WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Attendees will learn step-by-step techniques, best practices and important information to enable you to avoid costly legal and business pitfalls. These interactive sessions give attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share their stories and get direct answers regarding the success of their business.
Seating will be limited to support an interactive, informative conversation among serious business owners.
AGENDA FOR WORKSHOP ONE: May 7th 2016
8:30am: Check-In & Light Breakfast
A light breakfast provided by one of our key sponsors.
8:45am: Funding & Legal Best Practices
A serious discussion about funding sources and how to avoid common issues that cause businesses to fail.
9:30am: 30 Key Steps for Growing Businesses
A candid discussion on focus groups, marketing, budgeting, contracts, choosing the best business entity, IRS and state regulations, team building, business plans and successfully growing your management team.
11am: Marketing Essentials & Elevator Pitches
A fun workshop on reaching your target market and creating a powerful 15 second description of your products and services. Everyone will have numerous opportunities to practice their pitches and ask questions about their particular target market.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS:
*Venroy July, Esq.- Corporate Attorney at Hogan & Lovells
Venroy July is a senior associate at Hogan & Lovells in their corporate practice. His practice includes a wide range of corporate and finance matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity offerings, debt offerings and general corporate governance. He has worked on private and public company transactions, including mergers, stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, proxy contests, debt and equity offerings, and business restructurings.
*Will Holmes– Founder of WHC & Founder of Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Will Holmes has over 15 years of experience in: business operations leadership, project management; workflow management; technical training; software end-user training; soft skills training; business process re-engineering and improvement; workflow development and process transformation; new technology implementations; successful software point releases; project requirements gathering; business process mapping; web design; and business plan and marketing plan creation. Will founded Will Holmes Consulting in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 as a business management and technology consulting firm focused on providing complete solutions for growing businesses. Will Holmes Consulting specializes in business operations process improvement, implementation of new technology, and customized technical and soft skills training. Will Holmes founded Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs in 2011 and the group now has over 3500 members.