I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I had the pleasure of being one of the
feature speakers at this Business Expo at the Waterside Sheraton Hotel in Norfolk, VA. It was
really great meeting some amazing new people.
The premise of my speech was the ability to turn what we love doing and seeing the potential
of turning it into a business. In addition to that message, I really wanted to focus on a lot of
resources that are available to either help you people thinking about starting a business. Also, I
shared many resources that I found that many people considering starting a business does not
take advantage or do not know about.
There were so many great speakers who shared some valuable insights to Marketing, Finances,
Blogging and Network Marketing. I was led to really inspire people to take their passion to
create a business. Additionally, I wanted to share some cool and alternatives that are out
there that could help startups. For example, the Small Business Administration have the Small
Business Development Center and SCORE who offer free and low cost services to help with
business plans through the conception of your business for FREE. Additionally, there is a
large amount of small business owners who is not taking advantage of social media which is
absolutely mind blowing to me. Social media allows you to market, brand and connect with
people with very little effort. Its like networking on your computer. I could talk about that subject
alone forever but I will not. I will only say that you talk and see your friends and family on the
phone and in person, let your social networking be a place to meet people, stay engaged with
people and network and the best part is its FREE! I included alternative office spaces like co-
working spaces, virtual offices, home based businesses that can save you a lot of money until
your business capital grows. My speech also hit on crowdfuning, email campaigns, video chats
and blogs just to name a few.
Here is video link of an interview that I did prior to me speaking:
Enjoy your week!