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Registration $49. NEA Members No Charge.

The Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference is an innovative annual event that gives entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals who share personal experiences and best practices. This year's theme is "Brand Your Business for Success" and its all about uncovering key strategies to help you position yourself in the marketplace and increase sales!


  • Dynamic Keynote Speaker

  • Branding Training Session

  • Marketing/Branding Panel Discussion

  • Facilitated Networking Activities

  • Resources for Your Business

  • Giveaways and More

Keynote Speaker

Monica Morgan, World Renowned Photojournalist

Known for her distinct style of world-class images of celebrities, heads of state, pop icons, and historic events, photojournalist Monica Morgan is more than “a photographer.” She sees what others don’t; she captures what others can’t. Whether she’s freezing history or making it, Monica Morgan lives life through the lens. Her lens. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Morgan earned her communications degree from Wayne State University, where she had a full academic scholarship. During her college years she interned with both WDIV and WQBH.

For over three decades Monica has been traveling the world, documenting historical events, icons and celebrities such as Prince Charles, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Sophia Loren, Barack Obama, Muammar Ghadhaffi, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisolm, Thurgood Marshall Bishop TuTu… and now she’s also speaking about it, motivating and sharing lessons learned. Attend the 2022 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference and hear her story along with success strategies guaranteed to help you grow in business and in life. 

Training Session
Branding Your Business for Success 

Ryan Adkins, Brand Strategist & Senior Product Manager

Experience Innovation Group at Dell Technologies

Ryan Adkins leads design research for the Experience Innovation Group at Dell Technologies. Before joining Dell, Ryan worked for a creative agency as the director of brand strategy and market research. Always working on a side startup, he has been involved in various startups ranging from B2B analytics platforms to board games to electric longboards. He has a degree in Sociology and an MBA focused on Entrepreneurship from BYU. When he's not driving empathy-based innovation, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids and gigging around local music spots in Austin. Ryan will share key brand strategies to help you differentiate your business and achieve greater marketing success. 

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Panel Discussion
Marketing and Branding Best Practices for Entrepreneurial Success

Join the conversation as our panel of entrepreneurs discuss how they are branding themselves and their businesses. You will discover why branding is vital to the success of your business and why branding is about more than promoting and selling products.

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Latonya Garth


Latonya Garth is a visionary, who is dedicated to helping people become the best versions of themselves. She holds two degrees from Michigan State University, and has compiled a long list of notable achievements.  Through IMAGINE Mentoring, she empowers young people (girls) to make better decisions and find their voice.  As a motivational speaker, she ignites the hearts and minds of audiences from all walks of life.  As an author, she uses the power of perspective to guide her readers from pain and struggle to power and victory.  As a multifaceted entrepreneur, Latonya makes dollars make sense, not only for herself, but for the communities in which she does business.

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Yolanda Monahan

Founder of YoBandz

Yolanda Monahan is the founder and owner of YoBandz™, LLC located in Portage Indiana. Yolanda started her business with a deep passion for finding a comfortable fitting headband that could be worn for extended periods of time for all ages and genders without the pressure and pain from today’s traditional headbands. Her mission is to educate people on the positives of why YoBandz™ Headbands can be a part of your everyday hair routine without headaches. You can find YoBandz™ at and YoBandz™ seeks to expand its product line and become a recognized national brand. Yolanda will share how she created her brand. 

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Tenicia Moulden

Founder of Moulden Law

Tenicia Moulden, Esq. is a thriving entrepreneur, attorney, and devoted mother. With over ten years of experience in estate planning, insurance, and financial services, she founded the Moulden Law firm to offer estate planning to young professionals, entrepreneurs, and women business owners. Her services include wealth coaching and mentorship to Women of Color+ to empower them with the knowledge and skills they need to grow and protect their assets wisely. She has worked in small firms with one owner to Fortune 500 companies with thousands of employees. She has experience in accounting, finance and in house legal counsel in banking.


Hallie Williams

Founder of Right Next Door

Hallie Williams is Founder and CEO of Right Next Door which helps entrepreneurs select and invest in franchises. Mr. Williams is very well versed in entrepreneurship and coaches entrepreneurs. He recently completed the NEA Comerica Entrepreneur Bootcamp and Certification Program. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Phi Fraternity and a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also obtained an MBA from Howard University. He currently serves as President of the Washington D.C. chapter of the National Entrepreneurs Association where he resides with his wife and children. 

Virtual Speed Networking

Networking is an essential part of becoming a successful entrepreneur. At the 2022 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference you will have an opportunity to participate in meaningful networking activities that lead to quality connections that impact your bottom line! You will learn key networking strategies that will make it easier for you to command any room, virtually or in person.

Key Takeaways:

  • Meet like minded professionals

  • Learn proven networking strategies

  • Meet quality resource providers

  • Obtain great new leads 

  • Expand your network

Registration $49. NEA Members No Charge.

You Could Win a Brand New Dell Laptop Computer!

When you attend this event you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Brand New Dell Laptop Computer!!!

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