Small Business Summit – Portland

Small Business Summit - Portland

Small Business Summit – Portland


Start: May 10, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: May 10, 2018 at 06:30 pm


Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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Considering Starting a Business or Looking for Insights to Help Grow Your Business?

SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners and entrepreneurs about their journey of starting and growing their businesses.

Panelists will discuss topics such as: The Basics of Starting a Business, Financing Your Business & Marketing & Customer Acquisition. Then roll-up your sleeves for two in-depth workshops on: Minimizing Risk for Your Business & Social Media, Marketing & Growth

In addition:

  • Learn and Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and cocktails with your peers.

Limited seats available, so register today. And remember to bring lots of business cards!

Ticket Price: $195

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Four Panel Discussions & Two Workshops

  • 8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast & Check-in
  • 8:30-9:00 am: Event Kick-off
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: Amelie Rousseau
    • Kick-off: Nita Shah, Executive Director, MESO
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Starting Your Business
    • Mia Scofield, Founder, Anabaglish
    • Kali Ladd, Executive Director, KairosPDX
    • Charlene Quaresma, Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
    • Moderator: Marilyn Scott, District Director, SCORE
  • 10:00-10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15-11:15 am: Financing Your Business
  • 11:15-11:30 am: Break
  • 11:30-12:30 am: Workshop: Integrated Financial Planning
    • Charlene Quaresma, Northwestern Mutual
  • 12:30-1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Marketing & Branding
  • 2:00-2:15 pm: Break
  • 2:15-3:15 pm: Workshop: Web & Social
  • 3:15-3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Growth & Innovation
  • 4:30-6:30 pm: Networking Happy Hour

Kali Ladd
Executive Director

Dana Turell
Turell Group

Ramona Mathany
All Star Labor and Staffing

Debra Hatcher
Co-Founder & CMO
A to Z Wineworks

Lorena Reynolds
Attorney & Owner
The Reynolds Law Firm

Jill Kuehler
Freeland Spirits

Mia Scofield

Suzanne Stevens
Portland Biz Journal

Marilyn Scott
District Director

Holly Rockweiler
CEO & Co-Founder

Naomi Pomeroy
Chef & Owner

Charlene Quaresma
Wealth Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Robin Klemm
Executive Director
XXcelerate Fund

Celeste Edman
Lunar Logic

Karin Conrad
1525, Inc.

Christa King
CEO & Founder

Cindy Thompson
Circle T Designs

Ivo Lukas

We love working with dynamic forward-thinking partners – companies whose passion and insight enhance and grow our mission. Our Small Business Summit sponsors are dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed.

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