Small Business Mighty Impact 2019

Mcsc’s Women’s Business Center host their second annual Small Business Might Impact event January 31st, 2019. Join us in honoring the big impact of local women in our small business community

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January 31st, 2019 | 3-7pm | Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, SLO

You’re Invited to our Second Annual Event!

MCSC’s Women’s Business Center will host their second annual Small Business Mighty Impact event January 31st, 2019. Join us in honoring the big impact of local women in our small business community.

Attendees will leave this one-day event with:

  • A better understanding of what’s ahead in 2019 from a local business owner’s perspective.

  • How they can stay on top of these trends in their business.

  • Insights and ideas from self-made women who started and grew their businesses successfully.

The educational, networking and inspirational afternoon sessions will turn into evening where guests can enjoy delicious craft appetizers and a no-host bar while visiting the local vendor marketplace.

Please join us for this event to help support the work of MCSCs Women’s Business Center and celebrate our local small business community.

Our first event sold out a month in advance, so get your tickets while they last! Register now!

January 31, 2019 | 3-7pm | Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, SLO


Check out the video above to see last year’s successful event and learn about what we have planned for 2019!

Speakers Small Business Mighty Impact Event 2019
Dr Ronda Beaman SBMI Speaker 2019

Dr. Ronda Beaman

Chief Creative Officer of PEAK Learning, Inc.

Grace and Grit

Dr. Beaman, is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, resilience, fitness, education, and life coaching. Her national award-winning book, You’re Only Young Twice, has been printed in five languages. Her memoir, Little Miss Merit Badge was an Amazon bestseller and was featured at The Golden Globe Awards. She has been selected as a faculty resource for the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) university in Argentina, Kyoto and India, where she received the highest speaker ratings among 36 elite faculty. She has been featured on major media including CBS and Fox Television, USA Today, and is a national thought leader for American Health Network. Dr. Beaman earned her doctorate in Leadership at Arizona State University. She is also a certified executive coach and personal trainer.


Traci Hozie SBMI Speaker 2019

Traci Hozie

Co-founder of Brown Butter Cookie Company & The Cass House

Key Insights and Story Behind her Business Success

Traci Hozie is the Co-founder of the Brown Butter Cookie Company (BBCC) with locations in Cayucos and Paso Robles. After founding BBCC with her sister Crista in 2008, Traci launched the Cass House, a unique culinary venue in Cayucos. While each of her businesses experiences its own challenges and triumphs, Traci believes company culture is the key to their success. After spending over 12 years in sales and management in the skincare industry, she learned that the ups and downs of entrepreneurship are best weathered when you hire a talented team of people who share your passion. By hiring and training the best people at The Cass House, Traci creates an environment of teamwork and optimism that translate into exceptional service. Her customers expect and appreciate the very best in seasonal culinary cuisine in a comfortable, friendly setting. Traci is proud of the standard of service she exemplifies in both of her businesses, and looks forward to continuing to build relationships with her community.


Polly Mertens SBMI Speaker 2019

Polly Mertens

Founder/CEO of Get Busy Thriving & Thrive Outdoor Adventures

Top Trends for Small Business in 2019

Polly Mertens is a habit and success coach who overcame a 20-year struggle with an eating disorder and launched her coaching business to help women around the world struggling with addictions to regain their life.  She also has a 25-year career as a marketing professional, consultant and coach. She has taught entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, management, leadership and personal development at the Women’s Business Center, Cal Poly, Cuesta College and through her personal brand and online channels. She pays it forward by teaching others ways to thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually so they do work they enjoy, thrive in their bodies and have heart-connected relationships and ultimately design and live a life they love. She has a Masters in Business (MBA) from Cal Poly in Entrepreneurship.


Kathy Marcove SMBI Speaker 2019

Kathy Marcove

President of Marcove Executive Coaching

Turning Tends into Profits

Kathy Marcove has devoted her career to developing the workforce with over 20 years experience training professionals in organizational behavior, managing diversity, train the trainer, and strategic planning.  Her company, Marcove Executive Training, provides management and training services for a wide variety of private and public organizations throughout the world most notably the US Peace Corps, Goodwill, Scientific Drilling International, Operation Smile, and Terra Livre. She has been a faculty member at Cuesta College since 2000 and teaches business courses for Columbia College and Cal Poly.   She has a bachelor’s degree in International Political Studies and a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and is a member of the board for MCSC’s Women’s Business Center.


Sabrina Pratt Emcee SBMI 2019

Sabrina Pratt

Owner & ARTISTIC Director of Central Coast Comedy Theater

Emcee for the Evening

Sabrina Pratt founded the Central Coast Comedy Theater (CCCT) in August 2016 after completing the Start, Run, Grow Course through MCSC and The Women's Business Center. CCCT is an improv and sketch comedy training center and performance ensemble located in San Luis Obispo and hosts classes, shows and workplace team building and trainings. Sabrina is the co-host of the Ignite Her Fire podcast and also provides coaching and consulting services to creative women business owners. She has a BA in Theater Education from Winthrop University and has served as a board member and director for the national non-profit organization CLAW (Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers). She has taught, performed, and directed at internationally recognized theaters such as Second City Chicago, iO, ComedySportz Chicago and the Charlotte Comedy Theater.


Sponsorship opportunities are available and this is a unique way to get your business and brand in front of high-caliber female business owners. As a business interested in supporting the economic growth and development in this community, we invite you to become an event sponsor. Benefits include:

  • Benefit from the exposure and goodwill of one of SLO’s largest conferences for women.
    Showcase your support for this inspiring local small business conference with a tax-deductible sponsorship.

  • Help create the premier professional development event for the women of San Luis Obispo County.
    Support personal and professional development for a diverse group of women, from new professionals to entrepreneurs to seasoned women in business leaders.

  • Gain visibility for yourself and your brand.
    Exposure to our engaged community of women continues through the conference website, e-newsletters, on-site signage, printed event agenda, and a comprehensive digital marketing and public relations outreach campaign.

  • Showcase your corporate support for diversity and inclusion initiatives.
    By participating as a conference sponsor, you are demonstrating your support for our mission to help the under-served populations in our community including low-income, minorities, veterans and women.

Small Business Success Stories San Luis Obispo

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Interested in showcasing your business in our marketplace? More information coming soon!

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Looking for a way to give back? Volunteer your time or talent and help us make this event even mightier!

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A MIGHTY ‘Thank You’ to Our 2019 Event Sponsors

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