Small Business Matters

The One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit is a hub for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs  on the path to start or expand their companies. Featuring a jam-packed day of workshops and networking opportunities, the Summit equips budding entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners with the tools to thrive. Some of the nation’s most successful executives, enterprisers and experts will be on hand to offer their knowledge and experience during the workshops centered around the themes of money, management, and marketing. Be sure to arrive early to attend the Networking Breakfast and be entered into the raffles for prizes! Visit the Connection Zone to access resources from the private and public sector! There’s even an opportunity to win cash prizes at the annual Pitch Competition!

Please CLICK HERE to register. Space is limited so register now!

Wells FargoCoca-ColaAARPFacebookKoch IndustriesGeorgia Pacific Black Enterprise

You Work Hard for the Money, but What’s Your Legacy?

You have worked hard for the money, you should let it work hard for you!  As you enjoy the fruits of your labor, don’t forget to make a plan for your legacy.  Join Kristi Rodriguez, leader of the Nationwide Retirement Institute, as she discusses financial wellness and building a legacy for generations to come.

Presenter:  Kristi Rodriguez, AVP, Nationwide Retirement Institute


Start-Up or Screw-Up

Start-Up/Pre-Venture Track (0-2 Yrs in Business)

Anytime you jumpstart a new business or launch a great idea there are hurdles and unexpected decisions that impact your trajectory. This session will provide real life tools and entrepreneurial wisdom to help start-up and newer businesses better navigate their path to success.

Moderator: Keith Ellison, Program Manager, Entrepreneurship Center, Urban League of Philadelphia

Boost Your Business with Facebook

Start-Up/Pre-Venture Track (0-2 Years in Business)

Facebook's Boost Your Business presentation provides businesses with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook and Instagram. Learn directly from a Facebook small business expert. You will walk away with the resources you need to grow your business!

Presenter:  Josh Abah, SMB Community Engagement Coordinator, Small Business Team, Facebook

The Connection Zone

A networking lounge for small business owners and other public and private sector organizations. Business owners can obtain resources and converse with major public and private sector organizations to learn more about how their products or services can help elevate their business.

Sisters Inc: Handling our Business

Growth Track (2-5 Years in Business)

Hear from some inspirational women CEOs about how they use technology to break through the boys’ club of business and start profitable companies.

Moderator: Alisa Gumbs, Executive Managing Editor, Black Enterprise

Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO of PopCom
Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO, Walker's Legacy & Walker's Legacy Foundation


Turning Your Side Hustle into a Main Hustle!

Start-Up/Pre-Venture Track (0-2 Years in Business)

Many people today have all the skills and knowledge it takes to start a business, but they don’t know they can. Many people also have hobbies and other things they do as a side hustle but are not sure how to turn them into a formal business. Learn how!

Remarks: Beverly Ferguson, Senior Director, Community Affairs, Georgia-Pacific

Moderator: Marc Parham, Director, The Entrepreneurship Center, Urban League of Greater Atlanta


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