The Southfield-based National Entrepreneurs Association, Google, and Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business will host the 2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference: Power Up Your Business on Oct. 11.
The one-day conference, which includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and two digital training sessions, will train entrepreneurs in modern technologies that can help grow their businesses more efficiently.
“We are living at a time where starting and growing a business is easier than ever because of technology,” says ZaLonya Allen, president of the National Entrepreneurs Association. “There are so many tools available to us, and entrepreneurs must learn to take advantage of those tools, hence why we have themed this year’s event Power Up Your Business.”
Tommey Walker, creator of Detroit vs. Everybody, will serve as the morning keynote speaker. Walker became his own boss at the age of 25 when he created Detroit vs. Everybody as an apparel line in 2012. In five years, the brand has grown from an online retail store to a global brand with six storefront locations.
Attendees will be able to choose from nine breakout sessions. Google will offer two training sessions: “How to Reach Customers Online with Google” and “Google Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks.”
The conference will conclude with awards being presented to entrepreneurs who serve as role models in the community. Paul Glantz, chairman of Emagine Entertainment and the closing keynote speaker, will receive the NEA Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in entrepreneurship.
The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, 2771 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Event registration is open to the public and tickets are $97, which includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all sessions. For more information or to register, visit nationalentrepreneurs.com.