Conference and Business Exchange

September 20 @ 7:30 AM - September 21 @ 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

The PECO Small Business Development Institute (PSBI)

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The Small Business Development Institute is a one-day concentrated instructional program offering business strategy and developmental topics specific to small and minority businesses. Attend lectures/workshops from nationally focused subject matter experts at this full day of advanced technical assistance information for businesses seeking accelerated growth, optimization of business plans, and business process improvement.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Who Should Attend?

Entrepreneurs who want to learn growth strategies and best practices from subject matter experts in several of America’s best managed organizations.

Learn about:

  • Cutting edge solutions for profit enhancement in small businesses

  • Creating and sustaining corporate customers and public sector contracts

  • Strategies for growing your business in a challenging economy

Register Early to attend the PECO Small Business Development Institute Cost: $175 includes ticket to the EMSDC Conference Luncheon

2016 Faculty

  • Emmett T. Vaughn, Director, Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon

  • David Malone, Chief Procurement Officer, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

  • Mike Anguiano, CEO-Managing Partner, Supplier Capital Partners

  • Coston Cobbs, SVP, Senior Lending Officer, United Bank of Philadelphia

  • Michael Horsey, Managing Partner, Mitchell & Titus

  • Wy Livingston, Wystone World Teas

  • Amy Hilliard, The Hilliard Group

  • Michael Banks, President, African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE

  • Jennifer L. Rodriguez, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Evan Urbania, Co-Founder and CEO, Chatterblast

PECO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE


AGENDA

TIME TOPICs PRESENTERS
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM THE NEW PARADIGM FOR GROWING MINORITY BUSINESS IN TODAY'S CHALLENGED ECONOMY, AND WHY THE SBI WILL ACCELERATE YOUR PLANS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Emmett T. Vaughn, Director, Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM MANAGING BUSINESS GROWTH WITH MULTI-TIERED STRATEGIC FOCUS, PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SECTOR, AND AMONG OTHER MBE'S ALIGNED WITH STRONG PRIMES David Malone
Chief Procurement Officer
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Strategies for Accessing Capital, Perspectives from a Venture Capitalist and Community Banks Moderator: TBD
Mike Anguiano,
CEO-Managing Partner,
Supplier Capital Partners
Coston Cobbs
SVP/Senior Lending Officer
United Bank of Philadelphia
12 NOON – 1:15 PM Luncheon  
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Recap of morning session Emmett T. Vaughn
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM INCREASING COMPANY GROWTH WITH POWERFUL STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY BY AVOIDING FINANCIAL MISTAKES THAT GROWTH CURVE COMPANY'S COMMONLY MAKE Michael Horsey
Managing Partner, Mitchell & Titus
2:45 pm – 3:30 PM THE TRANSITION FROM CORPORATE AMERICA INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP – REINVENTING YOUR CAREER

Moderator:
Evan Urbania,
Co-founder,  Chatterblast Media
Wy Livingston
President & CEO,
Wystone’s World Teas
Amy S. Hilliard
President,
The Hilliard Group

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break  
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm DIVERSITY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE A SPECIFIC ROLE IN YOUR COMPANY GROWTH STRATEGY AND ITS NOT FOR "NETWORKING!" Moderator:
Marquis Miller
Vice President, Field Operations,
The National Minority Supplier Development Council
Michael Banks, President, African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE
Jennifer L. Rodriguez,
President & CEO,  Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors

Venue

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center

  • 1101 Arch Street

  • Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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