Exterior view of the Community Learning Center

Small Business Conference 2018

Overview

START, GROW, SUSTAIN YOUR BIZ
February 28, 2018
Rose State College, Hudiburg Center 
Do you want to open a small business?
Are you a current small business owner?
If so, this conference is for you! 

Registration Link

Learn from experts how to start or grow your Oklahoma business. This interactive, 1-day conference is filled with challenging topics and the resources to meet those challenges head-on. Oklahoma entrepreneurs and business owners will be provided with the tools and resources needed to start, grow, and sustain an Oklahoma small business 

$89 – Conference Registration Fee (Featured Speaker Luncheon Included)

$29 – Featured Luncheon Only (Bob Funk and George Nigh) 

$49 – Student Registration Rate (Includes All-Day registration and featured speaker luncheon)

To be placed on the e-mail list for the conference, e-mail your contact information to CLC@rose.edu 

8:00am-11:45am

Conference Registration

 

 

8:00am-9:00am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:00am-6:00pm

Sponsor Showcase

 

 

9:00am-10:00am

Opening Conference Session:

Welcome: Stan Greil - Rose State College Vice President for Workforce & Community Development
Dottie Overal - Small Business Administration, District Director
Dr. William Carter - Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, Oklahoma State Director

Keynote Speakers:                Innovating Small Business for the Future!                                        Adam Edwards, Waters Edge Winery, CEO 
Toby Brown, The Brown Group, CEO
Rachael Gruntmeir, Black Scintilla, CEO

 

 

10:15am-11:00am

 

A Strategic Assessment of Your Business or Business Idea                                          Walter Miller,
Rose State College - SBDC Business Advisor

 

 

 

11:15am-12:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth Wheel Business Development Concept  

 

-          Customer Relations

-          Operations

-          Organization

 

Lesa Crowe

Walter Miller

Sandy Stephens                                      

              

 

 

12:00pm-1:30pm

Featured Keynote Luncheon

Welcome: Dr. Jeanie Webb        Rose State College President

Make it Happen in Oklahoma!

Featured Keynote Speakers:
Bob Funk & Governor George Nigh

  

 

1:45pm-2:30pm

 

Business Technology

Utilization, Security, Law, and Ethics

Preston Ackerman

How to Make Your First $10k

 

 Asa Leveaux

2:45pm-3:30pm

 

Financing Your Business

 

Alex Lancaster

Wade Moore

Sally Weatherford

Expand your Business Through Government Contracting

David Hoffmeier

3:45pm-4:30pm

Closing Session: Panel Discussion

Putting it Together: Where Do We Go From Here?

*OKSBDC

 

 

 

4:30pm-6:00pm

Sponsor Showcase and Networking Reception for Participants

One-On-One Consultations  (sign up at registration)

 

 

 

About The Community Learning Center
Street Address
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110
Get Directions
Phone
(405) 733-7392
Mailing Address
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110