$25 – $189

Small Business Speaker Series, hosted by DC Women's Business Center

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Creating A Just Economy 2018 NCRC Conference is coming up on April 9-11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Join us for three days of learning, networking and creating impact with community leaders across the country. NCRC’s conference is one of the largest national gatherings of community non-profits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media and academia – all focused on how we can work together to create a more just economy. We will be offering a broad selection of exciting, cutting-edge sessions and plenaries on access to credit, capital and banking services; housing; organizing; policy advocacy; workforce and community development; and business development. The foremost experts and advocates will be on hand to share new developments, strategies, and innovative ideas.

The DC WBC will be hosting the Small Business Speaker Series at NCRC's National Conference. The Small Business Speaker Series will feature workshops designed for aspiring or existing small business owners. Session topics include business planning, strategy and organizational management, continuous improvement, business expansion, government contracting, and financial education. This series is ideal for start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders.

Let's Plan

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM- This training is part of a one-day small business series designed for new and existing small business owners interested in starting a business or those that want to go back to the drawing board and properly plan out operations. This session will teach the participants a solid strategy on how to create a feasible business concept and working business plan in a week.

Let's Pitch

11:15 AM - 12: 45 PM - A pitch session where selected companies who are currently in business apply to pitch their product or service to a guest panel of small business experts. Pitchers will have 3 minutes to pitch their products and/or services to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback. Based upon predefined criteria, one business will be declared the winner and awarded a cash prize of $1,000. The second runner up will receive a cash prize of $500 and the third runner up will receive a cash prize of $100. Attend as a pitcher or spectator and garner real time experience. I

Note: If you're interested in pitching at this event, please email info@dcwbc.org or call 202-393-8307.

Catered Lunch: 12:45- 2:00 PM

Let's Scale

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM How do you get out of the ma and pa and expand your small business? This session is for business owners who’ve been in business at least 2 years and are looking for opportunities and on how to grow into the next phase. Let’s discuss strategies that will assist with elevating you to the next level even during an uncertain economy. With great strategy there is no need to compromise your quality!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Ticket prices provide access to the Let's Go Series only which takes place Wednesday, April 11. If you wish to purchase tickets for full access to workshops and events over the course of the three day National Conference you may do so at a discounted rate for going through the DC Women's Business Center. See the price breakdown below:

The entire three-day conference rate for DC WBC Clients is an additional $139

The entire three-day conference rate for non DC WBC clients is an additional $189


DC WBC Refund policy: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Refund requests must be made at least 3 days prior to the event.

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