Business women along the West Florida business corridor stand to profit substantially from the 2012 Gulf Coast Women’s Business Conference planned for Friday, November 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference’s women participants are being challenged to move to their next level in a day long program being sponsored at the Pensacola Bay Center (formerly Pensacola Civic Center) that promotes women’s business interests with a call to “Get Inspired.”

A $60 registration fee gives each participant access to the entire conference, lunch, and the various exhibits.

 “This conference will offer an opportunity for women to get connected and build relationships, to get informed through powerful women-to-women practical advice,” said Thawanna Keaton, conference organizer. “Through thought-provoking presentations and motivational messages women can get inspired o take their business or professional careers to the next level of success.”

Major among those topics to be presented will include how to balance professional and personal life for success, banking trends in today’s economic environment, and how to grow business through the new Federal contracting set-aside program for women.

Other topics will include generational communication styles – how to get messages across to any person, regardless of their birth year; how to use social media for business networking; building business relationships; tips on successful selling; business etiquette; and pitfalls and secrets to entrepreneurial success.

Conference presenters include Mary Riesberg; Laura Subel, Maria Pinochet, Jennifer Harrison, Donna Bloomer, Anna Causey, Holly Smith Larry Strain, Kolleen Edwards, Navy Federal Business Services and Florida First Capital Finance Corporation.

The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida is sponsoring the event, along with Navy Federal Business Services, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, and Gulf Coast Premier and is supported by the Women’s Business Lunch group.

For additional information about the conference call the Small Business Development Center at UWF, (850) 595-0063.