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Second business summit to be held May 17-18

Mayor Alvin Brown will host the second Business Builder summit on Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, 32202.

Mayor Brown’s Business Builder is designed to help small businesses gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed and to help them learn about gaining access to capital and credit. Topics will range from financing to franchising to marketing strategies.

The event will feature instructional sessions including:

· Franchising and Economic Development

· Investing and Creative Funding for Small Businesses

· International Trade

Guest speakers include Mayor Anthony Foxx, Charlotte North Carolina; John Amos, CEO Tasti D-Lite; Don Fox, CEO Firehouse Subs; Kay Ainsley, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide; Eugene Profit, CEO Profit Investment Management; Robert Blackwell, EKI Consulting; Jason Teichman, WEB.com, Government Services Administration, Small Business Administration, US Department of Labor.

Enrollment is free, however registration is required. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.coj.net.


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