expect, but I've been blown away! There's just been so many great ideas about how I can build my business and establish multiple income streams! I am really excited and really thankful that Jim really is the real deal.


As an eCommerce website owner, I'm trying to get onto Amazon, and that's why I'm here... Honestly, between the speakers and the networking and all of the contacts I've collected so far—I've been AMAZED! BLOWN AWAY! I mean, when you read on the internet, the testimonials, but to see it first-hand, in-person has been the most wildest experience.

Sara D.

I'm here at the CES Conference. This is my first time, and I'm meeting a lot of new people, making new connections, taking a lot of notes, and I have a list of action items I'm going to take home and do.

Kim C.

I started with very little money... [In 12 months], I had been doing well enough to finally quit my job, and I thought that was the biggest accomplishment I could possibly make. Then, I found out my very best friend had come down with stage 4 cancer... through everything I've learned from Jim and his team, I've been able to maintain my business while being able to take care of my friend... be there for her every day—something I would not be able to do if I were still working in my little cubicle... like I have for the previous 21 years. 

Bob B.

So many precious moments shared. This was our first CES and we feel so blessed to be a part of this movement. I've been in business for over 30 years and have NEVER experienced anything like it.

Stephanie C.

This is my first CES. It's been a GREAT conference—tons of good energy here, lots of great people! The connections are amazing. It's like the who's who of FBA are out here.

Rob A.

This was, without a doubt, the best money I have invested in myself since I started this journey a year ago! Thanks to EVERYONE involved! Amazing 3 days!

Cristy O.

I'm here at the CES Conference, and I've got to say this has been an AMAZING event, wonderful opportunity for you to network with other entrepreneurs—people that are in your space—which we don't get to do a lot! A lot of times we're in our living room and don't get a chance to talk with other people that know what they're doing and that can really share their expertise. That's why this is such a valuable conference to attend!

Robyn J.

The connections alone made CES worth attending. This is an amazing community! I received so much from so many. I have enough ideas and direction to keep me busy the next year. Thanks everyone!

Mary M.

I think one of my favorite parts of CES has been the relationships that are built. Of course there's lots of great information, but then you're able to interact with real people who are really doing this business and other businesses like it that are successful in their own ways. We're able to interact around those ideas and so there's a lot of synergy that happens there.

Joe K.

Thanks Jim and MST team for another amazing conference. This was true servant leadership in action.

Doug S.

I've never had the privilege of gaining so many fabulous Facebook friends in such a short period of time. Now my news feed is filled mostly with updates from all of you, which seems to have pushed a lot of junk out of the way. I love it!!!

Tom C.

Wow what an amazing first CES experience. Jim you truly have a character about yourself that models integrity. Thank you, your family, and all your team for everything you do!

Emily W.

Proven Success Is The Path To Follow

When I started making money online, there weren’t many people willing to share their strategies with me, to shortcut my journey to success. And I had to discover what works on my own, after much trial-and-error.

After working with thousands of students, we’ve confirmed time and again that the shortcut to success is to follow a proven successful system. And we want you to get access to these types of strategies today.

There’s a motto going around our community: “success is like CANDLE LIGHT, not CAKE.” This simply means that the more we share, the more we are able to experience success. In contrast to eating cake (which is very limited), your success does NOT mean there's less for me - it's just the opposite.

As we grow together and encourage each other forward using our proven strategies, we all experience more success.

What matters to you is that each success story reveals something what you can apply in your own business to help you get started or to improve your current business.
Because we believe that we lose nothing when we help others;

…Because we believe the world becomes brighter with each new success story;

…Because we want to see you succeed, we are ready to place into your hands these video recordings that cover creative strategies that anyone can use. Even one simple success tip can transform your business.

“This Won't Work For Me”

You might be thinking: “well, yes, it might have worked for them. But I have no special skills. It can’t work for me.”

There is absolutely no inherent intelligence or special skills that our speakers possess. As they share during their presentations, they started where you started: with very limited resources and having no previous experience selling online.

But they found a trusted mentor and they followed their advice to get started.

Think of these people as your mentors to success.

And as the old saying goes, a mentor is someone whose hindsight can become your foresight. Learn from their mistakes. Learn from their experiments. And achieve greater success quicker.

We know this market of making money online is where shady characters abound and people make all kinds of outrageous claims, so it’s difficult to identify the genuine individuals who can truly help you build the type of business you want.

This is why we hand-pick each expert to ensure you learn creative strategies that have worked and have a track record of proven success.

Jeff Bezos says, “Our success at Amazon is a function of how many experiments we do per year, per month, per week, per day.”

You will have to work in order to implement these strategies. We do not teach any get-rich-quick-schemes around here. And you will experience some failures. But we want to minimize the time and the money you will spend on your own “experiments,” so that you can experience success quicker.

Jim Cockrum

Host, "Silent Sales Machine Radio" Podcast 


The Vineyard Church | Urbana, IL

This year's conference location brings som​e benefits to the event

  • Professionally, purpose-built facility with the latest tech
  • Only 10 minutes from Dynasty Toys, Inc. headquarters
  • Lower conference costs with savings passed on to attendees
  • Choose your preferred hotel, AirBnB, or other lodging
  • Multiple opportunities for small group breakout

People LOVE the Proven Conferences!

See what attendees are saying about the Proven Conference experience (formerly known as the CES Conference) and the Proven Amazon Course

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  • Full access to 3-days of eduction and networking
  • Access to conference replay videos
  • Access to the past six conferences videos



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  • Full access to 3-days of eduction and networking
  • Access to conference replay videos
  • Access to the past six conferences videos
  • Early entry to the main conference room
  • VIP dinner and networking night

Refund Policy

  • No discount for multiple tickets (couples, business partners, etc.)
  • Due to high event costs that are required months in advance, no refunds will be issued after JUNE 30, 2019. Before buying your ticket, please note - you are committing to attend. We will not be able to offer refunds after JUNE 30. Tickets are not transferable. If you need to contact support email us at

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