Small Business Summit - Fall 2010
Spring 2011 Small Business Summit


Lisa Sparks 
Constant Contact 


Saturday April 2, 2011 from 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM EDT

Free Event - FREE Parking

Coffee at no cost

Affordable Breakfast and Lunch available for purchase from local food trucks

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Miami Science Museum 
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 333129

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South Florida Family - We know how tough it can be to keep and sustain a business or nonprofit in these changing economic times. That's why we're gathering together as a community to provide key information you need on the foundations of smart business: finance, marketing and hire/fire/outsourcing. Below you'll find a listing of the sessions we'll be providing for you at no charge from experts with decades of Marjorie Weber Chair SCORE Miamiexperience in each of the three categories listed above. Register today and reserve your spot.

Here's the schedule:

9AM –  Welcome – Lisa D. Sparks and Marjorie Weber

9:10 –  SBA  Programs for Small Business, Althea Harris, Assistant Marketing Director SBA S. Florida

9:30 -   SBA Programs for Start Elizabeth KarwowskiUp businesses, Joan Freilich-SCORE Counselor,  Chair,Finance Committee

10:00  –- Improving your credit score -Elizabeth Karwowski, SCORE counselor 

10:30 – Coffee Break 

10:45 – Other Available Financing Options – Sue Kilrain, SCORE counselorJoan Freilich

11:00 -Preparing a Personal Financial Statement  - Joan Freilich  

11:15 -  Cash Flow Projections -Jerry Selevan , SCORE counselor, Past Chair, Score Miami Dade, Retired CPA

11:30 – A few insider’s tips about the Loan Process – Marjorie WeberJerry Selevan

11:45 – Additional questions from the audience.

Noon Lunch Break - Food Wagon

Afternoon SessionSusan Kilrain

1:00  Using Constant Contact to Create and Access your Customer Base,  Lisa D. Sparks Regional Director – Constant Contact

2:30 – Staffing – Outsourcing the Job or Hiring the right person, Suzanne Breistol, SCORE VolunteerSuzanne Breistol

3:15 -    Internet and Telecommunications – the Smart Choices, Eric Russell  SCORE volunteer

4:00 – Wrap up – Lisa D. Sparks and Marjorie Weber

Eric Russell

Lisa Sparks Regional Development Director Constant Contact


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