Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, Room T-140 
401 W. State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Frances Fisher 
SCORE Mentors Jacksonville 

Women Entrepreneurs Conference - Engage - Educate - Empower - 02/08/2020 - C0086 

A day of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions designed to offer guidance to women entrepreneurs in helping to successfully operate a business. This includes dealing with suppliers, customers and employees as well as developing useful contacts with other female entrepreneurs to help grow  by working together.

Attendees will experience a high-impact program featuring informative speakers such as Pamela Starr, a leading authority on building customer loyalty and a professional speaker for Grow with Google. Pamela will share actionable strategies on how to build and grow a successful business.
 The topics for the breakout sessions will include the following:
  • Writing on the Wall
  • Developing a CEO Mindset to Make You More Investable
  • Metrics, Magpies and Morals: What Aesop's Fables Can   Teach Us About Our Business
  • Funding for All
  • Panel Discussion: Pulling it all Together

Writing on the Wall

This interactive presentation demonstrates and helps participants learn the DiSC behavior styles. The tips demonstrated and given are easily transferable in a professional setting. By using the techniques learned conversations,communications, sales and interactions flow more smoothly.

Presenter: Karen Nutter





Karen Nutter is an Executive Coach and Founder of CBK Coaching. She has assisted countless companies and leaders in the development of more organized and effective business practices and communications.  

In her "previous life" she was a top-producing Sales & Marketing Executive, but after several years she realized her goal was to help people create their own successful life. 

As a coach, Karen focuses on helping people recognize their strengths and motivations to create a clear path to increased success and happiness.

Karen is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Analyst® and a Certified Master Coach®. Her book, The Power of EQ: Stronger Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, offers insight and direction for understanding and developing EQ to maximize professional and life skills.

Karen received the award of Regional member of the Year in BNI in 2017 out of all nominees in Northeast Florida, the Regional BNI Director of the Year in 2019 and is featured in Joseph Smarts book, The 10 Most Successful coaches in the world.

Developing a CEO Mindset to Make You More Investable

What do you really understand about how investors would value your business? Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur or an established business owner, building and measuring value in your business is a key indicator of business success.

 Whether you plan to pass your business on to others or your exit strategy is to sell and retire to, well, Florida – learn from Mindy what you need to do now to capture and measure critical value indicators. Combining humorous anecdotes from her vast experience with hard core infrastructure building blocks you can apply immediately, Mindy illustrates not only why it’s important, but the specific steps to organize data into meaningful indicators of success.

Presenter: Mindy Barker

Mindy Barker (cfo@mindybarkerassociates.com) is CEO of Barker Associates, financial strategist and a frequent guest speaker to up-and-coming entrepreneurs, experienced CEOs and CFOs, and nonprofit leaders.

In 2018 Mindy published her first book, Pitching to Win: Strategies for Success, to help entrepreneurs and established business leaders alike understand the process of raising capital. She is working on her second book on building infrastructure, currently untitled, to be released in 2020.

As a financial strategist, Mindy works with her clients to develop positive cash flow and increase company value. Together they uncover areas to drive out waste in financial reporting, replacing it with dashboards to alert management to key organizational metrics to guide critical decisions.

Combining her deep financial knowledge and experience with her gift for storytelling, Mindy brings business finance alive in her presentations. Attendees to all of Mindy’s presentations gain practical tools and advice they can immediately use.

In 2018 Mindy was a featured presenter at the annual NAWBO national conference in Spokane, WA, where enthusiastic entrepreneurs learned how to win investors’ confidence through advance planning and preparation.

Through Mindy’s Money Tips on her website and email blasts, Mindy shares her knowledge with a wide range of constituents.

Mindy was the 2016 The Small Business Leader of the Year for the Jacksonville Chamber – Health Council, and was recently recognized as an honoree for Partners in Philanthropy for the Jacksonville Business Journal and United Way.

Metrics, Magpies and Morals:
What Aesop's Fables Can Teach us About Our Business
Some say metrics, KPIs, and processes can make Jack and Jill a dull boy and girl.  Success is never dull, is it? This presentation will   use fables, fairy tales and from-the-trenches business knowledge to teach new and experienced business owners how to   use simple performance indicators to figure out if your business is a success. You'll walk away with ideas of why, what,   and how to measure what matters to your company, so you can spend more of your valuable time on what works.

Presenter: Dr. Pattie Peeples





Dr. Patti Peeples is a health economist, educator, pharmacist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in healthcare evidence and value. She is the Founder and CEO of HealthEconomics.Com, a global digital hub for healthcare evidence researchers and policy-makers. The company is widely regarded as the first, largest and most respected website in her industry. Previously, Dr. Peeples held senior positions in product commercialization with medical technology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare consulting organizations.  

Dr. Peeples has published over 200 articles in the medical literature and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker. Patti’s passions are doing things differently in the business of health, as well as improvisational storytelling.

Patti holds a PhD in Health Economics from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Marketing, and a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and she completed an administrative Pharmacy Residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Funding For All.

In this interactive presentation we will discuss small business financial knowledge. Everything a business needs to access financing.

Presenter: Fabiana Estrada

Fabiana is the Director of Lending for South East Region for Accion East.

She joined Accion in 2010 and was quickly promoted from a Loan Consultant to South Florida's Lending Manager. Under Fabiana’s leadership, the Florida team has tripled the number of microloans given to small business owners supporting their financial education as well.

In 2012, The South Florida Community Development Coalition recognized Fabiana’s achievements with the Economic Opportunity Award and more recently the SBA awarded ACCION as the Mission Based Lender  for two consecutive years -2018-2019- and the SBA State Community Lender for 2019.

Fabiana is from Argentina where she graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in law.