Location: Texan Foyer
Location: Texan Ballroom/Foyer
Learn to deliver business presentations that give you a negotiating edge, closes deals, drive sales, and allows you to rise above your competition. Here's your chance to gain stellar advice on the art of selling, leading , connecting and building trust. You'll gain real-world strategy to efficiently increasing positivity, productivity, and profitability for successful results that can be felt companywide.
Fireside Chat with Mayor Sylvester Turner and NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Clyde Drexler. In an in-deph two-on-one, the mayor and the NBA legend discuss why the nation's fourth largest city provides the best environment for black business to launch, expand and relocate.
Hosted by AT&T
Hosted by Nationwide
Raising capital is one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. Leading banking experts and entrepreneurs who have secured financing will lead a discussion on traditional and nontraditional capital sources small business owners can tap into. We’ll show you how to build a banking relationship and stack the odds in your favor before going to meet with a lending institution. Speaker:
The hit business reality show Shark Tank is on the hunt for more great businesses to invest in, or not, and they are making specific efforts to seek out great opportunities to invest in women and minority-owned companies on the rise. It's not easy to swim with the Sharks. Attend this session to learn what it takes, and why it can pay off big even if none of the sharks want a bite of your business deal.Speaker:
New opportunities are emerging in alternative and renewable energy sectors. These include services and products that help customers manage and reduce their consumption of natural gas and electricity or help them generate their own power using wearable technology. Learn more about marketplace trends, contracting opportunities, and retail activity from this inventive panel of entrepreneurs. Speaker:
Hosted by Koch Industries
Join us as we honor the most impressive entrepreneurs of the year, as we present the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Small Business Awards, recognizing the top Teenpreneur, Family Business, Franchise Ower and Techpreneur. Then join the multi-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch and Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor for a critical discussion on how to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurial innovators and value creators, by harnessing the proven HBCUs and expanding the availability of youth entrepreneurial programs. This is a topic of critical importance to our community and nation, and with an opportunity for every single entrepreneur in attendance to deliver impact!
Take advantage of one-on-one exchanges and hands-on demonstrations! Join our small business exhibitors to connect with and learn from some of the country’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs as they share their strategies and solutions.CAREER LANESPONSORS ROW#BUYBLACK EXPO SPOT BID TRACK Why #BlackBanksMatter For Your Business-3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.#BankBlack fever is sweeping the country. Better yet for entrepreneurs, black-owned and other community banks account for more than half of small business loan volume, according to Harvard's Kennedy School.Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from two bank presidents about what you'll need to bring to the table in order to build a strong relationship with banks in your community.
Online Sales Lab- 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.Learn the basics of creating a proven system, from lead magnets to power positioning of your product or service, to convert your web traffic and social media presence to actual dollars. Applicable to practically any type of business, using the lessons of this workshop alone could easily recoup your investment in attending the Entrepreneurs Summit.
Hosted by FedEx
Make sure you aren't leaving any money on the table. Take the steps to ensure your business qualifies and is certified for all requite designations to sell your products and services to state and federal agencies. Group appointments.
Hosted by Walmart
Whether going independent or partnering with a large distributor like Walmart, there is still a huge appetite for new products in the super-competitive food and beverage industry, especially for uniquely branded specialty products. Learn from two Grammy-award winning legends what it takes to get products into the marketplace, on the shelves, and into the hands, mouths and hearts of the consumer.
Hosted by AT&T
You’re going to find yourself in an elevator with someone who can change it all for your business. Will you pounce, or let the moment slip? Find out if you have that winning game at BE’s exclusive Elevator Pitch competition. By far, our most anticipated and widely popular event of the Summit, entrepreneurs get to bring their best business pitch and go head-to-head with fellow finalists before a panel of judges. A fast-paced and enlightening high stakes competition, it’s instructive for participants and observers alike.
Host:• Alfred Edmond, SVP/Executive Editor-At-Large, BLACK ENTERPRISEJudges: • Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr., President & CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISE
• Ramon Ray, Entrepreneur, Author, Journalist
Location: Texan Ballroom
Charles D. King left a high-powered position as a partner at one of Hollywood's top talent agencies to launch a next-generation multi-media holding company, MACRO, to "create universally themed premium content for the African American, Latin and multicultural market." Listen in as he shares key insights and lessons about what it takes to communicate his vision, secure financing and investors, pull together an executive team, and tackle the legal and organizational challenges of successfully launching and building a new venture. This is a can't miss presentation for anyone who is serious about building an empire and owning the title, "mogul."
Learn the best practices and strategies from corporate brands that are recognized and celebrated for achieving spending of at least $1 billion with diverse suppliers. Top procurement officers and entrepreneurs will discuss opportunities and programs intended to help minority entrepreneurs get their fair share of supplier contacts.
Get expert advice on intellectual property, patents, labor law, and legal issues that plague startups and small business owners.
Take advantage of one-on-one exchanges and hands on demonstrations! Join our small business exhibitors to connect with and learn from some of the country’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs as they share their strategies and solutions. CAREER LANE SPONSORS ROW #BUYBLACK EXPO SPOT BID TRACK4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Branding & MarketingLearn how leverage media for influence. Understand how to e-mail, online marketing, and social media platforms can drive sales and revenues. Learn how to take advantage of the fastest growing and most accessible ways for small business owners to cost effectively target warm prospects and turn them into long-term paying customers to drive revenues.
Learn how you can focus and target your business to a male audience, and promote the right product to meet their needs. Some problems your audience will gladly pay to solve, while others will be a hard sell. There’s more to it than simply finding your niche—you also need to understand and be fluent in the language your audience uses to describe their ideal solution.Speaker: • Michael Elliot, Founder & CEO, Hammer & Nails SalonModerator:
• Alfred Edmond, SVP/Executive Editor-At-Large, BLACK ENTERPRISE
A panel of franchisees, experts, and franchiser representatives share management and finance advice on how to choose the right brand and purchase franchise unit.
Hosted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Five teams of college students have been working to solve real-world problems solicited from highly successful black-owned companies, the BE 100s. Each team gets to present its solutions to a panel of judges. Come and hear from tomorrow's business leaders, today.
Hosted by the Port of Houston
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