Small Business Forum

Small Business Forum

December 4, 2013
Washington, DC

Successful new enterprises are the engine of job growth, but aspiring entrepreneurs face a host of challenges in today’s economic and political landscape. On December 4, 2013, The Atlantic hosted its third annual Small Business Forum to explore new strategies for removing red tape and enabling small business success.

Combining policy discussions on tax reform, health care law, and access to capital with the on-the-ground perspectives of several successful entrepreneurs, the Forum identified the most promising opportunities to strengthen and maintain a vibrant small business sector.

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Headline Interview with Penny Pritzker, Secretary, United States Department of Commerce

Interviewer: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Case Study with Justin McLeod, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hinge

Interviewer: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Case Study with Joseph Kopser, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, RideScout

Interviewer: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Panel Discussion: “Small Business Savvy: Strategies for Growth and Success” Featuring Robb Hilson, Winslow Sargeant and Nina Vaca

Moderator: Bob Cohn, Editor, TheAtlantic.com

Presented by

Atlantic Live

Speakers

Underwriters

Presenting Level

Supporting Level

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