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May 1, 2015
Business Conference
Valhalla, NY
30+ Speakers
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Honorary Keynote Speaker

Thomas J. Deierlein

Tom Deierlein is a West Point graduate, successful serial entrepreneur, Airborne Ranger, combat wounded military veteran, and philanthropist who co-founded the TDFoundation (  He is passionate about leadership development, business ethics, sales, overcoming adversity, and helping others less fortunate both locally and globally.



Day 1
01 May 2015
7:45 - 8:15 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote Address

9:15 - 12:30 PM

Workshops & Panels

So you have an Idea for a Business?

If you are thinking of starting your own business, this workshop is for you. Our speaker will give you a comprehensive overview of what you need to consider before you...
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Persephone Zill, MBA

Business Plan Bootcamp (ALL DAY LAB)

Join us for this all-day business plan bootcamp (during the 3 workshop sessions: 9:15 to 10:30; 10:45 to 12; 1:45 to 3:00) and walk away at the end of the...
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Calvin Chin
Holly Perlowitz

Franchise Ownership: Is this the right path for me?

Join this workshop to discuss the concept of franchising and how it does compare to other business models. Learn about Franchise ownership and the rewards & risks of owning one....
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Frank Dunne

High Impact First Encounters: “An Elevator Pitch to the C-Suite”

Entrepreneurs will learn how to deliver a powerful first impression on all of their first encounters with all stake holders including; prospective and current customers, investors, vendors and employees. Come...
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Jim Coleman

Growing your Business with Free Media

In today’s competitive marketplace, paid advertising is rarely enough. An effective profile in an unbiased, respected media outlet with a viewership of target consumers can work miracles in building a...
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Britta Vander Linden

A Guide to Business Structure & other legal matters

Are you unsure of what type of legal structure would be better for your business? Do you have partners but no partners’ agreement? Do you need to incorporate? What’s an...
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Alan Dillon, Esq

Show Me the Money: Exploring the Options to Financing Your Business

This session will include a brief presentation about the best types of financing to use to finance the start or growth of a business including traditional bank loans, alternative lenders,...
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Sandy Wollman
Peter Mintz
Kimberlie Jacobs

Social Media Lab

Want to use social media to market your business but unsure of how to develop a successful strategy? Do you wonder which channels are best for you? Would you like...
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Kalynn Amadio
Jann Mirchandani
10:45 - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Panels

Refining your concept

How do you take a creative idea and turn it into a profitable business? Our expert will take you through the maturing journey of defining the products or services you...
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Natasha Roukos

Buying an existing business

When considering the purchase of an existing business, there are many factors to evaluate. Our speaker will highlight the benefits of buying an existing business vs starting a new business...
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Michael J. Wieser, Esq.

From Customer to Brand Ambassador

What does it take to not only get new customers, but convert them to loyal brand ambassadors who do the selling for you? The first step is understanding how your brand is...
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Sherry Bruck

Building your team

It’s all about people! Finding and developing the right people to help you run your business is key to your success. Your business is only as strong as its weakest...
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Gregory Chartier, Ph.D. SPHR

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents — How to Protect Your Intellectual Property, Create Valuable Assets and Gain A Competitive Advantage

Do you have a great idea? Have you protected it properly? Learn the basics about how to protect your brands, your inventions and your creative expression. Join this workshop and...
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Yuval Marcus, Esq
Michelle Levin, Esq.

Your Tax Preparer is Not Your Accountant

Your tax preparer says you made “X” and your accountant says you made “Y” – who’s right? Our experts will give you an inside look into the different approaches tax...
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Tamara Underwood
Joe Bernava
Steve Bender
12:00 - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet vendors from the Government and Private Sector

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Panel of Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Panel of Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Learn from a terrific panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs from different industries who will share the challenges they face every day to make their companies a long term success. From services,...
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Bill Abram
John Ravitz
Ryford Estores
Nick Califano
Sunny Cover
Day 1
01 May 2015

Match Making for MWBE’s

"Learn about the procurement process and meet vendors from the government and the private sector."  
1:45 - 3:00 PM

Workshops and Panels

Hatching Your Great Idea

By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs! Come and stimulate your thoughtful ideas, and interact to define “the Great Idea”. Learn how to do a REAL competitive analysis, and then create your business,...
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Nina Mattikow
Bob Kotch

To Buy or not to Buy – Dealing with Indecisive Sales Prospects

More than ever, sales people are faced with risk aversion and status quo issues when selling. In this program we will explore why prospects get stuck and why conventional sales...
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Max Nirenberg

Marketing: Your #1 Business Generator

Find out about the key role marketing can play in building your bottom line! Learn the differences between various marketing tools – advertising, promotion, social media and others – and...
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Barbara Moroch
Mike Dardano

Speed Coaching – Coaches

Are you an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur or a business owner looking for advice? Do you have questions related to the strategy of your business, your product/service, your market or...
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Jonathan Rosen
Sandy Wollman

What’s in your wallet?

Every business needs a solid, realistic, forward thinking plan to reach future goals. The heart of a solid business plan includes the financial strategies and goals you set for your business....
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Felecia Sternbach
Ellen Rose

Digital Marketing Lab

The Digital Media lab will be a live, hands on session. Nickay will teach an interactive class on what's new in the realm of "digital" and how brands can use various products to build awareness and convert prospects into brand ambassadors.
Nickay Piper
3:00 PM

Program Ends


Westchester Community College, Grand Conference Room
Westchester Community College
Gateway Center, Valhalla, NY 10595


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