The ability to operate and manage a business is truly a gift. I have never considered going to work as work.

-David Andrews

This country was built on risk, its founders risked everything for its creation, and our ability and freedom to create business and opportunity exists as a result of that sacrifice and risk.

-Bill Courtney

Recognizing a need and being willing to assume the necessary risk to fill it is the simplest definition of an entrepreneur.

-Daphne T. Large

Upcoming Events

Cocktails for a Cause

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fish & Associates Financial Services – 633 Oakleaf Office Lane, Memphis, TN 38117

Reservations are required but payment is by donation only
How: get tickets here or email Pearson@soememphis.com

Giving back to the community is Kathy Fish’s specialty. As founder of the all-woman financial advising firm, Fish and Associates, she has recurring requests from clients to guide them toward making a difference in the community with their resources. She is also at the helm of Cocktails for a Cause, an organization that features celebrity bartenders and benefits local charities.

What started out as a happy hour in her backyard kitchen with friends (a few who run nonprofits) became the idea to have a monthly happy hour with a celebrity bartender and a signature drink to raise money and awareness for the great nonprofit work being done in our city by dedicated, passionate Memphians. To date, they have raised almost $180,000.

There is no need to purchase a ticket but reservations are required. We put two tip jars out, and people put in cash or checks, so come out, network with other business owners, and support the Society of Entrepreneurs!

Alternative Forms of Business Financing

Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, TN  38117 

Presented by Wesley Grace, Managing Partner of SEACAP Financial, LLC.top_logo

Wesley will discuss several frustrations that owners of local businesses have shared that they have with their banking relationships; including: confusion over debt structure, access to debt markets, lack of understanding of various strata of debt, lengthy decision making, loan officer turnover, what/who is Private Equity, etc. and; most importantly, some solutions to these issues.

$25 Registration, includes lunch. Reservations are required and space is limited.

 

Mr. Grace is Managing Partner at SEACAP Financial, LLC. Mr. Grace has over 24 years of experience serving businesses and financial institutions on capital raising, merger & acquisition, and valuation assignments. Mr. Grace has acted as financial advisor in merger & acquisition transactions with aggregate value over $1.4 billion and with capital placements with aggregate value over $4.7 billion. Mr. Grace received his M.B.A. in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University; and he received his B.B.A. in Finance from the Ole Miss.

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