Workshop Thursday Schedule

WORKSHOPS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE UP UNTIL 2 MONTHS BEFORE EVENT!

Thursday May 14th

Business Success

Room 1
8:45 – 9:30 AM Intellectual Property Mistakes You Can Only Make if you are IBM J. Nevin Shaffer
9:45 – 10:30 AM Managing Your Customer’s Expectations TBD
10:45 – 11:30 AM Accountability In Your Business TBD
11:45 – 12:30 PM Being Environmentally Conscious In Business Mike Sireci
12:45 – 1:30 PM Making Sure Your Business Doesn’t Help Sex Traffickers Dr. Sam Gaber
1:45 – 2:30 PM Copyrighting & It’s Importance TBD
2:45 – 3:30 PM The Danger of Growing Too Fast Patrick Rooney
3:45 – 4:30 PMDoing Business Out of StateTBD

Certifications & Contracts

Room 2
8:45 – 9:30 AM Small Business Enterprise Certified Rosalind Bryant
9:45 – 10:30 AMCertified As A HubzoneDale Smith
10:45 – 11:30 AMGetting Certified As A Minority/Women BusinessDale Smith
11:45 – 12:30 PMDoing Business with University of West FloridaAngie Jones
12:45 – 1:30 PM Government & Large Corp Contracting TBD
1:45 – 2:30 PMGetting Your Financials Together for contractsTBD
2:45 – 3:30 PMTBD TBD
3:45 – 4:30 PMTBDTBD

Entrepreneurship

Room 3
8:45 – 9:30 AMHabits that Can Help Or Hurt Your SuccessDr. Sam Gaber
9:45 – 10:30 AMFine Tuning Your BusinessTBD
10:45 – 11:30 AMThe Power of Being MentoredTBD
11:45 – 12:30 PMSocial EntrepreneurJames Sparks
12:45 – 1:30 PMLaunching An Online BusinessTBD
1:45 – 2:30 PMNetworking Like A Pro! (Even If You’re Shy!)Mia Bolden
2:45 – 3:30 PM Bridging the Gap Between Confidence & CompetenceJohn Rigsby
3:45 – 4:30 PMWere In Transition: Your Thoughts Have PowerBarbara Britt

Government Workshops

Room 4
8:45 – 9:30 AMSBA Programs & ServicesRosiland Bryant
9:45 – 10:30 AMWorkman’s Comp for Small BusinessChris Byrnes
10:45 – 11:30 AM Doing Business with Santa Rosa County James Walters
11:45 – 12:30 PM Exporting Your Business 101 Andrea Moore
12:45 – 1:30 PMDoing Business With GSAChasity Ash
1:45 – 2:30 PMDoing Business With Escambia CountyPaul Noble
2:45 – 3:30 PMInternational TradeTBD
3:45 – 4:30 PMDoing Business with Florida Department of CorrectionsSharita Newman

Small Business & Healthcare

Room 5
8:45 – 9:30 AM What’s for Small Business Next in Healthcare TBD
9:45 – 10:30 AM 3 Employer Strategies to Win the Health Care Game! Mark Fox
10:45 – 11:30 AM Small Business and Medical Insurance TBD
11:45 – 12:30 PMEmotional Intelligence for BusinessDr. Jessica Griffen
12:45 – 1:30 PMNavigating Health Care: A Toolkit for Employees and EmployersTBD
1:45 – 2:30 PM What the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Means for Entrepreneurs TBD
2:45 – 3:30 PM The Business Case for Behavioral health Care Dr. Ava Jones
3:45 – 4:30 PM Workplace Mental Health: Tips for Supporting Employees Dr. Ava Jones

Marketing & Sales

Room 6
8:45 – 9:30 AMBranding for Small Business -Avoiding the Pitfalls of Designing Your Own BrandMason Guttery
9:45 – 10:30 AMHow to Find More Leads & More Sales In Your Business Howard Wolpoff
10:45 – 11:30 AMCreating A Viable Marketing PlanTBD
11:45 – 12:30 PMLaser Targeting Your MarketTBD
12:45 – 1:30 PM Foundation of Sales TBD
1:45 – 2:30 PM Equipping your Sales Team Brian Braley
2:45 – 3:30 PM Effective Sales Process Brian Braley
3:45 – 4:30 PM Advertising Your Business TBD

Minorities/Women Business

Room 7
8:45 – 9:30 PMEngaging & Empowering: Supporting Black Small Business through PolicyJohn Rigsby
9:45 – 10:30 AMDealing with Diversity in Your BusinessTBD
10:45 – 11:30 AMWhen You’re Called A Bully In BusinessTBD
11:45 – 12:30 PM 7 Ways Women Can Be Visible At Work & In Their Business Mia Bolden
12:45 – 1:30 PMTBDTBD
1:45 – 2:30 PMTBD TBD
2:45 – 3:30 PM Breaking the Glass Ceiling A Female An Entrepreneur Dr. Ava Jones
3:45 – 4:30 PM

Business Tech

Room 8
8:45 – 9:30 AMTech in Supply ChainTBD
9:45 – 10:30 AMHow Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Can Save You MoneyTBD
10:45 – 11:30 AMEmployee ManagementTBD
11:45 – 12:30 PMHuman Resource ManagementTBD
12:45 – 1:30 PMBenefits of Using Project Management SoftwareTBD
1:45 – 2:30 PMSyncing Mail and To Do Items With a PhoneTBD
2:45 – 3:30 PMDifferent Small Business Management ProgramsTBD
3:45 – 4:30 PMInformation Technology for Business SuccessTBD

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