Speakers Announced for SBDC's Dec. 10 Summit

The Go Beyond Small Business Summit offers a full day of education for small business owners.

Phoenix, AZ, December 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- An impressive line-up of nationally recognized speakers and workshop presenters was announced for the Dec. 10 Go Beyond Small Business Summit to be presented by the Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Addressing attendees at the morning sessions are:
Nancy Sanders, Regional Center Director, Maricopa SBDC;
Janice Washington, CPA, State Director, Arizona SBDC; and
Shivani Dubey, Deputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Workshop topics and their leaders include:
· Demystifying Business Lending (Facilitated Panel) -- Craig Jordon, Small Business Administration; Andy Gordon, Arizona MultiBank; Geoff McGivern, Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC); and Bonnie Rich Jessen, Wells Fargo.
· Three Easy Steps to Government Contracting - Kate Hoy, Arizona Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
· Going Global – Tom Fulcher, Business Analyst, Maricopa SBDC; and Fernando C. Jimenez, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – Arizona.
· Know Your Numbers – Thomas Schumann, Business Analyst, Maricopa SBDC.
· Phoenix Business Journal – The Corporate Portal.
· Filling the Pipeline: Get Creative – Dorothy Wolden, Business Analyst, Maricopa SBDC.
· Engage your Buyers Early! Digital Marketing in 2015 - Stuart Preston, Management Consulting, Web Marketing and Sales Leadership.
· Create WOW Customers: Improve Customer Experience – Steven Sykes Certified Business Coach & Corporate Trainer, Focal Point Coaching.
· GrowthWheel Launch – Katie Boddy and Patti DuBois, Business Analysts, Maricopa SBDC.

Speaker for the closing session will be Kathy Heasley, Owner HEASLEY&PARTNERS, Inc. – creator of HEART&MIND® BRANDING.

The Go Beyond Small Business Summit will be held at the GateWay Community College Campus in the Copper Room, 108 N. 40th Street, IE Bldg. (Phoenix, AZ 85034) beginning at 8 a.m.

“Small business owners have a great opportunity to learn from these experts during the day-long Summit,” says Nancy Sanders, Regional Center Director of the Maricopa SBDC.

The Go Beyond Small Business Summit runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a box lunch and other refreshments; business expo of resources, products and services for small business owners; and opportunities for networking. The cost is $50 and space is limited. To register, visit http://maricopa-sbdc.com/small-business-summit/.

The Phoenix Business Journal is one of the event sponsors. Sponsorships and exhibit tables for the Summit start at $250. For more information, contact Donna McCowen, donna.mccown@domail.maricopa.edu, 480-784-0601.

About the Maricopa SBDC
Since 1988, The Maricopa SBDC has provided advising, training, online courses and resources for businesses throughout the Valley. The eight conveniently-located centers assist business people in every aspect of business development and management. The organization works with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth from start-ups to well-established companies. The SBDC is Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses. The AZSBDC State Network, Making a Big Difference for Small Business in Arizona, is hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges. Its Specialty Program, Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center Network, is also hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges.
Maricopa Small Business Development Center
Laurie Anderson