Fourth Annual Business Plan Competition
Fourth Annual Conference Highlights
Friday, March 20, 2015
Walsh College Troy Campus
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JoAnne Purtan served as Mistress of Ceremonies for this year's Entrepreneur-YOU conference. She is an Emmy Award winning anchor & reporter who co-anchors Action News at Noon and 5 pm. Her "Mom's A Genius" segments have featured many Entrepreneur-YOU participants and featured speakers.
Opening Panel: Entrepreneurs on Fire!
Four women kicked off #EYOU4 with their sizzling entrepreneur success stories.
Lara Galloway, MomBiz Coach
Angel Gambino, The Alchemists Collective Therapeutics
Belinda Jefferson, Hercules & Hercules
Mina Sooch, Gemphire
Keynote speaker for EYOU4 was Alison Vaughn, CEO, Jackets for Jobs. an award-winning entrepreneur, an international speaker and co-author of the book, Inspired Style. This sought-after speaker is the Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing employment etiquette, career skills training, and professional clothes to low-income individuals. Since opening the doors in 2000, the organization has assisted over 15,000 individuals with employment and has been featured on "The View", the "Today Show", and in Oprah's O Magazine. Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and graduated from The Women's Campaign School at Yale University.
Topics and Speakers Included:
Make Your Banker Your Friend
Panel Discussion from Fifth Third Bank
Aleta Young, Paulette Kosorski, Antoinette Chinevere, Anita Conant
What every business owner needs to build a business that keeps burning.
Ursula Scroggs, CPA and Jean Stenger, CPA and Walsh alumnus from DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Four things to do before hiring your first (or next) employee.
Rebecca Davies, JD, Butzel Long and Walsh instructor.
Business Law 101: The Basics in Plain English
Tifani Sadek, Sadek Bonahoom
Social Media is HOT HOT HOT
Ellyn Davidson, Brogan and Partners
Set up a Sizzling Support System
Jill Ferrari, Michigan Community Resources
April Boyle, Build Institute
Devita Davison, FoodLab Detroit
Kimberly Faison, Prosper US
Meri Dembrow, SBDC
Moderator: Rachele Downs, Inforum
Catch the Competition Fever
Hear from two winners, two coaches, and one judge on what it takes to win cash and services in the fourth annual Entrepreneur-YOU competition.
2014 Winner: Tatiana Grant, Flash Delivery
2014 Winner: Julie Hyde-Edwards, re-Contour Nipple Guard
Judge: Esther Marshall, Fifth Third Bank
Coach: Aleta Young, Fifth Third Bank
Moderator and Coach: Carol Glynn, Walsh College
Stay Out of Hot Water with Professional Services
Cindy Bonnici , HAP
Jen Cline, Element5Digital
Laurie Horvath, Baker Tilley
Leslie Stein, Strobl & Sharp
Moderator: Lynne Golodner, Your:People
Fuel the Furnace with a Firestorm of Funding Options
Kim Cross, Michigan Women's Foundation
Katie Oswald, Michigan Women's Foundation
Juliana Perry, Fifth Third Bank
Nancy Philippart, BELLE Michigan
Margaret Williamson, LaunchDETROIT
Moderator: Carolyn Cassin, Michigan Women’s Foundation
Exhibitor Set-up 7:30 a.m.
Guest Registration 8 a.m.
Program Begins 8:30 a.m.
Program Concludes 2 p.m.
Exhibitors Pack-up 3 p.m.
A day of education and resources for Women Entrepreneurs, brought to you through a collaboration of Walsh College, Michigan Women's Foundation, Inforum Michigan; with sponsorship support from Fifth Third Bank.
2014 Conference Highlights
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