2018 Women's Summit on Entrepreneurship


Thursday, October 25, Newtown Campus, An Evening with Author/Entrepreneur Lisa Scottoline 

Newtown in the Linksz Pavilion, 7pm lecture, 8pm book signing and photos. Copy of her book After Anna included with ticket purchase (limited supply). General Ticket price: $35. Bucks faculty, Staff and Alumni at $25. Students can come for free with a student id but they will not receive a book.
(Contact
 maria.correra@bucks.edu for savings code.) 

Friday, October 26, Perkasie Campus 8-3:30pm. Tickets $50. Breakfast and lunch included

Our annual Women's Summit brings together members of the community in a one-day event that provides inspiration and helpful business advice to women in Bucks County. Women looking to start, expand and lead entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial initiatives have the chance to meet and learn from likeminded individuals. Join us on Friday, October 26 at our Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie for this all-day event. There are two topic tracks to choose from:

Track 1: Smart Start

9:30-10:30am | Motivational - Walking through the Fire, Lauren Datillo
Walking through fire is 7 Step Project that we take when we are motivated to become more. It is for the student, professional, entrepreneur and especially the parent. Balance life and create movement for health, wealth and relationships. 

10:45-11:45am | Market in the year 2020 human connection, Christopher Bennett
There’s a huge shift in society when it comes to human connection. Getting the attention while growing personally and professionally is a challenge. But in today’s market, you can absolutely get ahead of the curve. Using various tools, proper mindset and connecting in “real life experiences” can make you go from 0-100.

12-12:45pm | Lunch Panel – Women of Small Business Revolution
The dynamic women from four of the six businesses highlighted in Season Two of the Small Business Revolution, will share the impact to their businesses before and one year after the Deluxe Corporation gifted Bristol Borough $500,000 of marketing expertise, website development, social media training and on-site, building renovations.

1-2pm | Women Will Rule the World, Krista Harper – legal, start-up and scaling
From a seasoned business lawyer with over 25 years of experience in counseling business and real estate ventures of all sizes and stages of development, Krista will inform and educate participants interested in starting or scaling up their business about what it takes and ideas for next steps.  

2:15-3:15 | The Power of the Tribe—From Zero to iTunes in 5 Weeks, Mary Fran Bontempo et al
Details and reflections on the journey of 4 strangers put together in a mastermind who saw their businesses grow exponentially and created a podcast and a company, going from nothing to iTunes in 5 weeks! To the Top of the Pyramid—with 4 Chicks Chatting--The goal of the 4 Chicks is to lift and empower other women. 

Track 2: Scale Up

9:30-10:30am | Motivational - The Power of Positivity, Christin Myers
Are you benefiting from positivity or mired in negativity? The answer will make a big difference in your business. In this energizing program you will learn the case for positivity at work and at home, address real-world obstacles to positivity, and practice positivity-building strategies. Full of laughter and learning, this program provides participants with a clear understanding of the power of positivity and practical next steps to reap its benefits.

10:45-11:45am | Managing Within The Law:  Employment Law Considerations, Stephen Goldblum, Esquire
The presentation will educate business owners on key areas of employment law and "pitfalls" that can cause liability for business owners.  Topics include hiring and firing, employees vs. independent contractors and termination issues.

12-12:45pm | Lunch Panel – Women of Small Business Revolution
The dynamic women from four of the six businesses highlighted in Season Two of the Small Business Revolution, will share the impact to their businesses before and one year after the Deluxe Corporation gifted Bristol Borough $500,000 of marketing expertise, website development, social media training and on-site, building renovations.

1-2pm | Branding Through Visual Content - How to Stand Out Above the Crowd, Robyn Graham
Personal branding, especially when starting a business, can be overwhelming. It is essential to take a step-by-step approach and focus on your values, your passions, and your avatar to develop your brand, while enhancing your branding content with compelling visual images. Your brand must garner an emotional connection with your audience.

2:15-3:15 | Phones, Facebook and Apps: How to reach your prospects where they are, Jill Kahlenberg
Your competitors are reaching your prospects online and on their phones.  Don't be left out of the options to reach your potential customers where they are. Whether your clients are other businesses or individual consumers, more than 80% of people research their purchases online or on their smartphones before making a purchase.