Master Class Part II: Marketing and Pitching

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Learn how to develop marketing strategies and how to leverage AI to execute them effectively. (Must register by 9/27)

Join us for an exciting in-person event at The HIVE by the City of Virginia Beach.

This second Master Class, presented by Simon P. Matthews, MBA and CEO of Open Door Media Solutions, will dive deep into strategy making. Simon is a marketing strategist, brand identity expert, and content creator. Currently, Simon is immersing himself in research, pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership.

Simon’s background is in engineering, manufacturing, and operations. With a four-million-dollar budget, he created systems and processes that resulted in 20% and 30% increases in gross profit year after year over a four-year period. His current company, Open Door Media Solutions, provides marketing and creative services for organizations in government, cyber security, health care, education, construction, and the arts and entertainment industries. Open Door is a faith-based organization reflecting Simon’s core values. The company emphasizes faith, ambition, a diversity of perspectives, and rigorous attention to detail. Simon’s main interests lie at the intersection of Brand Identity and leadership.

Following Simon’s presentation is an interactive presentation designed to help you perfect your pitch with entrepreneur Kevin Gatlin, who appeared on Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, and QVC.

Want to do business with the City of Virginia Beach? Be sure to show up early, as team members of the SWaM office will give a presentation on doing business with the City, as well as make you aware of the free resources available to business owners.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your business, this event is full of valuable resources from our sponsors at the SWaM Finance office, The HIVE, and the Minority Business Council! (Please register by 9/27, for the Free Lunch & Learn)

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