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- Mindset of entrepreneurs-the reality versus the romance of starting a business
- Start-up Checklist-what do you need to consider before you get started
- Financial Preparation-are you financially ready?
- Who is Your Support Network and Community?
Mary Jacobs, MA is Assistant Dean in the Graduate school of Business and Technology and MBA Program Director. Prior to joining Saint Mary’s, she was Director of Center for Sales Innovation at St Catherine University for eight years where she oversaw the B2B and Healthcare Sales majors, facilitated the Sales Executive Forum and managed the professional development program.
Mary was a sales leader in the airline industry for 19 years at Northwest/Delta Airlines and worked for Deluxe Corporation. She teaches and consults with women who are in changing careers from employee to entrepreneur with her practice, The Women’s Excelerator.
She has extensive experience working with women entrepreneurs on starting a business and developing sales strategies. She speaks on the topics of “Closing the Confidence Gap-Getting Comfortable Selling Yourself” and “Sales Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs; Successfully Transitioning from Employee to Entrepreneur”.
Mary has been a facilitator with SCORE for 15 years and teaches cohorts of women who are starting business with a focus on sales acumen and confidence. She is a member of Diana International Research Institute (DIRI)at Babson College. The organization includes educators and researchers focused on teaching, policy and practice for women entrepreneurs.
She is a Board member of the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST and Programming Chair.
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Thank you to our TRUST 2022 Corporate Sponsors: UnitedHealth Group | UnitedHealthcare | Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and St. Catherine University