February 26 and 27, 2021

Two days of learning with a track for both established and startup entrepreneurs.

The symposium is designed to amplify your network with our business mentor matching process.

Why Attend?

The key is to understand what support you need for your business and target those topics. Whether is marketing, legal, supply chain or access to funding we have put together a strong list of speakers that have expertise in the area you need. By registering you will have lifetime access to all of the videos so that any time you need answers to your questions we will be here!


Day 1: Workshops and Classes

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 am – Mindset of a Black Entrepreneur – Emotional Intelligence & IT Systems – Security and Automation

11:00 am – Ideation: Bringing your business concept to life & Managing Change (behavioral/environmental)

12:30 pm – : Revenue Model / Financial Tracking and fund allocations & Protecting you IP: Legal (patent/copyrights/trademark/contracts/negotiaions)

1:30 – Marketing: Market Research to determine Target market & Sales and Marketing: The customer journey turning leads into Revenue

Day 2 - Saturday February 27

09:00 Welcome note from ACBN

09:30 – Keynote from Susan Henry: Microloan Funding options for Small Business

10:00 am – Concurrent Sessions: Ownership Models: Legal structures for your business & Social Finance Ecosystem

11:00 am – Personal Branding: Communication and PR

12:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions: Production and Supply Chain & Leadership and Teams

1:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions: Partnerships & How to navigate social media

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Dr Joan Samuels-Dennis
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