Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Elevate - Educate - Celebrate! National Small Business Week - May 12-16

“They” started in the dorm room, the garage, the coffee shop, the kitchen table.  “They” make up 57% of our nation’s workforce, create 65% of all net new jobs, hold 16 times as many patents, outnumber the “big guys” 1,162 to 1, and if joined together would be the 6th largest economy in the world!  “They” are “we” . . . small business owners!  In Asheville alone, “we” account for more than 24,000 firms, and growing.  Asheville’s small business diversity and entrepreneurial soul intertwines making a beautiful tapestry which holds our community together and makes Asheville a “one of a kind” place to do business.  Now THAT’s something worth celebrating!  

May 12th – 16th marks National Small Business Week, and in our traditional independent spirit, we’re doing it “Asheville Style: Elevate – Educate – Celebrate!”  Elevate your sales, Educate you and your team for future growth and Celebrate your success. 

Throughout the week, business owners will have the opportunity to learn from Asheville’s best and brightest on their secrets to success.   You’ll be able to talk one-on-one with marketing professionals to learn ways to build your sales, with bankers, accountants, attorneys and employment counselors on how to do it correctly, and with other business owners to connect and to pay it forward!   There’s no charge – or a minimal charge - to attend the events and they are scheduled throughout the city and at different times of day – so there’s no reason not to take advantage of these great opportunities!

So come join in in celebrating National Small Business Week – Asheville Style.

Elevate Your Company's Sales + Educate for Future Growth + Celebrate Your Success!
Tuesday - May 13th
Signs To Sales Success: Dari Mullins: Preaching What She Practices
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM / Pomodoro’s East  75 Long Shoals Road, 28704 - $ 13.00 

Wednesday - May 14th
360° Marketing Ed Expo: Marketing Pros’ Share Their Best Practices & Tips Of The Trade
 9:30 - Noon / US Cellular Center / (No Charge To Attend)

Thursday - May 15th
Not Our First Rodeo:” Stories of Successes, Survivals, Reinventions & Recoveries    
Panel Discussion of Asheville Legacy Companies on getting through economic 
and business challenges 
8:00 - 10:30 AM / UNC Asheville Campus / Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room / (No Charge To Attend)

 “Owner’s After Hours”
Meet Fellow Asheville Business Owners & Pay It Forward 
5:30 - 7:00 / Travinia / Biltmore Park / (Cost to Attend:  $ 10.00 - 100% To Junior Achievement)

Friday - May 16th
Ask The Experts
Individual Pro-Bono Consultation with Asheville’s leading service professionals
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Regus Office / Biltmore Park / (No Charge To Attend)

To Register:  http://fbf.unca.edu/register-future-event

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