Start small. Think big. Take your business to the next level.
Now is your chance to help bring your business dreams to life. The University of Phoenix Entrepreneur Event will explore important business topics like choosing the right type of venture, how to raise funds and how to move your business forward.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to build solid business strategies and hear from community leaders, create a solid plan and network with like-minded go-getters.
Moving Your Business Forward
You’ve established your business, so now what? Grow your venture with a well-designed marketing plan and the right employees.
Funding Your Business
Attendees will explore the various ways to fund their business.
Stay after the event and connect with panel, staff, faculty and other small business owners.
Hear from local business leaders as they provide insights and advice on entities, marketing, hiring, financing and other essential topics.
Phil recently retired from the General Electric Company after a 20 year career in Finance and Global Business. His primary responsibilities included financial project leadership for complex international customer transactions and business planning for global operations. Throughout his career—in addition to leading accounting and finance organizations as a Controller, Chief Financial Officer, or Vice-President—Phil led or participated in the acquisition of more than 25 companies and the integration of their operations into other organizations.
Phil’s current focus is on teaching, consulting, and writing. He teaches Finance, Managerial Accounting, Economics, Innovation, Global Business, and Strategic Planning for graduate and undergraduate college degree programs. He is also a Certified Advanced Facilitator and Lead Faculty for graduate and undergraduate business educational programs. His consulting practice includes work with manufacturing, services, investment, and high-tech systems development firms serving domestic and global markets.
Phil writes and speaks extensively on financial matters and global trends. He is the author of The World Is at Your Door–Understanding & Leveraging Globalization and Innovation and The Rise of Powerful, Influential, and Caring Women. Many of his articles have appeared in publications around the world. His current research and writing efforts are focused on information security, business ethics, and the advanced technologies of “voice recognition” and “thinking machines.” Expected release dates for books on these subjects are 2015 and 2016.
Jeff Morgan was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. In 1978, right out of high school, Jeff started working with family as a plumber. Putting his career first, Jeff continued to excel as a plumber eventually joining a national plumbing franchise for 5 years as a supervisor. It was here that he realized that there had to be a better way to treat both associates and customers, thus, Morgan Miller Plumbing was born. In 1997, Morgan Miller Plumbing was founded on four basic principles: to ensure that our plumbing services are that of the highest quality, to build a client base that is eager to call back again and again, to create a workplace that attracts and retain superstars, and to back up every word with service that our customers deserve. In 2011, he decided to take these principles to the next level and really showcase Morgan Miller Plumbing as a leading Kansas City brand. Jeff pioneered the way through the social media revolution, and then expanded to broadcast television. In addition, Jeff has embraced networking to the point of it becoming almost a second job. Jeff continues to stay ahead of the curve in his industry providing not only top quality plumbing service, but also unmatched customer service.
Joe Calhoon, CSP:
Joe Calhoon is a Business Strategist, Author, and Keynote Speaker committed to serving business leaders and developing higher performing organizations. As a keynote speaker, Joe provides you with an engaging and motivating experience that informs and entertains. The focus is on leadership development, organizational performance, and business growth.
Over the past 25 years Joe Calhoon has given over 2,500 presentations to more than 600 different clients on 4 continents. Businesses large and small experience transformation as they engage employees, set and achieve priorities, overcome adversity, develop leaders and create a more compelling future. More than a speech, Joe delivers engaging presentations, customized to meet your needs. Prior to your engagement, he gets to know your organization, conducts interviews with your leaders and identifies the issues facing your business. In this way, each presentation is designed just for you - focusing on your unique challenges and opportunities.
Joe is the author of three books: Prioritize!, On The Same Page, and his latest book, The 1 Hour Plan for Growth. Joe has also developed an innovative on-line planning tool, www.1Hour2Plan.com.
Andrea is the Chief Executive Officer for MAKE Digital Group. A digital+design+development studio in Kansas City. We help clients with branding strategies, content marketing, and social media channel management. For the past 10 years, Andrea’s worked to build brands and drive sales with a digital-led approach. In 2013 she founded an organization called KC Women in Technology focused on teaching programming skills to young women. She is also the Editor in Chief of a healthy living blog called House of Femme which consists of over 30 contributors from across the US.
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