Idea to Reality: Getting Your Small Business Off the Ground

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on Idea to Reality: Getting Your Small Business Off the Ground

Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance*

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Dean Brenner (C'91), is the President and Founder of The Latimer Group, an executive coaching and training firm focused on persuasive communication skills. After two bad career experiences, Dean and his wife Emily took six months off to travel, clear their heads, and plot their next move. Throughout the trip, they discussed a range of ideas, most of them impractical, before finally realizing a vision they wanted to move towards. While hiking in Glacier National Park, Emily said the magic words… "You have always been a good public speaker. Most people aren't. Just coach that."

And from that, The Latimer Group was born. Today the company serves a global client base of Fortune 500 organizations, with nearly $1 million in annual revenue.

In this session, Dean will share some insights about starting a business, germinating the idea, marketing and networking, relying on the advice and counsel of others, and risk (when to take it, and when to avoid it).

If you're considering starting a business or are already a full-time owner but making plans for growth, don't miss learning from Dean's entrepreneurial journey!

More About the Presenter:

Dean is the President and Founder of The Latimer Group, a communications coaching and training firm with clients on five continents. Dean is a twice-published author, His second book, "Sharing the Sandbox: Building and Leading World-Class Teams in the 21st Century" was published in May 2012. His first book "Move the World: Persuade Your Audience, Change Minds and Achieve Your Goals" was published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2007. Dean is a recognized expert in persuasive communication and also served 8 years as the Chairman and Team Leader for the US Olympic Sailing Team, leading the team at the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London.
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