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15 Responses to Stepping Up To Business

  1. Richard Brooks says:

    Stepping up to business was a great event. As someone who consults with businesses to assist them with funding, it is always great to learn of additional financial programs and options. I would recommend this event to all entrepreneurs.

  2. Eric Moran - Advertising Director Creative Loafing says:

    The 2012 Stepping up to business event was a fabulous way to learn the various ways to drive business forward and thrive in today’s economy. You need to be nimble, and educated about the diverse ways you can succeed and leverage you assets. I personally gained a huge amount of knowledge from the attendants and colleagues at this conference. If you did not attend, you certainly missed out.

  3. Jermane Enoch says:

    As an entrepreneur and educator, I strongly recommend the Stepping Up To Business conferences as being an invaluable, top notch experience, with many take away ‘golden’ nuggets that benefitted me in my business. The conference sessions offered unique topics to retool and gain real world, practical instruction from experts in-the-field of finance, accounting and banking. Facilitators of all ‘stripes’ were participating (Harvard, London School of Economics, Michigan, Berkley, GA State, GA Tech, etc.) and shared their knowledge about how to fund a small business through bootstrapping strategies, bank loans, angel investments, commercial finance, microloans, and how to write effective business plan.

  4. Rosemarie A. Drake says:

    The SBFI event was a great way to reconnect and get updated information on programs available.

    Knowledge is Power!

  5. Polly Sattler says:

    What a great event! I met so many great people and learned much about financing options for small businesses. The panel session “Thinking Outside the Bank” was enlightening about the democratization of money and where the financial trends are moving.

  6. Business Attorney David M. Walker, Esq. says:

    As a panelist on bootstrapping a business, I thought it was refreshing to hear the different ways that business owners persevered through their start-up phase. When it comes to financing, Stepping Up to Business provided multiple versions of accomplishing the same financial goals as recommended by experts – all in one day. Truly an event worth attending for a business owner, and I would recommend it to my clients.

  7. Linda Lewis says:

    The 2012 Stepping Up To Business conference was educational and extremely beneficial! The session Navigating for Angel Capital answered many questions and will have a significant impact on my business now and in the future. With so many value packed sessions, it will be difficult to choose which one to attend. This is a “must attend” event for any small business trying to navigate the entire funding phase and is well worth the investment of time.

  8. Chocolate South says:

    Since I am a novice business person with a new business opening soon the decision to attend this seminar was easy. All the sessions were relevant and helpful. I left much smarter and more aware of next steps to be taken. I highly recommend SBFI programs to anyone starting a new business.

  9. Lara Hodgson says:

    I enjoyed presenting at the Stepping up to Business 2011 event. It was a great group of business owners and the dialog was very valuable. The focus on finance was strong with a great deal of both strategic and tactical takeaways that a small business owner can put to work immediately


  10. Aventis Systems, Inc. says:

    We are extremely excited to sponsor tomorrow’s “Stepping Up To Business 2012″ event. If you are as excited as we are, please leave a reply here or tweet about the event using the hashtag #sbfi! We look forward to seeing you there.

  11. Crystal Black says:

    A great event with an array of professionals and experts that provided a wealth of information. I am looking forward to the next one!

  12. Monica Schreiber, CPA, MBA says:

    I highly recommend the Small Business Finance Institute seminar. I attended in March 2011. The Cash Flow and Writing a Successful Business Plan/Financing Proposal courses were very thorough. You will find useful courses whether you are in the idea phase, already operating a small-to-midsize business, or needing information about financing options and sources.

  13. Larry Tyler says:

    “Stepping Up to Business 2011″ was a great success and opportunity for business owners and lenders of all types to learn and connect with others of like mind. As a former business lender myself, I found the advice and information from the various types of lenders to be of great content and value – something that could easily be digested and applied – during these tough economic times. The ability of business owners then to engage in conversation with the various lenders of choice was an added plus to an event that way over delivered for the price. I highly recommend “Stepping Up to Business 2012″ for all business owners. Miss this event at your own risk!

  14. Benjamin Suggs says:

    This a very educational event for small business owners. Attendees get the flexibility to attend multiple panels with different subject matters, so that they can utilize their investment of time and money to maximize the value they get from the conference.

    The open networking sessions also give business owners a chance to connect, socialize and CLOSE BUSINESS!

  15. Dahna M. Chandler says:

    “Stepping Up to Business 2011″ was AWESOME! I have been looking for this event to return for over a year and I can’t wait to go to 2012’s conference. I not only learned so much about business development, operations and finance at the conference that it’s not quantifiable, information which helped me grow my own businesses and serve my clients better, I made some of the best connections I’ve ever made at any event.

    If you’re just considering attending this event, stop thinking about it and ATTEND. This is a “must do” event for every small-business owner and the professionals that serve them. Charles Green is a genius for creating this opportunity for small business and he only has the best presenters, too. This event will enhance your business opportunities and success in 2012 the way it did mine in 2011. Don’t deliberate on this; decide to attend!

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