There is a lot on the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) (www.asba.com) plate for May 7, 2014 at the Scottsdale Princess resort. There’s a business breakfast, awards luncheon, breakout sessions, a fantastic keynote speaker, and a business expo.
The first thing in the morning lasting from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. is a state of small business breakfast. At the breakfast you can get a high-level look at the state of small businesses in Arizona and how they compare to the overall state of small businesses in the nation. Local and national experts, including: ASBA CEO Rick Murray; Shivani Dubey, deputy district director of the Small Business Administration; and Todd McCracken, CEO of the National Small Business Association.
ASBA’s 21st annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. IN partnership with the national Small Business Administration, this event shows off the successes of Arizona small businesses. The keynote speaker from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. will be Austin Vickers, author, speaker and filmmaker. He will address the science and business of using imagination as a currency in your business.
The breakout sessions will be held Wednesday May 7 in the morning and afternoon at the Scottsdale Princess. There will be an opportunity to meet speakers in a wide variety of sessions. Most business topics will be covered, from marketing to insurance. There will be presentations from some of the leading organizations serving small to medium size businesses on the future of human resources, technology, digital media and mobile commerce.
Lots of local businesses will be showcased to attendees at the May 7th event. The business-to-business expo is a great opportunity to find prospects and increase business. The business expo runs from ten until 5 p.m.