Micro Enterprise Symposium - 2019Name: Micro Enterprise Symposium - 2019Date: October 18, 2019Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDTWebsite: http://fauquierchamber.orgRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:
The Fauquier Chamber
Micro Enterprise Symposium
October 18, 2019
8:00am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Lord Fairfax Community College / Fauquier Campus
Presented by: Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center
Take concrete, measurable action toward your business goals!
Receive practical insights and actionable advice on relevant business topics in this half day symposium held at the LFCC Fauquier Campus.
This highly interactive and relational event features networking opportunities and three learning tracks, each geared toward business owners at varying stages of their business development cycle. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur, a fledgling business, or a well-established business, you will find value in attending.
Throughout the morning, join our speakers at the "Happiness Bar" (a networking opportunity in the Rose Loeb Student Center at LFCC) where attendees can meet 1:1 with event speakers to ask questions and make valuable connections. Table sponsors will also be stationed in the Loeb Center, and attendees are invited to use the morning to create new relationships with sponsors and each other that will benefit their businesses.
Make connections with other business owners, create new relationships, and and take action to build greater success in your business.Carlos A. Castro, President/CEO, TODOS Super Market
From Janitor to CEO: Five Core Values to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business
Carlos Castro migrated to the United States from El Salvador in 1980. An entrepreneur by nature, his career path has included time as a remodeling contractor, real estate agent, restaurant owner, and, for the last 27 years, a successful grocery store owner. Mr. Castro is also involved in the community and serves in various capacities on boards, including the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Action. His passion is to reach out to community youth to get them involved in activities that will help them become successful and respectful leaders.
Breakout Sessions Include:
Track 1: Turning your Passion into a Business
Whether you are just thinking about starting a business or you have only just begun, this track is for you.
Discover Your Customer
Gary Grenter, Principal Consultant, Alpha-Flow Management Consulting
Marketing and Advertising on a Budget
Bruce Potter, COO, Rappahannock Media LLC; publisher of Inside NoVa
Organizing the Chaos through Systems that Work
Kim Jenkins, Owner, Genesis Home Improvement
Track 2: Moving from Startup to Stable
If you've been in business for a few years, but feel like you may still be missing some of the foundational pieces that can create more stability and profitability in your business, you'll find value in these sessions.
Communication Skills to Boost Your Business
Christine Kriz, Director, Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center
When, Why and How to Hire the Right Employee
Renee Younes, Regional Manager, Mason Enterprise Center
Peak Performance - How Can I Deliver My Best When I Need My Best?
James Coltharp, Founder/President of The KeePressingOn Project
Track 3: Next Level Business
This track offers insights and practical advice for veteran business owners who seek to scale or expand their business beyond the "micro-business" level. Are you ready to level up?
Reinventing Greatness: How to Pivot for Success!
Shari Goodwin, Business Strategist, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker
Do You Have the Right Stuff? Attributes of a High-growth, High expectation Startup... and How to Get There
Marco Rubin, Senior Investment Director, CIT
Non-Traditional Business Financing
Keon Lindsey, Business Finance Consultant, Complete Business Capital