How to Start a Business While Working Full Time - Free Webinar

Smeal Alumni Career Services Lifelong Learning Webinar
  • What Front Page Alumni
  • When Sep 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Etc/GMT-4 / UTC400)
  • Where Online
  • Attendees Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff
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Presenters: Karla Trotman, '98 Business Logistics, also featuring Guest Presenter, Ebong Eka!

Another Free Lifelong Learning Webinar Hosted by Smeal Alumni Career Services

Karla is a 3rd generation entrepreneur.  After earning her MBA from Drexel in June, she was named Executive Vice President at  Electro Soft, Inc. Karla is now in the process of taking over this 29-year-old electronics manufacturing firm, which was started by her father. Located in Philadelphia, their customers now span the globe and include leaders in the industrial marketplace as well as branches of the U.S. Military.
Prior to her return to the family business, Karla worked full-time at a major retailer in corporate function.  While on maternity leave seven years ago, she recognized a need in the marketplace and started, an online boutique offering products of comfort and support for pre- and postnatal women.  Since then, Karla and her business have been highlighted in several blogs, books and publications such as:  U.S. News and World ReportPeople Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog and Inc. Magazine. By the way, the runs virtually on its own and has customers in over 42 countries.

New Guest Presenter! Ebong Eka is an author, small business expert and motivational speaker who regularly appears on MSNBCFox NewsFox Business ChannelNBCCNN, China Central America, Arise TV.  He contributes small business advice to the Huffington Post and Parade Magazine.  His best-selling book, Start Me Up! explains why now is the perfect time to start a small business using your existing skills.  Although far too many small businesses fail in their first year, many such failures are absolutely preventable. Eka's book shows you how to not just survive, but thrive in your new venture.

Join in and learn Karla’s startup tips such as:
- How to identify the right business for you
- The fastest way to get your business up and rolling
- Hidden land mines to avoid in small business
- Tools to help you manage your business while you work
- And more!

Also, gain small business expertise from Ebong Eka!