For the Pitt County Women's Journal
Women's Business Startup Conference
Jan. 18th, 2018 at the renovated Historic
Winterville Depot in Winterville, NC

Who Should Attend

Eastern North Carolina women who have recently started a business, or plan on starting one, should register for this information-packed day from local experts. In one powerful conference, you will receive professional advice and answers to your questions saving thousands of dollars of professional fees if you scheduled individual business services!

•You'll hear from local business owners who have started their own business and become successful owners.

•You'll get great insights into important accounting and tax, legal, banking and financial planning matters that affect your business and future.

•You'll be able to interact with conference speakers in our workshop environment. Plus, you'll hear new ways to advertise and market your products or services in print and on the internet.

You must register early as seating is limited!

Event Details

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
WHERE: Winterville Depot, 120 Depot St., Winterville, NC 28590. Plenty of parking
TIME: Social begins 8:30 a.m.
Buffet breakfast & lunch provided.
Conference 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
with intermissions and lunch breaks
COST: $75/per person. Non-refundable after Jan. 2, 2018.
Who Should Register: Women who have started, or are thinking of starting, a business.
How to register: Call 252-413-0418.
Credit cards, personal or business checks accepted.


The Pitt County Women's Journal has provided a free, bimonthly magazine to Eastern North Carolina for a decade. Readers enjoy local advertisers and articles from women in the fields of health, business, education, fitness, community involvement, family and home improvements.

For five years, The Pitt County Women's Journal Healthy Living Expo provided visitors with a full array of health-related products and services for women of all ages. The Women's Business Startup Conference is another example of our commitment to bring the best information possible to our local women.

Please plan on attending this valuable event!

Shannon Grant

Shannon Grant

Keynote Speaker

Shannon Grant will kick off the conference with her inspirational story of business success. She is an award-winning businesswoman. You will find her informative and entertaining.

Casey Turton

Casey Turton

Moderator and Marketing Guru

Casey will deliver opening remarks and present impact ideas for small business web and print marketing.

A frequent guest lecturer at Pitt County Community College's Small Business Center, and East Carolina University's Communications Department, Casey's popular local workshops and conferences are well-attended, valuable events for local business owners. 

Kelsey Curtis

Kelsey Curtis

Owner, Knee Deep Adventures

Kelsey will give you an insider's look at what it is like to kick off a new business, the trials and triumphs.

Kelsey's Knee Deep Aventures kayak, paddleboard rental and outdoor equipment sales have captured the imagination of Eastern North Carolina and beyond. Kelsey will help you understand the commitment to success every new business owner will make.

Ronita Stanford

Ronita Stanford

Owner, Tru Image Hair and Beauty Salon

Ronita will inspire you with her journey from personal challenges to business success.

She embodies the energy and passion needed to take risks, grow her loyal customer base all the while raising a family. Ronita's success demonstates how caring for your customers pays off in personal and business rewards.

Tammy Lee

Tammy Lee

Financial Services Manager, First Citizens Bank

Every business needs a personal banker. Tammy will give you great advice on building a banking relationship.
David Damm

David Damm

Partner, Carolina Wealth Management

Owning a business means taking care of your financial planning, especially retirement. David bring his financial planning expertise to the conference with his important financial advice.
Attorney Tracy Stroud

Attorney Tracy Stroud

Partner, Colombo Kitchin Attorneys

Attorney Tracy Stroud will help you decide what business structure works best for your new business.
Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore

Owner, Moore Business Solutions

Jeff will provide excellent tax and accounting advice for small business owners
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