2017 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Summit
  • Thompson Management Consulting, LLC

    4th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit
    "Innovate - Grow - Succeed" July 12 & 13, 2017
  • Thompson Management Consulting, LLC

    4th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit
    "Innovate - Grow - Succeed" July 12 & 13, 2017

THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT (ESBS)

The inaugural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS) was held during National Small Business Week 2014 in celebration and recognition of the immense success achieved by our nation's small businesses. Our vast entrepreneurial ecosystem relies on access to capital, strategic partnerships, and a myriad of resources to leverage for the long-term sustainable success of our nation's small businesses. This ecosystem consists of diverse enterprises and their unique business models, innovators, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, change makers, financial and lending institutions, business resource agencies, consultants, academicians, and many others who are stakeholders in the system.

Thompson Management Consulting, LLC recognizes the importance of our nation's 28 million small business owners and entrepreneurs, who create 66% of all net jobs which sustains a vibrant economy with the creation of jobs and discretionary income used to spend with other small businesses. When entrepreneurs establish businesses, and create jobs, we have an economy which grows successfully, while driving down unemployment. If we are to reduce the 80% failure rate of small businesses within 1-5 years of the start-up phase in the business lifecycle, we all must play a role in keeping businesses thriving, operating efficiently, and accessing the resources they need to grow successfully. Thompson Management Consulting, LLC is playing a leading role in providing strategy and business planning services to set small businesses on the path to achieving their desired goals. With the creation of the ESBS, we are bringing stakeholders in this entrepreneurial ecosystem together to discuss, teach, and bridge valuable connections to continue growing and strengthening our entrepreneurial endeavors. We are elevating business owners with value-added workshops and vetted speakers at each annual event, and we look forward to continuous growth of the ESBS BRAND each year.

We thank everyone for playing an integral role in making this event successful each year, and to the participants who understand that just being in business is not good enough. As entrepreneurs, you must participate in the growth of your success by actively getting involved in events that promote business achievement. We welcome you to join us, whether speaker, business owner, aspiring entrepreneur, exhibitor, or sponsor, and thank you for supporting an initiative which was designed to help you grow successfully.

POLICY

No Refunds.


 

Invited Participating Organizations

The Pile Law Firm, Celeste Giordano, Small Business Administration, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Business Plans & More, Inc., BizLynks TV Network , Protiva Consulting, LLC, The LONA Gallery, Caribbean International Shipping, PNC Bank, Rosemont Capital Solutions, S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C., Shavzin and Associates, TeamLogic IT. WSG Consulting, Inc., Institute of Management Consultants USA, Edward Jones Investments, Insperity, CDA, Inc., The Change Engineers, U.S. Census Bureau

  • Andrea Denise George - Moderator

    Andrea Denise George - Moderator
    Rapid Gourmet’s founder, Andrea George, took her love of cooking and creating...

    Find out More
  • Steve Brett - Workshop Co-Facilitator
    Steve Brett is a pioneer in digital marketing and website development and a 25-year veteran in the ad business.

    Find out More
  • Tondeleo Day – Workshop Facilitator
    Tondeleo is a seasoned Financial professional with over 25 years in the financial arena where he has performed in many different capacities

    Find out More
  • Sheila Scally Hall
    Sheila Scally Hall founded Insight Analytique to help Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)

    Find out More
  • Anh Nguyen
    Anh Nguyen came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam in 1992, and settled in upstate New York

    Find out More
  • Rob Johnson
    Rob Johnson – recently retired after 29 years of service through the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB)

    Find out More
  • W. Lewis Burger
    Following ten years in private industry, twenty years of self-employment in real estate investments, construction and business consulting

    Find out More
  • Erica Dumpel
    Bio Coming Soon

    Find out More
  • JoAnne McClelland
    JoAnne McClelland currently serves as District Manager for Insperity, a professional employer organization which provides human resource services

    Find out More
  • David Lombrozo
    David Lombrozo is a resourceful executive experienced in operations, engineering, and project management in all areas of information technology and telecommunications.

    Find out More
  • Carolyn Wright
    Carolyn Wright is the owner of The LONA Gallery along with her sister, Sylvia Culberson.

    Find out More
  • David Shavzin
    David advises business owners on growth and successful exit / succession planning.

    Find out More
  • Shelle Cleveland
    Shelle Cleveland is a certified executive coach, Organizational change practitioner, facilitator, and a skilled human resources (HR) strategist.

    Find out More
  • Small Business Administration
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel,

    Find out More
  • Tom Briggette
    Tom Briggette is an alternative lender for small business and is the VP of Sales for Rosemont Capital Solutions.

    Find out More
  • Stacey J. Gorowitz
    Stacey J. Gorowitz is a client advocate dedicated to turning numbers into opportunities.

    Find out More
  • Carlton Curry
    Mr. Curry is originally from Talladega, Al where his family still reside. Mr. Curry is a graduate of Tuskegee University of Tuskegee, Alabama.

    Find out More
  • E. Nego Pile
    E. Nego Pile is an attorney with the Pile Law Firm, LLC practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, guardianship, special needs planning, business law and real estate.

    Read More
  • Austin E. Thompson, Jr.
    Austin is the founder of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, a company which works directly with small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially micro business owners, to develop business plans...

    Read More
  • R. Pamela Adams Alexander
    R. Pamela Adams Alexander is a technology strategist, trainer, speaker, author and the owner of BizLynks Consulting Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based technology consulting firm.

    Read More
  • Celeste Giordano
    Celeste Giordano’s mission is to help business owners develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to "double-plus" their income and become effective and inspirational leaders in their fields.

    Read More
  • Neel Majumdar
    Neel Majumdar – Workshop Facilitator

    Read More
  • Bob Lamp’l
    Bob Lamp’l is President of Business Plans & More, Inc., which he has operated for the past seven years. He is a current member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and has been since March 16, 2000.

    Read More

Event Location

July 12, 2017 & July 13, 2017
The Clyde L. Strickland Center for Entrepreneurship at
Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Top