THE ULTIMATE SMALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, 2017
The purpose of the Small Business Leadership Conference is to provide a forum that will promote education, training, best practices, success stories and other valuable resources that will help to enhance leadership in small business organizations.
The event brings together small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, educators, scholars and practitioners from around the world and is the premier event on leadership in small business organizations. The conference offers a full day of inspiration, learning and networking featuring keynotes and panels from entrepreneurs, small business owners and thought leaders in the field.
The conference also offers an opportunity to connect with the general public, to engage in a debate around leadership issues, and to ensure the latest leadership thinking is available to small business leaders and those with an interest in the field. The event is an opportunity to develop and grow the leadership mindset and offers an excellent opportunity to learn and evolve as a leader, build professional networks, find business partners, share lessons learned and generate new ideas that can be immediately implemented.
7:00am Conference Registration
7:30am Welcome Remarks
8:00am Opening Panel: Best practices and Strategies for Success. Established small businesses will share best practices or successful strategies for growing and sustaining business and discuss challenges encountered in building the business and approaches to overcome these challenges.
9;00am Importance of Leadership in Developing Successful Small Business Organizations
10:15am Leadership and Culture as Competitive Advantages in the Small Business
11:15am Leadeing Change: A Matter of Small Business Survival
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:15pm Leading with Emotional Intelligence
2:00pm Leading a Diverse Workforce: Diversity and Inclusion in the Small Business
3:00pm Closing Panel: Tips for Improving Leadership in your Small Business: Lessons learned from scholars, practitioners, educators, small business leaders
4:00-5:30pm Networking Reception/Adjourn