UConn Alumni

Building Your Best Business: Husky Business Owners Weigh In

Date: May 19th, 2021 | Time: 12pm - 12:45pm ET

Online - Zoom

Owning your own business can be one of the most rewarding and challenging careers out there. Some days it’s exciting, and other times it is emotionally draining. Whether you’re thinking about going into business for yourself or you’re already running your own company, tune-in to hear UConn alumni business leaders deliver expert advice on how to face business challenges and chart your best course for success in the current times.  
Following the panel, join breakout rooms to gain more insight and understanding with experts from the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC). You’ll have the chance to select the topic area that interests you the most, get answers to your questions directly from a CTSBDC advisor, and conversate with like-minded professionals.  
Meet the Panel:
Breakout session options:
  • Capital Accces with Greg Lewis
    No matter what stage of development your business is in, access to capital is critical. CTSBDC advisors can help with areas such as lenders, angel investors, private equity, venture capital investors and more. Join this breakout to gain a better understanding of this area.
  • Customer Acquisition with Betsy Paynter
    You’ve opened a business, now what? Customer acquisition will keep your business open and moving. So what do you need to do, where do you need to look? Are referrals enough? What are the best ways to market your business? Join CTSBDC advisors for this breakout session on just these topics.
  • Operations with Sade Owoye
    Starting a business is one thing, running a business is a whole different thing. Join this breakout to gain insight into critical areas that will keep your now operational business moving efficiently and profitably.
  • Pre-Venture with Michelle Ouimette
    For most, starting a business is unchartered territory. This breakout will help you understand the key components to keep in mind as you ponder your launch and what you might need to get started

Questions & Additional Information

Questions? Please contact Caitlin Krouse, Director of Alumni Reations, Engineering via email.

All Zoom information will be provided upon registration.​  

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