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In recognition of National Small Business Week, the City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development is co-sponsoring three events to inspire local small business owners! This year’s National Small Business Week is April 29 through May 5.

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Get inspired to start your own business in Raleigh! Join us as we kick off National Small Business Week with a lecture featuring Jason Mayden, CEO and co-founder of Super Heroic, Inc. and former design executive for Nike. Mr. Mayden will be sharing his experiences working for a Fortune 500 company as well as what he has learned from starting his own business. A panel discussion sponsored by Wake Tech Small Business Center also will be held. A reception and an opportunity to learn about resources available to help you start your business will follow the lecture.

Event sponsored by the City of Raleigh, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, & Wake Tech Small Business Center. 

 

Event Details

Monday, April 30 5:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street (Doors open at 5 p.m.)

Learn more about the Connect Raleigh Lecture Series

Sponsored by GOOGLE presented by City of Raleigh in partnership with Raleigh SCORE, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, SBTDC, The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina and Wake Technical Community College 

Are you in business? Need to grow your business? Entrepreneurial-minded? 

This event brings small business owners together to find the best resources that they do not know about and how they can improve their business. Raleigh's Small Business Connect will feature a variety of local, county, state and federal resources available to assist businesses at all stages of their life cycle. Information sessions include: “How to Grow Your Business Online” by GOOGLE and “Start and Grow Your Business”, “Connecting Business to Resources” and “ Veteran Resources” presented by local business resource providers. Keynote speakers include Brian Hamilton of Sageworks and Olalah Njenga of YellowWood Group. 
Sponsored by GOOGLE presented by City of Raleigh in partnership with Raleigh SCORE, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, SBTDC, The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina & Wake Technical Community College.

Are you in business? Need to grow your business? Entrepreneurial-minded?

Raleigh's Small Business Connect will feature a variety of local, county, state and federal resources available to assist businesses at all stages of their life cycle. Information sessions will include: “How to Grow Your Business Online” by GOOGLE and “Start and Grow Your Business”, “Connecting Business to Resources” and “ Veteran Resources” presented by local business resource providers. Keynote speakers will include Brian Hamilton of Sageworks and Olalah Njenga of YellowWood Group.

iFundWomen, the crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses, and the Office of Mayor Nancy McFarlane has announced a partnership to launch a new, crowdfunding platform that directly supports the women-led small businesses and startups in the greater Raleigh area, including The Triangle and The Triad. iFundWomen Raleigh is a dedicated online hub that supports women in the region, who are early stage entrepreneurs working to raise money for all types of businesses. 

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DeShawn Brown
Lithios

"Raleigh has an awesome combination of young talents"

DeShawn Brown, CEO of Lithios Lithios is a Raleigh startup that is focused on developing functionally beautiful (and beautifully functional) 'mobile first' solutions for businesses. Mobile first simply means that Lithios approaches our client’s problems with solutions that work for today’s on-the-go, smartphone in hand society to deliver solutions people have come to expect. http://lithiosapps.com/

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