Business Leaders and Financial Experts to Discuss Raising Capital for Small Businesses

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Panelists at the Network Solutions GrowSmartBiz conference will provide effective finance strategies for small business owners at the September 29, 2009 event in Washington, DC.

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Raising Capital with Effective Finance Strategies

Small business experts and leaders from the financial sector will address more than 500 business owners in the "Raising Capital with Effective Finance Strategies" session at the Network Solutions® GrowSmartBiz Conference, a one-day networking on Tuesday, September 29, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

Kristina Bouweiri of Reston Limousine Service, Denise O'Berry of The Small Business Edge Corp., Shannon Nash of Nash Management, Jeremy Brown of Rapid Advance and Edward Tuvin of Capital Bank, N.A. will provide tips for securing finance, cash flow management and raising capital.

"Now more than ever, companies are being conscious about the way they spend, especially small businesses," said Denise O'Berry, owner of The Small Business Edge Corp. and a small business blogger at "Our panel discussion will provide business owners with effective strategies to enable them to succeed financially during this economic period and throughout their business lifecycle."

The GrowSmartBiz Conference provides small business owners and entrepreneurs - from startups to well-established companies - with the tools and resources they need to be successful. In addition to raising capital, discussion topics include:

  • Driving Small Business Performance with Marketing & Innovation
  • Staying Ahead in the Current Economy
  • Integrating Traditional Media with Social Media

The conference discussion topics were determined from the findings of the Small Business Success Index (SBSI), which is an ongoing index designed to measure the overall health of U.S. small businesses ( The SBSI was commissioned by Network Solutions and the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and it reveals that companies that focus on improving in critical areas such as access to capital are ranked as more competitive and more profitable.

"Access to capital was ranked as the most important area of focus for small businesses so we're bringing together business owners and financial experts to share their experiences, strategies and best practices at the conference," added Formisano.

The conference keynote addresses will be given by Chris Anderson, well-known author and editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner who has 20 years experience as a business leader in the high-tech industry and was the co-founder of telecommunications firm Nextel® Communications, now known as Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S).

To register for the GrowSmartBiz Conference or for more information about the event, please visit the conference Web site at Follow the GrowSmartBiz Conference on Twitter at @GrowSmartBiz and join the conversation by using the #growsmartbiz hashtag.

About Network Solutions®, LLC

Network Solutions is the leading enabler of small business success in the highly competitive online space. By providing the tools and resources to start, grow and manage businesses online, Network Solutions leverages 30 years of pioneering experience to help companies thrive in an increasingly digital world. To ensure our customers' success, we support them with outstanding customer service and solutions that are simple, innovative and reliable. Additional information can be found at


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