'Knowledge is power only when you use it, then share it,'" said Dr. Ulrica Jones, owner of Eventual Success, LLC and
chair of SCORE Middle Georgia.
The first ever Annual Women Entrepreneur Leadership Summit kicked off on Friday, September 16th at Travis Jean, a woman-owned gallery and boutique, in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. Saturday’s full-day event, sponsored by SCORE and FranNet, featured women business leaders as panelists and inspiring speakers. The event was held at the Middle Georgia State University's Professional Sciences Conference Center.
Panel discussions and workshops covered topics that included business ownership, technology, media, start-ups and franchising. Attendees heard from a diverse group of women entrepreneurs with veteran experience and real-life business insight including Terri Denison, U.S. District Director. Denison highlighted female entrepreneurs and brand builders like Madame Walker and Amelia Earhart.
Hold your Haunches founders, seen on the popular television show Shark Tank, Erin Bickley and Jenny Greer talked about their incredible 5-year journey. Inspiring speaker, personality and business owner Vera Stewart spoke during at lunch about those who supported her as she grew up and became her inspirations today.
SCORE mentor and FranNet of Atlanta Consultant, Julie Denise, facilitated an afternoon educational workshop on franchise business ownership and the various ways to go about funding a franchise business.
“I’d like to acknowledge the hard work done by Ulrica Jones, SCORE Chapter leader as well Art Slotkin, SCORE District Director in coordinating this informative and inspiring event”, said Julie at the close of the conference.
SCORE is a non-profit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The organization aims to provide the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner. In addition to the Middle Georgia State of Small Business Summit, SCORE Middle Georgia hosts regular workshops, including Business Essentials for Non-Profits and the Entrepreneur Academy, in partnership with NewTown Macon, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. SCORE Middle Georgia also provides counseling and mentoring through SCORE volunteers at chapter locations in Macon and Warner Robins.
The mission of SCORE is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. For more than 50 years, SCORE volunteers have assisted entrepreneurs in starting and growing small businesses through providing educational resources, workshops, local events and face-to-face counseling. The organization has over 10,000 volunteers with offices across the nation. For more information on this national non-profit, visit score.org. Find more information on local volunteer opportunities at middlegeorgia.score.org.
About Julie Denise
Julie Denise utilizes her 30 years in financial services now as an independent businesswoman and FranNet of Atlanta consultant. Since 2012 she has enjoyed connecting people, guiding those in career transition and expertly assisting those that would like to explore business ownership through franchising. Recognized often for her advocacy, she was named a Top FranNet Consultant in 2014.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Julie volunteers with Atlanta Jobseekers, RUMC Career Ministry, is a Chapter Leader for the Business Executives Networking Group (BENG) and is a certified SCORE mentor.
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