Posible DFW is a curated event dedicated to

Dallas - Fort Worth entrepreneurs.

2018 Speakers

RAM IYER
Three Keys to Greater Business Success and Wealth
English Session
Julie Stav
Carlos Marquez
Emprende e Invierte
Cómo crear dos fuentes de ingresos
Bilingual Session

Zones

PLAN IT

Bring your idea to life, learn how to turn your idea into actionable points.

  • Plan and build the right foundation

  • Learn from others mistakes & success

  • Feasibility & Implementation

FINANCE IT

Its time to launch & show your business to the world? How do you finance it?

 

  • Credit and financing

  • Investing in your business & for your business

  • How do to build your business with little capital.

As you build your own business learn about the extra assets needed for the

correct foundation & structure.

 

  • Business plan & marketing tools

  • Business structure for restaurant &  retail

  • Importance of taxes & insurance

STRUCTURE IT

GROW IT

Learn how to  build, grow & expand your business

 

  • Branding for your business

  • Growing your business using leadership & communication

  • Learning from success stories in growing a business

EMERGING

There are several opportunities beyond the traditional business model. 

Explore your options.

  • Digital media as a business

  • Home business strategies & tools

  • Turn your hobby into your business

  • Doing business in LA, growing your business with government contracts

Learn ways to grow, operate & market your business with no funds and the operation of mobile business

  • Procedures to grow your business with no capital

  • The importance of operations for a successful business

  • Low cost publicity

  • Permits and licensing for mobile businesses

EXPLORE IT

 

Plan it 

TIME: TBD

4 PILARES PARA INICIAR TU NEGOCIO EXITOSAMENTE 

When starting or expanding a business one is faced with many challenges. In this session Carlos will show you how to build the right foundation utilizing the four pillars. You will learn the importance of selling on the right e-commerce platform, growing exponentially thru wholesale sales, expanding market awareness by import/exporting and the art of duplication thru licensing.

Carlos Marquez

Entrepreneur

&

Best Selling Author

TIME: TBD

I HAVE AN IDEA, WHAT'S NEXT?

How to test your idea in the market with potential customers in order to determine if it has the possibility of  becoming a real business.

Barney Santos

Founder and CEO of Gentefy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expert

TIME: TBD

LOS ERRORES SON EL CAMINO AL ÉXITO

Cada historia de éxito tiene aciertos, pero también muchos errores y fracasos. En este panel, escucharan como exitosos empresarios cayeron, se levantaron y triunfaron.

Donaji Esparza

Moderator

On-Air Personality K-Love

Nora Saca

Panelist 

Owner and CEO of Amerisal Foods LLC

Vanessa Faggiolly

Panelist 

CFO of Amerisal Foods LLC

TIME: TBD

LATINAS DE ÉXITO

Éxitosas Latinas compartirán sus experiencias en el mundo de los negocios: los errores que han cometido, los obstáculos y satisfacciones que han obtenido en su camino por alcanzar el éxito.

Andrea Gonzalez

Moderator

Anchor 

Noticias Univision 34

Los Angeles 

Frances Prado

Panelist 

CEO/Inventor of Hanging Secrets

Dr. Betty Uribe

Panelist 

Dr. Betty Uribe

Finance It

 

Brought to you by Wells Fargo

TIME: TBD

HOW TO FINANCE A NEW BUSINESS

You dreamed of starting a business. Now you’re ready to make that dream come true.

Financing may be the essential “fuel” that will make your business run. Securing adequate funding may be challenging, but it is one of the single most important things you can do to prepare for success. Learn the fundamentals of finance from the experts as they discuss the importance of establishing business credit, the difference between a loan and a business line of credit and a traditional vs non-traditional loan.

Carlos Marquez

Gladys Preciado

Speaker

Empresario

Alex Guerrero

Speaker

Chief Development Officer

for Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)

Monica Taher

Speaker

Tech Entrepreneur

Wells Fargo Senior

Relationship Manager

TIME:TBD

FINANCE BUSINESS GROWTH

Experts discuss the financial tools needed to help you navigate your business changes. Learn about how to maximize your cash flow, borrowing from lenders or investors and forecasting your financials.

Barney Santos

Gladys Preciado

Speaker

Wells Fargo Senior Relationship Manager

Jon Doe

Alex Guerrero

Speaker

Chief Development Officer

for Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)

Monica Taher

Speaker

Tech Entrepreneur

 

TIME: TBD

MANAGING CREDIT FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

This presentation will highlight some steps business owners like you can take to build a stronger credit profile. Learn how to understand the business and credit life cycles, how to grow your customer base, tap into new markets, and more. You will learn how to be more successful when applying for financing. And look at the range of financing options that you might consider to support your business.

Monica Taher

Tech Entrepreneur

TIME: TBD

WELLS FARGO WORKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Working with small business owners is one of the most important things we do at Wells Fargo. No matter what stage your business is in, this workshop may help you reach your unique financial goals. From balancing your cash flow to maximizing your savings, you’ll get answers.

Monica Taher

Empresaria de Tecnica

Structure It

TIME: TBD

EL PLAN DE NEGOCIOS CON ÉNFASIS EN MARKETING

Aprenderá a desarrollar y conocer el contenido de un Plan de negocios, así como la importancia de contar con uno; ¿Qué son las proyecciones financieras y para qué sirven?. ¿Por qué el plan de marketing es clave del éxito? así como ¿cada cuánto debo revisar mi plan? entre otros temas que conducen al crecimiento y éxito de su propio negocio.

In partnership with SBA & SBDC

Martha Castro

Spanish Bilingual Business Consultant, SBDC

TIME: TBD

THE WORLD OF ONLINE BUSINESS

Ever wonder about the workings and dynamics of businesses online? Join us as our panel navigates through the workings of businesses online to unravel the interconnection between technology and new consumerism. Be inspired to define your path to online business with thought exchange on topics such as web architecture and design, digital marketing, sales funnels, social networks, and customer experience. It is time to re-think your place as an entrepreneur in the digital marketplace.

Brought to you by UCLA Extension

Maria Guevara

Moderator

CEO, Marketing and Promotions Group / Business Consultant & Excellence Coach / UCLA Extension Instructor

Barney Santos

Andreina Landis

Panelist 

President/ Co-Founder of Mini Mani Moo

Ana Bermudez

Panelist 

CEO of TAGit

Todd Robinson

Panelist 

President of InMotion Hosting, BoldGrid and Web Hosting Hub

TIME: TBD

LA RECETA DEL ÉXITO PARA RESTAURANTES

En este panel, aprenderá sobre las barreras comunes que enfrentan los empresarios en la industria de restaurantes. ¡Y aprenderá formas innovadoras y creativas para hacer crecer su negocio y tener éxito!

Xiomara Peña

Moderator

California’s Deputy Director & National Hispanic Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority

Kateri Gutierrez

Panelist 

Co-Founder, Collective Avenue Coffee

FernandoVasquez

Panelist 

Downey City Councilmember

& owner of Barriles RestoBar

Xiomara Henriquez-Ortega

Panelist 

Co-Owner of La Casa Ortega Restaurant & Bar

TIME: TBD

TAX RIGHTS AND INSURANCE

Bet Tzedek’s “Selected Tax Considerations for Small Businesses in California” presentation provides an overview of the most relevant tax considerations small business owners should keep in mind. Points covered include the tax benefits of various entity structures, information on tax filings, tax implications of working with independent contractors vs. employees, and an overview of various state taxes impacting businesses, among other topics.

Brought to you by Covered California

Lorna Wilson

Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn LLP

Efraín Cornejo

Manager, Strategic Partnerships Covered California

Teresa Razo

Panelist 

Co-owner & Marketing & Catering Director, Villa Roma Argentine & Italian Cuisine

 

TIME: TBD

BRANDING: IT MAKES OR BREAKS YOUR BUSINESS

There are brands you love and there are brands you can’t stand. Why? What did they ever do to you? A brand is a fascinating entity and how it’s born and how you raise it determines your business’ success. Bring pencil and paper to this session and learn the six essential things you need to know about creating and growing your brand.

Salvador García

Creative Director

Univision Los Angeles

Brought to you by RISE Programs

Grow It

TIME: TBD

SE IMPARABLE...QUE NADIE TE DETENGA

Este panel explorará diferentes teorías de liderazgo y examinará qué se debe hace ser en esencia a un verdadero líder ya que puede influir en las personas para que den lo mejor de sí mismas proporcionando un ejemplo fuerte y motivador además de un refuerzo positivo. La importancia de un líder es vital ya que puede llevar a un negocio o empresa a un rotundo éxito o a su propio fracaso.

Andrea Gonzalez

Moderator

Anchor 

Noticias Univision 34

Los Angeles 

Adriana Gallardo

Speaker

CEO, Keynote Speaker & Business Coach

Richard Martinez

Speaker

Life Transformational Expert & Business Coach

Mary Ann Walker Aguirre

Speaker

Founder Los Defensores

Jon Doe

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Jon Doe

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Jon Doe

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TIME: TBD

QUIERES SER MILLONARIO...EMPIEZA POR SER REAL

Adriana Gallardo, exitosa mujer latina y empresaria que salió adelante por si misma superando toda clase de desafíos, se convirtió en una de las empresarias con uno de los negocios más exitosos del Sur de California: Adriana´s Insurance. Adriana actualmente es un símbolo de liderazgo en la industria de los seguros, la cual ha dominado durante más de 20 años. Inspiración y ejemplo para la comunidad emprendedora, comparte su experiencia y conocimiento con toda la energía que es parte de su capacidad y carácter llevando a ti su experiencia de cómo ha logrado vivir el sueño americano. En este workshop la exitosa empresaria te dará herramientas prácticas que podrás utilizar de inmediato y comenzar a cambiar tu vida, manteniendo a tu negocio en un nivel eficiente, productivo y competitivo.

Adriana Gallardo

CEO, Keynote Speaker & Business Coach

Jon Doe

Jon Doe

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Jon Doe

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Jon Doe

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Jon Doe

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

SELL ANYTHING TO ANYONE

Learning better, more effective communication skills will help you become clearer, more confident and capable of succeeding at everything you do. With effective communication skills, you can quickly build trust and influence, overcome obstacles, strengthen your relationships, successfully lead teams, and the most importantly – sell anything to anyone.

Richard Martinez

Life Transformational Expert & Business Coach

Emerging

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

LATINO TECH ENTREPRENEURS: LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE

This session features a panel of amazing Latinx tech entrepreneurs who will share their experiences starting their own tech companies. They will touch upon several key topics including: how they began their careers, the challenges they face running their own business, how to raise money with investors, their vision for Latinos in tech, and much more!

Eric Sarabia

Moderator

Executive Director of Acelera.LA Incorporated

Elmer Morales

Panelist 

 LatinX serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Koder

Maria Luna

Panelist 

Co-founder and CEO BRAVO Tip or Pay

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

MI HOGAR = MI EMPRESA

Taller en español que te brindara información de los diferentes tipos de entidades que puedes incluir al comenzar tu negocio, y si ya lo tienes, te ayudara a reforzar tu negocio y ver si estas en la ruta correcta. También te informaremos que es lo que puedes producir dese tu casa, entre otros temas.

Brought to you by AARP In partnership with SBA & SBDC

Claudia Shah 

Asesora de Negocios

SBDC

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN LOS ANGELES GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING: WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW

In partnership with the Mayor’s office

This panel discussion will focus on small business diversity and inclusion in government contracting. The goal is to provide diverse and minority small businesses an overview of the contracting/ subcontracting opportunities in and around the City of Los Angeles, discuss the programs and initiatives that support diverse and minority small businesses, and share some keen insight on common mistakes that small businesses should avoid when looking to do business with the government.

Aura Garcia

Moderator

Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles

Miguel Acuña

Speaker

Microloan Manager for the City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department

Lillian Conroe

Speaker

Small Business and Permit Specialist, Go – Biz

Rossana G. D’Antonio

Speaker

Deputy Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Beatriz Devis

Speaker

Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

YOUTUBE COMO SU NEGOCIO

 Univision Creator Network influencers conversan como sus canales de YouTube se han convertido de una pasión a un negocio y las oportunidades que les ha traído.

Isaac Rosales

Moderator

Univision Creator Network Partnership & Operations Manager 

Rosy McMichael

Speaker

Univision Creator Network Influencer 

Gia Fey 

Speaker

Univision Creator Network Influencer 

Explore It

Jon Doe

Jon Doe

 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

COMO ESCALAR TU NEGOCIO EN TÉRMINOS DE OPERACIÓN

Profesionales y empresarios discutirán la importancia de cómo manejar la logística y operación de un negocio para sobresalir y ser exitoso. Junto a participantes que hablaran sobre las estrategias que les ayudaron crecer su negocio.

In partnership with AEM

Javier Martinez

Moderator

President of AEM-LA & founder and CEO of Martínez Brands, Inc

Marcelo Sada

Speaker

CEO Source Logistics

Ricardo Cervantes

Speaker

Founder and CEO 

La Monarca Bakery

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

COMO CRECER TU NEGOCIO SIN CAPITAL

No es necesario tener demasiado dinero para lanzar tu negocio. Necesitas una visión clara y estrategias efectivas. Aprenda a hacer crecer su pequeña empresa de maneras inconmensurables mediante el uso de varias tácticas, desde el análisis de su presencia en línea, publicidad digital de bajo costo, creación de contenido original. Este taller se enfoca en perfeccionar los métodos necesarios para monetizar tu negocio y hacerlo crecer.

Monica Taher

Empresaria de Tecnica

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

MOBILE BUSINESSES: STREET VENDORS/FOOD TRUCKS

This panel will address frequently asked questions regarding permits and licenses for food trucks, financing and what does it take to qualify, information about commissaries, what you need to know about street vending, and testimonials from food truck owners.

Joseph Villela

Speaker

Director of Policy & Advocacy, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

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