Brunchepreneur – The New Way To Network
I recently had the pleasure of speaking at an event, hosted by Brunchaholic, featuring a panelist of seasoned business owners. The audience of more than sixty women was mostly millennials who are thinking of starting a business, or who has side businesses that they would like to grow – giving them information that can turn their ideas into profitable businesses. What was unique about this set of women is that they like to brunch – that meal that replaces breakfast and lunch on weekends! And they are taking that precious time that was formerly held for relaxation into an educational event.
The event was called Brunchepreneur, and was hosted at a funky Brooklyn hotspot aptly named Brooklyn Exposure, located between Park Slope and Clinton Hills. It was held on a cold but sunny Super Bowl Sunday afternoon from 1-5pm, featured delicious menu options like chicken and waffles, unlimited mimosas (a staple of brunches), music, musical chair games and had raffles for giveaways – and it ended just in time for the ladies to get home to their Super Bowl parties.
Topics Covered were:
- Food for Thought: A Million Dollar Business Idea – how do you move from having an idea into growing it into a business?
- Cheffing Up Digital Dominance – millennials live in a digital age. How can they utilize their digital knowledge to create and grow their businesses?
- The Recipe to Starting a Business – once you are past the ideas stage, what are all the things you need to know if you are thinking of starting a business?
- Branding: An Entrepreneur’s Secret Ingredient – understanding how to brand yourself and your company
I applaud the millennial population for their serious multi-tasking. Women came away energized and eager for even more information. Now, I will learn from them and kill two birds with one stone – eat an amazing lunch, while learning from the speakers and the women around me. Stay tuned for other Brunchepreneur events.