Friday, October 28, 2022
Join the Arlington Public Library as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by recognizing innovators in our community. A series of virtual classes designed to help benefit entrepreneurs at all levels will be available. These programs are meant to empower and encourage job creators while connecting them with other like-minded individuals to help grow their businesses.
All programs are virtual and open to everyone. Registration is required. See the full schedule below.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10 - 11 A.M.
Learn how to build a brand for your business that is authentic to you! Certified life and brand coach Da'Nielle Veasey will give you the tools to turn your business into a brand and motivate you to discover your true purpose in business.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Noon - 1:00 PM
Ben Dolezal, associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, will guide attendees in understanding how branding works to make your business stand out. Learn what makes a great brand and how to attract the audience you want. Ben Dolezal is a designer, creative strategist, educator, and researcher with more than 14 years of experience in the creative and educational industries.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2 - 3 P.M.
Are you an entrepreneur ready to start bringing more talent on board but don't know where to start? In this enlightening session, Monique Gibson, CEO and Principal Consultant of JMCO Consulting, will supply the answers to questions like, “What should my organization structure be?” “How do I acquire top talent?” “Should I hire employees or use contractors?” and much more!
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10 - 11 A.M.
Media expert and Arlington resident Scott Miller shares some practical tips for how to start a podcast. Miller covers everything from building a podcast studio, publishing your podcast, making sure you have the proper metadata for organic searches, taking any topic and tying it back to your subject, and driving results for your business through podcasting.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Noon – 1 P.M.
In this session, MiShon Landry, CDP owner of Inclusive Leadership Institute and Culture Consultants, will discuss what can be done to create equitable access to capital for black business owners as well as discuss how our own unconscious biases might get in the way of our decision making. Participants will examine the “why and how” behind Inclusive + Equitable™ Leadership fostering growth, collaboration, and equitable outcomes. 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2 - 3 P.M.
Starting a small business is no cake walk, and the stress of establishing yourself can leave you feeling drained and at wit's end. But don't worry! In this engaging workshop, business and life coach Shawnette Davis will help ease those anxieties and equip you with the tools to manage common stressors that crop up as you start your business journey.
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10 - 11 A.M.
In this workshop, registered vendors with the City of Arlington's MWBE program will share their experiences on the following topics:
  • The user-friendly process of becoming a registered vendor with the city
  • How becoming a registered vendor has helped expand their business
  • Winning bids – increasing revenue
  • Networking opportunities
If you've ever wanted to do business with the city, you won't want to miss this!
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6 - 7:30 P.M.
Celebrate global entrepreneurship week and connect with other local entrepreneurs at this virtual cocktail mixer!