Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: From Starbucks to Startup- Applying Corporate Skills to Entrepreneurship
Sandra E. Taylor, CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC and Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business at Chatham University, will discuss how corporate experience can be a tremendous asset when launching a new business – deep expertise in a specific field, knowing how to manage teams, good presentation skills and familiarity with strategic planning -- long and short-term—and knowing how to drive change as an "intrapreneur" in a large organization. However, making the transition from corporate executive to entrepreneur also requires very different competences to survive and prosper in a small start-up where you don't have the resources available in a corporate environment. The entrepreneur must learn new skills – and quickly -- to be successful. She will share her own story -- mistakes to avoid, advice for marketing and client development, as well as the importance of building a brand or re-branding yourself in this new role.
Registration and Directions
Fee : $25 per breakfast
Non-Chatham Student and Veteran's Rate: $12 with valid ID
Location : James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham Shadyside Campus, 1 Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15232
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