UTM to host entrepreneur conference
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am
Advance registration is under way for the West Tennessee Regional Entrepreneur Conference scheduled for June 11 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson.
The title of the conference is “Why Small Business Makes a Big Difference.”
Retired Navy commander Debbie O’Bryant of Carroll County will deliver the keynote speech, “Everyone Benefits When Hiring Veterans.”
The agenda for the conference includes registration and breakfast starting at 7:30, sponsored by Aeneas Internet Services. Conference attendees will be welcomed University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes, Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist and Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris.
Breakout sessions are set for 9 a.m., while concurrent sessions will run throughout the morning and into the afternoon.
The sessions include how to start a new business, personnel matters, the use of social media, funding resources, business security, entrepreneur centers, “Success with Etsy,” “The Power of 5” and the importance of branding/marketing.
Resource booths and networking opportunities will be offered following the concurrent sessions.
Lunch is set for noon and the lunch speaker will be Joe Rowell, vice chairman of Global Payment Technologies in Memphis.
The 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced at 12:45 p.m.
The conference fee is $50 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.
To register for the entrepreneur conference, go online to www.utm.edu/weststar or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the conference call (731) 881-7298.