ASU’s Small Business Development Center Hosts Millennial Entrepreneur’s Summit

ASU’s Small Business Development Center’s second-annual Entrepreneur’s Summit for Millennial Businesses is setting out to help millennial business owners succeed. The event is Tuesday (Feb. 26), from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room, 1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive. Registration and networking is from 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

The summit is a day of meaningful connections, tips and resources to help millennial business owners (or those who desire to open a business) do well and succeed in understanding and thriving in today’s competitive and technology-driven business environment.

The summit’s topics will include: 

  • Get Your Act Together: Tips on Legal Structure, Tax Liability, Business Planning and Financial Management. 
  • Millennial Business ‘Real Talk’ – Falling Down, Getting Up and Progressing Forward.
  • Tips to Brand Your Small Business Like a Pro.

Admission is free to those who wish to attend, and refreshments will be provided, but since space is limited, pre-registration is encouraged for those wishing to attend.

SPONSORS

The sponsors of the event are Gumptown Magazine and Black Tie Magazine; and it is hosted by ASU’s SBDC. For more information  on the event, contact the SBDC at 334-229-4137 or by email arprice@alasu.edu

Millennial Definition
Millennial is an identity given to a broadly and vaguely defined group of people. There are two wings of “Millennial” that are often at odds with each other: Generation Y (people born between 1981-1991) and Generation Z (born between 1991-2001). People of Generation Y often have characteristics similar to Generation X, which is why Generation Z will confuse Generation Y with Generation X and then claim to be the generation that represents “Millennial,” when in fact, birth years for Millennial range from about 1981-2001, just as the birth-years for Baby Boomers ranged from 1946-1964.

Both Generation Y and Generation Z can be called “Millennial,” with the primary difference between the two being technology.

Generation Y grew-up on personal computers, cell phones, and video game systems, while Generation Z has grown up on tablets, smartphones, and apps. Yet, the common ground between both generations is that both have been transforming and altering communication and identity–not just in the United States but globally.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.

Media Relations specialist Hazel Scott contributed to the story.

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