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Ideas, Inspiration & Solutions for Entrepreneurs & Small Business


Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Table of 10 Ended $125.00 $0.00
CBIA Member Ended $15.00 $0.00
Strategic Partner Ended $15.00 $0.00
CBIA Agents/Brokers Ended $15.00 $0.00
Non-Member Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Event Details

 A forum presented by The Hartford in association with CBIA and the MetroHartford Alliance

Networking breakfast starts at 7:45 am!

Connecticut’s history is rich with successful entrepreneurs. But whether you’re going it alone, or
working with cofounders, new hires, or investors, every entrepreneur needs the right tools to anticipate and avoid the pitfalls that can make or break your business. Don’t get blindsided on your entrepreneurial journey.

Hear top experts and business leaders discuss:

  • Common startup pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Finding the balance between controlling your startup and attracting the best resources to grow it
  • How to stimulate small business and entrepreneurial growth and give a long-lasting boost to economic recovery

Program Highlights

  • Opening keynote speaker: Liam E. McGee, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hartford
  • Special guest speaker: Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
  • Interactive keynote presentation: Prof. Noam Wasserman, Harvard Business School, author of the bestseller The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. Takeaways include:
    • A clear roadmap of the most important decisions you’ll face throughout your entrepreneurial journey
    • A deeper understanding of your motivators and how they shape your decisions
    • Data to help you understand which rules of thumb, anecdotes, and common inclinations to avoid
  • Panel discussion on:
    • New state financing assistance for small businesses
    • Role of small business in New England’s economy
    • Panelists include: Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD); Frederick Windish, Co-Owner, K&S Distributors, Inc.; Claire Kramer, Regional & Community Outreach Manager, Regional & Community Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Pete Gioia, Vice President and Economist, CBIA (moderator)
  • Networking opportunities
Have questions about Ideas, Inspiration & Solutions for Entrepreneurs & Small Business? Contact CBIA

When & Where

Marriott Hartford Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd

Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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