Upcoming Event: 2009 Business Summit and Expo (where the Small Business Success Index Takes the Stage)

by Jill Foster on May 4, 2009


This event looks fantastic and timely.

And remember Network Solutions CEO Roy Dunbar? Last week he moderated the Grow Smart Business webinar with a great mix of entrepreneurs.

Roy will present again on May 8th, 2009 where he will deliver the Morning Address at the 2009 Business Summit and Expo entitled:

Small Businesses and How They Measure Success.

His discussion will focus on a newly released Small Business Success Index, jointly researched and prepared by Network Solutions and The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. This “report card” gives some very intriguing examples of how small businesses are faring during these uncertain times. The discussion will be followed by Q&A.

About the Expo:
Each year the DC Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Business Journal host a Business Summit that focuses on the unique advantages of doing business in the Nation’s Capital. This year’s Summit – “After the Storm: Emerging Stronger than Before,” will explore what you should be doing during this recession to position your business for economic recovery. Our keynote speaker is Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Dr. Jeffrey Lacker.

The event includes extraordinary speakers
-plus opportunities to exchange ideas, explore business partnerships and access to an advanced copy of the State of the Business Report prior to its release in the Washington Business Journal. The State of the Business Report, created annually by a local economist, highlights the challenges and opportunities we face in our city.

How you can register
After the morning address there will be educational seminars listed below and you can register here.

More on featured topics:

Accessing Capital

Focusing on available sources of capital for companies, such as federal and local government grants, credit unions, traditional banks, and angel investors.

How Healthy is Your Business

Providing general guidance on how to ensure the overall health of a business from financials to HR practices to operational standards.

Strategic Management

Discussing how to utilize the down economy to prepare for the future, whether it is through employee skill improvement, workforce development, or savings policies that will allow businesses to be best prepared to seize the time when the economy rebounds

Construction Bonding

Speaking to the growth in the capital area given the amount of stimulus money coming for shovel ready projects that will require companies to secure bonds prior to performance.

Again to register, visit the Chamber.

(image by Iaanba, Creative Commons)

Apart from minor edits, this write-up was mostly cross-posted from at Solutions Are Power

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