The One Day Entrepreneurship Summit is a hub for small business owners on the path to success. Featuring a jam-packed day of workshops, sessions, and networking events, the Summit equips budding entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners with the tools to thrive. Esteemed entrepreneurs and subject matter experts will be on hand to offer candid, useful advice 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 raffle for prizes! Visit the Empowerment Room to obtain resources from the private and public sector! There’s even an opportunity to turn your idea into a cash prize winning pitch at the annual competition!

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

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Small Business Matters: Supplier Training & Empowerment Program

The Supplier Training & Empowerment Program (STEP) is a learning platform that addresses recognized barriers women entrepreneurs face while trying to start, sustain and grow their businesses.  This platform provides current and potential women-owned businesses with knowledge, skills, and access to resources to build business capability and capacity.

Presenter: Becky Davis, Chief Bosspreneur, National Spokesperson for the Coca Cola Company’s 5by20 Initiative

Small Business Matters: It’s an Original Idea, but is it a Business?

Your product or service is truly unique—it’s never been done before. For example, a nail salon for men. Or, a crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. Are these examples of disruptive innovation—or dumb ideas? Have you really identified an unmet need? Or will you find out the hard way that no one has ever done what you’re doing because nobody will pay for it? Learn what it takes to bring a new concept to market—and get consumers and other stakeholders to embrace it—from entrepreneurs who have done it successfully.

Small Business Matters: Welcome Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:  Stephanie DeVane, Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, National Urban League
Introductory Remarks: Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President, Economics and Housing Programs, National Urban League
Greetings: Chris Garcia, Acting National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
Sponsor Remarks: Denise Miles, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations, Wells Fargo