As Karen Gordon Mills takes the reigns as the new administrator of the Small Business Administration, small businesses are hopeful she’ll be able to rebuild the agency so it will become a true resource for America’s Small Businesses. But it’s not going to be an easy job.
Today (April 1, 2009 ) via a live web cast, “Insights from OPEN Forum: A Roadmap for the New SBA”, small business thought leaders will discuss the state of small business and what business owners need to know about government programs designed to help them succeed. They’ll also discuss recommendations for steps the Obama Administration and Ms. Mills can take to help small business owners pave the road to economic recovery. The program will be aired from 1 – 2:00 p.m. EDT on SBTV.com.
Web cast panelist include: Jeffrey A. Carr, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University Stern School of Business; Barbara Kasoff, President and CEO and Co-Founder of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and co-creator of Give Me 5 – Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts; Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business; Sharon Brown, small business owner representing EOSS, Inc., a New Jersey-based environmental engineering firm; and the founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, John Battelle, will serve as the moderator.
To access the panel discussion look for the “insights from Open Forum” link included on SBTV.com. The program airs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT. If you miss it, don’t worry, the entire panel discussion will be archived for on-demand viewing on SBTV.com and OPEN Forum. http://www.sbtv.com/SpecialPrograms/AmexOpenForum