Inc.’s GROWCO 2012 Conference is scheduled to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 5-7, 2012.
The 2 day event is meant for business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization.
The main draw? President Bill Clinton talking about small business and economic development.
Other high-profile growth experts will teach seminars that will give attendees actionable information with which to develop or maintain their own growth initiative.
“At GROWCO, entrepreneurs have the chance to get together with their own kind, other highly ambitious company builders, to trade ideas, network, and learn from the bigwigs of the entrepreneurial world,” says Jane Berentson, editor of Inc. “Attendees come away from Inc. conferences inspired and energized.”
In a one-on-one conversation with Eric Schurenberg, editor of Inc.com, scheduled for 12:15 pm on March 6, President Clinton talks about the future of small business and how the small-business community can continue to exert a major influence on economic development.
He talks about where the economy is headed and how it has changed since his time at the White House. He also does a bit of crystal-ball gazing about how the upcoming election will impact the small-business owner and entrepreneur.
Ever since last November when his latest book titled “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy” hit the stands, President Clinton has become a much more vocal supporter for economic development projects that lead to job creation.
Apart from the President, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki is one of the other scheduled speakers. He shares with you proven lessons for how to position, pitch, brand, evangelize, and build a team, as well as raise internal or external capital.
Steve Kimball, leader of the Economy Heroes movement with more than 26,000 followers dedicated to supporting America’s Entrepreneurs, is also scheduled as one of the speakers.
Learn how Naked Pizza CEO Robbie Vitrano’s vision is helping the Big Easy. One example is The Idea Village, a nonprofit business incubator that Vitrano co-founded in 2000. It has churned out 600-plus businesses, which have collectively generated nearly $100 million in revenue and created 1,000-plus jobs in New Orleans. Vitrano will explain what goes into planning and executing such a people-centric, city-loving business vision.
What: GROWCO: Grow Your Company Conference
When: March 5-7, 2012
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans