A Symposium to Promote Small Business in Northeast Indiana
Keynote Speaker at 9 a.m.Breakout sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch 12 - 1 p.m. Breakout sessions from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. Joint Session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Final words and networking from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT GROUP A - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1.) ARE YOU CRAZY? - Do You Have a Legitimate Business? How to Start.
2.) WHO IS GOING TO BUY THIS? - Your Market - Who are Your Customers
3.) NUTS AND BOLTS - Accounting, Legal, Insurance, Payroll, Licenses
BREAKOUT GROUP B - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4.) TOOT YOUR HORN - Social Media/Marketing/Public Relations - Broadcast Your Business - The World is Your Marketplace
5.) SHOWDOWN: INVENTORS VS. ENTREPRENEURS - High Tech ideas/startups
6.) WHAT ABOUT ME? I AIN’T HIGH TECH?! - Low Tech ideas/startups
BREAKOUT GROUP C - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
7.) YUMMY BUSINESSES - Food/Agriculture
8.) MY PEOPLE ! - Networking – Creating a Team, Suppliers, Vendors, Collaborators
9.) SHOW ME THE MONEY – Financing, Fund Raising, Investors
JOINT SESSION - REPORTS FROM BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
FINAL REMARKS - KEYNOTE FAREWELL - NETWORKING - 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
25 Tables for Vendors. Sign-up on a first come, first served basis.
Vendor table price is $20 with all monies going to The Crossing School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Vendor set up at 8 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION LEADERS:
Bill Causey, SCORE - Breakout Session#1 "Are You Crazy?"
Steve Franks, Entrepreneur Coach and Start Fort Wayne's school initiative "LevelUp Entrepreneur Coaching Program" Director - Breakout Session #2 "Who Is Going to Buy This?"
Sarah Wladecki, Attorney at Barrett & McNagny - Breakout Session #3, "Nuts and Bolts"
Remound Wright and Brightpoint (vendor) - Breakout Session #9 "Show Me The Money"
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Park your car at Parking Garage #2 off of Crescent Avenue.
Fort Wayne Public Transportaton offers bus rides to the IPFW campus.
What can I bring into the event?
Bring your notebook, paper or electronic, to take notes. Bring your business card if you have one. Bring your ideas and business plan if you have any. Bring your resume if you want to work at a small business !
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions, please contact the event organizer, Geoffrey Wladecki, at 260-433-5956. Texts accepted.
Can I update my registration information?
You can update your registraton information up to the day before the event, June 9.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You can transfer your ticket. We would like to know our registrants for future events.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We would like to stay in contact with you for evaluation of our event and for future announcements and events.