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May Business Luncheon

May 27, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


What's your plan?

Unless we are serial entrepreneurs, as business owners we rarely begin a business with the end in mind. Instead, we think only of surviving those first critical years. Moreover, we tend to have a backup plan in case the business fails, but we rarely have a backup plan for the possibility of our business exceeding our expectations, which can have its own set of unique challenges. So what do you do if you now find yourself pondering your exit strategy for the first time? And what if your business has grown much more complex than you ever anticipated it would, and now you are looking for a game plan to regain your life while protecting your hard-earned investment? Based on her own personal experience, Barbara will share her advice and perspectives relative to stepping down from, or out of, your company

Key Takeaways

  • Planning for change from where you find yourself and your company today, whether startup, mid-life, or “I’m ready to retire yesterday!”
  • Knowing when you are truly ready for a change, or when your company is ready for a change.
  • Steps you can take to better ensure short and long term satisfaction with your outcome.


11:00 AM:                             Open Zoom for folks to log on/get settled/work out any technology kinks/network as desired. Everyone should be unmuted                                                               during this time.
Introductions and other NAWBO business.
12:00 PM:                    
Barbara begins presentation
12:30 PM:                    Presentation Concludes and Q&A begins. 

Please note the NAWBO-GR Annual meeting will be immediately following our May Luncheon for Members only. Be on the look out for an invite for that. 


Barbara H. Mulkey
Director, Shelton Leadership Center

Barbara Mulkey joined NC State as Director of the Shelton Leadership Center in April of 2016. Prior to joining NC State, Barbara’s career was in the field of civil and structural engineering. Entrepreneurial by nature, in 1993 Barbara founded Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering and related
services for both the public and private sectors. Begun at her kitchen table, the company made the list of Top 500 Engineering Companies nationally multiple times while under
her leadership. Today Barbara is heralded as one of the most respected transportation experts in the state, as evidenced by her induction into the North Carolina Transportation
Hall of Fame. In addition to serving our community on various boards in her field, Barbara was named to the Leadership Raleigh Hall of Fame in 2012. She received her
Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, and her Master of Civil Engineering degree, magna cum laude, from NC State University.


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