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.
Event Registration 9:30 - 10am
Workshop 10 - 11am
Moving your business forward: A successful business needs a strategy. Discover the essentials of creating a business plan and the different ways to begin your venture.
Expert Panel 11am - 12pm
Hear from local business leaders as they provide insights and advice on entities, marketing, hiring, financing and other essential topics.
Claudia Lardizabal has over 20 plus years of experience in sales, customer service and adult education advising. She is fluent in the English and Spanish languages. Having spent the last 14 years in the higher learning environment she enjoyed helping change people’s lives through education. She is a firm believer that education is power; whether it is traditional or non-traditional learning. She completed her MBA/HRM from the University of Phoenix in 2003. She has volunteered with the El Paso chapter of Junior Achievement teaching elementary kids the importance of earning and saving money, and how money and business are important to their lives, families, and the community. Through FranNet, she continues to fuel her passion for educating and consulting people, and helping El Paso and West /Rio Grande Valley Texas investors get into businesses and franchises that are right for them.
Greg was born and raised here in El Paso, TX. He had been employed with the El Paso Times Newspaper for the past 27 years. During his employment at the El Paso Times, Greg worked his way up the company ladder beginning his career as a District Assistant all the way to Home Delivery Operations Manager handling Texas, New Mexico and Mexico Home Delivery. September 2008, Greg retired from the newspaper industry and began his second career with MRG of Texas as the New Business Development Manager. Greg is happily married to his wife Terry and they have a beautiful daughter Sarah Nicole. Greg is Property and Causality Licensed.
Twenty-first century business dynamics require that organizational managers surround themselves with a competent network of advisors. Wayne Diggs is a retired Army veteran with extensive experience in Organizational Management, Organizational Leadership, Diversity, and Strategic Planning. Wayne and his team at Protean Business Solutions offer diverse services in the fields of alternative accounting and organizational development consultation. The mission of Protean Business Solutions is to help organizational executives avoid the pitfalls that many others unfortunately experience, simultaneously helping them to maximize potential, and ultimately growth. Additionally, Wayne is a university professor who teaches to ensure future generations gain necessary insight to thrive in the twenty-first century. Looking forward...
Networking forum 12 - 12:30pm
Stay after the event and connect with panel, staff, faculty and other small business owners.
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