2019 Business Development Workshop

Learn the skills to launch and run a successful side gig!

Event Details:

The goal of this event is to provide business resources and knowledge to local entrepreneurs in order to empower success.

This event is open to the public.

The presentations will be focused on early-stage businesses. We will discuss how to start and run a successful side gig while having a fulltime job and maybe even growing it to the point where it can become your main source of income.

Learn from 5 different area experts about…

  • Starting your side gig
  • Digital Marketing
  • Networking
  • Questions to ask your business coach, accountant, or lawyer
  • A case study of success.

Each topic will be covered in a detailed 30 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session. This will be a great event to connect with people to take your business to the next level.

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Event Details

When: Oct 19th, 2018 (8 am – noon)

Where: The E-Factory in the Cox Room

(405 N Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806)

Parking: Out front, across the street, or in the lot behind the building

Pricing: $25 per person

Dress: Business casual

Additional Perks:

  • Every attendee receives access to event resources
  • Each event registration earns one free raffle ticket
  • Raffle winner receives 2 free Wonders Of Wildlife tickets
  • Sponsors will be on hand passing out free giveaways

Early Registration Perk: Receive a bonus raffle ticket per registration

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Event Schedule: 

8:00 – 8:30     Check-in or Registration and Networking (Coffee and breakfast snacks will be served)

8:30 – 8:45     Event Welcome

8:45 – 9:20     “Strategically Starting and Growing Your Side Gig” – Lucas Walker

9:20 – 9:55     “Digital Marketing Basics” – Erin Gamble

9:55 – 10:30  “How To Network” – Erin Brown

10:30 – 10:45   Snack Break and Raffle Drawing

10:45 – 11:20  “Questions You Should Ask Your Attorney, Accountant, Or Business Coach” – Sativa Boatman Sloan

11:20 – 11:55   “A Case Study In Success: Growing A Multi-Million Dollar Business” – Emily Church

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Speaker Info

Lucas Walker

Lucas Walker Business Consulting LLC

Lucas Walker started his Consulting business almost 5 years ago.  In that time he has had the pleasure to work with over 60 entrepreneurs and meet hundreds more. 

Lucas finds that while entrepreneurs tend to be extremely talented at their craft, it is the business skills that tend to trip them up. 

Through knowledge-based training and advice based consulting he has helped everyone from entrepreneurs with a dream, to larger organizations. 

Lucas loves helping solve business problems and helping entrepreneurs find the success they deserve and is excited to share his collected insights.


Erin Gamble

Gamble Marketing

Erin is the owner of Gamble Marketing Group, a full-service agency that can handle all of your branding, media buying, online marketing needs. With 36 combined years in sales, media, and design they bring a holistic, well-rounded approach to your advertising.


Erin Brown

Erin Marie Rose

Erin Brown

Erin Brown teaches part-time in the International Leadership Training Center (ILTC) at Missouri State and works privately with clients, coaching them in their business communication.

Erin is a freelance trainer with experience in learning development who enjoys supporting organizations to engage their employees through soft skill development and personal growth.


Sativa Boatman-Sloan

Law Office Of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC

Sativa Boatman-Sloan Profile Photo

Sativa Boatman-Sloan’s law firm provides transactional legal services in the areas of real estate, business, estate planning, probate, and elder law. It is a rewarding career and she truly enjoys resolving issues for her clients. Sativa was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Glendale High School in 1989. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996 and practiced law in St. Louis for several years before returning home to Springfield in 2004.

It is important that people understand how to protect their assets whether it is in relation to disability, long term care, or upon death. As an attorney, her philosophy is to inform her clients about their options so they can make educated decisions for their businesses and their families.


Emily Church

Everything Kitchens

Emily Church

Emily is the owner and founder of Everything Kitchens, an online and brick and mortar retail kitchen store. They have been in business for 13 years and operate out of a 50,000, sq. ft. warehouse in Springfield, MO, and have a retail store as well. Everything Kitchens sells products such as small kitchen appliances, cookware, cutlery, flatware, glassware, dinnerware, gadgets and more.


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2019 Event Sponsors

Dominion Financial Group

Sign Up To Sponsor This Event

If you’d like to sponsor this event, please sign up as a sponsor before October 1st.

Event sponsors will have their logo included in online materials and print materials provided to attendees the day of. They also will receive 2 free tickets to attend the event.

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