Join us along with co-hosts, U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer for the Small Business Innovations Summit scheduled for March 19, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, North Dakota.
Small Business Drives the Economy
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the engine of the American economy and they
generate nearly one-half of the U.S. gross domestic product
employ 53 percent of all private-sector jobs
produce most of the net new jobs that are created
create 55 percent of new and innovative products and
account for 98% of all exporting firms
The most recent Enterprising States study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks North Dakota #1 among the states for economic performance. Yet, small businesses here in the region still face challenges that hinder and limit their growth. And, they are eager to improve their businesses to reach new markets next door or on the other side of the planet.
The Small Business Summit
The small business summit will bring to together entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions related to policy and best practices. Companies at every stage of development will interact with experts and experienced professionals from business, government and education/training to share ideas, learn about and discuss strategies and next steps for improving their businesses.
Join us in November to hear about major trends and forces influencing small business across the country and particularly in our region. Participate in discussions with experts spanning a wide variety of topics including Finance and Access to Capital, Women in Small Business, International Trade, Health Care, Marketing and Sales and many other compelling topics.
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Mar 19 2014 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn
4351 17th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota