The NAB National Small Business Summit 2011

The Council of Small Business of Australia has released an in-depth program guide for this year’s Summit, which is now accessible online. Delegate registration is also currently open.

The Summit, now in its 9th year, will be held at the Southee Complex, Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, 26th and 27th July 2011.

The program, now live, is designed to address the specific issues of small business in the current economic environment including, ‘Communicating with the small business sector – A Lesson for big business and government,’ ‘Advocacy and the Art of Political Persuasion’ and ‘How to prepare and win funding applications.’

The NAB National Small Business Summit 2011 comprises a broad range of interactive content – including Plenary Sessions, Seminars, Networking Functions and a Business to Business Expo.

The Summit program is designed to be productive and informative enabling delegates to connect with people who are focused on, and can influence, the future of small business. It aims to identify the most important issues of small business, to promote innovations and to generate ideas for the future. Politicians, and key speakers from local and federal government, will be attending to obtain and impart information for the continued growth in this sector.

Some of the topics covered will include – ‘Blending Bucks & Clicks – A guide to using your website to generate revenue,’ ‘Show me the Money – Funding options for Business’ and ‘How to avoid business self-destruction’. There is also a Small Business Minsters’ round table, and an interactive Forum where small business owners will have the opportunity to feedback information from the Small Business Sector to all levels of government and business.

Distinguished key note speakers include the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott MHR; Michael D’Ascenzo, Commissioner of Taxation; Mike Kaiser, Principal Government Relations & External Affairs, NBN Co.

Peter Strong, Executive Director of the Council of Small Business Australia, said “The summit focuses on the sector and the individual – small biz people who want to learn, to engage, to get on with biz. We will be using the Summit as a platform to communicate back to government and big business what small business (which comprises over 90% of workers today) needs to be healthy, to achieve balance and to spend time with their families”.

The Summit is made possible by the support of, NAB, Optus Business, Netregistry, Nett, Fair Work Australia, Redback Conferencing, AusIndustry, EFTPOS, and Driving Business Online.

Add your voice and register now! Log on to www.thenationalsmallbusinesssummit.com.au to ensure you’re up-to-date with the latest information on the future of small business and the Summit.

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