Kel-Star Consulting and Executive Office Suites, Inc are hosting the SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURS FORUM IV / WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS. This event features an all-woman panel in honor of March being "Women's History Month." This forum will feature very dynamic female business owners and entrepreneurs who will offer timely and practical information on subjects of interest to budding entrepreneurs as well as established businesses. Our panel of experts will cover a broad range of topics like:
Building a Global Business
Successful Business Networking
Growing Your Business and Your Profits
Business & Personal Tax Strategies
Banking Practices for Small Business
Dr. REMI DUYILE - Author, International Speaker, Empowerment Coach, Strategic Consultant
Dr. Remi Duyile has Over 35 years of combined experience, and accomplishment as an International executive leader and project manager with a proven record of innovation, effective communication, and ability to enhance team performance and deliver results.
Dr. Remi is the President Of Image Consulting Group, Board chair of African Union Pan African Diaspora Women Association USA, Member of the National Coalition of the 100 Black women ( NCBW) and Chair NABF Economic & Finance Group to mention a few. She bagged her undergraduate and MBA from the University of the District of Columbia in 1987 in Washington DC.
She is an eloquent International Keynote speaker. She is intentionally active in the Diaspora and abroad impacting the next generation and being a business bridge to Global Investors. She is an astute legislative advocate and trusted community leader. An example of how faith, hard work, and perseverance can lead to numerous exposure and growth. Fondly supported by her loving husband for over 28years and her adorable grown responsible young adults.
SANDY SPINA - Independent Consultant, Networking Guru.
Sandy Spina is an Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President with Arbonne International.
Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.
Sandy's professional life prior to Arbonne International was dedicated to the corporate Travel Industry for 29 years--managing Fortune 500 Global Travel programs and traveling the globe.
Sandy has been involved with numerous Networking Organizations in the area, even working on the Executive Team for BNI International. Other organizations include Woman In Business (now Woman on Course).
Sandy takes most pride in trying to help others and her work with local Non Profit Organizations through the Arbonne Charitable Foundation. Sandy has been fortunate to work with Homestretch, an organization dedicated to helping homeless women and children. Sandy's is married to Lou Spina, who is a retired Air Force Officer and now works for the Boeing Company, in Business Development for Advanced Military Systems.
CELESTE STACEY - Business Development, Specialist, Human Development Professional
Known to her clients as "The Excuse Breaker" and the "Queen of Craveworthy Consulting," Celeste teaches underpaid entrepreneurs how to create profitable businesses. After retiring from running a successful Business Intelligence Consulting and Staffing company, built solely on passionate word-of-mouth from satisfied corporate customers, Celeste now focuses her expertise on helping underpaid entrepreneurs become profit-generating superheroes, by infusing key impact points into their businesses.
Her excuse-breaking techniques help her clients reach massive goals in a fraction of the time, even when they think they are too busy or unprepared! Celeste is all about helping you transform your business into a must-have that your ideal customer CRAVES!
ELIZABETH ANN KLINE - "Rock Star" Real Estate Agent, Entrepreneur
Elizabeth Ann Kline has established herself as a strong leader in the sales industry over the past decade. However, in just her first three years with RE/MAX Executives, Elizabeth has become one of the top Realtors® in the Northern Virginia area. In 2017, Elizabeth grossed $13 million in sales as a single agent. She earned the title of TOP PRODUCER® and was welcomed into the Multi-Million Dollar Club by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®. (NVAR) Elizabeth was also inducted into the RE/MAX 100% Club and the RE/MAX Platinum Club®, an honor of which only 5% of RE/MAX Agents ever achieve. She is certified by NVAR as a Military Relocation Specialist and a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor. Elizabeth is rated as a 5 Star Agent on sites such as Zillow.com, Google and Realtor.com
Elizabeth also believes in giving back and contributes a portion of each commission she earns to the Children's Miracle Network which supports children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children's health issues. Although being driven and focused on a successful career and business, she also finds the correct balance between her work and family life. Elizabeth is married with two daughters and lives in Springfield, VA. You can find out more and visit her online at ListWithElizabeth.com.
RACQUEL SLAWINSKI - Personal Finance "Guru," Wealth Creation Strategist,
Racquel Ramlal-Slawinski is a financial advisor employed by Transamerica Financial Advisors in Greenbelt, Maryland. Racquel started her financial business over 15 years ago, while a full-time college student at the University of Maryland. She was accepted to John Hopkins medical school but had found a new passion for helping families through financial services. She is a certified financial educator and has a vast amount of experience in all aspects of financial services that has brought her high recognition throughout the financial services industry.
Additionally, Racquel is registered with FINRA as a Broker (sometimes referred to as a broker-dealer registered representative or RR). As a Broker, Racquel works with larger brokerage firms in the business of buying and selling securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investment-related products.
Racquel works with her husband, Robert Slawinski. Racquel and Robert have been married for 4 years with a beautiful little 2-year-old girl.
LYNNE BEVERLY STRANG - Freelance Writer & Author
Lynne Beverly Strang is a freelance writer who helps clients meet their marketing and communications goals. Previously, she spent more than 25 years in the public relations field where her responsibilities included speech writing, public affairs, and media relations. In 2010, Lynne left the traditional work world to become a solopreneur and to write the book, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40. Her award-winning blog, also called Late Blooming Entrepreneurs, has over 24,000 followers.
Lynne is a member of Toastmasters International and the Nonfiction Authors Association. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Virginia. Outside of work, she is a cyclist who has pedaled her road bike all over the world.
KELVIN B. HARRIS - Moderator, Business Solutions Consultant & Wealth Strategy Manager
Kelvin B. Harris is the owner and founder of Kel-Star Consulting. Kel-Star Consulting is a fully integrated wealth strategy management firm. Kel-Star provides a variety of business and financial services to its client under a business aggregation model. Through the companies core services and strategic alliances, Kel-Star offers strategic solutions and services in the following areas: business formulation, business credit, private financing, self-banking, tax mitigation, real estate investment, private pensions, lifetime income and tax-free retirement planning.