Module 1 Being an Effective Leader

Judy Dang

Judy Dang founded Avid At Work to empower entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into action. Clients affectionately call her a Time Ninja. Instead of starting 57 ideas and never finishing them, clients learn to cut through the noise and focus on priorities that drive business forward. She breaks down large fuzzy projects into snackable easy bites, so that clients actually get to the finish line. Judy brings over 18 years of project management expertise from serving universities, entrepreneurs, and professional services firms. She’s appeared in Forbes and Wired magazines. Judy is the inventor of the Goal Getter Formula, a five-step process for getting clear on top priorities and the action steps to achieving them with ease and confidence. “Perfect Enough”, Judy's book for Asian-American women on breaking free of perfectionism, will be published by New Degree Press in September 2022... Read More

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Module 2 Business Planning and Development

Aaron Udler

Experienced President and CEO of OFFICEPRO, with a demonstrated history of working in the tradeshow, computer training/software and audio/video industries. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sales, Event Management, Market Research, and Fundraising. Strong business development professional with a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business ( Duke University).

OFFICEPRO provides Microsoft End-User Training, such as Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams, Microsoft Surface Hub, Power Bi, Webex Teams, Webex Meetings, Webex Board, and More! In addition, OFFICEPRO provides IT training, such as Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, Modern Workplace, Data & AI, PMP, CompTIA, ITIL, and more... Read More

Module 3 Business Finance and Raising Capital

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Leo Landaverde

I am absolutely passionate about helping small business owners GROW, PROFIT and SCALE their business to 7 Figures and Beyond. I have done it multiple times and can help you, especially if you're looking to scale it so you can sell it! I have 20+ years as President, CEO, CFO. I am a serial entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Greenland Advisory, a boutique accounting and advisory firm serving clients across the U.S. With a perfect blend of accounting solutions and advisory, we incorporate technology and know-how to accelerate growth and profit so you can SCALE UP and CASH OUT! I am a husband & father, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and business coach, Leo is a voracious reader, 80's music fanatic and a travel enthusiast... Read More

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Kevin Duncan

Since 1994, Mr. Duncan has served as principal of K Duncan & Company, a CPA and consulting firm specializing in providing accounting systems, indirect rate development, cost proposal development, FAR compliance, and DCAA interface services to government contractors. His specialty has been in supporting successful growth of small businesses, many sanctioned by the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. He has prepared and submitted hundreds of cost proposals for clients.

K Duncan & Company specializes in implementation and enhancement of accounting systems and has successfully implemented and overhauled hundreds of accounting systems. Software utilized in these implementations has been Deltek,and QuickBooks Pro. KDC has a 100 percent success ratio in having the accounting systems of their clients approved by DCAA and other government agencies... Read More

Module 4 HR, Hiring, and
Company Culture

Dr. Christine Healy

Dr. Chris Healy has 30+ years of professional experience in industries spanning banking, healthcare, printing, trucking, sales, retail, manufacturing, foodservice sales, and academia. Her education includes a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psyc., a M.A. in HR Management, and a B.S. in Business plus certifications in HR, the CEBS, Achieve Global, DDI, Birkman, PI assessments, Social Style Index, and Lominger competencies.
Currently Chris is Assistant Professor of HR Management, Organizational Behavior, and Management at DSU. Chris’ HR Practitioner experience includes Assist. Dir. HR for Southern Utah University, VPHR for Performance Foodservice, Dir. HR for Sysco, Las Vegas, HRBP for Wells Enterprises, Inc., and various HR roles for McLane Co. Chis has taught 15+ years as an adjunct at undergrad and graduate levels... Read More

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Module 5 Marketing and Building
Brand Awareness

Towan Isom

Towan Isom is the President and CEO of Isom Global Strategies (IGS), an award-winning strategic communications, public relations, and digital advertising firm in Washington, DC. Since starting IGS in her basement 20 years ago, Towan has generated over $22 million dollars in annual revenue. IGS’ clients have included Nike, Comcast Xfinity, the US Marine Corps, Department of Commerce, the US Army, GlaxoSmithKline, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies with a combined revenue in the billions... Read More

Module 6 Driving Sales

Anita Nielsen

Anita Nielsen is the best-selling author of “Beat the Bots” and President of LDK Advisory Services. Using her 20+ years of knowledge and trench experience in sales, leadership, and entrepreneurship, Anita helps business leaders shape high-performance sales cultures and develop sales teams that can deliver unprecedented growth.

Her proprietary Psyched2Sell Masterclass teaches sellers to view buyers through the lens of human psychology and recognize the logical and emotional factors driving the buyer’s decision so they can create a value proposition to win the buyer’s heart and mind, and win them the deal... Read More

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Module 7 Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies

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Tani Lopez

Tani Lopez is a Social Media Consultant, Coach and the CEO & Founder of TANIcollective, a consultancy firm. Ms. Lopez has supported Fortune 500 companies with their digital strategy for over 9+ years, including L’ORÉAL, Nobu, Dunkin’ and Nike. Today, Ms. Lopez supports small and medium-sized businesses worldwide on how to navigate social media for the growth of their business through social media management, consulting, coaching and lectures and has worked with the Minority Business Development Agency / Export Assistance Center in Houston... Read More

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Corbitt Chandler

Recognized as one of Birmingham’s Top CEOs by the BBJ at their annual CEO Awards, Corbitt Chandler is an entrepreneur, elite digital marketer, consultant, mentor and committed father. He is the founder of multiple startups both bootstrapped and capital funded. He founded his first business, Apex Current, out of his garage, after a 15 year career in corporate America, to an over 7 year figure annual recurring revenue in less than 12 months. Apex Current's multiple notorieties include being featured in national press publications for ranking 7th on DesignRush's list of the Top 10 ROI-Driven Digital Ad Agencies in the U.S... Read More

Module 8 Legal Compliance, IP, and Contracts

Senen Garcia

Mr. Garcia has been an Entrepreneur from an early age. Mr. Garcia was sole owner of two businesses before completing his Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration. His concentration in Entrepreneurship and International Business only fueled his desire to pursue life as an Entrepreneur. Prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Garcia opened a tax practice. Concurrently with his tax practice, Mr. Garcia consulted small to large companies advising them on areas of accounting.

While continuing to manage the operation of his tax practice, Mr. Garcia would eventually complete his Graduate and Juris Doctorate degrees. Following the completion of both degrees, Mr. Garcia would eventually open his law practice to complement his accounting and tax services. Mr. Garcia now operates a thriving law practice assisting clients with their corporate, tax, real estate, and property insurance claim needs. Additionally, Mr. Garcia is a certified SCORE counselor advising small businesses on various topics to help propel their businesses to the next level. He has also provided assistance to the Miami Bayside Foundation educating its small business clients regarding legal and compliance matters... Read More

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Jessica Bull

Jessica Bull, is an attorney, mentor, and founder of J Bull Consulting Firm, a virtual trademark and business law firm that specializes in collaborating with businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives; to ensure their business and brand have a strong legal foundation.

Jessica is an active participant and volunteer within her community. Jessica is committed to educating others by providing resources and hosting business events to provide information, inspiration and access. Jessica believes that business and law is part of her legacy and purpose and is passionate about empowering her community to take creative control in their business, art, and content... Read More

Surge Session COVID Killed the Conventional Workforce. What should business owners do now?

Maria Stanfield

Maria Stanfield is an Empowerment Speaker, Certified Executive Coach, and a bestselling author with a heart of service. Maria is committed to empowering and equipping women and men with tools to courageously put their best foot forward and eliminate self-limiting beliefs to THRIVE in the workplace, business and life.

In 2014, Maria founded My Sister’s Closet, a nonprofit organization that supports disadvantaged women in their quest to achieve a strong financial, professional and spiritual foundation. She works to support women by providing professional attire, career development training, and spiritual guidance that fosters long-term personal prosperity and career success. ... Read More

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