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FREE Artisan Entrepreneur Symposium and Networking Event Sponsored by WONDR NATION

May 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Whether a fine artist, photographer, handmade jewelry-maker, seamstress or other talented maker, you will gain valuable insight to help on your entrepreneurship journey at this FREE half day symposium sponsored by WONDR NATION. Through a variety of panels, expert speakers and success story sharing, this symposium will provide information and guidance on how to grow your business, the opportunity to learn key lessons from others’ success, insight into resources available to help your business succeed, plus networking with like-minded business owners.

Entrepreneurial experts from the Women’s Business Development Council, SCORE for Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut Small Business Development Center and United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) will be participating in this event. We will also hear from successful entrepreneurs who will share insights to their success.

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-entrepreneur-small-business-symposium-networking-event-tickets-608929062217?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse 


11:30 – 12:00 | Check In: All attendees must be pre-registered and confirmed at check-in

12:00 – 1:45 | Speaker Sessions: Hear from speakers experienced in helping entrepreneurs succeed. Learn about the organizations they represent and how they can help you.

  • Is It a Hobby or a Business? How to Determine the Viability of an Artisan Business | Tammy Eldredge of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center
  • Driving Business Success: How SCORE Mentors can Help Your Business & Guidance on Developing A Business Plan | Margo Weitekamp of SCORE for Eastern Connecticut
  • Money Talks: How to Make Sure Your Business Qualifies for Financial Resources|Samantha Cross of the Women’s Business Development Council
  • Tribal Talks: Opportunities and Financial Resources for Native American Entrepreneurs | Rebecca Naragon of United South and Eastern Tribes (USET)

2:15- 2:45 | Networking Break: Connect directly with session speakers and representatives from participating organizations.

2:45 – 5:00 | Panel Sessions: Enjoy two insightful panel sessions.

  • Entrepreneur Panel: Making the Leap: How These Artisan Entrepreneurs Conquered Their Challenges And Achieved Business Success
  • Resource Panel: A Wealth of Options! Navigating the Many Resources Available to Entrepreneurs

5:00 – 7:00 | Reception: Enjoy light bites and refreshments while you connect with like-minded business owners and representatives from the participating organizations.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 

Time: Noon- 7:00 (check in begins at 11:30, there is a reception 5:00- 7:00) 

Location: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (110 Pequot Trail Mashantucket, CT 06338) 

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-entrepreneur-small-business-symposium-networking-event-tickets-608929062217?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse  

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