Join the National Association of Women Business Owners, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and the Business Ownership Initiative for a business boot camp designed for women-owned businesses within one to five years of operation and focused on training your company for success. Learn the best tips for corporate fitness with a series of fast-paced, interval-style presentations from corporate, financial and legal personal trainers. Top takeaways on issues like WBE certification, banking, insurance, employment issues, real estate and intellectual property will help get your business in shape.
Following the three-hour boot camp at the JW Marriott, you have the option to join NAWBO's Monthly Luncheon Meeting at the same venue for the $30 member rate. Some presenters will be attending the luncheon and available for follow-up questions.
8:00 a.m - 8:15 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Warm-up: Welcome and opening remarks
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Nutrition: Exploring WBE Certification and Government Services
Personal Trainer: Joe Smith - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
Before burning calories, make sure your business is taking in the proper nutrients. Joe Smith explains how to access government services that can boost your company, such as Women Business Enterprise certification, and how to identify and influence policy interests that could give you a second wind.
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Core Strength: Taking Care of the Bottom Line
Personal Trainers: Stacey Blanton - VP and Commercial Banker, STAR Bank
Lindy Hylton - Senior Accountant, Somerset CPAs
Mallory Korpalski - Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Three personal trainers lead you through the (number) crunches needed to build a strong financial core. Guidance on the banking relationship, cash flow and accounting, and raising capital will tone and define your money-making capabilities and improve your (ledger) balance.
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Stretches: Insuring Your Assets
Personal Trainer: Brandy Cole - Account Executive, STAR Insurance Agency
Just as stretching before a workout protects muscles from injury, corporate insurance can preserve the health and assets of your company. Brandy Cole explains how properly insuring your organization at the beginning of your fitness regimen will lead to greater flexibility in times of crisis.
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Strength Training: Becoming a Solid Employer
Personal Trainer: Susan Kline - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
Employees help make a business strong - but legal issues with employees could cause your muscles to atrophy. Susan Kline walks you through the heavy lifting of engaging independent contractors and hiring and firing employees, demonstrating how to increase your bench press safely.
10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Break: Catch your breath and rehydrate!
10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Legwork: Maintaining Your (Home) Base
Personal Trainer: April Schilling - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
As your foundation, legs keep your entire body going. Squat and lunge your way to a more secure base for your business with April Schilling's real estate tips. Learn how to identify optimal space and negotiate lease agreements to ensure your quads become powerful and your business keeps moving forward without interruption.
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Cardio Endurance: Branding That Goes the Distance
Personal Trainer: Amie Peele Carter - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
Develop a company identity with the stamina to run a marathon using Amie Peele Carter's guidance on copyrights, trademarks and social media. Feel your heart rate rise as you jog your way through a lesson on confidentiality that will put your company's privacy and data security in top aerobic condition.
11:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Cool Down: Closing remarks
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Refueling and Networking: NAWBO Monthly Luncheon Meeting
: Boot Camp - Complimentary; NAWBO Monthly Luncheon - $30