The State of Small Business to be held May 30, 2013 in Savannah, GA

The State of Small Business will be a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. - May 13, 2013 - PRLog -- (SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, May 30, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SAVANNAH SCORE will present: THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS. Reports will be issued by 13 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to the Small Business Community. The FREE conference will take place at the Savannah Mall in the Community Room on the lower level.

The State of Small Business will be a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers.

Columnist Bill Dawers will moderate the panel and lead the Q&A at the end of the presentations.

Small Business Owners are encouraged to take the SMALL BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX SURVEY before May 30 at:

To reserve a seat please RSVP online at or call SCORE at 912.652-4335

GOLD SPONSORS: SCORE and Joe Marchese Construction. Other sponsors include The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, The Downtown Business Association, Buy Local Savannah, Pooler Chamber of Commerce and The City of Savannah.

SPEAKER: Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong Atlantic State University
TOPIC: Small Business Snapshot

SPEAKER: Susan Dober, Director, Training & Development at Great Dane Trailers
TOPIC: Results from the Survey: Small Business Confidence Index in Savannah 2013

SPEAKER: Jerald Mitchell, MBA, Director of Innovation, Savannah Economic Development Authority
TOPIC: Business in Savannah

SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses

SPEAKER: Paul Schneider, Regional Coordinator, Region 12 – United States Department of Labor
TOPIC: Work Force Development Challenges for Small Businesses

SPEAKER: Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah.
TOPIC: Securing Funding with Small Business Counseling

SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region

SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, commercial real estate agent for Judge Realty
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends

SPEAKER: Brian Johnson, Garden City’s City Manager
TOPIC: Small Business in Garden City

SPEAKER: Barbara Baucum: Occupational Tax Supervisor for Chatham County.
TOPIC: New Business Trends in Chatham Co.

SPEAKER: Sean Mabey, Director of Small Business Strategy for Wells Fargo
TOPIC: Small Business Lending Trends

SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, 912-652-4335.
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