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What to do when you’re not sure what to do?


Debra Pauli, President  |  Corporate Financial Solutions, LLC

What to do when you’re not sure what to do?

If you are an owner, board member, senior executive or part of a family business then you will likely face challenges you’re not quite sure how to address. You won’t want to miss this program…why? Because we’ll introduce you to concepts and people to help you deal with these challenges.
Corporate Financial Solutions has earned a reputation for getting to the underlying truth of crucial financial issues within companies and with discretion. Debra Pauli founded the firm in 1997 and brings senior level experience, on site, to evaluate issues crucial to minimizing risk in business transition. 

As a CPA with additional certifications in Financial Forensics (CFF), Business Valuation (CVA) and Turnaround (CTP), Ms. Pauli brings expertise and experience to company stakeholders facing challenges due to growth, decline or management performance issues. Ms. Pauli has consulted with Boards, Owners and Lenders in supporting stakeholders with such business challenges as management change, cash shortage due to business decline, and investigation of business opportunities. Ms. Pauli’s experience includes CFO of a growth company experiencing challenges due to parent company financial reversals and Controler of an NYSE company in transition due to industry change.

404-625-1348  | | |  @DebraPauli

How to Start a Virtual Business

Nancy Bailey, President  |  Hire Profile, Inc.

Starting a Virtual Business
How to set up a successful virtual company. What you really need, what is your focus, how to stay on task and how to look professional to the outside world.

Nancy Bailey is founder and president of Hire Profile Inc., a WBENC certified woman owned business. Nancy’s background in the creative world includes work at some of the industry’s best known agencies including BBDO, Team One and Saatchi & Saatchi. Recruited away from Los Angeles in 1995, Nancy came to Atlanta to open the creative division of a major staffing agency where she led their creative staffing team until launching her own business in 2002. Named a Top 25 Entrepreneur Awards “One to Watch” by Catalyst Magazine for 2007. She has made a conscious choice to keep her business virtual and has become an expert on virtual offices and hopes to help others achieve their lifestyle and financial dreams, virtually.

404-806-2285 x 701  | | |  @nancylbailey


Social Bug Media | County Club of Roswell

Shelly Brown, Founder/CEO  |  Social Bug Media
Let’s Get Social
Simple tips to help you leverage social media to to attract more clients, build your brand, and grow your business!
Shelly Brown is the Founder and CEO of Social Bug Media. Whether it’s training a group or working one-on-one with a client to map out a social media strategy, Shelly’s focus is always on providing simple, easy-to-implement, results-oriented solutions. After ten years of personal entrepreneurial success, ranging from an online business to a retail storefront, Shelly now uses her own personal experience and strategies to help her clients succeed.
678-467-6709  | | |  @heyshellybrown
Mike Davis, General Manager  |  Country Club of Roswell

What’s it like to be a Member of a private club?
Imagine going to a restaurant, bar, golf course or tennis courts where all your friends hang out and everyone knows your name. Your kids can come here too and they will be safe and learn to play golf and tennis. And the food is great, the beer is cold and we have all your favorite drinks. It’s your home away from home.

770-475-7800  | |


Taking Career Coaching Out of the Boardroom

Hallie Crawford, Founder and Certified Coach  |  Create Your Career Path

Taking Career Coaching Out of the Boardroom

Career coaching has typically been a perk of being a CEO or executive at an organization. With the economic downturn and the resulting need for every professional to actively manage their career, coaching has become even more important for professionals, inside and outside of the boardroom. Hallie Crawford, Founder of Create Your Career Path and Certified Coach, discusses how professionals at any level can leverage coaching to their advantage to further their career, define their next career direction and enhance their work performance. She will give you 3 ways you can best leverage a career coach as well as other career resources to protect your best investment-your career.
Hallie is a certified coach, speaker and author from Atlanta whose coaching company, Create Your Career Path, helps people identify their ideal career path, navigate their career transition and nurture their careers. She is living her passion. Her team of coaches work with people of all ages, have clients worldwide, and have helped thousands of people achieve their career goals. She’s been coaching for over 10 years, and has undergrad and graduate degrees from Vanderbilt and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served on the Board of the Georgia Coach Association, and is regularly featured as a career expert in the media including CNN, Fox Business News, the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

4042286434  | | |  @halliecrawford

Launching a Successful Job Search Campaign in Today’s Tough Economy

Wanda Kiser, President/CEO  |  Elite Resume Writing Services, Inc.
Launching a Successful Job Search Campaign in Today’s Tough Economy
Let’s face it, finding employment in today’s job market is tough. For every opening or requisition, there are countless candidates competing to gain the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. This topic will cover effective tips and strategies to assist job seekers in positioning themselves for success and how to outshine the competition.
Wanda is a Certified Professional Career Coach and a multi-credentialed Resume Writer with more than 12 years of experience and a proven track record of success in career coaching and in crafting stellar resumes. Wanda is client-oriented, flexible, and focused. She is passionate about helping others realize their career potential. Committed to providing outstanding customer service and support, Wanda takes pride in ranking among the very best in equipping career seekers with the skills and strategies necessary to win in today’s tough job market. 

Prior to founding Elite Resume Writing Services, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, Wanda had been a top Operations and Training Development Professional in a major Fortune 500 corporation for over 21 years. This gave her the knowledge and perspective needed to coach graduating seniors, entry-level employees, career changers, professional managers, and senior executives alike.

Leveraging exceptional communication, organization, presentation, comprehensive research, and client relationship management skills, Wanda assists clients with everything from job search strategies, to creating winning resumes, improving interviewing skills, and negotiating fair and equitable compensation packages.

As a highly articulate and effective communicator, Wanda works well with individuals on all levels. Acknowledged as a resource person and key contributor to numerous organizations, she has consistently achieved the highest possible ratings for organizing and facilitating highly effective coaching and development sessions.

Credentials include:
Master of Business Administration in Advanced Leadership (MBA)
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management (BBA)
Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)
Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Career Thought Leader Workshop Facilitator
Contributing Author to numerous Expert Resume Publications
Ezine Articles Expert Author
Certified Six-Sigma Greenbelt

877.314.8872  | | |  @Wanda_Kiser

Mike Coffee, CEO | Commetrex Corporation

Mike Coffee, CEO  |  Commetrex Corporation
Real-Time Fax & the Global IP Telecom network
There is talk at the highest levels of telecom of when to unplug today’s public switched telecom network (PSTN)for the final move to an all-IP global network. But that cannot happen unless and until the vast installed base of fax terminals can continue to reliably send and receive fax in real time as is done today. And, after extensive testing by the SIP Forum, an association, primarily, of equipment vendors, and the i3 Forum, comprised of nearly 40 of the world’s largest telecom carriers, fax-over-IP (FoIP) in international calls is not reliable enough to support the coming transition. 

Today, we are talking with Mike Coffee, CEO of Commetrex Corporation Alpharetta, GA, a supplier of FoIP technologies to the industry and the co-chair of the SIP Forum’s FoIP Task Group, about what is being done to make FoIP ready for the coming PSTN-to-IP transition.

770-407-6021  | | |  @commetrex

Smartsoft Mobile Solutions U.S. Team Joins Mobiquity

Dan Homrich, Vice President & GM Southeast  |  Mobiquity

Mr. Homrich’s history includes successfully developing and deploying mobile applications for several industries. His career encompasses over 20 years of key leadership positions in Fortune 500, public, private, and start-up companies.  With Dan’s leadership, companies have delivered world class B2B and B2C mobile solutions. Leveraging 25 years of mobile experience, these companies provide innovative solutions in the enterprise landscape.  Since 2009, Dan has helped companies like SAP, The Home Depot, Carrier, Honda, and McKesson achieve their business objectives with innovative mobile solutions. Mobiquity is a leading company in the design, development, deployment and management of Enterprise-class mobile solutions and strategy. Was recently named one of the 9 top start ups to watch in 2012.  The Mobiquity team represents the best talent in business and mobile strategy, user-experience design and technology. They deliver solutions that make a real difference to enterprises that want to mobilize their workforce, build their brands and engage their customers.

Smartsoft Mobile Solutions U.S. Team Joins Mobiquity, Expanding SAP Capabilities and Extending Geographic Reach

Mobiquity Inc., a professional services firm creating innovative mobile solutions that drive business value, today announced that the leadership team of Smartsoft Mobile Solutions Inc., based in suburban Atlanta, has joined Mobiquity. Through the addition of this talent, Mobiquity continues its growth into new geographies while further strengthening its ability to deliver innovative mobile solutions in partnership with SAP.

By adding the Smartsoft team, Mobiquity has established the company’s operations in the Southeast, providing a hub for customer engagement in the region. The new office will be led by former Smartsoft CEO Dan Homrich and will include key Smartsoft employees, who are specialists in building and deploying mobile applications for SAP. Smartsoft Mobile Solutions has been named one of the top 40 most innovative companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia. With deep experience developing for both B2B and B2C markets, the Smartsoft Mobile team has built more than 50 mobile solutions since 2009, including apps for The Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Haverty’s Furniture, McKesson, IHG and The Weather Channel. Many are available to consumers through various app stores. This move enables Mobiquity to deliver even more comprehensive SAP-based mobile solutions by bringing together the company’s proven expertise in mobile innovation and user experience with Smartsoft’s proven skills developing and deploying mobile applications for SAP. Both companies are currently SAP partners. “The combination of talent and experience that this represents will create a development powerhouse for SAP and its customers,” said Dan Homrich. “We’re pleased to be part of such a visionary organization that is growing so fast. This is a case where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.” According to Mobiquity Founder and CEO Bill Seibel, “This move brings on board the best mobility talent in the Southeast. Dan and his team share our philosophy of delivering outstanding solutions to our customers and combining forces will enable us to rapidly scale work with SAP, better serving our growing customer base in the Southeast and across the country.” This announcement follows closely on the heels of news that Mobiquity has further expanded its leadership team both in the Northeast and the Southeast, growing to 140 employees and profitability in just 15 months.

About Mobiquity

Mobiquity is a professional services firm working with the Global 2000 to create innovative mobile solutions that drive business value. Clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our cross-disciplinary teams to unleash the power of mobile. Integrating strategy, user-experience design and app development, Mobiquity delivers across the entire mobile ecosystem, driving business innovation and competitive advantage. Since its inception, Mobiquity’s client roster has surged to more than 70 companies (the majority hailing from the Fortune 500), including CVS, Boston Scientific, Fidelity Investments, MetLife, the New York Post, Putnam Investments and Weight Watchers International. Mobiquity was named by Network World as one of the hot technology startups to watch in 2012. SAP also selected Mobiquity as a partner to help customers develop and implement mobile strategies and applications that optimize investments in SAP enterprise solutions. To learn more, visit Media Contact

Government Contracts and Grants 101

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Myra Cisse, Managing Member  |  Certification Consultants LLC
Your First Step in the Government Contracting Process
Relevant information about using women-owned, minority-owned and veteran owned certification to give your business a competitive advantage in the federal marketplace.
Myra Cisse is the owner of Certification Consultants LLC and the founder of Her company assists women, minority and veteran business owners obtain certifications necessary to compete in the federal marketplace.
Myra spent the last 6 years of her 20+ year banking career assisting business owners and she has closed millions of dollars of SBA loans. She is now combining decades of industry experience, 6 years of SBA lending experience and her education to provide a much needed service to business owners. She conducts monthly workshops about 8(a) and other certifications in the Metro Atlanta area.
To get your Free 8(a) tools and to receive informative weekly articles answering the most pressing questions about Women, Minority and Veteran certifications, visit
866-936-2135  | | |  @Myra4050
Stacy Vaughn, Managing Partner  |  D-Unity Group LLC
Government Contracts & Grants 101

D-Unity Group, LLC which is a Service Disabled Veteran and Minority Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)that assist businesses on how to compete for government contracts and grants.  We Educate, Mentor & Train business owner on the compliance process of government contracts and grants.
Stacy K. Vaughn is Vice President/Managing Partner of D-Unity Group, LLC with over two decades of substantive experience as a Government Service (GS) employee and Federal contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD). Ms. Vaughn is a highly successful independent business consultant and entrepreneur with a proven track record directing all phases of business operations and program/project management. With an exceptional and diverse background in networking, business development, strategic planning, contract management and marketing, Ms. Vaughn currently assists businesses to obtain government contracts. Ms. Vaughn holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix, Tucson, AZ and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. She serves as the Vice President of Armed Forces Communication Electronic Association (AFCEA)-ATL Chapter Representing Small Businesses and mentors diverse/minority high school and college students. She is the co-facilitator for a small business networking breakfast held once a month in the metro Atlanta area. Ms. Vaughn teaches educational workshops and seminars on government contracting process and procedure at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
678-701-8495   | | |  @dunityteam


Roger Vaughn, President  |  D-Unity Group LLC
Good, Bad & Reality of Government Contracts and Grants
Roger W. Vaughn is Owner/President of D-Unity Group, LLC which is a Service Disabled Veteran and Minority Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Mr. Vaughn is a retired Air Force veteran professional having served as an Aircraft Maintenance & Maintenance Instructor. He also worked with various government agencies from (DES) to Department of Defense (DoD) to Federal contracting (CSC & ISS) to independent business consultant; and now entrepreneur utilizing his vast array of knowledge to help various businesses to acquire government contracts; develop and expand their horizons; and achieve their goals. His expertise includes program/project management, curriculum development, and logistics support, business development, purchasing, and consulting. His mastery of business process and procedures is unparalleled with additional areas of expertise comprised of teaching exceptional customer service skills and building long term relationships. Mr. Vaughn has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, in Tucson, AZ; a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL; and Associate of Arts (AA) from Community College of the Air Force. He has served as the Vice President of Armed Forces Communication Electronic Association (AFCEA)-ATL Chapter and currently serves as Small Business Representative for the organization. Additionally, Mr. Vaughn mentors diverse/minority high school students at the Performance Learning Center (PLC) in Marietta, GA. He is the co-facilitator of a small business networking breakfast held once a month in the metro Atlanta area. Mr. Vaughn is currently teaching educational workshops and seminars on government contracting process and procedure at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
678-701-8495  | | |  @dunitytgroup


Empowering Small Business Owners When It’s Time to Sell Their Business

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Ed Reel, Founding Partner  |  Business Listing Service

Small business owners typically had one option when it was time to sell their business.  That option was to engage a business broker and pay a commission, as well as sign an exclusive and restrictive contract.  The Business Listing Service (BLS) solution eliminates the need for a broker and empowers the business owner to price, market and sell their business themselves.  Three significant business owner benefits include (1) maximizing their cash benefit by never paying any broker commission, (2) retaining complete control over the sale process without any restrictive or exclusive broker contract, and (3) eliminating risk with our 100% Purchase Credit if they don’t sell their business.  Business Listing Service is the most innovative and cost-effective “For-Sale-By-Owner” solution for a small business and business owner considering the sale of their company.

The Business Listing Service team has over 75 years combined experience and is led by its two founders, Ed Reel & Casey McEwen, who together have extensive knowledge and experience in small and middle market company mergers and acquisitions, sales & marketing, advertising & promotions, executive management, and franchise systems across a multitude of industries with both Fortune 100 and privately held companies.


770-329-6630  |  |  |  @caseyblsnow


Casey McEwen, Founding Partner  |

Casey is a successful entrapreneur and executive with a 30 year positive track record with public and private companies to include RTM Restaurant Group, Arby’s, Mrs. Winner’s, Crystal Financial Group, and Peach State Lending. Casey has extensive expertise in franchising, domestic and international business development, sales, marketing & advertising, mergers & acquisitions, capital funding and real estate. His unique background as a successful Franchisor, Franchise Business Owner, and Entrepreneur equipped him with the experience and perspective to create and deliver unparalleled solutions to franchises and small business owners across all industries.

Common Legal Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners, and How to Avoid Them


Helen Rice, Attorney  |  Robison & Miller

Common legal mistakes made by small business owners, and how you can avoid them
Helen Rice is an attorney who practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, real estate, and small business law. She graduated from Furman University in 1991 and Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1994, and she is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Tennessee. Helen became an attorney because she genuinely enjoys helping people to solve and avoid problems. She began her career working with the disaster assistance branch of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for over seven years. She later served as general counsel to a privately held group of financial services companies with multiple domestic and international offices. She has written and presented proposed laws for passage in the Georgia legislature, and she authored a set of financial services regulations that were adopted by the Prime Minister of Belize in 2008 relating to international commerce. She now works with the small firm of Robinson & Miller in Alpharetta, where she is able to form a personal relationship with each client, getting to know people and situations in depth in order to make custom tailored recommendations. Helen prepares wills, trusts, advance directives for health care, family limited partnerships, powers of attorney, operating agreements, and related documents for individuals, families, and small businesses in order to protect their assets, minimize tax liability, and make sure that their wishes – however simple or complex – are fulfilled no matter what circumstances may arise in their lives.
770-817-4999  | |  @robinsonmiller  |