Entrepreneurship: The Real Deal!
You don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business.
Many entrepreneurs run into roadblocks, yet they persevere on the path to success.
Let these real life success stories inspire you to keep learning and growing.
Hana Abboud, L’amour Bridal
Jennifer Lyle, Lush Yummies Pie Company, LLC
Deirdre Roberson, EUMELANIN & Motor City S.T.E.A.M.
Ashley Williams, RIZZARR
Jessica Willis, Pocketnest
Breakout Session Choices
Marketing & Social Media Strategy
Presented by Brenda Meller, CEO, Meller Marketing
Presented by Sheila Harton-Montgomery, Comerica Bank
“From Booked & Busy to Productive and Profitable”
Presented by Jessica Hayes-Stallings, CEO, Skinphorea
“Brand Love: Connecting with brands the same as we do people”
Presented by Lydia Michael, CEO, Blended Collective
Funding Your Business
Explore the various funding sources for start-ups and small
business ventures – from crowdfunding and angel investing to
traditional bank loans and microlending. Learn what funding
resources are available to entrepreneurs.
Latifa Bradwell, Lender Relations Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration
Imran Mumtaz, Program/Loan Fund Manager, SE Michigan
Michigan Women Forward
Tawnya Rose, Vice President, Community & Economic Development Manager 1,
Fifth Third Bank