Summit for Success

 

MEET THE MENTORS

 
Building on the success of the ‘Meet the Mentors’ roundtables at American Express® advocacy events, during which subject matter experts engage in informal mentoring sessions with small and mid-sized business owners, we are bringing the series online to make these popular resources even more widely available.
 

Available Sessions

 
Grow Global: How to Find and Select the Best Experts to Help You Grow Globally

Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET

Session Overview: With so many trade programs and resources available, it can be difficult to navigate which are most useful for your business. Gain insights about the many different options available and how to select the right resources for your business during a discussion with Ed Marsh, Exporting Advisor to American Express, and John Cafarelli, president and founder of Ernest Supplies.

Mentor(s):

  • Ed Marsh, American Express Exporting Advisor
    • Ed Marsh is the Founder/Principal of Consilium, and the exporting advisor to American Express Grow Global℠  
       
  • John Cafarelli, President and Founder of Ernest Supplies
    • John Cafarelli designed Ernest Supplies to give users the tools they need to feel confident and look their best. He has spent 10 years investing in and helping grow well-known fashion and beauty brands.
 

 

 

 

Past Sessions


Government Procurement: How to Market to the World’s Largest Customer

December 12, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm EST

Session Overview: Hear firsthand what it takes to conduct business with the federal government and receive personalized advice from Gloria Larkin, an expert in government contracting, marketing and business development. The new federal fiscal year kicked off at the beginning of October, so it’s a great time to discuss the ins and outs of working with the various agencies and learn what steps to take - and pitfalls to avoid - to position your company for contracting success.

Mentor(s):

  • Gloria Larkin, President of TargetGov
    • Gloria Larkin is the President of TargetGov, which offers consulting services and business development products that have directly resulted in clients winning federal contracts. She is committed to helping companies reach their contracting goals in the federal marketplace.

 

 

  

 

 
Grow Global: From your first international sale to entering your fifth global market

October 11, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Session Overview: Companies that commit to exporting see the strategy become a substantial part of their business within three years, and a majority average five markets in that same period of time. Learn how to turn website inquiries from international prospects into export sales, expand on those initial customers, and use free or low-cost programs to support your growth. Join Ed Marsh, the Exporting Advisor to American Express, and discover how the global reach of your website can help on your global growth journey.

Mentor(s):

  • Ed Marsh, American Express Exporting Advisor
    • Ed Marsh is the Founder/Principal of Consilium, and the exporting advisor to American Express Grow Global℠



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