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Hear Zumba's Perlman, 4 panels at Herald's Small Business Forum

Prepare your best pitch for the Miami Herald’s Small Business Forum, Feb. 21 at the south campus of our sponsor, Florida International University.

SbflogoIn addition to how-to panels and inspirational stories from successful entrepreneurs, our annual small business forum will include interactive opportunities with experts to learn about financing options and polish your personal and business brands.

During our finance panel, audience volunteers will be invited to explain their financing needs to the group and get advice on what financing avenues would be best suited for them. During our box-lunch session, they will be invited to pitch their business or personal brand to our coaches for on-the-spot feedback!      

      Those who prefer just to listen will be treated to a keynote address by  Alberto Perlman, co-founder of the global fitness craze  Zumba. Panels include success stories from the local entrepreneurs who founded Sedano’s, Jennifer’s Homemade and ReStockIt.com; finance tips from experts in small business loans, venture capital, angel investments and traditional bank loans; and insiders in the burgeoning South Florida tech start-up scene.

Plus, it’s a real bargain. $25 includes the half-day seminar, continental breakfast and a box lunch.

Register here.

Not convinced yet? Go here to see the agenda and be sure to scroll down for our bios of the panelists, including Michelle Villalobos of Women's Success Summit, Melissa Krinzman of Venture Architects, Chris Fleck of Citrix, Susan Amat of Launch Pad Tech, Marjorie Weber of SCORE Miami-Dade and many more!