Five REASONS HOW ONE DAY CAN CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS & LIFE


1.  Morning Breakout Sessions will sharpen your business and leadership skills.       

2.  inspiration by hearing the stories of Midwest Women leading their companies to growth.

  

3.  Find out how to do business with the City, State, Federal Governments and Corporations.


4.  Lunch includes great networking and resource organizations.

  

5.  The afternoon is "Pitch Practice' to Angel Investors, the Media and Retailers.  Practice your business pitches or listen to other women pitch and receive feedback from the experts. 


Overview of Day

Morning​

8:00  – 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
 9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks
9:30– 10:00 Breakout Session I
 10:15 – 10:45 Breakout Session II
11:00 – 11:30 Breakout Session III
11:45 - 12:30 Interview with Successful Midwest Women Entrepreneurs
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch & Networking
Afternoon
​1:45 – 2:45 Funding Pitch Practice
2:45 – 3:45 Media Pitch Practice
​3:45 - 4:45 Product Pitch Practice
4:45 - 5:00 Wrap Up
5:00 - 6:30 After Hours Reception



$69 Early Bird Rate (Ends 01/18/2015)
$99 General Admission (After 01/18/2015)
$20 Students (Show Student ID at Registration)
$750 Group Rates *All Tickets Are Non-Refundable
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CAPITAL FUNDING
Is your business fundable?
Bill Kennedy-LUTZ Accounting & Laura Classen-Nebraska Angels
What are the funding options for your business?
Elizabeth Yearwood-Small Business Ad, Marisol Rodriguez-NBDC and Joe Fox–Ne Economic Devel.
SALES
The Sales Pitch for Entrepreneurs
Pamela Peterson- UNO Adj. Professor, Sales Expert & Entrepreneur
MARKETING
Digging Deep Into Your Market (Market Research)
Aretha Prodjinotho- NBDC
The Market Research is done, now what?
Scott Bishop– More Runway
Social Media, Blogging & Branding
Veronica Barrientos & Catherine Walsh– Social Media Contractors
TECHNOLOGY & WEBSITES
How to manage your websites
Shonna Dorsey– Interface Web School
RETAIL
Importing & Exporting– Get Your COGS in Check
Adam Baumgartner– CDS Global Logistics & Veronica Doga– NBDC
FRANCHISE
As a growth strategy, what does it entail?
Teri Koller– Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.
LEGAL ISSUES
Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs
Mary Ann Novak– Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.
BEST PRACTICES FOR AN ENGAGED BUSINESS CULTURE
Janyne Peek Emsick, Ph.D.– Intégrow Inc.
CERTIFICATION & GETTING GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE CONTRACTS
Lisa Tedesco– Small Business Administration;Rissa Skurlock– OPPD
RAISE YOUR BUSINESS & YOUR KIDS WITH PURPOSE
Ty Delley– Back 2 Family & Dr Valeria Calderon– Gallop
SUCCESSFUL WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR STORIES
​Autumn & Luke Pruitt AROMA BLISS ; Janyne Peek Emsick, Ph.D. Intégrow Inc.; Laurie Wolford– Spirit World;Shonna Dorsey– Interface Web School
PM PANELS
PITCH PRACTICE to the Experts
​Angel Investors: Karen Linder & Bart Dillashaw– Nebraska Angels, Laura Classen– Nebraska Angels
Media & PR: Erica Wassinger– Straight Shot, Omaha World Herald
Retailers & New Technology: Tally Mertes & Ginny Ward– HYVEE, Laurie Wolford– Spirit World, Bart Dillashaw– Nebraska Angels (Technology)

AFTER HOURS NETWORKING 5:00—6:30 PM
Hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber