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Call for Workshop Presenters!
At Michigan Women's Marketplace we have an ongoing opportunity for workshop presenters in our Core Eduation Program. Do you have expertise in a topic like business strategies, virtual business, suppliy chain, marketing, social media, human resources, finance or other important business or personal development areas? Do you have a spot on or unique "how to" method that will provide a useful tool to business owners like capability statements, pitch, financial organization, networking or similar? If you do, we encourage you to complete our application through the link below. Giving to business owners can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for your own business!
August 4 Webinar Challenge!
Is there a subject you are particularly interested in? We invite you to select one recorded webinar of your choice to help you or your business grow! Take the August 4 Webinar Challenge!
In the Michigan Women's Marketplace, go to LEARN | Webinars | Recorded Webinars and register to watch your webinar instantly!
Own Your Future Bootcamp Series!
Through a collaboration between the Great Lakes WBC WBE Services and the Women's Business Center, we are offering a series on preparing yourself for the 21st Annual Women's Business Conference and other opportunities for sharing your business with buyers. The four webinars in the series support the August 11, 2021 WBE Forum, open to you as well.
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You can change you and your business by engaging in this unique opportunity! Register for the supporting webinars below.
Own Your Future Bootcamp | Research & Homework
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Lynn Garrison | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Jami Moore | JEM Tech Group
Where do you begin when connecting with buyers for opportunities? Jami Moore will share how researching and doing homework on your targeted company helps you to know if the opportunity is right for you, if the company is engaged in supplier diversity and how to leverage the research to modify or create your pitch and supplemental documents. Lynn Garrison of Blue Cross Blue Shield will share Do's and Don'ts from the corporate perspective!
Own Your Future Bootcamp | Your Capability Statement
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Vincent Tucker | Ford Supplier Diversity
Tiffany Klingensmith | Unconventional Solutions
Building a capability statement that's simple, easy to read yet impactful requires a strategic approach. Vincent Tucker, Ford Supplier Diversity, shares valuable insights on what a corporate buyer is looking for in a capability statement and provides tips on what works. Woman business owner Tiffany Klingensmith, shares how she uses her capability statement to garner success and how you can too!
Own Your Future Bootcamp | Perfecting Your Pitch
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Sara Norris | When You Leave the Room
Lesa Walker | Sweet Thoughts
Are you pitch perfect? Sara Norris shares how to perfect your pitch to make that important first impression whether it be in five words or two minutes. Join Sara for practical tips on using that important differentiator and how to be camera ready if pitching virtually. Business owner Lesa Walker shares her experiences pitching in competitions at events, with supplier diversity professionals and with buyers. Perfect your pitch to improve your opportunities!
Own Your Future Bootcamp | Matchmaking and Virtual Etiquette
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Duc Nguyen Abrahamson | Asian Pacific America Chamber of Commerce
Sue Witham | Rare, Medium, Well Done
Prepare for buyer opportunities! Are you lost when it comes navigating networking and matchmaking sessions virtually? Nick Moore shares an overview of the platform for the 21st Annual Great Lakes Women's Business Conference to get you ready for planned and organic opportunities. Duc Nguyen Abrahamson shares exceptional tips on how to approach virtual networking professionally and Sue Witham shares how to prepare for matchmaking opportunities!