August 11, 2020 - Savannah SCORE is presenting “Speed Mentoring for Women in Business: From Breakdown to Breakthrough” on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. This is a virtual educational and networking event specifically designed for in-business female entrepreneurs and business owners.

The event will feature a panel of some of the Savannah area’s best and brightest women in business. Panelists will discuss a variety of topics including funding sources, financial management, digital marketing strategies, pivoting business plans to meet today’s challenges, HR management, legal issues, opportunities for women to do business with the City of Savannah, and more. 

According to Zenetria Ward, a Savannah SCORE Certified Mentor and one of the event panelists, “This event is perfect for women entrepreneurs and business owners. It will reignite the passion they had when they chose their business journey as well as answer many of the toughest questions women face in today’s challenging business environment.”

The event’s Keynote Speaker and Panel of Experts are: 

Victoria Baylor, Mindset & Brand Brilliance Coach and TEDx Speaker. Keynote address. 

Jennifer Bonnett - Executive Director, Creative Coast and VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurism, Savannah Economic Development Authority

Topic: Funding Sources: Why you need them and where to find them 

DeAnni Gibbs - Small Business Opportunity Program Coordinator, City of Savannah

Topic: Areas of opportunity doing business with the City of Savannah

Kara Fortney - Microloan Program Manager, Small Business Assistance Corporation

Topic: SBAC's Microloan Program - What are Microloans and are they appropriate for your business?

Erin Burnsed - Manager, Wells Fargo's Statesboro Branch

Topic: PPP & EIDL - You received assistance during COVID-19, now what?

Karen Groover - KGroover Consulting, LLC; HR Expert

Topic: Hiring - 1099 Contractors vs. W2 Employees: Pros, Cons, and IRS regulations

Sarah H. Lamar - Attorney, HunterMaclean

Topic: Employment Law Essentials - One decision can close your doors

Bill Bruner - Attorney and Certified SCORE Mentor

Topic: Business Structure Options: Which is best for your business?

Renee Vevea - Marketing Specialist/Certified SCORE Mentor

Topic: Marketing - Targeting clients through Digital Marketing, Social Media & Search Engine Optimization

Amy Shippy - Successful Entrepreneur and Certified SCORE Mentor

Topic: Cash Flow: The Lifeline of your Business

Zenetria Ward – Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Certified SCORE Mentor

Topic: The Business Plan: Why you need one and how to create an effective one

The fee to attend the Aug. 22 “Speed Mentoring for Women in Business” virtual event is $30. Registration is limited to 80 participants, so advance registration is highly recommended.

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