Diana Trondsen has been involved in franchising her entire career, including having personally owned a franchise for over 10 years. Diana’s expertise is in single and multiunit franchises, with extensive expertise in implementation of franchise systems, business operations, and regional/local marketing. She is devoted to assisting other aspiring entrepreneurs in achieving the same personal and financial success in franchise ownership that she is privileged to enjoy.
Presentation: Franchising Basics: If you are looking for a business to own and think a franchise opportunity is right for you, let Diana walk with you through this process. Diana will work closely with you to understand who you are; not just your work experience and skills, but also your personal goals, values, and interests. She will then coach you through the process that matches you, the client, with franchise opportunities and ensures that you get the information you need to make the best decision. Diana will assist you in finding the franchise that coincides with your skills, goals and financial capability.
Ken Wohlberg has 36 years of experience in helping business owners and their families achieve their financial goals and aspirations. He has 26 years as an investment professional and 10 years of teaching experience in business education. He is a Certified Financial Planner and Charter Financial Consultant, and holds a BA degree from Nyack college and an MA degree from University of Pittsburgh. Ken also has had a career in international education, having been on the faculty of the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea and at the Guangdong Provincial Institute for Technical Personnel in Guangzhou China.
Presentation: Starting and Running Your Own Business: Whether you’re a prospective entrepreneur or are already in business, in this talk you’ll receive information, tips and techniques needed to start a new business as well as how to improve an ongoing enterprise. You'll leave this seminar with new skills and insights on how to start and run a successful business.
Yusef Muhammad is the CEO of Frequency Communications Inc., the owner operator of multiple television stations that includes The Family Channel, Houston Affiliate Station KVVV 15.5, Mixed Media Network and American Business TV. Mr. Muhammad has been in charge of business operations, television programming, syndication, advertising, media and business consulting for more than 19 years.
Presentation: Business Planning: Is your business plan in your head but not on paper? Is it time to get your ideas and strategy more organized and focused? The presentation will include the following topics: Business Plan Basics; Contents of a Strong Plan; and How to Write a Plan that can be used to launch and grow your business and to seek funding.