GO! Network Session – Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Your search could be a simple sprint. It could be a lap or two or it could be a marathon. The tough part is not knowing ahead time what you are in for. 

Join us this Tuesday, November 16, 2010 as we welcome back Steve Lawler, founder of the Lawler Organization which consults on issues of personal ethics, corporate culture and organization values.  Steve is also an adjunct professor of leadership and organizational development at Washington University and is ordained in the Episcopal Church.

This presentation will equip you with the tools that runners, martial artists, political campaigners and yes, even jobseekers use. Whether you are brand new to your job search, or someone who has been at it for a while, you will gain practical skills and useful insights to help you stay strong while Running the Race. 

In this session, you will learn to:

  • Keep energy levels up
  • Maintain focus on your most important issues
  • Keep your momentum alive and working for you

Don’t miss this great opportunity to give your career search a shot of energy!



8:00 – 9:00   am     Complimentary Breakfast and Networking       

8:15 – 8:45   am     New Member Orientation

9:00 – 9:15   am     Introduction and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:30 am     Running the Race Part I

10:30 – 10:45 am   Break

10:45 – 11:30 am   Running the Race Part II

11:30 – 12:00 pm   SLATE – Bob Petrich

GO! Network Entrepreneurship Track (1:30 – 3:00)

Funding – Options Beyond Family, Friends and Fools

One thing all entrepreneurs have in common is the need for funds to get started and remain in operation until they become self-supporting. A large loan or line of credit might be required, or maybe a small “micro” loan will do. On November 16, Michelle Watts of PNC Bank and Galen Gondolfi of Justine PETERSEN will help guide you through the complexities of identifying and securing appropriate funding.

Information includes:

SBA Loans:  what they are and who can qualify.

Micro financing:  not just for nonprofits.

Personal liability: the wisdom/necessity of using personal assets as collateral.

Michele Watts is a Business Banker at PNC Bank with more than a decade of experience serving companies with revenues up to $10 million. Michelle’s expertise is SBA lending, lines of credits, variable and fixed rate loans, and complex deposit account structuring.

Galen Gondolfi, Senior Loan Counselor and Chief Communications Officer of Justine PETERSEN, is a noted speaker on issues related to micro finance. Galen’s expertise includes credit building, micro enterprise, and the informal economy.

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