AFF Effective Entreprenuership Series: Create – Grind – Grow

September 3 - September 3, 2019

Sullivan's Steakhouse

410 Glenwood Ave. Ste. 100, Raleigh,

Join us for an interactive 5-part series designed to equip you with the tools you need to turn your idea into a thriving business. RSVP on Eventbrite includes event admission, 2 drink tickets and light appetizers. Please be sure to bring business cards as we will be holding raffles at each event. Please make special note the first 4 events will be held at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and the last event (Oct 1) will be held at City Club Raleigh.

Transforming your Idea into a Business
September 3, 2019 6-8 PM

This introductory event will focus on the vision or dream behind your product or service. We will delve into why having a clear vision- understanding the ‘why’- is fundamental and critical to a thriving business as well as the importance of establishing credibility and how to do so. Join us for a step-by-step interactive presentation that will help you construct or perfect a clear vision for your business.

Featured Speaker: Katia Rave, Business Strategy Coach
Location: Sullivan’s Steakhouse







The Numbers behind the Business
September 10, 2019 6-8 PM

Being hyper-focused on building your business can easily lead to financial blind spots. Learn how to adjust your sight lines and prepare to grow your wealth while building your dreams. We’ will discuss what tools are available to entrepreneurs that many forget to take advantage of early on. This presentation will help you develop a blueprint for personal and business financial growth.

Featured Speaker: J. Brian Morgan, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Location: Sullivan’s Steakhouse







Identifying your Ideal Client
September 17, 2019 6-8 PM

People buy solutions to their problems. Understanding the ‘problem’ that your product or service offers a solution for is a priority. Once you understand what problem your business solves, you are able to identify your ideal client- and ultimately where to find them and how to talk to them. This interactive presentation will help you clearly identify the specific niche your business fills and subsequently, your ideal clients.

Featured Speaker: Katia Rave, Business Strategy Coach
Location: Sullivan’s Steakhouse







Closing the Deal
September 24, 2019 6-8 PM

You had an idea that you’ve transformed into a marketable product or service; you understand who specifically benefits from this; you’ve set financial goals- now what? The final and most critical aspect of being an entrepreneur is your ability to make sales and reach or exceed those goals. Understanding the value of what you’re offering and employing effective salesmanship is ultimately what will make you a successful business owner.

Featured Speaker: Katia Rave, Business Strategy Coach
Location: Sullivan’s Steakhouse







Sustaining and Building your Business Value
October 1, 2019 6-8 PM

You’ve determined why you are in business, you are clear on what problem your business solves for your clients/customers and you have an engaged sales team to that delivers. How do you maintain that momentum and remain relevant? What systems to you need to build within your business to meet those objectives of staying relevant to your clients, your employees and maintain your goals along the way?

Featured Speaker: Richard Greene, Executive Director NC Craft Brewers Guild
Location: City Club Raleigh