In today's difficult economic times, business leaders need competitive strategies to help their companies stay in business
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Austin Open4Business, the only local conference focused exclusively on delivering expert, high-impact growth strategies for small to mid-sized businesses, announces its second annual one-day event on November 11th at the new Norris Conference Center.
Building on last year's success, the conference's distinguished roster of area presenters and speakers will offer their industry expertise, updates and practical solutions to address the key challenges facing independent business owners and executives of SMEs in Austin. Widespread community support for the conference includes the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Central Texas Angel Network, PrismNet, Austin Technology Council, and the Small Business Development Program.
Gary Farmer, chairman of Opportunity Austin, will open the Conference and address the status of economic development in Central Texas and discuss upcoming issues affecting business throughout the area. Jamie Rhodes, chief executive officer of Perceptive Sciences, Inc., and founder of the Central Texas Angel Network will lead a panel of Angel investors providing valuable information about submitting business plans for potential funding, and conducting a Fast Pitch competition for entrepreneurs.
"In today's difficult economic times, business leaders need competitive strategies to help their companies stay in business," states Gary Farmer of Opportunity Austin. "AustinOpen4Business is an excellent source of the most advanced business practices and crucial strategies to help them succeed."
AustinOpen4Business features five high impact tracks - Sustainability, Human Resources, Funding, Sales & Marketing, and Business Law. Presentations will include What does it mean to go green? How to re-engineer business processes to go green and improve the bottom line; crucial HR Issues such as hiring and employee development, labor updates, and health benefits. A highly in-demand session on angel funding will be led by CTAN founder, Jamie Rhodes. Panels will cover sales, public relations, marketing, guerrilla marketing and e-marketing strategies.
The sessions will provide real world solutions that can be implemented to obtain achievable results. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to visit a select number of sponsors and as well as an opportunity to showcase their own products and services.
"Small and mid-sized companies pose difficult challenges different than their larger counterparts when it comes to achieving and managing sustainable growth," said Steve Farrer, executive director of Austin Open4Business. "We are empowered by the success of last year's conference in helping these business leaders in achieving their goals and are excited to offer another group of high caliber speakers and panelists to share their expertise this year."
Advance Registration is just $99 and includes refreshments, lunch and parking. Registration increases to $125 at the door. Visit http://www.AustinOpen4Business.com to register for the event, or get more details - including sponsor packages, exhibit information.
About Austin Open4Business
The Austin Open4Business Conference (http://www.AustinOpen4Business.com), the only local conference focused exclusively on delivering expert growth strategies for small to mid-sized businesses, is produced annually by Business District Magazine (http://www.abdmag.com) and the Propaganda House.