2021 Entrepreneur & Small Business Conference

Accelerate Success

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December 1, 2021 from 12pm to 2pm ET on Zoom

2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference
2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference

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Sponsors at Comerica Bank
Sponsors at Comerica Bank

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2020 NEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
2020 NEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference
2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference

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Pictures taken from the 2018 Entrepreneur & Small Business Conference at Lawrence Tech University, the 2019 Conference at WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business and the 2020 Virtual Online Conference.

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION PACKED CONFERENCE FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO NETWORK AND LEARN FROM LEADING ENTREPRENEURS!

The Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference is an innovative annual event that gives entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals who discuss personal experiences and best practices. This year's theme is "Accelerate Success" and its all about uncovering key strategies to help you avoid common mistakes, reduce your learning curve and reach your goals faster.

Key Conference Take Aways

  • Develop a Plan of Action to Get to Your Next Level

  • Discover Easy Ways to Use Tech to Get New Business

  • Learn How Successful Entrepreneurs Leverage Relationships

  • Explore New Funding Options to Help You Expand

  • Learn Proven Strategies to Bounce Back from a Crisis

Meet Our 2021 Keynote Speaker Servola Frazier

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Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author of Communication Matters and Fearless: Discovering the Power to Overcome Life's Challenges

Servola Frazier is a business strategist, author, coach, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Motivate Enterprises, LLC, Motivate Training Solutions, Creator of Motivate Positive Products, Founder of Women CAMP, and Business Empowerment Strategist of the Entrepreneur Biz Circle. Servola has written several books and training programs, including Fearless: Discovering the Power to Overcome Life's Challenges, Smile (Fall 2020), Communication Matters, Total Life Makeover, and more. Servola is consistently sought after to speak to entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and foreign dignitaries. Recently, she has been submerging herself in empowering entrepreneurs by providing them simplified systematic approaches to pivot and continue to grow a thriving business in a crisis.

 

Her presentation "Turn on Your Success Genius to Accelerate Success" will focus on three key areas, when approached with intention, will "turn on" your ability to excel. She conceptualizes this as "Your Success Genius!"

Meet Our 2021 Kickoff Speaker Kristin Ostrander

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Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, eCommerce Expert & NEA Member

Kristin Ostrander is an author, serial entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and eCommerce expert. She founded MommyIncome.com and hosts a weekly podcast, The Amazon Files, where she helps others start and grow businesses online. Her grit, hard work, and business savvy have changed her life in ways she never thought possible. From the emotional low of foreclosure to scaling a seven-figure business while starting another, she is determined to make an impact in the lives of others by sharing what she learned along the way.

 

With her new book Dream Big, Step Small she desires to inspire entrepreneurs all over the world to find their purpose, follow their dreams, and take small steps to get everything they ever wanted. You'll be inspired as she shares the strategies she used to turn her life around.

Meet Our 2021 Conference Host Dr. ZaLonya Allen

Dr. ZaLonya Allen is President of the National Entrepreneurs Association. She has been an entrepreneur for 20 years. As a Leadership Speaker and Trainer she has delivered hundreds of presentations for organizations throughout the country and coaches professionals in a variety of industries. Dr. Allen has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Woman of Wonder Award from University of Phoenix, Unsung Hero Award from Wayne state University Association of Black Business Students and the Spirit of Detroit Award. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in industrial Relations from Wayne State University and a Doctorate in Psychology from North Central University. Dr. Allen enjoys teaches psychology classes in her spare time. To learn more visit zalonya.com.

Million Dollar Entrepreneur Roundtable Discussion

Don't miss our Million Dollar Entrepreneur Roundtable Discussion as successful entrepreneurs discuss the strategies they used to accelerate their success. They will also discuss how they have been able to, not only survive the pandemic but thrive during these challenging times. You'll have an opportunity to participate in the discussion and get your questions answered. 

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Dr. Zalonya Allen

Moderator

Dr. ZaLonya Allen is President of the National Entrepreneurs Association. She has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. As a Leadership Speaker & Trainer she has delivered talks for groups throughout the country and coaches in a variety of industries. Dr. Allen has been the recipient of numerous awards. She earned a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from University of Michigan, a M.A. in Industrial Relations from Wayne State University and a PhD in Psychology from North Central University. 

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Dr. Geneva Williams 

Leadership Strategist|Podcaster|Author

After a 40+ year career as an award - winning, innovative nonprofit leader, Dr. Geneva Williams reinvented herself as an author, international speaker, podcaster and title-holding advocate for women to live fit, fine and a vibrant life. A late-life beauty queen, entrepreneur, and online course creator, Dr. Geneva shows women that you can do anything at any age. She delivers a powerful message on legacy and leadership. She is recognized as a leading Michigan businesswoman.

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Ren Carlton

Entrepreneur|Angel Investor

After graduating college, Ren earned his CPA license and served as the CFO for a Tier 1 manufacturing company. His passion for business led him to leave his position as CFO to pursue a number of opportunities. Ren now actively launches, grows, funds, and sells businesses. In addition, Ren enjoys helping entrepreneurs pursue bold, fearless goals. Along the way, Ren hosted an award-winning radio show, wrote a successful book, and presented to various groups throughout the states. 

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Mike Gruley

Entrepreneur|EOS Implementer

Colette Hughes

Owner Virtual Real Estate Services

Kristin Ostrander 

Entrepreneur|Author|eCommerce Expert

Mike Gruley, is the founder of 1 Vision Advisors, LLC. He is a 35+ year entrepreneur that has successfully built several businesses from start-up to national scale. Over the past three decades, Mike has contributed to several businesses & organizations, both national and international, as an owner, board member, or advisor. He has been published and interviewed in various media outlets on industry topics and is a public speaker.

Colette Hughes has 25 years of experience in various areas of real estate from traditional real estate sales, short sales, bank foreclosures, tax foreclosures / auctions, helping first time home buyers, helping seasoned buyers and sellers, property management to property investments. She is currently the Broker/Owner of Virtual Real Estate Services, LLC, a 7 figure real estate firm in Sterling Heights, MI. She has been a board member with NEA for three years. 

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Professional Networking

Networking is an essential part of being an entrepreneur. At the 2021 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference you'll have and opportunity to learn new networking strategies and participate in meaningful networking activities that lead to quality connections and help you grow your business. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Connect with like minded professionals

  • Meet resource providers

  • Obtain great new leads 

  • Expand your network

Kristin Ostrander is an author, serial entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and eCommerce expert. She founded MommyIncome.com and hosts a weekly podcast, The Amazon Files, where she helps others start and grow businesses online. With her new book Dream Big, Step Small she desires to inspire entrepreneurs all over the world to find their purpose, follow their dreams, and take small steps to get everything they ever wanted.