On January 31, 2017, twenty-five NxLevel Alumni came together for an evening of food, fun, education, and networking. The HUB of Innovation hosted the event with the generous support of Centier Bank.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Anna Burke, accountant and Quickbooks teacher extraordinaire. Anna’s topic, “Prep Steps for Tax Time: Hunting, Gathering & Delivering What You Really Need”, provided timely information for everyone who must prepare for tax time both from a business perspective as well as a personal perspective.
The group also started its first lead generating opportunity. We had three “showcase” businesses make their elevator pitch presentations to the Alumni group. The group then had the opportunity to ask questions about each of the showcase businesses. The Alumni group was then asked to provide leads to these three businesses throughout the months of February and March.
The showcase businesses keep track of all the leads they receive. The Alumnus who provides the most leads wins a great prize – an HP color copier/printer/fax/scanner for their business.
Our showcased businesses were:
Bargain Bungalow – Verneshe Flye-McCormick
Pristine Kleen – Maurice Walton
Jireh Communications – Sarah Sharp
The group will continue this lead generation by having three new showcase businesses at each event. We are truly using our networking abilities to help our fellow small business owners and NxLevel alums get their business to the next level!
Thanks to all who participated in this wonderful evening.