New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – September 8, 2005 – The New York Times Marketing Services
Group has announced that it will produce a first-ever New York Times “Small Business Summit” at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on Monday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The event will convene experts from a range of business disciplines who will provide owners and managers of small companies with insights and advice on the most important aspects of running a business, from marketing and technology to finance and human resources.
The Summit will include a full day of presentations by some of America’s most successful executives and consultants, along with a keynote address by Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s and one of today’s most renowned and respected entrepreneurs. Opening remarks will be delivered by Susan Sobbott, president of OPEN from American ExpressSM. OPEN is the Summit’s presenting sponsor.
“New York entrepreneurs conduct business in one of the most competitive markets in the world,” said Ms. Sobbott. “The OPEN Team and The New York Times have assembled a powerful program for savvy business owners who want to take their business to the next level. OPEN is proud to help make the connection between entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to help small businesses achieve greater success.”
Covering the most important aspects of running a business, The New York Times Small Business Summit will provide the insights that small businesses need to unlock their company’s full potential. The Summit offers two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Attendees have the option to participate in one or both of these sessions. To register, visit www.nytimes.com/bizsummit.
Morning session topics will focus on marketing and technology issues, including:
- Big Business Marketing on Small Business Budgets.
- Strategic Approaches to Successful Marketing.
- Sales Strategies for Growing Companies.
- Managing in a Virtual World.
- A Buyer’s Guide: The Best New IT Products and Services for Small Businesses Now.
The afternoon session will cover topics on finance, management and human resources, including:
- Navigating Your Company’s Growth: From Start-Up to Multi-Million.
- Managing Cash Flow: The Art of Paying and Getting Paid.
- Attracting and Retaining Top Performers.
- Looking Ahead: Succession Plans That Succeed.
A networking reception that is open to all attendees will conclude the day’s event.