6th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019)

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Gwinnett Technical College, George Busbee International Center (Building #700)

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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Thompson Management Consulting, LLC presents its 6th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019), which will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the George Busbee International Center of Gwinnett Technical College (Building #700), 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. This event, scheduled during National Small Business Week, will feature over 20+ impactful workshops, panel discussions, keynote presentations, a B2B Expo for business exhibitors, free health screenings during our health fair, catered breakfast refreshments and full buffet lunch included in the attendee cost, networking opportunities, and every advantage a small business owner and entrepreneur will have to grow their business successfully. This value added event is in its 6th year, and we are pleased to have Mr. Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer of Pro Business Channel and Mr. Ashley Bell, Southeast Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration as our opening and lunch keynote speakers, respectively. Participating organizations providing facilitators are SCORE, Institute of Management Consultants, Small Business Admistration, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and additional independent business consultants. Key takeaways are:

  • Network with over 150 attendees - Grow your professional network
  • Engage consultants with key questions on the various aspects of growing your business - Onsite Advisement
  • Spend a full day learning how to take your business to the next level, or how to start and grow successfully
  • Build long-term collaborations and partnerships
  • Identify future customers
  • Purchase services and items from key business owners at the B2B Expo
  • Classroom style workshops
  • Complimentary breakfast refreshments during morning networking (starts at 7:30AM)
  • Complimentary full buffet style catered lunch
  • Free screenings from participating health professionals
  • Celebrate National Small Business Week at an event which promotes the success of small business owners
  • This conference is valued at $300, but at a cost of $25 to attend, you are already setting your competitive advantage

Please continue to check the event website at www.b2bconference.net for all developments. We are adding and updating information as we continue developing ESBS 2019. So, please check periodically for updates to the agenda, speakers and bios, and other key information. We will have an energizing and fantastic day, and we look forward to having you be apart of this magnificent annual event. Kindly share with your professional networks and invite your friends to register. Registration is now open. Thank you immensely for your support.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required to attend. We usually recommend a minimum age of 18, but we have no specific age restrictions. We do not recommend attendees to bring children to the event, out of respect for everyone in a learning and social environment. It can be a major distraction and hazard.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Gwinnett Technical College is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville, which can be accessed by traveling Hwy 316 North or South. A major interstate to Hwy 316 is I-85 North or South. However, kindly use your GPS to get directions to the facility. Parking is free, but you must park in the designated "visitor" parking area. Thompson Management Consultng, LLC or Gwinnett Technical College will not be liable for any parking tickets issued to attendees who do not park in the designated proper area. For those traveling on mass transportation, please contact MARTA and Gwinnett County Transit for route planning. For Gwinnett County Transit, call (770) 822-8000. For MARTA, call (404) 848-5000.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring plenty of business cards and marketing material with you to share with other attendees. Also, as we continue to build out the agenda, and you identify workshops of interest, have your questions written out in advance. Finally, we always encourage attendees to walk with note pads and a writing instrument (i.e. pen, pencil, etc.) Come ready to learn and document vital information. This is your opportunity to absorb and secure all the information you need to grow your business.

What is the attire for the event?

Business professional

Do we have a chance to sit one-on-one with a consultant?

Yes, we will have designated rooms for one-on-one discussions with consultants. We encourage our attendees to take full advantage of this opportunity. There is no cost to sit with consultants on this day. However, if additional time is required, consultants will schedule time for more involved advisement outside of the event.

How do we schedule one-on-one time with a consultant?

On the day of the event when you attend workshops, let the facilitator know that you would like to have further discussion with him or her.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. All sales are final.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, so we can confirm your registration at the registration desk upon arrival.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your registration to anyone you identify as a replacement for you. We only recommend that you notify us in advance, so we can document the name of your replacement.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is fine.

How can I register to exhibit my business?

There is a separate Eventbrite posting for Exhibitors or go directly to the registration page CLICK HERE. You can also email us as info@tmconsultingllc.com. Detailed Exhibitor information and the Vendor Agreement can be found HERE.

How can I reserve a hotel?

Go to www.b2bconference.net to check for participating hotels. This information will be updated soon.

How can I or my organization become a sponsor?

We have a Sponsorship Prospectus to download, which as all related information on sponsoring and the various sponsorship levels. CLICK HERE to download, or email us at info@tmconsultingllc.com.

I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?

Thompson Management Consulting, LLC will provide letters of invitation upon request to registrants only in the following circumstances:

  • Registration is paid in full by CLICKING HERE, or going to www.b2bconference.net and then Registration.
  • Registration is paid in full via wire transfer prior to the event. Please contact us at info@tmconsultingllc.com for details.
  • Registrants must use a valid email address when registering.

My question is not listed here, whom do I contact?

All questions can be directed to info@tmconsultingllc.com

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Gwinnett Technical College, George Busbee International Center (Building #700)

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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