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FRIDAY
WORKSHOPS

Friday Morning
October 18, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Recruiting and Developing Talent

During this panel, learn about the various ways in which to create a work culture that drives talent to you and most importantly how to retain talent. Each speaker addresses a theory of leadership practices to develop a thriving business with employee engagement at the heart.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Opportunity Zones & Me

"Opportunity Zones and Me" workshop will give an overview of the "Opportunity Zone" incentive and why it is relevant whether you are a potential investor, a property or business owner, or a resident in an opportunity zone.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
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The Secrets to Making Your Business Your Asset

In The Secrets to Making Your Business Your Asset workshop, attendees will learn how to build their business now in such a way that will allow it to become a marketable asset later. This information will be useful to both aspiring and current entrepreneurs and business owners, as it is never too early to begin thinking about an exit strategy. They will also learn to utilize the power of leverage when looking to start, or even expand, a business. These practical tips will be presented by Business Intermediary, Terri Sherman, by means of an engaging PowerPoint presentation and will be followed with an open Q&A.

Friday Afternoon
October 18, 2019
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
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Leveraging the Digital Space

This panel provides attendees the opportunity to hear about the different ways professionals are utilizing the internet to promote their brand or cultivate opportunities. Gain perspectives from the online-based business owner, the social media influencer, to the digital marketer all utilizing the digital space for their business ventures.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
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How to Win Government Contracts

Government agencies have a huge responsibility to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, they are burdened with an enormous pressure to complete projects on time and on budget. When a government agency considers a small businesses, they are undertaking a significant risk that they wouldn’t be taking by hiring someone they have prior experience with. Your challenge as a small business owner and certification award recipient; is to prove that you can effectively manage projects and get your foot in the door to become one of those trusted vendors. For every contract made available, there are guidelines that small business owners have to comply to, when responding to an open solicitation. It is up to your company, to write a winning proposal that will ensure you are capable to perform the work or service that is listed. This workshop will help you understand what is required of your company, the impact that should be made, and the effective communication that should be followed when unforeseen circumstances occur. This is the time to expand your small business to the next level! Every year millions of dollars are allocated for small and disadvantaged businesses, with these tips, I will provide you lifelong keys that will assist your business in financial growth and how to create meaningful relationships with procurement departments and purchasing agencies.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
128
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Shaping a Legacy in Your Exit Strategy

During this session learn how to prepare your business for the next 10, 20 and 30 years while preparing your exit strategy and creating a lasting legacy,

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorium 120
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Leveraging the Game: Opportunities in Sports

The opportunities in sports are endless, within this discussion learn about the various opportunities within the game of sports. Hear from career professionals and former athletes about how they leverage the game.

Students Friday
October 18, 2019
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Auditorium 120
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See You on the Journey

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, District 2 will provide guidance and lessons from her journey that has allowed her to serve in numerous roles and cemented a legacy throughout South Florida.

11:25 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium 120
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Lessons in Self-Determination

Octavia Yearwood is an artist, programmatic curator, and author. Yearwood creates and hosts programs for arts institutions, organizations, and companies nationally. In 2016 Yearwood was named Emerging Arts leader by Americans for the Arts and top 40 black leaders by Legacy Magazine. Over the last 15 years, aside from being an arts educator, Yearwood was the Director of Spinello Projects FREE! noncommercial Art Fair for Art Basel named the best author in Miami and the most interesting person by the Miami New Times in 2018. In 2019 Yearwood was brought on by the City of Miami Beach to curate all the arts & culture activations for Memorial Day Weekend. She continues to focus on diversifying creative space by transforming creative spaces and sits on the Board for the Baller Alert Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Power U. Yearwood has written for publications such as Blavity's 21 Ninety, XoNicole, Permission to Write and Bustle.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorum 120
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Leveraging the Game: Opportunities in Sports

The opportunities in sports are endless, within this discussion learn about the various opportunities within the game of sports from career to business. Hear from career professionals and former athletes about how they leveraged the game of sports into a successful career or business.

The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.