Walsh College

Entrepreneur-YOU: The Conference

The Fourth Annual Conference is

Friday, March 20, 2015
Walsh College Troy Campus
Registration is now closed. The conference is over-booked and we cannot accept anymore registrations or walk-ins.
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JoAnne Purtan is Back!

 JoAnne Purtan will once again serve 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 kickoff #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

Keynote speaker for EYOU4 is 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 Include:

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

Panel Discussions

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
Kim Eberhardt,Tanner/Friedman
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

 Thanks for joining us!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014     



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