The State of Small Business 2013 | Savannah, GA

The State of Small BusinessSavannah SCORE will present: The State of Small Business where reports will be issued by area experts presenting findings and information on measurable benchmarks relating to the small business community. This year’s event is taking place on Thursday, May 23, 2013 and the SBAC’s very own Tony O’Reilly will be presenting on the topic of Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region. The FREE conference will take place at the Savannah Mall in the Community Room on the lower level from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Columnist Bill Dawers will moderate the panel and lead the Q&A at the end of the presentations.

The following is a list of all presenters for the event along with the topics they will be covering:

SPEAKER: Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong Atlantic State University
TOPIC: Small Business Snapshot

SPEAKER: Mohsen Badran, CEO of Goodwill
TOPIC: Overcoming Barriers to Employment

SPEAKER: Susan Dober
TOPIC: Results from the survey: SMALL BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX IN SAVANNAH, GA 2013

SPEAKER: Jerald Mitchell, MBA, Director of Innovation, Savannah Economic Development Authority
TOPIC: Business in Savannah

SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses

SPEAKER: Paul Schneider, Regional Coordinator, Region 12 – United States Department of Labor
TOPIC: Work force development challenges for small businesses

SPEAKER: Dr. Susanne Toney Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business Administration at Savannah State University
TOPIC: How Economic Indicators Affect Small Businesses in the Savannah Area

SPEAKER: Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah.
TOPIC: Securing funding with Small Business Counseling

SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region

SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, commercial real estate agent
TOPIC: ON The Move since the 80ies – Commercial Real Estate Trends

SPEAKER: Brian Johnson, Garden City’s City Manager
TOPIC: Small Business in Garden City

SPEAKER: Barbara Baycum: Occupational Tax Supervisor for Chatham County.
TOPIC: New Business Trends in Chatham Co.