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Wi$eUp Teleconferences

Monday, October 31st, 2005
Being a Business Owner

Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Are you an aspiring or a new business owner?
  • Have you considered the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship?
  • Are you prepared financially and emotionally for self-employment?
  • Do you have a solid business plan?
  • What legal, tax, regulatory, and operational issues do business owners face?

Audio and Transcripts

Call SectionMP3MS WordPDF
Opening Remarks
(3:49)
Speech 1 — Claudia James
(15:46)
Speech 2 — Leslie Michael
(13:37)
Speech 3 — Sheila Murphy
(12:56)
Q & A
(17:05)
Closing Remarks
(1:55)

About the speakers

Claudia James is the owner of James Educational Meetings and Seminars (JEMS), which has been nominated twice as one of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses. She has been in business for 14 years and presented over 900 workshops. Claudia was a mentor for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training and taught “Getting Started in Business” classes for the University of Missouri-Small Business Development Centers.

Leslie Michael, a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist, is owner of the tax planning firm Michael Associates, LLC, which she started in 2002. Leslie began her career in tax and financial planning at Ernst & Young. She currently serves on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the Indiana CPA Society Financial Services Section.

Sheila Murphy is Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) in Boston, Massachusetts. The CWE gives women the tools to realize their dreams of business ownership. After beginning her career with a Fortune 500 company, Sheila co-founded and managed her own business for more than ten years. She has managed organizations in a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, high tech, retail and not-for-profit.

 

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