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Continuous Improvement: Using Team-Based Tools to Enhance Quality and Grow Profitability

Continuous Improvement: Using Team-Based Tools to Enhance Quality and Grow Profitability

Presented by Caesars Entertainment

Continuous Improvement is all about finding safer, better, faster ways to work and using a team approach to solve our process problems. In this eye-opening, hands-on session you’ll learn some Continuous Improvement basics like how to identify and eliminate waste in a process. You’ll experience first-hand how to use a Continuous Improvement tool that can easily be applied to any process within your business to gain greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Export 101: The Accidental Exporter (For the Global Business Novice)

Export 101: The Accidental Exporter (For the Global Business Novice)

Presented by UPS

Global customers want to buy U.S. goods, but how does exporting work? Learn how to minimize risk and avoid pitfalls for international orders. Our experts will teach simple steps to ensure you and your customers have a positive experience. It turns out, exporting is not as hard as you think. 

Export 201: The Strategic Exporter (Building Your Export Strategy)

Export 201: The Strategic Exporter (Building Your Export Strategy)

Presented by UPS

95% of the world’s buyers are outside the U.S.  Learn about export strategies, entering new markets, and support services for US companies who want to expand. From global e-commerce, making connections, or financing or insurance needs – our trade experts will help you build confidence to take the next steps. 

Understanding How to Access Capital

Understanding How to Access Capital

Presented by Bank of America

Have you wondered what you can do to better understand your business’ finances and how to access capital? Bank of America’s recent Women’s Business Owner Spotlight survey found that 68% percent of women small business owners say they face greater challenges than their male counterparts in accessing capital. Hear from a seasoned Bank of America Small Business Banker on how to raise capital, the 5 C’s of credit and tips for managing cash flow.

Your Financial Picture

Your Financial Picture

Presented by Capital One

On top of everything it takes to run a business, managing your business finances can feel overwhelming. Join a panel discussion with key financial advisors here to help WBEs navigate the financial and banking landscape. Business bankers will discuss how you can find and manage the money needed to start and run a successful business, as well as how to take it to the next level while managing cashflow. A certified public accountant will discuss relevant tax law changes. The panel will also cover building relationships with your core team of financial advisors for greater success.

Become a Nutrition Detective: Learn to Uncover the Secret Language of Your Body!

Become a Nutrition Detective: Learn to Uncover the Secret Language of Your Body!

Presented by Merck & Co., Inc.

Ever wonder why you have bumps on the back of your arms or nocturnal leg cramps? Examine these plus many other "interesting symptoms" of nutritional deficiencies and what you can do about them. In this short presentation, Dr. Susan Brown Ph.D. (best-selling author, medical anthropologist, and clinical nutritionist) will guide you through a simple questionnaire helping you to detect common signs and symptoms of nutritional inadequacies. Nutritional inadequacies over time will likely limit your health, happiness and longevity. Come learn more about what your body is trying to tell you!

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Presented by WBDC-Florida, WBEC-East and WBEC South

For WBEs, MatchMaker meetings provide an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from major corporations and government entities to discover potential business opportunities. Learn how to make the most out of this opportunity, including tips on optimizing your profile, preparing for meetings, and mastering follow-up. 

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization

Presented by WBEC-Pacific, GWBC, and WPEO-DC

The most successful WBEs say engaging in the WBENC network both regionally and nationally is one of the key ways to get the most out of certification. Hear from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources through your RPO.