Did you ever think of about starting your own business or already have a business and you are looking to connect with other Entrepreneurs? On Friday, October 4th, Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Conference will be held at Medaille College at 1880 South Winton Road. Advanced registration required at http://www.ncie.org/.

8 am – 9:45 am registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am Guest Speaker Bob Miller

10:15 am- 12:00 pm Session 1

12- 1 pm Lunch and Short Pitches

1:30 – 3:00 pm Session 2

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Closing remarks

4:00 pm – 5 pm Happy Hour

Each session will offer participants four panel options where experienced entrepreneurs will share their story and tricks of the trade.

Displaced workers reinvented as Entrepreneurs

This panel will discuss what happens when an individual is faced with a job loss and decides to take control of the future by starting a business, including the challenges of starting a business and working for yourself.

Non-Traditional Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs can be found in unexpected places! This panel will discuss how individuals with different and sometimes non-traditional businesses have grown into thriving entrepreneurs.

Social Media Entrepreneurs

Social media is ever where today! This dynamic panel will show you how you can harness social media to create opportunites to brand and grow your business. This was our most highly attended session last year!

Finance and Marketing Entrepreneurs

Starting a business takes money and the ability to gain the attention of customers. This panel will show you how to create strong business marketing and finance plans and will share stories of their successes.

Each panelist offers a little something for everyone. Remember registration is a must and can be done at http://www.ncie.org./ Hope to see you there.

Originally published in the Democrat & Chronicle on September 27th, 2013.