Invitation and Registration to Prospering in 2011 Conference
The recession has resulted in lower revenues for many local businesses. The economy has shifted creating the need for local business to adapt to the new marketplace.
How can local businesses better succeed in 2011? Prospering in 2011 Conference will support local business owners with practical expert advice to increase revenue, lower costs and increase business profit in 2011. Prospering in 2011 Conference will occur on Tuesday, January 25 from 8am 5 pm at the Blue Ridge Community College Campus, conveniently located off Interstate 26 at the Upward Road exit near Hendersonville, North Carolina. Snow date is Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Due to sponsor support there is no charge for the conference including lunch.
Seating will be limited and a registration is required.
Here is the link to register http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Prosper
Details below or contact Gary Heisey.
Director, Small Business Center
Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Tuesday, January 25th
(snow date of February 1st)
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC
Prospering in 2011
8:30 – 12 noon
8:30-8:40 am Welcome in Gala Room
8:40-9:00 am 2010 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year
President Doug Salkewicz with Advanced Technical Welding, Etowah, NC
9:00-9:45 am How to Grow Your Business in a Slow Recovering Economy
Robert Papes, author of Management During an Economic Crisis – Best Practices
for Small Business Survival in a Recession
10:00-10:45 am Update on the New Tax Laws and Their Impact on Business
and Their Owners Carl E. Shaw, CPA, PLLC
11:00-11:45 am Where Are We Now? 2011 Economic Forecast
Dr. James Smith, former chief economist and member of the forecasting panels
of Bloomberg, Business Week and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and
participates in economic surveys for the National Association for Business
Economics, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
12:00-12:45 am Lunch with a Keynote on the Year of Mobile Technology Philip
Davis, President of Jumpscan & Mike McKearin President of Redpoint Logic
1 pm – 5 pm
The afternoon sessions, offers expert advice on assisting your business in
evaluating and integrating new technologies to increase revenue in 2011.
Walk away with a free analysis of your company website, create your own
company QR code to promote your business and learn, in a computer lab,
specific social media skills to effectively blog, use Facebook, Linked-in and Twitter
to grow your company in 2011. A session will also be offered on how to grow
your family business in 2011 and booking travel online versus a travel agent.
There is no cost to attend, due to sponsor support.