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Small Business Empowerment Conference

  • Carole A. Hoefener Center 610 E 7th St Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States (map)

This Saturday, September 27th, from 9am to 6pm, join us and several young entrepreneurs, business owners, and the community as we host the National Small Business Empowerment Conference at the Carole A. Hoefener Center in uptown Charlotte! Oscar Frazier, owner of nDemand Consulting LLC, has been given the honor to moderate this conference and we've listed the agenda below. As space is limited, pls RSVP here.


  • 9:30am-10:30am: How Do We Inspire the Young, the Unemployed & Underemployed?
    • Keynote Speaker: Joseph B. Washington, Author of "Breaking the Spirit of Average"
    • Panel Q&A with national executives, community leaders, and city council
  • 10:30am-11am: Presentation on Available Jobs, Careers, & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Energy Sector by Algenon Cash
  • 11am-12pm: Catered Lunch, Networking, Small Business Table Visiting
  • 12pm-1pm: "World's Largest Love Train" (you don't want to miss this!)
  • 1pm-2pm: Young Entrepreneur Business Idea Pitch to Panel of Judges & Guests
    • Format: Each young entrepreneur will have 1-3 minutes to pitch his/her business idea to the panel and guest audience. The winner will be announced at the end of the conference. 
  • 2pm-3pm: Fashion Show
  • 3pm-5pm: Entrepreneurial Symposium with Guest Speaker Jeff Hoffman, Founder of and Charlotte Community Business Leaders
  • 5pm: Awards, Recognitions, & Networking
  • 6pm: Close


Earlier Event: September 18
BOEN Cocktail Hour
Later Event: October 16
"Steer Your Career" - DC Edition!