What separates those entrepreneurs who fret about the economy and those who thrive in ANY economic situation? In this first-ever working strategy & business counseling session, Marissa Levin - renowned CEO who has transformed her spare bedroom start-up into a leading multi-million dollar enterprise – will share her experiences and coach participants through your own business challenges. We encourage each attendee to submit your questions, war stories and “worst case scenarios” in advance (anonymously) and Marissa will respond to them on the spot!
This is an amazing opportunity to learn from a business veteran who has used her uncommon business sense, unrelenting perseverance and humor to overcome tremendous adversity to build a highly regarded and profitable company. Marissa will share her “from-the-trenches” experiences including:
- What it takes to grow and sustain a company - $1 million and WAY beyond
- How to anticipate, plan for, and navigate growth despite any economic downturn
- How to create the right infrastructure of people, processes, and technology to support the growth of your business (and what happens if you don’t)
- How and when to turn away business or fire a client
- What NOT to do as a small business owner wanting to grow
- Essential rules of engagement for working in partnerships and with friends & family
- Contingency planning: preparing for unexpected setbacks
Pleaseemail us your questions and “worst case scenarios” and Marissa will respond to them real-time!
Marissa Levin is the founder and CEO of Information Experts, an award-winning company specializing in communications strategy, branding, e-learning, and human capital. Through her outstanding professional and community achievements, Marissa has become renowned as one of Washington’s leading visionaries. In less than 10 years Marissa grew her business from a tiny start-up to a leader in her industry with presence in more than 14 government agencies as well as countless corporate organizations. She financed 100% of her organization through earnings and has built a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Among other awards, Marissa was a finalist for the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2004 Women in Technology Entrepreneur Leadership Award and was selected as one of Washington’s “Women Who Mean Business.” Marissa has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, Working Mother Magazine and on CBS. She was most recently feature in a Washington Post segment as an “Entrepreneur with Compassion.” YES!Circle is honored to have Marissa as a guest.