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Small Business Academy at Marketplace 2014

October 22, 2014  Milwaukee, WI
Start Date 10/22/2014
End Date 10/22/2014
Time 8:00am - noon
Facility Potawatomi Conference Center

Potawatomi Conference Center
1721 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Marketplace 2014 is introducing “Small Business Academy.” This FREE Small Business Academy seminar will equip aspiring minority entrepreneurs with the information and resources they need to turn their dreams into a reality.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

-Network with experienced minority business owners

-Learn about available financing options and business resources

-Hear about the building blocks to success from start to finish

-And lots more!

Program agenda: 

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration [More Info]
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome [More Info]
Ms. Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor, State of Wisconsin
8:45 am – 9:30 am Bank Financing [More Info]
Mr. Joe Pieper, Commercial Lender, Associated Bank
9:30 am – 10:00 am Alternative Business Resources [More Info]
, Waukesha County Technical College
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break/Refreshments [More Info]
10:30 am – 11:15 am Getting Started Right [More Info]
Ms. Marianne Szymanski, Former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, MBA program, Marquette University
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Keys to Success [More Info]
Mr. Greg Martin, Lena’s Foods
Ms. Daphne Jones, Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc.
Mr. Robert Pyles, McDonald’s
12:00 pm Adjourn

Presented by:

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation