Join us for a full day of intensive entrepreneurship and business workshops for budding and networking with entrepreneurs or business enthusiasts alike. Session topics are various that can serve your interest. Spaces fill up quickly so reserve your seat today.

Conference Schedule: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Morning Session: 10am-12pm | $50
Lunch (included): 12-1pm
Keynote Address (included): 1-2pm
Afternoon Session: 2-4pm | $50
Full-Day Session: 10am-12pm & 2-4pm | $100
All workshops include  lunch and admission to the keynote address.

To attend just the lunch and keynote, register for: BCON-WI18.08

Please register for the conference workshops here: BCON CCAE Winter Entrepreneurship
 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BILL WALSH | AMERICA’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPERT®
1-2pm
Bill Walsh a venture capitalist and is the CEO/Founder of the Success Education/Business Coaching firm Powerteam International. Bill empowers entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He is the best-selling author of the book The Obvious, is an amazing speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity. He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent over two decades working with start-ups to major global brands to help them increase sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and build success plans to help business owners seize immediate market opportunities. Bill has an extensive background in foreign currency trading, real estate development and building businesses in more than 30 countries. For everyone that owns a business or would like to capitalize their entrepreneurial dream, his message will enlighten them with knowledge and action principles to turn that passion into success!


 

LUNCH: MEET WITH CHEFS & FOOD ENTREPRENEURS
You will have a chance to meet the chefs and ask questions during the lunch.

Priya Dutta | Chef, Founder & Owner, Calcutta Curry
Priya Dutta is a chef, founder, and owner of Calcutta Curry, a frozen meal business with a subscription option. She started her business with a mission to introduce home style Indian food to the local New England community. She also appears at farmer’s markets around the New England area. She has taught cooking classes at CCAE for several
years. During the lunch, she will do a quick cooking demonstration and reveal her food business success.

Laura Nascimento | Chef, Founder & Owner, LaDoce
Laura Nascimento started her food journey as a student in a cooking class at CCAE. With her passion, she started her LaDoce, the first authentic Brigadeiro boutique in the greater Boston area. She handcrafts Brazilian style chocolate truffles from real chocolate, made to order with different flavors. Taste delicious chocolate truffles and get
inspired by her story.

 

MORNING ONE-SESSION WORKSHOP

START A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS
Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com
10am - 12pm
Discover how to quickly and inexpensively set up an online-based business to sell almost any products or services online using an eCommerce turnkey solution. No technical or programming knowledge is required. You’ll learn strategies for choosing what to sell, how to establish an online business, and then how to promote the business to a targeted audience.
Register for: BCON-WI18.01

 

 

AFTERNOON ONE-SESSION WORKSHOPS

CROWD FUNDING: RAISE THE MONEY YOU NEED TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS
Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com
2-4pm
Crowd funding is a new way to finance start-ups in this networking world. This class will help you understand attainable means of securing capital to grow your idea. Web-based crowdfunding services therefore became options for aspiring entrepreneurs. This workshop will give you a step-by-step overview of crowdfunding services and how to evaluation the best platform for your niche. You’ll learn a specific approach to creating a pitch video with your crowd funding campaign.
Register for: BCON-WI18.02

 

IS FRANCHISING FOR ME?
Larry McMahon | Consultant, Adjunct Professor Van Loan School Endicott College
2-4pm
At some point, nearly everyone dreams of owning their own business and becoming their own boss. Franchising continues to be among the fastest growing business segments in the United States and can provide a vehicle to making business ownership dreams come true. This course will explore the truths and myths of the franchising model as well as provide the tools necessary to effectively evaluate a franchise opportunity to determine if it truly “is for me.
Register for: BCON-WI18.04

 


FULL-DAY WORKSHOP

START YOUR OWN FOOD TRUCK!
Avi Shemtov | Executive Chef, Chubby Chickpea Restaurant and Food Truck
10am-12pm & 2-4pm.
Eager to start your own food truck business? Join a successful food truck entrepreneur to learn the ins and outs: how to get started, finding equipment, marketing, and more. You’ll gain a better understanding of the processes and details that go into bringing your culinary idea on the road. This course will also apply to catering businesses, food carts, kiosks, stands, and other mobile kitchens.
Register for: BCON-WI18.06