Representation Matters: Real Talk on Business Ownership
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Representation Matters: Real Talk on Business

Ever wondered what it’s like to start your own business? What resources might be available to help? What are the fundamentals to business plans? 

Come hear from a stellar cast of business owners as they share their journeys, challenges, opportunities, and best advice.
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Real talk on business ownership with:
• Moderator & Host: Juan Adorno, Principal, JPX Social Enterprise
• Akshata Nayak, Founder, Little Patakha 
• Alex Hilliard, Owner/Coach, VT AthletaFit
• Kevin Chu, Co-Founder, Sprinticity Athletics
• Peter Lewis, Founder, WorldCast Live
• Prince Awhaitey, Owner, Healthy Kingdom

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Register for Representation Matters
Get to Know: hear the journeys across a spectrum of backgrounds that led our panelists to where they are today

Connect on Your Own Terms

It’s your turn to see yourself in our panelists’ lived experiences and learn from their opportunities, challenges, and advice. You are free to engage directly in the event or simply listen if that makes you more comfortable.

Whatever your style, we hope you will see this as an opportunity to make meaningful connections. 

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This event is part of the Community Navigator Pilot Program with the Vermont Small Business Development Center and nine Vermont non-profit organizations and funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more at