Small Businesses Get the Help they Need to Thrive in Today's Challenging Economy

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Better Business Boot Camps, a new 100% women owned business, announced today their first Southern California Hands-On Small Business Seminar. Small businesses will have the unique opportunity to work hands on with 40+ local small business experts.

Better Business Boot Camps, a new 100% women owned business, announced today their first Southern California Hands-On Small Business Seminar. Small businesses will have the unique opportunity to work hands on with 40+ local small business experts.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are 25.8 million small businesses in the U.S. and small businesses represent 99.7% of employer firms. Small Businesses are experiencing challenges like never before and need the latest and best information to successfully manage their businesses. Small businesses do not have the time or money to research the solutions to the problems they face nor do they have years to invest in education. They need to react now with the right information.

Established businesses need help but because of the change in the economy the way we work is also and many displaced corporate employees, especially from hard hit industries like mortgage and real estate, are becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own businesses. They need the skills and networks to successfully start and run those businesses just as much as established businesses need skills to grow.

Better Business Boot Camp looks to solve the small business education gap with 80+ key session options include finding the right funding, marketing smart on a budget, writing a winning business plan, utilizing top new technologies - even build your website in the onsite computer lab - 80+ topic choices per 2-day Boot Camp. Small Business owners and managers choose the topics they need to build their own learning path. Unlike most programs, the Boot Camp is on-the-spot results focused.

"This is a win-win for the small businesses that attend and those providing solutions through their expertise at the Boot Camp. We plan to change the lives of small business owners for the better and the first step is creating lasting beneficial relationships to carry their businesses through any economic climate," says Tiffany Ghiselin, CEO of Acuity Training, the producers of Better Business Boot Camps.

The SBA reported that in 2006, 671,800 new businesses were started and 544,800 closed their doors. This is too a high a failure rate for the segment of our economy that is responsible for 97% of all goods exported. The U.S. has to regain its small business strength and Better Business Boot Camp plans to lead the way by providing small businesses with real world solutions for real world challenges and provide a unique support network of local experts and ongoing learning.

"Our plan is to partner with business support and networking organizations to identify local experts and then provide that expertise in an easy-access format for business owners," says Vicki Moore, President of Acuity Training. The U.S. Census Bureau lists 49% of the nation's businesses as "operated from home." Better Business Boot Camps brings the "how-to" on the latest technologies to ensure even the smallest dining-room table business can compete and succeed.

The2-Day Better Business Boot Camps cover topics in Business Strategy, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Technology and Human Resources. With over 80 sessions in presentation, small group, expert panel, lab and other formats to choose from, there is something for everyone. Each Boot Camp has a Vendor Expo and ends with a great Networking Reception open to the public for a nominal fee.

"Our Vendor Expo is unique in that we only accept vendors and advertisers who are business focused and cater to small businesses. We want to promote the vendors in our Expo as partners to small business, furthering our long-term relationship goal - another Win-Win," says Ms. Ghiselin.

The Los Angeles Better Business Boot Camp is October 14th and 15th at the LAX Marriott and runs from 8am to 8pm daily with capacity for mall business attendees each day. Better Business Boot Camps is seeking sponsors who want to help boost the economy through changing the lives of local small business owners by providing services, promotional opportunities or subsidies for attendees.

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