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Global Entrepreneurship Week Schedule
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
8:00am – 9:30am
- James Koinis is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a partner and vice president at Fox & Company, CPA, Inc. in Mayfield, KY. He works with businesses throughout western Kentucky and also the United States.
- Jessica Rowland is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Marketing Manager at Fox & Company, CPA, Inc. in Mayfield, Kentucky. She publishes The Fox Report, the firm’s monthly newsletter and assists QuickBooks clients throughout the USA.
9:30am – 11:00am
- Johanna Fox Turner is CPA, Certified Financial Planner™ and partner at Fox & Company, CPA, Inc. and Milestones Financial Planning, LLC, one of only two Fee-Only investment firms in western Kentucky. She has served in the accounting and financial industry for over 30 years and is the financial columnist for the Four Rivers Business Journal.
- Michelle Neiswender, MBA, is a partner in Milestones Financial Planning, LLC and will sit for her Certified Financial Planner™ license in November. Her free newsletter, Practical Money, goes out to over 2,000 subscribers monthly.
9:00am – 2:00pm
International Bazaar, Curris Center Ballroom
Presented by International Education Week
Noon – 1:00pm
SBDC Presents – Lunch and Learn, Robert O. Miller Conference Center
Kentucky Export Initiative – Ms. Sherry Mulkins, World Trade Center Kentucky
Hosted by MSU Small Business Development Center
Register at www.SBDCLunchandLearn.Eventbrite.com
This presentation will address ways that you can expand your small business through exporting.
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Speaker - Chris Tanner, Chris is a U.S. Patent Attorney, Entrepreneur and Business Advisor located in Elizabethtown Ky.
An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, software, a brand name or a song. This session will introduce the four areas of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. You will learn which may apply to you and your business, how to apply for protection and how to know when you are violating someone's protection. This event is open to entrepreneurs, inventors, existing businesses and anyone who is interested in protecting their ideas.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:30am – 3:00pm
Leveraging Location Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success – Dr. Fred Miller
Location Analytics is the process of exploring the "where" of business, demographic and environmental data to identify market opportunities, anticipate competitive threats and understand customers more fully. This session provides an overview of the current online tools in the field and demonstrates their application in business decision making.
Human Resources – Dr. Sandy Miles
As the quest for globalization continues, enterprise leaders must develop strategies that align the organization’s objectives and resources with different countries, operational, legal and cultural requirements. This segment of the seminar will provide a broad based overview of the human resource management challenges to be mastered as enterprises move into the global arena.
IT Security – Michael Ramage
Although small business owners do not appear to be concerned with cybersecurity, more and more are being targeted by cyber criminals. More than 1/3 of cyber attacks in 2012 were aimed at small businesses. This presentation will look at the growing threats and discuss remedies that all businesses should implement immediately.
Using Google – Elizabeth Price
Learn easy Google Search tips and tricks to improve your results
Other Google Tools to help your productivity – Alerts, News, Image Search, Trends, Analytics, and Google Drive for productivity and group work
Noon – 1:00pm
Global Alumni Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the MSU Alumni Association and International Education Week Curris Center Theatre,
Speaker - Justin Taylor, 2012 Distinguished Alumnus, Hutson School of Agriculture
Thursday, November 21, 2013
9:00am – 10:30pm
Presented by Laurie Daugherty, Associate Vice President, Kentucky Innovation Network, Governors School for Entrepreneurs
Developing your business model early and revising it often to adjust to market and other business climate changes is key to starting, operating and growing a successful business. This workshop introduces the Business Model Canvas, an easy to use tool that is key to figuring out your business strategy. Even more critical than a business plan, the business model canvas can help you uncover success strategies and avoid pitfalls. You will work through a case study with the class and leave empowered to tackle your own business model.
11:30am – 1:00pm
Women In Business Luncheon – MSU Hall of Benefactors
Keynote Speaker – Kim Hodous
Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective, How to Get the Right Things Done in Less Time - and Have Fun While You're At It.
Register at www.WomenInBizLunch.Eventbrite.com
Co-Sponsored by The Regional Business and Innovation Center, The Arthur J. Bauernfiend College of Business, and the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce
Kim Hodous is a nationally known speaker on the topics of work/life balance, leadership for women, communication and
Networking (the old fashioned way – face to face), productivity and getting more of what you want out of life. She’s also a best selling author, an Award-winning Businesswoman, a Yoga Instructor, the mother of five and a Sushi Fanatic! She
started her now, seven figure business, at her kitchen table despite being a former high-school history teacher with zero business experience. Come and be inspired by her story!
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Student/Community Lecture – Wrather Hall
Keynote Speaker – Kim Hodous
College Student to Business Owner: Make Money Doing What You Love, Even If You're Not Sure How
Co-Sponsored by The Regional Business and Innovation Center, The Arthur J. Bauernfiend College of Business