Be Educated. Be Connected. Be Inspired.
Join us for an ABAOC signature event: The ABAOC Small Business Development Day. Every year, the ABAOC gathers small business owners, influencers, and the support services and companies in one location to help serve as the catalyst for connection for these entities. The event’s programming is geared towards delivering valuable content, knowledge and “golden nuggets” of wisdom that every small business owner needs to get on the right path towards success! This is especially important during the new normal requirements for today’s social distancing.
Everyone one is welcome, but SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS — this event is especially for you!
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Speakers will talk about marketing, procurement, contracts, banking and certification.
Attendees will have the chance to connect with small business, public and private organizations.
The award winning keynote speaker will share his success stories in business.
Small Business Development Day
Upon graduation from College in 2006, Cole moved to Shanghai, China, where he worked for a Chinese company that specialized in various sustainable building materials.
In 2010, Cole and his business partner, Guillaume Vidal, founded GREEN CREATIVE, an LED lighting company focused on the North American commercial market. While highly undercapitalized, the company transformed from a small startup to a serious player in the LED lighting industry. The firm now supports over 100 employees across 5 offices worldwide, and has grown sales from $300,000 in 2011 to roughly $70mm in 2018.
In 2018, Cole and Guillaume successfully exited the business, selling the company to Harbour Group, a private equity fund based in St. Louis.
Cole lives in Los Angeles, and is an investor/advisor to multiple companies across the US and Asia.
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