3 Spruce Street
New York City, New York

Featuring faculty from Pace’s Lubin School of Business and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, schools whose professional education recently helped propel students to the top ranks of entrepreneurs chosen by Business Week and Fortune Small Business.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Doors Open at 10 AM)
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza (east of City Hall)
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

On October 23, women business owners from around the country will come to Pace University’ s Downtown New York Campus to compete for money, marketing, mentoring and technology, that will help them build million-dollar enterprises.

Twenty finalists will go head-to-head, competing for ten awards packages to support their growth. The Make Mine a Million $ Business program (www.makemineamillion.org), launched by the nonprofit organization Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and its founding partner OPEN from American Express®, is designed to help post-start-up, women-owned businesses exceed $1 million in revenues.

Thousands of women have taken the first steps towards financial independence by starting their own businesses. However, only 3% of women-owned businesses have annual revenues that exceed one million dollars.

Attendees will get advice from the faculty members who have recently taught Vitaly Feldman '06, and Alexander Koretsky '04, BusinessWeek's "25 Best Entrepreneurs Under 25" and William Phelps '08, a finalist in the Fortune Small Business 5th Annual Business Plan Competition.

“Business Tool-Building in 60 Minutes”

Welcoming Remarks – 10:30 AM
Joseph R. Baczko
Dean of the Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Joseph R. Baczko is Dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, a position that he assumed on July 2005. Prior to becoming Dean, Mr. Baczko held senior leadership positions with a number of high growth international companies. Among them, Mr. Baczko was Chairman and CEO of Frank’s Nurseries & Crafts, president and COO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., founding President of Toys R Us International, and CEO of Max Factor-Europe. Mr. Baczko is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He is a former officer in the US Marine Corps, and served in Vietnam.

Juggling Acts
Corinne Post, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management

Corinne Post, Ph.D, specializes in work-family linkages, cross-cultural, and careers issues. One of her current projects centers on the management of diversity for innovation. Dr. Post received her Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University. Recent publications have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

The Top Ten Human Resources Mistakes Not to Make
Melissa S. Cardon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management
Melissa S. Cardon (PhD, Columbia University) focuses on unleashing human potential within entrepreneurial firms, including HR practices that maximize employee potential and the emotional and relational aspects of entrepreneurs that help optimize their behavior and performance. Recent publications have appeared in Human Resource Management and the Journal of Business Venturing.

Cash Control
Susanne O'Callaghan, PhD
Professor of Accounting

Susanne O’Callaghan, PhD, is an expert on how to manage and control the life blood of any organization, large or small, especially those that are growing. She received her PhD in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Research interests include Neural Networks and Internal Controls and Behavioral Aspects of Accounting.

Breaking through the Roadblocks to Growth:
Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Reach the Next Level
Bruce Bachenheimer
Clinical Professor of Management
Director of Entrepreneurship
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow

Bruce Bachenheimer is on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and serves as a consultant to the NYC Department of Small Business Services and iQ Venture Partners. Bruce founded Annapolis Maritime Corp. and co-founded StockCentral Australia. He is also a Judge for the 2007 New York Make Mine A Million $ Business event.

Search Engine Optimization Demystified
Jonathan Hill, DPS
Assistant Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Jonathan Hill is the Assistant Dean for Special Programs and Projects at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. With expertise in leveraging technology to build business, enable creativity and enhance learning, Dr. Hill has enjoyed engagements with significant academic and private sector organizations.

Internet Marketing Toolbox
James Gabberty, PhD
Associate Professor of Information Systems

James Gabberty worked as an IT practitioner for more than 20 years in NYC’s financial community. With practical insight into many technology issues blended with real-world experience and academic rigor, he specializes in strategic systems planning & IT competitiveness. Professor Gabberty’s research includes international business and the impact that technology has on domestic firms, multinational corporations and nations.

The H (Human) Factor: Psychology of Website Design
Jennifer D.E. Thomas, PhD
Professor of Information Systems

Jennifer D.E. Thomas received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and her Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Research interests include Knowledge Management, Human Factors, Multimedia and the Impact of Technology Integration on Pedagogy.

How to Sign Up

Register to attend and learn more at www.makemineamillion.org

For more information on the Morning Bonus Session with Pace faculty, please contact Sammie Becker at (212) 346-1637, [email protected]

Added by Samuella on October 12, 2007