New York Times Small Business Summit

Hello everyone! We already mentioned that the AdMedia team will be at the SMX-East conference in New York. Unfortunately, that means we’re going to have to miss out on another exciting opportunity: The New York Times annual Small Business Summit! This event takes place in the Big Apple on September 23rd, 2010. It’s an all day affair hosted at the luxurious Hilton hotel from 7:30am to 5:45pm. General admission is $99, which includes access to key note addresses, panel discussions, as well as two meals (breakfast and lunch).

For more information and registration, please visit the official conference site here.

We’re really sad to have to sit this one out since Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s is going to be a featured speaker! Greenfield is an inspiration to small business owners across the globe because of his quality products, commercial success, and commitment to civic responsibility. Another cool attendee will be Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, the CEO of the hot fashion site Polyvore.com. These two heavy hitters will undoubtedly have valuable tips and advice for startups as well as seasoned veterans.

The year’s theme revolves around the unique challenges facing small businesses in the midst of a tumultuous economy and evolving consumer dynamic. There will be several seminars designed to help you master social marketing platforms and the art of branding. Of course, these conferences are also outstanding networking opportunities. The New York Times has considerable name recognition, so they always manage to attract a fairly crowd. Since it’s only a one day gathering, most of the entrepreneurs will be from the tri-state area. Nevertheless, attending this event can be worthwhile for anyone considering expanding their business or franchising in the North Eastern United States. Even if you are going to be in the area for another reason, it would be worthwhile to drop in on a few discussion panels because you never know who you might meet.

Are you planning on attending this event? We’d love for you to share your experience with us, so please give us a full report!

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