REDMOND, WQ (PRWEB) February 28, 2006
Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will host its first-ever Small Business Summit,a free four-day, must-attend event for small-business owners and decision-makers. Microsoft will detail its latest small-business innovations while fostering dynamic dialogue among gathered customers and industry luminaries about best practices to help small businesses thrive in today’s economy. This will include discussions about how to get more out of IT investments, save time and money in running a business, and better connect with and market to customers. In addition, customers can take advantage of more than 25 webcasts to help gain a competitive advantage in areas such as financial management, productivity, sales and marketing, and security for their IT investments.
Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft, will be at the Small Business Summit discussing how technology can help create opportunities for small businesses and the entrepreneurs who run them. He will also outline Microsoft’s strategy for solutions that support small businesses to help them reach their full potential.
In addition, the Small Business Summit will feature keynote presentations from industry luminaries including Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.; Keith Ferrazzi, founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight Inc.; and Jeff and Rich Sloan, authors and hosts of the “Startup Nation” radio show.
What: Microsoft® Small Business Summit
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel
When: March 14–17, 2006
An in-person event will be held March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel and will also be viewable via webcast.
Summit events from March 15 to March 17 will also be viewable via webcasts.
Additional details about the Microsoft Small Business Summit and registration information are available online at SBSUMMIT. Registered attendees for the event are eligible to receive a free copy of Microsoft Office Small Business Management Edition (a $669 value).
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