The Business of Growing Your Business
How to Thrive in Good Times and Bad
Thursday, November 17, 2011
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Question and Answer Period
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
31 West 52nd Street, 24th Floor
New York City
In advance – NAWBO-NYC Member: $20 / Non-Member: $35
At the door – NAWBO-NYC Member: $35 / Non-Member: $50
Only cash will be accepted when paying at the door.
Despite tough economic times, many businesses are thriving. Learn what others are doing right and how to apply those techniques to your own business, whether you’re just starting out or want to move beyond the million-dollar level.
During this fast-paced, conversational style panel, our experts will help you focus on action steps that lead to growth. They’ll discuss setting priorities, developing a strategic plan, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, evaluating risks, building teams, increasing sales, and optimizing cash flow. The panel will help you identify the stumbling blocks that may be keeping you from fulfilling your business dreams. They will also answer your most pressing questions and give you personalized advice to help you succeed.
Karen Jackson, President, Jackson Solutions LLC
Karen is the founder of Jackson Solutions LLC, a management consulting firm serving business leaders committed to taking their companies to the next level of growth. She brings to bear 25 years of business experience in the IT consulting and staffing industry, serving Fortune 1000 clients in pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer goods, direct marketing, media and state government.
Karen was president of Celerity Technology Services, a boutique IT consulting firm she co-founded in 2001 and subsequently sold in 2008. Prior to Celerity, Karen was a member of the senior management team for Modis, Inc., where she held P& L leadership and management responsibility for the Connecticut branch, a $17M organization with more than 100 employees. Earlier in her career, Karen held positions at AGS Information Services and Software Design Associates.
Sandi Webster, Principal, Consultants 2 G0
Sandi is a principal of Consultants 2 Go, a marketing and analytics consulting firm that provides affordable, seasoned consultants on an interim basis or as an outsourced project to Fortune 500 companies. Clients include American Express, AT&T, Verizon, Vonage, MasterCard, and MetLife.
Sandi has created and executed national direct mail campaigns, conferences, web site launches, and inbound telemarketing programs for customers in the financial services, telecom, and insurance industries. She served as a Director of Marketing at American Express, and worked in customer development at Saks Fifth Avenue. She also helped pioneer several new programs for the NYC Board of Education.
Sandi is the co-author of Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business from the Women Who Launched Consultants 2 Go, A Multi-Million Dollar Company.
Jack Signorelli, President and CEO, Soundview Business Solutions
Jack is a Certified Business Coach. His corporate career spanned 27 years with companies like Xerox and Wang, before he moved to Konica Business Technologies, (now Konica Minolta) where he served as President of this $800 million International Fortune 200 manufacturer and distributor of office products and services with more than 50 offices, 1200 employees, and more than 350 dealers in the U.S. Jack owns two businesses and for the past 14 years he has been providing practical advice to business leaders and companies, in all industry segments, throughout the U.S.
Jane Wesman, President, Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc.
Jane is president of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc., a public relations agency whose clients include authors and publishers as well as thought leaders in business, consulting, management, sales, and finance. Jane is also president of the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and author of Dive Right In – The Sharks Won’t Bite: The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Guide to Success.
This event is hosted by Kate K. Waters, CFP® Vice President-Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.