Power of the Plan

Louisville Metro Office For Women

Monday, October 27, 2008
The NIA Center

Conversation Café Series
Women and Entrepreneurship: Workshop Two

Welcome and

Program Overview

How do I get there from here?

Theresa Hinton - Owner: Comprehensive Coaching and Comprehensive Consulting

Dream the Vision
Maggie Payette Harlow – NAWBO Louisville President, Owner: Sign-A-Rama Downtown and FranchiseMart, Louisville

Plan the Reality

Toni Cardell - Kentucky SBDC @ Greater
Louisville Inc., 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Small work groups divided by pre-venture and existing business owners

Schedule follow up meetings with the accountability coaches

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wrap-up

The Coaches

Marilyn LeBourveau
– Business Development Coordinator, Small and Minority Business Branch – Cabinet for Economic Development: Provides extensive information on the programs and services available to businesses including existing businesses, newly locating companies, start-ups, small and minority businesses and many others.

(502) 564-4252 ext. 4317 or (800) 626-2250 Toll Free, (502) 564-5932 Fax
Marilyn.LeBourveau@ky.gov www.thinkkentucky.com

Johnetta Roberts – Executive Vice President- Louisville Office - Community Ventures Corporation: Provides community members with the knowledge they need to become successful home and business owners.

Phone- 566.6076 Fax- 566.6078
jroberts@cvcky.org www.cvcky.org

Kathleen Hoye – Director, Kentucky Small Business Development Center of Greater Louisville Inc.:Provides training and consulting services to for-profit small business owners as well as entrepreneurs wishing to start a small business.

Phone: 625.0123 or 625-0016 (Direct Line) Fax: 625.1181

Karen Wright –
Labor Relations Specialist, Small Business Association: SBA programs and services support you, the small business person. Learn about SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and training programs to help your business succeed.

Phone: 582-5971
Karen.wright@sba.gov www.sba.gov/ky

Verna Goatley – Manager, Louisville Metro Economic Development Department, Metro Business Resource Center: Brings local government together with federal programs to assist new and existing small businesses to meet their goals.

Phone: 574-1141 Fax: 574-1144
verna.goatley@louisvilleky.gov www.louisvilleky.gov

Sharron Johnson – Business Development Office - Louisville Enterprise Group: A non-profit affiliate of the Louisville Development Bancorp, Inc.  This group offers business loans, technical assistance and leasable office space to businesses in Louisville's inner city.

sharronj@morethanconsultants.org www.morethanconsultants.org

Rachel Butler – NAWBO Representative

NAWBO Louisville provides support, resources and opportunities to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. It is about women helping women, forming partnerships and learning from each other.


Owner: Right Angle Results – Business Coaching, Consulting, Training and Development

rachelbutler@rightangleresults.com www.rightangleresults.com

Donald Keller - SCORE / Vice Chairman of the Louisville Chapter: Provides free client-driven counseling for new and established small business owners.

drkeller2001@yahoo.com www.score-louisville.org/

Tom Thompson – SCORE / Marketing Committee Chairman for the Louisville Chapter: Provides free client-driven counseling for new and established small business owners.

trt93@bellsouth.net www.score-louisville.org/

Additional Resource:

Louisville Metro Human Relations – Metro Certification Process

Rezan Rahmani – Compliance Analyst


If your business is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, joint venture or any other business entity that is fifty-one percent (51%) owned and controlled by a minority (or a group of minorities), by a woman (or a group of Female) or by a person with a disability (or by a group of people with disabilities), your business can be certified as a Minority Owned, Female Owned or Handicapped Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/FBE/HBE).

Toni Cardell, Kentucky SBDC

Plan the Reality
Toni Cardell, Presenter,

Theresa Hinton, Keynote speaker

Theresa Hinton, Keynote Speaker: ‘How do I get there from here?’
Comprehensive Coaching 
Comprehensive Consulting

Maggie Payette Harlow, NAWBO L'ville President

Dream the Vision
Maggie Payette Harlow, Presenter, NAWBO Louisville President
Owner: Sign-A-Rama Downtown