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2013 DeKalb County Small Business Summit

DeKalb County Small Business Partnership Network

Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Clarkston, GA

2013 DeKalb County Small Business Summit

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2013 Small Business Summit YouTube Link:

 

http://youtu.be/eL5pXTAEaq4

 

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Objective: Attracting small business and promoting the growth of small business in DeKalb County by providing information to help businesses have access to capital, identify public and private resources, and opportunities for networking, so businesses can support one another.

 

Innovative Strategies for Growth

Track 1

The Realities of Entrepreneurship

Track 2

Retooling for Small Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Track 3

Innovative & Emerging Business Markets

 

     

8:00 AM3:00PM

 

  

Registration

  

8:00 – 9:00 AM

 

  

Continental Breakfast

  

8:30 – 8:50 AM

Exhibits Open

Open Plenary

Interim CEO Lee May, Board of Commissioners, Development Authority of DeKalb County & Georgia Piedmont Technical College

 

Room 15

9:00– 10:15AM

Visual Strategy Tools for Business Growth

 

Learn how to apply three easy-to-use visual strategy tools that will help you see ways to grow   your business. Target your sales and marketing efforts to increase revenue by   learning how to create a profile of your ideal customer. Respond quickly to changes in the external environment with a context map of forces in your   marketplace. Chart big decisions to quickly explore options and select the best alternative, on your own or in collaboration with others. Visual tools bring strategy into focus, for businesses of all sizes.

 

 

 

 

 Moderator:

 Bernie Burgener

Director

Green Chamber of the South -Greenhouse Accelerator 

 

Presenter: 

Jenny Trautman

Founder

Evenview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Room 13

Today’s Tools for Marketing

 

 

Small businesses have many options when it comes to promoting services and products.  Learn which tools are most effective and how to apply those tools to   your business strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator:

Noelle Lloyd

Marketing & Communications

DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce

 

Presenters:

 

 

Vanessa Parker

Founder & CEO

PinkBoss

 

 

Bella Lane

Bella Lane Designs

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 15

Branding   Innovation

 

Does your brand have a plan for   growth? Just as your business strategy changes, your brand strategy needs to keep pace.”   Whether you need to INNOVATE or RENOVATE, your branding plan needs to be   strategic and support where and how you want your business to grow. Your   brand identity and marketing materials must be current and clearly reflect   what you are about, and results oriented. It is not enough just to have an   attractive logo or pretty graphics. It’s not creative unless it works.

 

 

 

Moderator:

Sharon Macaluso

Area Director Univeristy of Georgia Small Business Development Center

 

Presenters:

  Linda McCulloch

President

Design That Works

  

Linda Travis

President

The Brand Renovator

  

 

 

Room 16

10:15 – 10:45AM

Networking & Vendor Visits

10:45 AM – 12:00PM

Startup Capital

 

Need start-up or growth capital? Learn how to access capital for small business growth and development.

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator:

Marc Parham

Director Entreprenuership Center

Urban League of Atlanta

 

Presenters:

 Charles Blackmon

DeKalb Enterprise Business Corporation

 

Maria Peck

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

 

Lonnie Saboor

Invest Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 13

Positioning   Yourself for Successful Contracting

 

Learn how small/minority businesses can get certified to do business with federal, state, local governments and large corporations.

 

 

Moderator:

 Terri Denison

District Director

Small Business Administration

 

Presenters:

 

Myra Cisse

Owner

Certification   Consultants

 

Ken Huff

Supplier Development Manager

Georgia Power Company

 

Florena Oliver

Vice President of Operations

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

 

Dorna Werdelin

Procurement Training

Specialist State Purchasing Division

 

 

 Room 15

Exporting: Emerging Global Markets

Explore the challenges and   opportunities for Georgia businesses to grow their international sales and   markets, especially in emerging global markets.

 

 

Moderator:

Rod Wallace

Director Dekalb Microentrerprise Institute

Presenters:

  Rick Martin

Director

International Trade Center 

University of Georgia 

Small Business Development Center

 

Taube Ponce

Senior Trade Manager

GA Dept of Economic Development

 

Victor Mbaba

President & CEO

Africa’s Children’s Fund, Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 16

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

 

Introduction of Speaker

Vaughn Irons

Chairman

Development Authority of DeKalb

&

CEO

APD Solutions

 

Keynote Speaker

Cassius Butts

Regional Administrator - Region IV

Small Business Administration

 

Room 15

1:30–2:00PM

Networking & Vendor Visits

2:00 – 4:00PM

Technology Today for Entrepreneurs

 

Review the top 10 security tips that everyone needs to know related to data security. Learn how Google Analytics can help you understandhow your customers find, use and interact with your desktop and mobile websites. Free your business from information technology worries.

 

 

Moderator:

Jacqueline Fuller

DeKalb County Government

Department of Information Technology 

 

Presenters:

 

Dr. Sam Franklin

Senior Analytical Lead

Google

 

Vernon Greene

Chief Information Security Officer

DeKalb County Government

Department of Information Technology

 

Donzell Newkirk

Account   Executive – State & Local Government

Lenovo

 

Room 15

4:00 - 5:00PM

 Closing Reception with Interim CEO Lee May

Entertainment provided by Isaiah Hill

 

The registration fee is non-refundable/non-transferrable.

Upon reaching the maximum occupancy limit, registration will close.

On-line registration will close Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

On-site registration will only be avaiable for attendees paying with a major credit card (Mastercard, Visa & American Express). No CASH payments will be accepted on-site, no exceptions.  

 

 

Have questions about 2013 DeKalb County Small Business Summit? Contact DeKalb County Small Business Partnership Network

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College - Conference Center
495 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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