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The BIG Workshop is an annual event that takes place on the campus of Marietta College. The workshop is organized and delivered by Marietta College’s Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with various community and business partners.

Our VISION is to build a network of entrepreneurs who generate economic, social, and environmental values in their communities and around the globe.

Our MISSION is to connect aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with each other and with resource providers and experts to create a network that solves business problems, identifies viable entrepreneurial ideas, and puts them into action.

Who is the BIG Workshop for?

If your goal is to

  1. BUILD a new business,
  2. find INNOVATIVE solutions for your business-related problems,
  3. GROW your business,

The BIG workshop is for you.

To present at the Workshop email entr@marietta.edu or contact Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani at 740.376.4621.

2022 BIG Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for high school students and faculty
  • 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for others

WHERE: Campus of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio


  • With a badge: Electronic badges will be issued to attendees who participate in 3 sessions.
    • $50 before October 1
    • $60 October 1 and beyond
  • Without a badge:
    • $40 before October 1
    • $50 October 1 and beyond

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The 2022 BIG Workshop consists of the following Three segments


8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.


High School Juniors and Seniors (Two Groups)


Facilitate student ability to develop an entrepreneurial mindset by engaging in hands-on activities.


Linda Roesch


Ricci Bailey
Franci Bolden
Angela Burdiss
Kristin English
Paula Lewis

First Segment Program

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Group Rotations

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

  • Group 1: Brain Blast
  • Group 2: Quick Pitch

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

  • Group 1: Wallet
  • Group 2: Brain Blast

11:00 a.m - 11:50 a.m.

  • Group 1: Quick Pitch
  • Group 2: Wallet


11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


College and High School Students & Faculty, Owners of Small and Medium-Size Businesses, Pre-Startups, Startups, Marketing & Sales Managers & Personnel, Finance and Accounting Managers and Personnel, Directors of Human Resources


Building and expanding networks and learning about the afternoon tracks.

Second Segment Program

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Registration & Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks & Track Information

12:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Speed Networking

1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Departure of High School Students and Faculty Transition to Tracks


2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Owners of Small and Medium-Size Businesses, Pre-Startups, Startups, Marketing & Sales Managers & Personnel, Finance and Accounting Managers and Personnel, Directors of Human Resources, College Students & Faculty


Participants choose to attend any of the following five tracks, depending on the area of their interest. Note: You may also choose to participate in sessions that are not in the same tracks.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Track 1: Pre-Startup

Startup Poker: Knowing When to Fold the Idea, Go All-in, and Everything in Between
With: Paul Benedict

Track 2: Startup

Beyond PioBiz
With: Leah Seaman, Nathaniel Maciag, Aaron DillonJonathan Hinson, and Patrick Moran

Track 3: Sales & Promotion

The Difference that Makes a Difference
With: Cheryl Ferrebee

Track 4: Accounting and Finance

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
With: Eric Gibson

Track 5: Human Resource Issues

Where are the Workers?
With: Bill WilkinsonAmanda Sutphin, and Linn Yost

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Track 1: Pre-Startup

The One-Page Plan: Venture Model Canvas’ for Businesses, Non-Profits, and Public Projects
With: Faith Knutsen

Track 2: Startup

Need Capital? Help and Hope for Entrepreneurs
With: Lindsay Cost, Tom Betz, Lindsey PiersolMike Jacoby, and Dr. Glenda Bumgarner

Track 3: Sales & Promotion

Why You Need to be Using Google Ads & Email Marketing in Your Business
With: Josiah Partin and Bridget Poston

Track 4: Accounting and Finance

Do I really Need an Accountant?
With: Jenna Burns and Josh Wine

Track 5: Human Resource Issues

Are we just Phoning it in? Rethinking Remote Work in a Post-Pandemic Workplace
With: Dr. Billy Stone

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Track 1: Pre-Startup

Strategies for Starting a New Business
With: Eric Gibson

Track 2: Startup

Top Ten Reasons Any Business Fails
With: Julie Wilkes

Track 3: Sales & Promotion

Sales Strategies for Service Companies
With: Mike FleakDavid Haas, and Antony Williams

Track 4: Accounting and Finance

Taxes and Incentives for Small to Medium Sized Businesses
With: Patrick Moran

Track 5: Human Resource Issues

Creating A Worthwhile Internship
With: Rick Smith

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