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Celebrating Black Business Ownership - Making Your Dream a Reality (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By SCORE - Kansas City
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Get inspired to launch and grow your business! Join Host Mary Shannon of Connectus Worldwide and Black entrepreneurs and local business resources for three power-packed sessions featuring stories, lessons learned, tips, resources and more.  

Daily themes are Tuesday, February 16 - Starting your Business; Wednesday, February 17 - Growing your Business and Thursday, February 18 - Financing your Business. Register once and attend one, two or all three days using the same Zoom link.

Keynote Speakers share their stories, what worked and didn’t work for them, which local organizations helped them overcome challenges, and what their businesses are doing today. Keynote speakers include Kira Cheree Hopkins of Enterprise Business Basics; Leonard Graham of Taliaferro and Browne and a fireside chat by Davyeon Ross of Shot Tracker.

Feb. 17 Growing your Business. Keynote speaker is Leonard Graham of Taliaferro and Browne. Additional storytellers include Ernest McCoy, AltSpec UAS; Thalia Cherry; Cherry Co. and Isaac Collins, Yogurtini. Addressing Change and Growth panel discussion led by Kim Randolph, the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce. Panelists: Carol Taylor, A Clean Slate; Myron McCant, KD Learning Center; Kay Saunders, Bellewether Global; Mary Ricketts, Turning Point Training and Development and Albert Kelly, Aleo Prime Energy Group. 

Sponsored by Kansas City’s SCORE Community Strategic Alliance and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Please connect at least 5 minutes in advance to be sure you have a good connection.  The webinar begins each day promptly at 12 noon and concludes by 2:00 pm.  Register once and attend one, two or all three days using the same Zoom link.

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