Sunday, June 8, 2008

BDPA Conference Workshops: Entrepreneur Track

Entrepreneurs and business owners are one of the five BDPA stakeholder groups. As such it is wonderful to see such a powerful IT Entrepreneurship Track being offered at the 30th annual National BDPA Technology Conference in Atlanta GA on August 7-8, 2008. Here is what entrepreneurs can expect:

10 Seeds Of Success To Grow Your Business - Workshop Presenter: Franne McNeal, Significant Business Results Coach - HR Energy Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 8:30 AM EST - Room: Techwood

  • Learn how to answer critical questions to help you focus your energy for action so you achieve significant business results.

Brand New, Brand Not, Brand Known - Workshop Presenter: Everaldo Gallimore, Jr., Branding Coach & Graphic Designer - Gallimore Design Friday, August 08, 2008 at 1:30 PM EST - Room: University

  • Learn how branding is more than just a logo and a great website. This workshop will highlight trends and best practices and provide information on how to enhance traditional methods of marketing.

Building a Successful Business From the Ground Up - Workshop Presenter: Darrell Freeman, Chairman and CEO - Zycron, Inc. Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 10:15 PM EST - Room: Piedmont

  • The objective of this presentation is to outline the process for transition from an executive to an entrepreneur. Methods for conquering common road blocks will be shared.

How To Dig Deeper Into Your Client Relationships - Workshop Presenter: Darrell S. Freeman, Chairman and CEO - Zycron, Inc. Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 8:30 AM EST - Room: University

  • Discussion about understanding your clients' culture, history, their specific needs, getting to know the C-level executives in the organization, conflict resolution and much more.

Speed Networking for Entrepreneurs: Fast Pitching for Your Success - Workshop Presenters: Boyd Stephens, BDPA IT Entrepreneur Advisory Group, Director & Milt Haynes, Chair of the BDPA Chicago Corporate Advisory Council Friday, August 08, 2008 at 3:15 PM CST - Room: Baker

  • Networking Seminar for BDPA IT Entrepreneurs, Diversity Supplier Managers, Vendors, and Corporate IT Procurement Officers.

Teaming Strategies - Workshop Presenter: Adonica Randall, CEO/President - Connection Strategies Enterprises, Inc. Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 1:30 PM EST - Room: University

  • The session will cover how appropriate Teaming Strategies drive business performance.

The Next Level: Is Your Business Ready? - Workshop Presenter: Rashia Y. Mason, Supplier Diversity Specialist - PSEG Services Corporation Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 8:30 PM EST - Room: Techwood

  • From certifications, to niche identification, to preparation, this workshop will help small business owners be ready when opportunity knocks.

The Transition to Entrepreneurship - Workshop Presenter: Dr. Craig Brown, Chief Information Officer - Quad C Consulting, Inc. Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 3:15 PM EST - Room: Techwood

  • This presentation will interest those participants that would like to find a way to leverage current experience or newly acquired skill sets to transition into more of an entrepreneurial role within their current employer or branch out into their own private practice.

What are your thoughts about this track of workshops for IT entrepreneurs and business owners?

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