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Economic Empowerment Series: “The Art of Small Business”

Women are seizing the reins of entrepreneurship because they realize that it is the key to economic survival. As they become more of the business landscape and their enterprises grow, women are coming face to face with the challenges of managing and expanding new ventures. To build a strong foundation for women in business, Alpha Kappa Alpha will create economic expertise, success in business and power networking opportunities for the non-traditional entrepreneur.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Lambda Omega Chapter in conjunction with The City of Pasadena presents free business seminars designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs. All seminars will be at the Rose Bowl Press Box, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA, 8:00AM-10:00AM

March 10, 2009 - How To Maximize Your Business Value In A Tightening Economy: Daniel Morales - Small Business Development Center. This hands-on workshop is about what you can do to stay above the crisis. In this interactive two hour workshop you will: Learn about the driving forces in the economy that affect your small business. Prepare yourself to handle the current financial credit and capital crisis. Change your mindset and beliefs to attract prosperity in difficult times. Learn why "Cash is King" in this environment.

April 14, 2009 How To Pick A Web Business Model That Works For You: Daniel Morales - Small Business Development Center. Each online business model draws on certain skills and will require a certain set of tasks and responsibilities. Each will have a different source of revenue and profit. You'll need to understand the type of online website functionality required for each one and what components are needed, so that you can estimate your associated costs and whether they are suitable for your business. We will examine the four most common Web business models: product sales (selling goods), service sales (offering services), information delivery (providing an informational Web site) and online communities (social networks).

May 12, 2009 - Managing Your Business Effectively And Successfully: Joumana "JB" Barakat, M.B.A. Owning a business is one thing, managing it effectively is another. Leading a business and managing it to succeed in today's tough and competitive markets takes skill, determination and extreme organization. This seminar will shed light on effective management whether you run and operate a small business or a large one. Learn what it means to be effective and efficient. Know how to succeed as a business manager.

June 9, 2009 - Bridging The Management Gap: Meskerem Tadesse, President & CEO - The Optimize Group, Inc. How to access senior management expertise at affordable and flexible terms until you can afford to hire your own. Management expertise is key to business success, and you can't do it all. Know how to identify and attract advisory board members, mentors and senior consultants to help you take your business to the next level!


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