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5 Reasons You Need To Attend The 2024 Empowerment Experience


Relax & Recharge


Learn from other Entrepreneurs


Educational Sessions to benefit your business


Network & Grow your business


Incredible guest speakers

Wild Dunes Resort - Charleston, SC

SEPTEMBER 23rd - 25th 2024

Join us in 2024 as we bring together small to medium-sized business entrepreneurs in Charleston, SC for a retreat designed to foster collaboration, connection, and professional growth.

At the EU retreat, you'll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship with your peers, form meaningful relationships, and gain valuable knowledge and insights to help grow your business. Don't miss this chance to be part of a dynamic and engaging community of entrepreneurs united in their drive for success.

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Sponsors EU Empowerment Experience 2023

Empowerment Experience

In 2023 fifty entrepreneurs gathered at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX. 

Bonds were strengthened, relationships were formed, and knowledge was gained from fellow like-minded entrepreneurs

In 2024 Entrepreneurs United will lead 75 small to medium-sized business entrepreneurs through an adventure in Charleston, SC with the goal of introducing a group of like-minded team members in an otherwise sometimes isolating role of entrepreneurship.



Monday, September 23rd:
  • Arrival, check-in, enjoy the resort
  • Welcome, introductions, social/networking cocktail hour
  • Keynote dinner 
    • "The State of Entrepreneurship in Today's Market"
Tuesday, September 24th:
  • Pickleball Tournament
  • Expert panel discussion:
    • "Navigating the Economic Horizon: Insights and Strategies for Maximizing Growth Opportunities in the Next 3 Years"
  • Off-site experience & Lunch
  • Networking/free time at resort
  • Interactive workshop & dinner
    • "The Winning Entrepreneur Mindset: Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Mindset Shifts for Success"
  • Evening social activity
Wednesday, September 25th:
  • Morning workout challenge
  • Expert panel discussions:
    • "Accelerating Your Business with Technology: Navigating Rapid Change and Seizing Growth Opportunities"
    • "Cash is King... and Queen: Unlock Your Business's True Financial Potential"
    • "Creating a Culture of Intrapreneurship: The Secrets to Building a Team for Long-Term Success"
  • Lunch
  • Closing & Departure

2023 Empowerment Experience Attendees

Mike Hersh

CEO • Brandpont

Jared Antista

CEO • IOI Ventures

Laura Dermody

President • Pellucid Travel

Shannon Barrows

Entrepreneur • Executive

Erika Conklin

CHO • IOI Ventures

Brian Stevenson

Financial Advisor • Wells Fargo Advisors

Jason Knapp

Financial Advisor • Wells Fargo Advisors

Vincent Pastore

Principal • HBK

John St.Pierre

Founder • Entrepreneurs United

Chris Miller

Sr Vice President • United Insurance

Steve Hearon

President • Brandpoint

Keira Brinton

Keira Brinton • Awakening Authors

Steve Lovgren

Owner • Soccer Management Company

Mike Hopkins

Chief Operating Officer • Paul Davis

David Barranco

Business Owner • Barranco

Matt Barranco

Owner • Barranco

Colin Bowman

Partner • Cultivate Advisors

Greg Nezerka

Owner • CertaPro Painters Commercial

Tom Kent

Franchise Law Attorney • Saxton & Stump

Rich Hoffmann

Sr. Vice President of Leadership & Strategy • CertaPro Painters

Robert Troxler

Owner • CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex

Jon Sommer

• Retail Construction Signage

Ken Evans

CEO, CTO, and Founder • Konexial

Andy Disher

Co-Founder & COO • Konexial

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President • Financial Wing, LLC

Mike Pleau

Co-Founder • Land Peek

John Mitchell

Founder • ThinkitBeit.com

Mark Miller

President • Field Marketing Solutions, LLC

Kerri Ford

Managing Director, Head of Technology & Business Services • G2 Capital Advisors

Angela Martin

Shareholder • Devine Millimet & Branch

Vinny Malts

Owner • Evolving Athletes LLC

Kerry Battles

Of Counsel • Devine Millimet & Branch

Dale Busic

President • CertaPro Painters of Cypress, TX

Kyle Werych

Business Advisor • Cultivate Advisors

Mike Stone

President & CEO • CertaPro Painters®

Rich Wilson

President & CEO • Paul Davis Restoration, Inc

Will Nelson

Chief Operating Officer • BrandPoint Services

Jeff Wyatt

Owner • DLR Financial Services

Yulexys Herrera

Chief Operating Officer • Alpha & Omega Remodeling, LLC

Rodrigo Silva

- • Alpha & Omega Remodeling

Tyler Cunningham

Owner • Jade Contractors llc

Trevor Sidney

Your Remote Controller • Financial Wing, LLC

Travis Bezio

Entrepreneur • BSP Consulting

Jeff Wall

CEO • Handyman Connection

Mario Incollingo

Director of Client Engagement • HBK CPA's and Consultants
Empowerment Experience

Expert Panel Discussions

In this expert panel session, economists and business leaders will provide entrepreneurs with insights and strategies for navigating the economic landscape in the next 3-5 years. Attendees will learn about the different economic cycles and how to take advantage of them to grow their businesses. The panelists will share practical tips and strategies for identifying growth opportunities, managing risk, and making strategic investments. They will also discuss the impact of emerging technologies, changing consumer behavior, and other trends on the economy, and how entrepreneurs can adapt to these changes. Overall, this session is designed to help entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of the economic landscape, and provide them with practical tools and strategies for maximizing growth opportunities and achieving long-term success.

In this expert panel session, entrepreneurs will learn about the latest trends and developments in business technology, and how to take advantage of them to accelerate their growth. The panelists will discuss the rapid pace of change in technology, and provide practical tips and strategies for staying up-to-date and leveraging new tools and platforms. Attendees will learn about the latest innovations in AI, digital marketing, and sales strategies, and how they can be implemented to drive business growth. Overall, this session is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of business technology, and provide them with practical tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve and achieving long-term success.

This session will provide entrepreneurs with practical tools and resources for managing their finances and optimizing cash flow. Expert panelists will share insights and strategies for minimizing taxation, protecting their businesses, and growing the value of their assets. Attendees will learn how to identify hidden financial opportunities, manage risk, and maximize profitability. Entrepreneurs should attend this session to gain a better understanding of their financial situation, develop a more strategic approach to cash flow management, and unlock their business's true potential.

In this session, entrepreneurs will learn how to build a culture of intrapreneurship within their organizations. Expert panelists will share strategies for empowering their teams to think creatively, take calculated risks, drive innovation, and act like owners. Attendees will learn about the evolution of leadership, from manager to leader to mentor, and how to foster a culture of growth and collaboration. Entrepreneurs should attend this session to learn how to build a high-performing team, cultivate a culture of innovation, and drive long-lasting business success.

In this keynote and subsequent workshop, attendees will explore the mindset and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their goals and reaching their full potential. Through a series of interactive exercises and group discussions, participants will learn practical strategies for identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs, developing a growth mindset, and cultivating a positive and resilient attitude.

Expert facilitators will provide insights and guidance on the latest research and best practices related to mindset and behavior change. Attendees will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of their own mindset and beliefs, as well as practical tools and strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

Overall, this workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs overcome common mental barriers to success and develop the mindset and resilience needed to thrive in today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape.

The Empowerment Experience - Resort


Wild Dunes Resort - Charleston, SC

  • A beach resort unlike any other, Wild Dunes offers unique views, inspiring amenities and easy access to Isle of Palms beach. There's a reason guests keep coming back to Wild Dunes Resort. An easy going, relaxed atmosphere. A place where you can feel at peace. A place to savor the moment and make memories. A better place. It doesn't hurt that Wild Dunes Resort is just a short drive to historic Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Charleston has been named among Conde Nast's Best Travel Destinations in the US seven years in a row and GQ's Coolest Small Cities in America. The culinary scene is world-famous. Festivals and events fill the streets nearly every weekend. Famous architecture abounds, while natural Lowcountry landscape beckons adventure. Charming local shops, art, and history are an essential part of our culture.

Reviews from Entrepreneurs

"This is the only conference I have attended in my career that I can honestly say was life changing. Before the conference I thought my best years were behind me and now I can confidently say that my best years are ahead of me! I am so grateful."

"This experience was one I will never forget. The speakers were incredible and provided important information that brought a tremendous amount of value."

"Great people, truth and experiences. Always great to leave with new ideas and meet people who have successfully implemented these ideas."

"Content, Participants, Experiences, Organizers & Execution lead to an amazing experience and I left with not only some great knowledge and contacts, but an increased desire to take my business and personal development to another level."



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