This special event kicks off Small Business Week in the Asheville area and will consist of two segments:
Panel discussion featuring successful small business owners who will share their experiences starting and succeeding in business:
- Karen Caruso, Mind Your Business, Inc. - North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2011
- Carol Koury, Owner, Sow True Seed
- Maceo Keeling, Owner, Asheville Alliance Finance and Business Accelerators
- Jeremy Lerner, Owner, Lightform, Inc.
A special "speed-coaching" session where existing and future small business owners can rotate from table to table in small groups and take advantage of expertise in a variety of subject areas:
- Business planning
- Social media
- Business organization types
Who should come? Individuals wanting to start or expand a small business in their later years (encore entrepreneurs) are particularly targeted...but all are welcome.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and light breakfast items, and ends at 11:45 a.m.
Registration is required: http://aarp.cvent.com/SBANC or call 1-877-926-8300.