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Ideas, Inspiration & Solutions for Entrepreneurs & Small Business
Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Hartford, United States
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
- 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