Snellville to Host Entrepreneur Summit on Jan. 14

University of Georgia business consultant Benny StaRomana will share high-value information about planning your work and working your plan through the concepts of a business plan or business canvas.

From the city of Snellville:

Business owners are invited to jump-start their businesses in 2014 with an event featuring a University of Georgia business consultant and winner of the Partnership Gwinnett Amazing Entrepreneur contest at the city’s 2014 Entrepreneur Summit.

Benny StaRomana, of the UGA Small Business Development Council, will share high-value information about planning your work and working your plan through the concepts of a business plan or business canvas.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with networking and onsite registration Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Snellville City Hall, located at 2432 Oak Road. The program is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“As 2014 gets started, who better to inform your business plan than an Amazing Entrepreneur? Snellville area entrepreneurs have access to resources that can change the course of their business. This summit may be a beginning point or a realignment point for you and your business,” said Snellville Economic Development Manager Eric G. Van Otteren.

The summit is offered by the city of Snellville Office of Economic Development in collaboration with the Snellville Entrepreneur Council.
Attendees are encouraged to speak with business owners who are already getting tangible help and see actual demonstrations or simulations of the city’s three “flagship” resources. Learn from experienced entrepreneurs and engage in the many resources available to you through the Snellville Business Toolbox (www.snellvillebusinesstoolbox.com). Other resources include mentoring and Peer Advisory Boards.

There is a $10 registration fee which can be processed through PayPal, credit card or paid at the door.

For information e-mail: economicdevelopment@snellville.org  or call Van Otteren at 770-985-3502.

About Benny StaRomana:
B.S.B.A., La Salle University
B.A. Behavioral Science, La Salle University
M.B.A. Marketing, Keller Graduate School of Management
M.P.M. Technology Management, Keller Graduate School of Management

StaRomana was the founder of an award-winning consulting practice specializing in strategic planning and business process improvement prior to joining the SBDC in August 2013. He also has worked over the years with small and medium sized companies developing marketing and sales strategies.

His extensive experience, which includes international commodity distribution, and academic grounding have allowed StaRomana to help business owners sharpen their long-term focus while broadening their reach. His knowledge of the critical operating functions of a business enables him to align those functions to the business owners’ vision, mission and value sets of the enterprise.

StaRomana has helped a number of entrepreneurs launch or grow their business, providing advice and assistance in determining feasibility and preparing business plans for raising capital through private and public funding sources. In 2011, StaRomana was the first grand prize winner of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition.



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