Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference focuses on Tech Training to Address Pandemic

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October 15, 2020
Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference focuses on Tech Training to Address Pandemic
SOUTHFIELD – The National Entrepreneurs Association will host the 2020 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom.
With the theme “The Future of Entrepreneurship,” the one-day event is designed to train entrepreneurs to use technology to maintain and grow their businesses despite challenges from Covid-19.
The event will feature facilitated networking, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a panel discussion. Topics include financial literacy, how to have effective online meetings and tech tools to digitally transform your business.

“This will be the most important conference we’ve ever done given the state of the economy. The content will focus on how entrepreneurs can use technology to take their businesses online and continue to thrive.” said Dr. ZaLonya Allen, President of the Michigan-based National Entrepreneurs Association.
A panel discussion, “Technology in the New Normal,” will consist of entrepreneurs discussing how they have been able to successfully utilize online tools to pivot and a Microsoft training session will focus on, “Leveraging Technology to Ensure Business Agility and Digitally Transform Your Business,” presented by Alykhan Hirani.
Dave Zilko, Entrepreneur and National Best Selling Author of Irrational Persistence: Seven Secrets that Turned a Bankrupt Start Up into a 231,000,000 Business, will serve as the closing keynote speaker. Zilko engineered the sale of Garden Fresh Gourmet, makers of the number one brand of fresh salsa in North America, to the Campbell’s Soup Company for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. Dave was a partner at Garden Fresh for 13 years.
Camille Walker Banks, a Detroit native with deep roots in the business, nonprofit and philanthropic communities, will serve as opening keynote speaker. Her topic will be, “The Future is Tech.” She recently led the highest performing site in the US for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative at Wayne State University and is now leading the expansion of NPower to the Detroit market.
Sponsors of the event include CIBC, Dell Technologies, QT Business Solutions, and X Trade Corporation. The event is open to the public. Early Registration is $47. To register call 248-416-7278 or visit

The National Entrepreneurs Association is a 501c3 non- profit organization formed to empower entrepreneur.
ZaLonya Allen, President, (248) 416-7278


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