Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs

An Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind
Together for a Bright Future


Convention 2015


Convention time will be here before you know it! As you make your convention plans, make sure that you allow time for IVIE in your schedule. The independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs (IVIE) has a variety of fun and informative activities in store for you in Dallas. Read on to find out more!

We begin our convention week Sunday evening, july 5, 2015 immediately following the opening general session as we join our friends from Randolph Shepherd Vendors for the RSVA/IVIE Mixer. Come share some refreshments and catch up with friends!

The Annual IVIE Breakfast and Business Meeting will take place on Monday, July 6th from 7:00 to 8:15 AM. After enjoying a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, herb roasted red bliss potatoes, Applewood smoked bacon strips and blueberry muffins, we will introduce breakfast attendees, elect officers and conduct other IVIE business. We hope that many of you will come and help us to make very important decissions and plans for our affiliate.

Our next convention event will take place on Wednesday, July 8 from 12:15 to 2:30 PM when the Annual IVIE Luncheon and Program will take place. I am especially excited about this year's program. The Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE) will present a workshop entitled, "Pitching Your Products And Selling Your Services." No matter what the nature of your business is, you must constantly convince potential customers and clients that your particular product(s) or service(s) will suit their needs. How do you make an effective sales pitch? What techniques can you use to sell yourself as a potential service provider? Come and learn about sales strategies that work.