Pre-RocSoup Business Seminar

This past Saturday my sister business ProsperRochester, Inc had the first ever Pre-RocSoup Business Seminar at the Phillis Wheatley Library. This seminar was a pre-cursor to the upcoming soon to be announced second RocSoup community micro funding event in the Fall. The seminar was tailored to community entrepreneurs and individuals interested in starting their own businesses.

I had the pleasure of being one of the featured business speakers. My presentation was titled:

10 Do’s and Don’t for Writing The Best (Business) Resume Ever 

I will be hosting a live webinar of this presentation this Wednesday June 22, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 PM EST online. Click here to join. 

Additional guest speakers included:

  • Matt Rollins of Five Star Bank presented on Business Plans
  • and Kayla Jenkins of Pathstone Enterprise Center on presenting a Business Proposal both formally an informally.

There was about 12 participants for this free seminar all of who were engaging and very invested in the seminar and demonstrations. For a first time event, we were extremely proud of the turn out and level of participation.

Below is a message from ProsperRochester’s Executive Director, Eleanor Coleman:

Thanks to all who helped provide today’s productive Pre RocSOUP Seminar at Phillis Wheatley Branch Library Calvin Eaton of 540WMainpresented “Writing a Business Resume;” Matt Rollins from Five Star Bankpresented “Writing a Business Plan;” and Kayla Jenkins from PathStone Enterprise Center, Inc.presented “Pitching Your Proposal.” Jen Byrnes provided excellent resource information from Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County NY Library Business Section (all you need to know about business start-up)! Thank you 1872 Cafe and Small World Food for a delicious salad and tasty bread. And special thanks to the @Rothenberg Foundation for bringing RocSoup – ProsperRochester

As always the community members and organizations that help make ProsperRochester’s and 540WMain’s events a success cannot go un-noted:

  1. 1872
  2. Cooking and Eating by Phil
  3. Small World Foods
  4. Pathstone Enterprise Center
  5. Five Star Bank
  6. Phillis Wheatley Library Staff

A truly magical, informational, and engaging time had by all. Check out videos taken LIVE at the event below.

Learn more about Roc-Soup here

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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