(Free parking in adjacent garage)
Driven by his motto, “true power is the power to empower others,” Che “Rhymefest” Smith is a writer, artist, entertainer and humanitarian. In 2005, Rhymefest won a Grammy for co-writing the mega-hit “Jesus Walks.” In 2015, he won a Critics Choice award, Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Glory,” his collaboration with John Legend and Common for the film Selma. Che earned his second Grammy for his work on “Glory” in 2016. Che believes that in order to counteract violence, systemic barriers and apathy, we should encourage entertainers, athletes and entrepreneurs to remain and invest in the communities they come from. Che is committed to using his success to further humanitarian efforts.
Tech Lane! There will be technology industry exhibitors offering technology resources for your business. Ask abou tech solutions to streamline your business operations, tech marketing and advertising strategies and tech analytics to help reach and identify your clients.
Resources to Start, Run and Grow Your Business
Roadmap to Business Financing
Presented by Fifth Third Bank
In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.
Presented by Sunshine Enterprises
In this workshop you will learn tips on how to leverage your knowledge and talents to launch a creative business. We will cover the basics of how to determine to your value proposition, research your market, develop a business plan, obtain the proper licenses and market your business.