Be Ye Ready Business Boot Camp

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B.E. Ye Ready Boot-camp includes three virtual events and ends with an all-day intensive hands-on workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2009.  This boot-camp will provide you with the following information:
•    Top 7 Marketing Strategies
•    Social Media Mania
•    Five Steps to Mastering your Elevator Speech
•    Developing Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
•    Secrets to Improving your Internet traffic
•    How to position yourself as an Expert
•    Leveraging technology to make Money

Boot Camp Dates:

Virtual Meeting One:     Tuesday, April 7 at 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Two:     Tuesday, April 14 at 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Three:   Tuesday, April 21 at 8:30 pm

Note:  Virtual Meeting Call In Number will be provided to registered participants one hour before call.

Face to Face Intensive Meeting:   Saturday, April 25 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Boot Camp Agenda
9:00 a.m.     
Welcome / Intro and Icebreaker

9:15 a.m.      Social Media Mania

10:00 a.m.    Top 7 Marketing Strategies

10:45 a.m.     Break

10:55 a.m.     Group Exercise (Applying Marketing Strategies to your business)

11:05 a.m.     What Not To Do with Your Elevator Speech (mini skit)
                      - Elevator Speech Components
                      - Elevator Speech Challenge Instructions

12 Noon      Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.    Elevator Speech Challenge (Prizes and Giveaways)

1:45 p.m.    The Pursuit of Entrepreneurship

2:15 p.m.    How to Position Yourself as an Expert

2:30 p.m.    Secrets to Improving Your Internet Traffic

2:50 p.m.     Break

3:00 p.m.    Leveraging Technology To Make Money

3:30 p.m.    Developing Strategic Partnerships

3:50 p.m.     Q & A

4:00 p.m.    Closing Comments


Ed King:  Director of Small Business Services and Director of the Professional Development Division of Wayne State University's School of Business Administration.  For 20 years, he taught small business workshops in Detroit and across the nation. King is also author of the books, "Running a PROFITable Small Business" and "Starting a PROFITable Small Business." Before WSU, King worked as a consulting manager at Price Waterhouse & Co. in Detroit, earning $1,500. per day.  Click here for a special message from Ed King!

Andrew Morrison: Founder of Small Business Camp - an entrepreneurial training, coaching and marketing services firm.  The company delivers an intensive 2-day program that allows the participants to walk-in with just an idea and leave with a marketing plan, public relations strategy, money-making website, direct-mail campaign and 90 days of follow-up coaching. In New York City, Andrew hosted a weekly show on 98.7 KISS-FM called, "Money Making Mondays"  He is also an
adjunct faculty member at New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more information about Andrew click here.

Ed King and Andrew Morrison

Deshawn Johnson: A serial entreprenuer, specializes in leveraging technology to make multiple streams of income on the Internet by selling: e-books, audio podcasts, teleseminars, private label products, affiliate marketing and much more. Deshawn believes that wealth is attained through business ownership, and successfully runs an Internet-based business. As the President and CEO of, Deshawn is committed to leveraging economic power by showing others how-to go into business.  As a Small Business Start-up Coach, Deshawn partners with her clients to help them materialize their dream of business ownership. Deshawn is a strong advocate of lifelong learning. She holds a BA, MSA and several professional certifications and licenses. 

Jillian Blackwell:  Marketing Coach with over 15 years of sales, marketing and promotional experience with companies such as AT&T, MCI and Sattachi and Sattachi Advertising. Jillian brings a multidisciplinary range of brand strategy, advertising placements, interactive and research services, internet marketing to her clients. As a marketing consultant for companies and organizations such as the International Detroit Black Expo, Braylon Edwards Foundation, Comcast, ARISE Detroit!, Ribs ‘n’ Soul, Henry Ford Health Systems, National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, Reggie McKenzie Foundation, UniverSoul Circus and many more she has strategically helped these organizations with various marketing and promotional initiatives.