Northwood University's DeVos Graduate School Gives Back to the Small Business Community

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Does Your Business Need A Boost?

October 5, 2012

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Join Northwood University for the Small Business Symposium – “Momentum Building for Your Future” on Friday, November 2 from 8:30AM to 12:00PM at Northwood University, 1114 W FM 1382, in Cedar Hill, TX.

The DeVos Graduate School is sponsoring a half day complimentary seminar geared specifically towards small businesses in the DFW Metroplex who want to grow and strengthen their business in this challenging economic environment.  Participants will take part in business and personal development workshops as well as have the opportunity to network with other attendees.

"We want to help small businesses grow their companies and build momentum for the future.  This symposium is our way of giving back because we understand that viable small businesses create stronger communities; these companies are the drivers of our economy, and we want to support their efforts through educational events," said Tara Peters, Ph.D., Associate Professor DeVos Graduate School of Management.

We’ve partnered with successful entrepreneurs, local thought leaders and Northwood University faculty to provide educational workshops designed to meet your business needs.

To continue the momentum built during the morning session, a luncheon with keynote speaker, will be held immediately afterwards. The luncheon will be held from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. The cost of the luncheon is $30.

Please register at http://www.northwood.edu/forms/events/momentum/

•Registration check-in opens @ 8:00 am. A continental breakfast will be served.

•The plenary session, led by the law firm of White & Wiggins*, begins @ 8:30 am. The keynote speaker will share insights about legal considerations and issues for small to mid-size businesses that can affect your future viability.

•Following the plenary session, each registrant will attend two of four insightful workshops that will deal with relevant business and personal development topics designed to help you in 2012 and beyond.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Tara Peters at peterst1@northwood.edu. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration Check-in and On-Site Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am Plenary Session with White & Wiggins, L.L.P.

9:40 am – 10:30 am Workshop Sessions – Round 1

10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Session

11:10 am – 12:00 pm Workshop Sessions – Round 2

12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Announcement of Raffle Prize Winner – Must be Present to Win

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

*White & Wiggins, one of the largest certified minority-owned law firms in Texas, has earned the reputation

of one of the best litigation law firms in Texas. Founded in 1993, the Firm provides a full range of

interdisciplinary services to our clients throughout the nation. The Firm has offices in Dallas and San

Antonio. Their experience covers almost every industry, and their clients range from small businesses to

Fortune 100 companies.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.