Own It! Entrepreneurial Women's Conference

For women entrepreneurs and dream-to-be entrepreneurs. Learn from regional experts who will provide actionable advice, information, and ideas that you can use to grow your business.

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2018 Conference Thursday, May 31

Where: SUNY Ulster College Lounge  Stone Ridge, NY
8:30 am-5:00 pm


Conference Theme: Cutting Edge Strategies for Changing Times

This year’s event will serve both small business owners ready to grow their businesses, as well as start-up stage entrepreneurs. Own It! will feature two tracks of workshops for these two audiences.

Topics include:

• Getting the Word Out with PR
• Micro-manufacturing
• A Plan for Your Business
• Pricing
• Knowing Enough to Be Dangerous in Social Media Marketing
• Selling 101
• Having A Business Partner


Conference Cost:

$55 Online Registration May 2 – 29
$65 at the door
Includes: workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, & networking

Diane LovettKeynote Speaker: Diana Lovett

Diana Lovett, Founder and CEO of Cissé Cocoa Co, will discuss her volunteer work at a children’s home in South Africa that set the stage for her lifelong commitment to social justice. This, combined with her love of chocolate led her to create Cissé Cocoa Co, a manufacturer of delicious snack food, sold in over 4,000 outlets nationwide that utilizes ethically responsible organic cocoa while supporting farmers in the Dominican Republic.

Diana will provide a compelling and thoughtful narrative about how she started and grew Cissé Cocoa, including what worked, what didn’t work, how she sought advice and help from a network of successful entrepreneurs in all areas of manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service.  You will leave the session with an appreciation of what it took for a small business to develop its products, successfully get them to market, leverage the talents of advisers and team members and fulfill an important social mission.  





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