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September 26, 2019
One-Day “Power Up Your Business” To Take Place October 11, 2019
In Partnership With Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business
And Sponsored By Google

August 20, 2019 (Detroit, MI) – The National Entrepreneurs Association, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs has teamed up with Google to host the annual 2019 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference: Power Up Your Business event, taking place on Friday, October 11, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. Hosted at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who also serves as an event partner, the one-day conference will train entrepreneurs in modern technologies that can help grow their businesses more efficiently. The event will feature a series of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, including two digital training sessions from event sponsor Google.

“We are living at a time where starting and growing a business is easier than ever before because of technology,” said Dr. Allen, president of the National Entrepreneurs Association. “There are so many tools available to us, and entrepreneurs must learn to take advantage of those tools, hence why we have themed this year’s event, ‘Power Up Your Business.’”
To kick off the 2019 conference, Tommey Walker, creator of Detroit Vs. Everybody, will serve as the morning keynote speaker. Mr. Walker became his own boss at the age of 25. In 2012, he created Detroit Vs. Everybody as an apparel the brand has since been adopted as the Detroit city motto. In five short years, the brand has grown from an online retail store a global brand with six storefront locations. The mantra has even been licensed to Eminem and Shady Records for the ongoing "Shady Vs. Everybody."
Over the course of the conference, there will be a total of nine breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Google will provide two training sessions facilitated by Angelina Darrisaw: “How to Reach Customers Online with Google” and “Google Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks.”
The conference will conclude with several awards being presented to entrepreneurs who serve as role models in the business community. Paul Glantz, chairman of Emagine Entertainment and the closing keynote speaker, will receive the NEA Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in entrepreneurship.

In addition to Google, event sponsors include CIBC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Comcast Business.

The event will take place from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on the campus of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, located at 2771 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Event registration is open to the public and tickets are $97, which includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all sessions.
For more information or to register, call 248-491-3146 or visit
About The National Entrepreneurs Association
The National Entrepreneurs Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to support entrepreneurs through quality training programs and networking events. Meetings and events are held monthly.
About Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business
Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business opened its doors in 2018 and houses the new entrepreneurship and innovation program. Wayne State University is a public university in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1868, it is the third-largest university in Michigan.
ZaLonya Allen, President
(248) 491-3146


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