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16th Annual Moving Your Business Forward: February Session

February 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


You are cordially invited to attend the February Session of our 16th Annual Moving Your Business Forward Series, taking place February 26th. We’ll be sharing a wealth of information geared around “Financial Innovation for Today’s Small Business” and will have a continental breakfast and a chance to network with other Atlanta professionals so we hope to see you there!

16th Annual Moving Your Business Forward: February Session
“Financial Innovation for Today’s Small Business”

Monday, February 26, 2018
8am – 12:30pm

The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest
Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30313

Session I – Growing Your Business: From Bottom to Top
Sponsored by BB&T
Whether you are in the startup stage, or looking to position your business for the next level, BB&T representatives will be sharing tips and best practices to move the needle in our community.

Vincent Cain | VP, Regional Multicultural Banking Officer *moderator
Tamika Stafford | VP, Community Business Development Officer/Small Business Lender
Shannon James | VP, Commercial Banking
Christopher Fletcher | VP, Market Leader/Small Business Lender

Session II – New Tax Plan for 2018 and How it Will Impact Small Business
On December 22, 2017, President Donald trump signed into law a tax plan that will not only affect individuals, but also large and small businesses. This session will spell out the changes directly affecting small business owners and what they can do to benefit from it.

Evelyn Rosier | President and CEO, T.O.P. Solutions Group LLC

Session III – Show Me the Money: How to Find Extra Profits By Utilizing Business Offerings
Whether you are looking to fund a start-up, cut operating costs or streamline the services that make your business tick; this session will provide expert tips on how tweaking your business offerings can free up more of your profits.

Alicia M. Ivey | President, Goldbergs Concession Corp *moderator
Shaw King | Sales Director, Comcast Business
Audric Owens | Procurement Specialist, Grady Health System
Shakim Tilley | Sales Manager, Business Lending Division Value One

Session IV – How Unconventional Funding Can Take You from Vision to Venture
Entrepreneurs and corporate executives engage in discussion about how they came up with their business models, sought out funding and had the mindset to execute their visions. They will also share their viewpoints on the value of partnerships. This session is great for entrepreneurs looking to launch their businesses with angel investing and/or venture capital.

Katrice L. Mines | Senior Editor, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine *moderator
Ryan Wilson | Co-Founder & CEO, The Gathering Spot
Sterling Coleman | Owner, SJAC Food Groups, LLC
Mary Parker | President & CEO, All In One Security Services
Yolanda Owens | Owner & Skincare Chef, iwi Fresh


Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine


The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, 30313 United States
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