“Small Businesses, Big Ideas”: The 8th Annual Harlem Business Economic Summit

Compelling business experts and thriving entrepreneurs provide cost-effective techniques and advice on how to grow a small business in this economy

New York, NY, September 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Monday, September 26, 2011, from 8:15am-1pm, a panel of industry leaders will assemble at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building for the 8th Annual Harlem Business Economic Summit hosted by the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA). With the economy in a lull and national job markets continuing to struggle, more Americans are looking to develop small businesses.

“The Summit has provided insight to the many possibilities and opportunities those in attendance may have never envisioned. Now more than ever, it is important for us to help small businesses excel by implementing strategies that will sustain them through these difficult times,” stated CEO, Full Spectrum of NY, LLC and Chairman of the Board at HBA, Walter J. Edwards. “We look to introduce business owners to community and global markets while urging the cultivation of these relationships in anticipation of the economic upswing.”

Panel discussions will commence with “Taking Your Business to the Next Level” lead by Gene Waddy, co-owner and CEO of thriving IT staffing agency, Diversant, LLC and Harlem native. “I have learned so many lessons throughout my journey as a minority entrepreneur, and it is my passion to mentor other business owners and share trade secrets to garner success.”

Subsequent sessions will include affordable marketing and technology solutions in addition to procurement opportunities with the city and state.

An event certain to provoke strategic networking and thoughtful discussion, “This summit will provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to not only sharpen their skills but to also meet persons with common interests and talents that may be the foundation for new business opportunities and partnerships,” noted Larry Dais, HBA’s 1st Vice Chair. “This Summit is a potential life line for a host of business people seeking to survive and grow in this very difficult economic environment.”

For detailed information regarding general registration and press access, please visit www.hbany.org.

About The Harlem Business Alliance
The Harlem Business Alliance, Inc., (HBA) was founded in 1980 by a group of prominent Harlem business leaders, and incorporated in 1990 as a class 402 501(c)(3) corporation. HBA has worked diligently to establish Harlem as an economically self-sustaining community. Over the years, HBA has developed cohesive public/private partnerships to assist existing and emerging businesses, community residents and youth. HBA serves as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem's business community.

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