Presenter: Julie Lammers, Business Counselor at Kirkwood Small Business Development Center Date: June 1, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Whether you are just starting your business or focusing on sustainability and growth, creating a solid financial foundation is essential to success. Join Julie Lammers to discuss expectations, financial security, and learning how to grow without the burden of debt and uncertainty About our speaker Julie is currently a Business Counselor with the Kirkwood Small Business Development Center. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Kirkwood Community College and Module Faculty Instructor for the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program. Julie is President of Lambro Properties, a commercial investment company. Julie sold her privately owned group of stores (Coffeesmiths) to a top Midwest franchisor, Scooters Coffee in 2016. Over the course of more than 9 years, she oversaw the operations and growth of all stores including personnel (60-80 staff), inventory, process management, and daily cash management. Prior to Coffeesmiths, Julie worked 16+ years in the telecommunications industry in software and network development. Her areas of expertise are in retail: food and consumer products, process development, business plans, business pitches, and employee engagement. She also volunteers in the following organizations: Eastern Iowa SCORE chapter, University of Iowa Venture School, Marion Library Foundation, and Marion Chamber of Commerce. Julie has an MBA from Mount Mercy University. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa School with a BBA in Human Resources and Management Information Systems.