Money, Money, Money Exposition Brings Professionals and Entrepreneurs Together

Ft Lauderdale SCORE held a successful exposition on June 25, 2011 that created the opportunity for small business owners and those planning on starting a business to meet with experienced professionals in finance, banking, and other key areas.

The event included a video especially recorded for SCORE Ft Lauderdale by Carol Roth the renowned small business strategist and New York Times bestselling author. American Airlines was present shooting videos of individual attendees for the American Airlines/Score Flights, Camera, Action, Contest www.aa.com/flightscameraaction. Presentations were made on key topics like Using QuickBooks by Jake Adams of SFLRA.com, Making $$$ Work For Your Business by Paul Bosley of First Financial, and SBA Loans by Richard Van Martin of TD Bank.

189 people registered for the event. Attendees met with representatives from a variety of companies and organizations who were on hand for individual consulting and question answering. Exhibitor information is listed below.

Irma Gonzalez of Bank of America answers a lending question from an attendee.

Irma Gonzalez of Bank of America answers a lending question from an attendee.

All of the exhibitor tables were busy throughout the day at the SCORE "Money, Money & Money" event.

All of the exhibitor tables were busy throughout the day at the SCORE "Money, Money & Money" event.

Small business owners swarm the expo room full of financial resource counselors.

Small business owners swarm the expo room full of financial resource counselors.

Not an empty table at the SCORE "Money, Money & Money" event.

Not an empty table at the SCORE "Money, Money & Money" event.

Bank of America was represented by (L-R) Irma Gonzalez, Osbourne Brown, and Paul Yates.

Bank of America was represented by (L-R) Irma Gonzalez, Osbourne Brown, and Paul Yates.

Brian Buchanan of the SBA counsels a small business owner in attendance.

Brian Buchanan of the SBA counsels a small business owner in attendance.

Don Gross of The Entrepreneur's Source counsels an attendee on the process of selecting a franchise business

Don Gross of The Entrepreneur's Source counsels an attendee on the process of selecting a franchise businessJerry Challender of American Airlines explains the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest to an SRO crowd during the opening session.

Jerry Challender of American Airlines explains the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest to an SRO crowd during the opening session.

Eric Thompson, Broward SCORE Chairman, chats with an attendee.

Eric Thompson, Broward SCORE Chairman, chats with an attendee.

Luis Montano, American Airlines Business Development Manager, registers an attendee for the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest

Luis Montano, American Airlines Business Development Manager, registers an attendee for the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest

Steve Hurst explains the benefits of Met Life financial services

Steve Hurst explains the benefits of Met Life financial services

The TD Bank table was busy all day with attendees inquiring about SBA loans. Richard Von Minden, Vice President of SBA Business Development, gave them the answers

The TD Bank table was busy all day with attendees inquiring about SBA loans. Richard Von Minden, Vice President of SBA Business Development, gave them the answers

Bonnie Mackey, CPA, gives accounting advice to an attendee, representing Levin,Silvey,Zeicko,& Mackey, P.A.

Bonnie Mackey, CPA, gives accounting advice to an attendee, representing Levin,Silvey,Zeicko,& Mackey, P.A.

Carlos Calero of the Florida First Capital Finance Corporation explains the requirements for a SBA 504 loan.

Carlos Calero of the Florida First Capital Finance Corporation explains the requirements for a SBA 504 loan.Richard Von Minden, VP of TD Bank, gave an excellent overview of SBA loan processes and application requirements.

Richard Von Minden, VP of TD Bank, gave an excellent overview of SBA loan processes and application requirements.

Jerry Challender of American Airlines records a video for their "Flights,Camera,Action" contest.

Jerry Challender of American Airlines records a video for their "Flights,Camera,Action" contest.

An attendee learns how to get government contracts from the I.A.U.S.G.C.

An attendee learns how to get government contracts from the I.A.U.S.G.C.

Jake Adams of South Florida Remote Accounting gave two instructional lectures on Quck Books - Introduction and Intermediate.

Jake Adams of South Florida Remote Accounting gave two instructional lectures on Quck Books - Introduction and Intermediate.

Paul Yates of Bank of America discusses small business loans with a Money Expo attendee.

Paul Yates of Bank of America discusses small business loans with a Money Expo attendee.

An attendee gets investments advice from David Lurch of Morgan Stanley Smith-Barney.

An attendee gets investments advice from David Lurch of Morgan Stanley Smith-Barney.

The State of Florida has an excellent program to provide SBA 504 loans, represented at the event by Carlos Calero of Florida First Capital Finance Corporation.

The State of Florida has an excellent program to provide SBA 504 loans, represented at the event by Carlos Calero of Florida First Capital Finance Corporation.

Arman Taheri of COSTCO signs up a new member, and explains the benefits of bulk buying for small businesses.

Arman Taheri of COSTCO signs up a new member, and explains the benefits of bulk buying for small businesses.

Richard Von Minden, VP of SBA Business Development for TD Bank, listens to the lending needs of a small business owner.

Richard Von Minden, VP of SBA Business Development for TD Bank, listens to the lending needs of a small business owner.

Georgia Rozakis of Bank Atlantic explains all their lending options to an attendee.

Georgia Rozakis of Bank Atlantic explains all their lending options to an attendee.

The Small Business Administration had one of the busiest tables at the SCORE event, and Brian Buchanan answered a host of questions from attendees.

The Small Business Administration had one of the busiest tables at the SCORE event, and Brian Buchanan answered a host of questions from attendees.

Michael Carn of Metro Broward explains how Broward County can assist small business with their financing needs.

Michael Carn of Metro Broward explains how Broward County can assist small business with their financing needs.

Don Gross of The Entrepreneur's Source give franchising advice to an attendee.

Don Gross of The Entrepreneur's Source give franchising advice to an attendee.

Paul Bosley of First Financial gave a presentation on "Make Money Work for Your Business" to a packed room.

Paul Bosley of First Financial gave a presentation on "Make Money Work for Your Business" to a packed room.

Jerry Challender of American Airlines records a video for their "Flights,Camera, Action" contest.

Jerry Challender of American Airlines records a video for their "Flights,Camera, Action" contest.

Eric Thompson, Chairman of Broward SCORE gives an overview of our services during the opening session

Eric Thompson, Chairman of Broward SCORE gives an overview of our services during the opening session

An attendee enters to win a round trip airline ticket from American Airlines and SCORE.

An attendee enters to win a round trip airline ticket from American Airlines and SCORE.

Luis Montano of American Airlines registers another contestant for the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest

Luis Montano of American Airlines registers another contestant for the "Flights,Camera,Action" contest

Attendees talk small business accounting with Jake Adams of South Florida Remote Accounting.

Attendees talk small business accounting with Jake Adams of South Florida Remote Accounting.

 

Exhibitor Representative(s)
Entrepreneur’s  Source Don Gross
Metro Broward Michael Carn
The Small Business Authority Brian Buchanan
Bank Atlantic Georgia Rozakis
TD Bank Richard Von Minden
South Florida Remote Accounting Jake Adams
Levin, Silvey, Zelcko, & Mackey, P.A. Bonnie Mackay
Met Life Steve Hurst
Int'll Assn. of U.S. Gov't Contractors Chip Ellis
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney David Lurch
COSTCO Arman Taheri
Bank of America Paul Yates
  Osbourne Brown
  Kevin Tucker
  Irma Gonzalez
First Capital Finance Corp Carlos Calero
First Financial Paul Bosley