Date: Wed, July 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake - 285 Shady Oaks Dr, Southlake, TX 76092

Building Business After a Life-Changing Moment

Life throws us curveballs at the most unexpected moments, with no regard for your business ownership, client base, or personal life. As an entrepreneur, it can be an extremely trying time for your brand, your business, and your team. Unfortunately, there is no handbook for dealing with these moments of grief, and it can be an overwhelming learning curve to endure. Join José as he discusses his own experience with the life-changing loss of his husband, how grieving initially impacted his business, and how he picked himself back up and returned stronger than ever (and how you can do the same).

Takeaways include:

  1. Stages of grief and how they impact your business, including a more technical approach to what things you need in place to avoid an absence within your brand. 
  2. Having a plan of action. What strategies to put in place to provide yourself and your business with security in the event of a loss or hardship.
  3. What you can do to communicate with your audience and clients, whether it’s sharing the moment as part of your brand/your story or removing it from the public eye for a more private approach.
  4. Tips for focusing on growth, support, and the future during emotional turmoil/depression and remaining business-forward as best you can. Finding the balance of growth and knowing it’s okay to grieve, including best practices for self-care.
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José Rolón

A NUPTIAL MAESTRO FOR A DECADE, JOSÉ has made a name for himself with his chill vibe and generous command, with his planning and design aesthetic making him one of the top rising wedding planners in NYC. He is frequently sought for his expertise on The New York Times, Brides, NACE, and more, as well as his work featured with Martha Stewart, Essence Magazine, Sophisticated Weddings Magazine, New York Weddings, and the Best of The Knot. Recently, he was named one Biz Bash’s Most Influential Event Professionals.

José lives in Brooklyn Heights with his three children, and as a single dad, has learned how to keep his cool under pressure. During COVID, José and his family chose to take TikTok by storm during quarantine! As a result, he has been featured and had appearances on NowThis News, CBS AtHome Videos with Cedric the Entertainer, Ellen’s Game of Games, Tamron Hall Show, Univision Se Habla USA, and The Drew Barrymore Show. If that’s wasn’t enough, José was named co-host of Season 2’s webseries Parenting Wins airing in March 2021.

Event Details

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Registration & Networking:

Dinner & Program:

Desserts & Networking:

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Dr.
Southlake, TX 76092

Meeting Registration Fees:
Members $45, Guests $60, Student $35

*We are still practicing COVID safety protocols, and encourage all attendees to wear a mask if they are not seated at their table.

The last day for early bird pricing is Thursday, July 1st. Registration closes Monday, July, 5th.

Thank you to our July Education Program sponsors!