Local Entrepreneurs To Share Experiences In Ramping Up, Expansion Strategies

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Entrepreneur Express Series set for Sept. 17

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The Space Coast Tech Council will be continuing with its Entrepreneur Express Series on September 17 where two excellent speakers will be sharing their personal success stories, while focusing in on two very specific areas of the entrepreneurial development stages: Going Operational, and Knowing When to Expand.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Tech Council will present its next Entrepreneur Express Series on September 17 where two excellent speakers will share their personal success stories, while focusing on two specific areas of the entrepreneurial development stages – Going Operational and Knowing When to Expand.

The Entrepreneur Express brings together local business experts and budding technology entrepreneurs.

These experts have successfully started and managed businesses and know how to launch and move a company through its various phases of development.

Going Operational will be the topic of District 2 Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield’s presentation as he shares the experience of winning a huge government contract, and having to quickly create a staff and resources to meet its demands and deliverables.

It’s always the dream of every budding entrepreneur to land a big contract, or to access large venture capital resources.

Jim Barfield

Jim Barfield

Creating the organization that will get the job done is not always an easy task.

Barfield will share how he and his partners created and developed Luke & Associates, Inc. into a multi-million dollar company with a diverse range of capabilities, providing services for the U.S. Government and commercial entities.

Knowing When to Expand

How would you like to attach a jet engine onto a dragster chasis and launch yourself down the track at speeds that would make most people faint?

With over 20 years of drag racing experience, Elaine Larsen has found her home behind the wheel of her jet dragsters.

Elaine Larsen

Elaine Larsen

As a proven entrepreneur, Elaine has never been one to back down from a challenge. She faces each and every new obstacle head on.

Elaine will be addressing the topic of Knowing When to Expand. Through sponsorships, partnerships, a lot of hard work and victories on the track, Elaine is in position to expand her operations for the third time.

Come listen to her exciting story and learn about some key factors she considered before undertaking each expansion.

The Space Coast Tech Council is a program of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, located at 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue in Melbourne.

For information on sponsor positions for TechTalk, contact Jerry Olguin at 321-205-3322, oer e-mail Jerry@SCTCBrevard.com

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