2014 Small Business Academy

Marketplace 2014, the Governor’s Conference on Minority, Women, and Disabled Veteran Business Development is pleased to introduce:

Small Business Academy
a special half day program focused on providing entrepreneurs and start-up businesses an opportunity to connect with financial and technical resource providers, learn the tools needed to start and grow their businesses and network with other businesses.  

The program is provided for FREE and Registration is now open!  If you have any questions, please contact:
For questions, please contact: Sarah Bownds Event Manager Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Ph: 608.210.6769 Email: sarah.bownds@wedc.org

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8:00 am - 8:30 amRegistration [More Info]
8:30 am - 8:40 amWelcome [More Info]
Ms. Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor, State of Wisconsin
8:45 am - 9:30 amBank Financing [More Info]
Mr. Joe Pieper, Commercial Lender, Associated Bank
9:30 am - 10:00 amAlternative Business Resources [More Info]
Don Hill, Waukesha County Technical College
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak/Refreshments
10:30 am - 11:15 amGetting Started Right [More Info]
Ms. Marianne Szymanski, Former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, MBA program, Marquette University
11:15 am - 12:00 pmKeys to Success [More Info]
Mr. Greg Martin, Lena's Foods
Ms. Daphne Jones, Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc.
Mr. Robert Pyles, McDonald's
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmNetworking [More Info]