According to National Women’s Business Council, since 2007 there was growth of almost 87% of Latina-owned small business in the United States. Also, a Stanford study found that 70% of funding to start business comes from personal savings for the Latino entrepreneurs. By now many of these Latina entrepreneurs look for information that would help them to grow their businesses. Also, the new business owners might be looking for the information and maybe even some financial help. This is where events like the one presented by the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit can be of great help.
Since the mission of the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) for 2018 is to “bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and contribution to the overall community,” Latinas y Latinos and other business owners will get a chance to learn from each other and network at the event this year that will be on Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at FFA Enrichment Center located at 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway in Ankeny, IA. The ticket for this event is $70 and it covers the cost of conference materials, breakfast and lunch.
This will be the 11th year that IES has presented this event. This year participants will get a great chance to learn ways to grow their businesses that are not just textbook, but because they are shared by other business owners they might be something that has been tried by someone before. The seminar offers 21 seminars with practical solutions to today’s critical business issues. Also, interested business owners will get tips to how to work with immigrant populations. The IES offers a chance for business owners to share their success, to learn from others’ experiences and some can even participate in a contest to win $5,000 and all of this happens in a safe and supportive environment.
“It was an incredible opportunity to showcase my business, practice my presentation skills and participate in a pitch competition as a Latina entrepreneur for the first time ever. As an entrepreneur,I had been toying with the idea of participating in pitch competitions, but never felt that my diversity and inclusion consulting business would be a viable contender. IES proved me wrong. I am deeply grateful to IES, Wells Fargo and for those who encouraged me to apply and participate in the IES underwriting contest.” said last year’s winner Claudia Schabel, President of Schabel Solutions “Sometimes the difference between winning and not winning a contest boils down to having one person or a champion in your life encouraging you to toss your hat into the ring. For the business owners who are unsure as if they should participate in this contest in the future, and don’t have a champion in their lives, I urge you to participate. You’ll gain so much from the experience just like I did.” she added.
Latina owned small businesses are on the rise and many might be looking for tips to further grow their businesses and IES is a great event to learn tips to achieve this goal. Above all, IES gives a chance to network and make connections that later could become partnerships or mentorships.
Entrepreneurs, business owners and future business owners are all invited to attend the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the FFA Enrichment Center located at 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway in Ankeny, IA. The tickets are $70 for attendee and it covers the cost of conference materials, breakfast and lunch. The tickets can be purchased at Community CPA & Associates Inc. located at 3816 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, IA. Look for more information about this event, tickets and IES at http://www.iesusa.org