Presented by: Month 00, 20XX Is SHE you? Helping women business owners fully realize the SHE inside. Successful High Potential Entrepreneurial Benefits For Your Business As Our Preferred Client • Receive your own “Board of Directors” and direct access to expertise from numerous business disciplines ranging from marketing to legal and finance, HR, accounting, operations, and more! • Position your company for increased growth and profitability Benefits For Your Business As Our Preferred Client • Join an elite group of women who have learned how to break the $1M revenue barrier. • Receive customized, personal mentoring and support from local professionals. • Reach the business goals you have always dreamed of! Who do we serve? • Established women business owners looking to reach the next level • Niche target market in Central Florida • Businesses located in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties • A variety of industries Program Graduates • • • • • • • • • Julie Swatek, ScrapYourTrip.com Diana LaRue, Appleton Creative Gail Mears, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Monica Taffinder, Grace Christian Clinic Counseling Stacy Ethun, Park Avenue Group Candace Crowe, Candace Crowe Design Connie Miller, Walker Miller Equipment Company Andrea Christy, Christy Distribution Anna Schmidt, Schmidt Design Studio • Brighid Williams, Kerry Giedd and Nicole Beedle, Eola Eyes • Dawn Smith, Incredibly Edible Catering • Sheryl Batchelder, National Indexing Systems • Debbie Farah, Bajalia • Hillary Bressler, .com Marketing • Summer Rodman, Amazon Hose & Rubber • Amy Marvin – Sign-A-Rama • Julie Galletti – Florida Specialty Products Testimonial from a Graduate “After being in business 12 years and having experienced two economic downturns, I thought I was well prepared to face a third financial crisis. Wrong! I had no idea just how bad things would get or how long they would last. I was so fortunate to find out about AthenaPowerLink because when all is said and done, I believe, my panel of experts were instrumental in helping me survive. When I started to doubt my own competency, my team rallied around me, bolstering my spirit and helped me maintain perspective. Aside from the moral support, my group provided excellent tactical strategies to help me evolve to a changing environment. We established a new path together, evaluated our progress and eventually turned the ship right. I went from having my best year in business in 2006, to my worst year ever in 2009 (the year I had my Athena panel) to my best year ever in 2011. There is not “one” thing I can say about my group that helped make the difference, it was many. Some ideas simmered and took shape over time and others were epiphanies that hit you between the eyes. All in all, my Athena experience was life changing and so rewarding. I have new friends, new experts on which to rely and an assurance that I truly can overcome most any obstacle.” Stacy Ethun Stevens Park Avenue Group Metrics • Client annual revenue before starting program: • Average - $2,300,000 • Median - $900,000 • Clients report average increase in revenues of 26% after completion of program • Clients report average increase in number of employees by 33% after completion of program • To date Athena clients have added 70 new jobs in the Central Florida area How Do We Serve? • 100% volunteer driven • On-boarding with business consultant team • Advisory panel hand-selected for the womanowned business Program Requirements To qualify, a business must meet the following criteria: • 51% owned and actively managed by a woman or women • In operation for a minimum of two years • At least two full-time employees (including the business owner), or a number of employees whose total work hours add up to two full-time positions • Annual revenues of at least $250,000 for a retail or manufacturing business, or $100,000 for a professional services business • Owner should have clearly defined objectives and specific reasons for seeking an advisory panel Also, Important… • Our business owners must: • Have Growth Potential • Be Coachable • Have the Ability to Act • Commitment runs for a full 12-month period • Scheduling is flexible - Meetings can occur monthly or quarterly, and individual meetings with advisory panel members is also encouraged Two Open Enrollment Periods Per Year • Fall – September 1st – September 30th • Spring – March 1st – March 31st • We select up to three (3) women-owned businesses per cycle How Can You Apply for the Program? • Visit our Website to download an application at www.athenaorlando.org • Contact Joshua Snyder, Program Manager, ATHENAPowerLink at (407) 646-2446 or [email protected] Application Process • Submit application to Program Manager • One-time application fee of $100 • Screening of applications • Governing Body candidate review • Site interviews • Selected candidates attend interviews in front of the entire Governing Body • Governing Body makes selection that same day ATHENAPowerLink Sponsors Governing Body Christi Adams Foley & Lardner LLP Judi Awsumb Awsumb Enterprises Cari Coats Rollins College - Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship Laura Eidson Cosgrove Eidson Insurance Esther Vargas-Davis UCF Business Incubation Program Dwain DeVille WaterMark International Mike Estes PNC Bank Andrea Massey-Farrell Massey Communications Bridget Lee OUC Beverly Marshall Luney Metro Orlando EDC Karen Keene Dean Mead Diana LaRue Appleton Creative Shelley Lauten Myregion.org Pamela Rogan NAWBO Diane Sears DiVerse Media/Go for the Greens Jean Seawright Seawright & Associates Marni Spence LarsonAllen ATHENAPowerLink is advised by a Governing Body comprised of prominent local professionals committed to helping women business owners. Become Part of Our Online Community • On the Web at www.athenaorlando.org • Facebook • LinkedIn How Can We Help You? QUESTIONS?