The DSA Diversity, Opportunity and Empowerment Summit is DSA's way of giving back to the Orlando community by providing new ideas for business training, skills and entrepreneurialism.

There is no charge to attend this FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR.

This DSA-led summit will convene entrepreneurial and small business minded individuals from the local, regional and national chambers of commerce, as well as experts versed in small business and entrepreneurialism.

DSA will lead a wide-range of sessions covering topics such as:

  • Tax considerations
  • Strategies for leveraging the right technologies that lead to success
  • Independent contractor matters
  • Special considerations for minority businesses

There is no registration fee for this event.  The DSA Diversity, Opportunity and Empowerment Summit will be held on June 4th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Room Bayhill 17-18.


Please follow the link below to RSVP!


Tax Issues For the Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur

It’s not what just you make—but also what you get to keep that matters for a small business. Tax season is really a yearlong prospect for an entrepreneur.

This session will examine the dos and don’ts for small business and discuss tax strategies and ways to structure your operations that will help you continue to grow your business.

Joe DePetris

Certified Public Accountant

One Source Tax Management LLC

Tech Issues for the Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur

The right tools can help you conduct business whether you are on the road or at your home office. Make sure that technology is strength and learn tips for marketing, engagement, brand management across media platforms as well as streamlining efficiency.

Business Fundamentals and Personnel

Ensure that your business has a solid foundation with the right building blocks in place and explore human resource considerations to chart a path of success for marketing, partnering and hiring, as well as investing in your community.

Business Training for the Independent Contractor

By 2020, there will be nearly 60 million freelance workers—including independent contractors.

Learn what skills you can develop as you seek new entrepreneurial ventures, hatch new ideas, leverage flexible opportunities, build a reputation and forge your own brand. Learn the fundamentals for success for your entrepreneurial venture with a dynamic company leader who started her own enterprise more than 20 years ago.

Participants will leave this workshop knowing which skills to hone and the pitfalls to avoid so you can get your career off to a good start.

Traci Lynn Burton, Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Traci Lynn Inc

Special Challenges for Minority Business Owners

Join the discussion about how to leverage cross cultural ties, bilingualism, technological literacy and secure capital to invest in your community. We will also explore the innovations and contributions of millennial entrepreneurs.


Registration is now open!